For those in the restoration business, you know that one of the busiest seasons is coming up: hurricane season. Preparing for hurricane season is critical for both everyday people and those in the restoration business. The upcoming Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs until November 30. This hurricane area covers the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Carribean Sea. The names of the 2019 storms are:
While the 2019 season has been predicted to be slightly below-average, it’s still a busy time in the restoration season. There is no telling what to expect, but having the right disaster restoration equipment is critical no matter what. To prepare for the upcoming influx of business, here’s a quick recap of what equipment you need to have a successful season.
The Necessary Water Damage Restoration Equipment
Water damage is an inevitable result of a hurricane. For any restoration company, this is one of the necessary pieces of equipment. If your company doesn’t already offer water damage restoration, this is a great area to expand into, especially before hurricane season. So, which pieces of water damage restoration equipment do you absolutely need for the upcoming season?
These handy and helpful machines are the first step used in natural disaster restoration. While an air scrubber may not seem necessary, it could be important to customers. An air scrubber cleans the air of pollutants and particles within the home and gives the air an instant refresh. Lightweight and compact, air scrubbers are a nice touch to any restoration job and help your customers feel at ease about what shape their home is in. Air scrubbers come in large and small sizes so they can always come in handy no matter what size space is you’re working in.
This an obvious and necessary piece of water damage restoration equipment to have. Air movers, as the name suggests, help in creating drier conditions as well as moving the humid air in the necessary direction. Often, having multiple air movers is necessary when working to restore a home. This makes the process faster when working together with other pieces of equipment. Most air movers are light and portable, making them an easy addition to any business. With a newer compact design, these devices can fit in more areas of a home as well as being easily transportable. If you don’t have a few air movers in your arsenal, expanding before the hurricane season would be a great move to ensure you’re as efficient as possible during the next few months.
A dehumidifier is a critical piece of equipment. As the name suggests, dehumidifiers remove moisture. This will help eliminate remaining water and make the restoration process move quicker. These also come in varying sizes depending on the size of the room. Depending on the size of the dehumidifier, it can remove anywhere from 80 to 130 pints of moisture per day. This makes the cleanup and restoration process more efficient and in addition to the other necessary pieces of equipment, gets your customer’s home back to normal quicker.
Additional Natural Disaster Restoration Equipment
Water damage is one factor of natural disaster restoration, but there is more that goes into restoring a home effectively. Other pieces of equipment that will help you during this upcoming hurricane season include carpet cleaning equipment and testing tools. If you don’t have these in your rotation already, here is the equipment you should consider adding.
Carpet Cleaning Equipment
If you handle carpet cleaning in addition to restoration, you know the importance of these tools. However, if you haven’t dived into this aspect of restoration, it might be time to expand. If the carpet is salvageable after a natural disaster, a good clean is necessary. The equipment you will need includes:
- Spotting machines
- Rotary extractors and power wands
- Hoses and accessories
- Vacuums and sweepers
This is just the tip of the iceberg but can be another profitable angle to your business.
Meters and Testing Tools
Often overlooked, meters and testing tools are extremely important to natural disaster restoration. For example, moisture meters help measure the amount of moisture which can help in the beginning and end of the restoration process. This device also provides location assistance, measure surface dryness, and moisture search. Water can hide in unlikely places, so it’s crucial to be diligent at the beginning, middle, and end of the restoration process. With meters and testing tools, you can ensure that you’re getting the job done right.
Preparing for Hurricane Season with The Right Disaster Restoration Equipment
If you’re ready for an upgrade to your existing equipment or you’re simply ready to add on to your services, Aztec Financial is here to help. We understand that when you need equipment, you need it fast. Our financial specialists can help you secure the financing you need to purchase new equipment on a payment plan that works for you. So, as you’re preparing for hurricane season, prepare your restoration equipment as well. At Aztec Financial, we’re ready to help you secure the financing and repayment terms you’re looking for. Contact one of our specialists today and start the process of expanding your services!