Remediation Industry Facts
There's never been a better time to join the $210 billion restoration industry
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 a combination of emergency services, like water damage and restoration and fire damage clean up, as well as scheduled services to improve air quality, like mold removal and air duct cleaning. Our business model is significantly more predictable with diverse revenue streams that include these preventive and maintenance services.
Water damage takes a big toll in the U.S.:
- 14,000 homeowners suffer water damage daily
- 98% of basements in the U.S. will flood within a homeowner’s lifetime
- $7,000 is the average insurance claim for water damage
Source: Water Damage Defense
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. When mold is present, the indoor air quality is weak, and the health of families and employees suffers. Around 70% of U.S. homes have mold, and the cost of treating health effects from mold are staggering: $3.7 billion annually in the U.S. alone. 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. Mold can develop as quickly as 48 hours after a water damage incident.
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.
HVAC systems are 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. An estimated 14 million out of 124 million occupied housing units in the U.S. reported seeing roaches in their homes during the last 12 months, while some 14.8 million said they saw rats or mice, according to a 2021 Census Bureau report. The EPA recommends air duct cleaning for pest infestations as well, opening a new need and market.
Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., second only behind smoking. The EPA estimates about 21,000 people die each year from radon-related lung cancer. 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 coronavirus. 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 hazards.
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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