The indoor environment is an inherently complex system. There’s the building itself, of course. The design, materials, systems, and so much more come together to create a home, office, retail space, hospital, school, and so on. Then, the occupants bring in all their things. As they settle in, their activities come into play as well. Also contributing is the way the building is operated – temperature and humidity settings, ventilation, and maintenance, to name just a few.
So, what happens when something goes wrong – when there’s a flood, fire, or structural damage? That’s where the remediation and restoration processes come in. Damaged materials are removed, replacement materials are put in place, cleaning is performed, and the space is restored to pre-damage condition. That’s the ideal outcome. It seems pretty straight-forward, but you’ve likely experienced your fair share of projects where it wasn’t quite that simple.