Remediation Industry Facts
How Big is the Demand for Mold and Water Remediation?
AdvantaClean is a high-demand, recession-resistant business in an enormous market, with the restoration industry valued at $210 billion (IBISWorld). The services that we specialize in are a necessity. Issues like mold growth, water damage, and moisture problems will plague homes and commercial properties as long as people continue inhabiting building structures.
AdvantaClean stands out from the crowd by focusing on scheduled services, including mold remediation, water damage restoration, and the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) movement. We earn our business and revenue through customers instead of insurance companies and chasing disasters. Our business model is reliable and significantly more predictable with diverse revenue streams.
According to Water Damage Defense, an estimated 14,000 homeowners suffer water damage daily. 98% of basements in the U.S. will flood within a homeowner’s lifetime, and the average insurance claim for water damage is pushing $7,000. These statistics are staggering.
Increases in extreme weather events, like hurricanes, the epidemic of aging infrastructure, and subpar building methods have created the perfect environment for water damage restoration companies. Water damage will continue to affect millions of home and business owners every year.
Mold has a harmful effect on the structure of homes and the health of their occupants. The Indoor Air Quality movement is focused on providing homes and businesses with clean, safe, and healthy air to breathe. When mold is present, the indoor air quality is weak, and the health of families and employees suffers. An academic report by the Cadmus group, “Valuing the Economic Costs of Allergic Rhinitis, Acute Bronchitis, and Asthma from Exposure to Indoor Dampness and Mold in the US,” lists the annual cost of treating mold-related health effects will exceed $20 billion. Mold isn’t limited to older buildings. Any home or business, new and old alike, can develop a mold problem directly contributed to building materials and construction techniques that restrict airflow.
Moisture is highly damaging to buildings, and humidity is the root cause of microbial growth. In 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published, “A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home,” where they cite moisture as the “key to mold control.” When a homeowner finds a mold problem, they’ve also found a moisture problem and both issues need to be resolved to keep negative health symptoms at bay and the home clean and safe for inhabitants.
Your HVAC system, like moisture problems, is commonly linked to mold growth. The EPA recommends homeowners clean their air ducts when mold and moisture are present in the house. But cleaning air ducts is about more than just mold and moisture control. A survey conducted by Home Pest Control found that 84% of homeowners experienced a pest problem in the last year. The EPA recommends air duct cleaning for pest infestations as well, opening a new need and market.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., the first leading cause in non-smokers. An average of 20 million people dies from exposure to high levels of radon every year. The EPA found that 8 million homes in the U.S. have high levels of this tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas. Increased levels of radon can happen in nearly any home and any part of the country.
For the safety and protection of employees, customers, and their families, we offer sanitizing services for businesses, property managers, and residential homeowners to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus. Preventative cleaning (in areas with no known exposure to the virus) includes sanitization and mechanical cleaning of horizontal surfaces and common touchpoints such as doorknobs, computer keyboards, and operational plumbing fixtures with microfiber cloths and an EPA-approved disinfectant solution.
Fire and Smoke Damage
The smoke odor from a house fire often remains days or even weeks after the flames have been extinguished. In addition to house fires, smoke and soot from nearby fires can affect the interior and exterior of homes and businesses. Smoke seeps into soft and porous surfaces including walls, floors, and furniture and if left untreated, smoke damage can result in stains, growing odors, and potential health risks.
Winter storms cause major havoc for home and business owners each year. AdvantaClean was founded in 1994 in Florida after a major hurricane and we take pride in helping our local communities recover after disaster strikes. Homes and businesses need to be restored quickly and cleanly after a storm to prevent further property damage. AdvantaClean is able to start work before insurance adjusters arrive, and work with adjusters when the job is done.
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