CHICAGO — The general thinking about household disasters is they always happen to someone else — that is, until an unforeseen catastrophe finally strikes you, according to the Daily Herald.
While the average homeowner may have trouble thinking straight after a catastrophe hits, the people who put homes back together do: They''re called disaster remediation and restoration specialists and they''re one-stop shops that help put households in order, from cleanup to reconstruction and even dealing with insurance companies, the article stated.
"A lot of people have no idea that we as an industry exist until they have a need for us," said Andy Beumel, co-owner of First Priority DKI in South Elgin.
Fire and water cleanup are the two disasters that come to mind as needing extensive remediation: Most companies of this type; however, most also handle mold removal and remediation, while some even deal with hazardous waste, the article noted.
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