The term Triage has been used in the medical field to define the process where patients are prioritized based on the severity of their condition and/or likelihood of recovery. In medical contexts, the goal is usually to identify and organize patients to optimize treatment processes that provide the maximum good for the maximum number of people. Restoration triage is also used in the property damage recovery industry, where many quick decisions need to be made.
Restoration triage is the organized process of prioritizing tasks to provide the best possible outcome, while most effectively utilizing resources. In other words, triage is a standardized method to damage assessment and remediation, based on industry research and experience. It is a critical time for gathering information to ensure the damage is properly assessed and estimated. Professionals apply established techniques and procedures in a very specific sequence to produce optimum results in the shortest time frame possible. It’s a plan for preventing additional damage, reversing existing damage, and restoring a secure, healthy indoor environment to the home.
The restoration company conducts an inspection to establish recommended corrective actions based on information and evidence collected. This inspection determines the degree and extent of damage, including the infrastructure, furniture and appliances. Safety is part triage as electrical hazards in a wet environment or structural issues are identified. The restoration company will then ascertain what is salvageable, what will need to be replaced, what restoration work is needed, and how to proceed.
Once the assessment is complete, the restoration company will work to prevent any new damages. It is vital to protect unaffected areas of the house to prevent the damage from spreading to these areas. This includes sealing holes in the roof or walls, water extraction using specialized equipment designed for high-volume water removal, or drying residual moisture inside the house using a combination of high-powered air movers as well as industrial-grade dehumidifiers.
We Plan for Success
As a reliable restoration company, Xtreme Home Improvement ensures that every job is properly planned, managed and executed. Every damage situation requires immediate triage to contain the damage, stop it spreading further and start the restoration process. When disaster does strike, our technical specialists will be onsite with a fully equipped team of restoration professionals. Our experts are certified restorers, trained in emergency response, organization and planning. Upon arrival, we will secure the scene, determine priorities, formulate a remediation and restoration plan, and deploy the necessary equipment and personnel. The result is a custom-tailored plan that can move forward as efficiently as possible.