Albi's Cutting-Edge Software for Water Damage and Mold Removal Contractors

Last updated: April 10th, 2024


    Any restoration contractor who’s restored a property damaged by water knows how quickly action must be taken. Not acting fast enough can allow mold to take hold, causing costs to skyrocket to rehabilitate a water-damaged property. Restoration services providers also understand that insurers often underestimate the cost of restoring structures damaged by water, the excess for which restorers need to recover directly from their customers.

    Water damage is a pain in the property restoration services sector, primarily due to the extent of documentation necessary when dealing with insurance companies. This makes it even more difficult to return a structure to its original state. Because the extent of water damage is frequently misjudged, insurance company payouts often leave their policyholders holding the bag. However, with the right technology, a contractor providing property restoration services can restore water-damaged properties to their pristine state while helping customers get the most out of their policies.

    A Revolution in Property Restoration Services for Water Damage

    There are four conventional steps involved in restoring a water-damaged property. Restoration services must first assess and document the damage, which usually involves taking photos and/or providing video footage of the damaged property. The next steps involve removing the water so that there won’t be further damage. After that, the entire area requires drying. Finally, the damaged area must be monitored to ensure no residual moisture left that can lead to mold development.

    Yet new technology now helps deal with the challenges of water damage in property restoration. Services provided by professional restorers can now help mitigate the impact of water damage that previously proved difficult to handle. This includes technology that eases documentation of water damage, which ensures policyholders can claim the actual cost of property restoration. Services that support these advanced tools and techniques are most valuable when applied with the support of property restoration software like Albi.

    Albi’s capabilities regarding water damage restoration include: 

    • Allows unlimited photos of a water-damaged property to be taken concurrently.
    • Captures moisture readings over time to better understand how to implement modern moisture mitigation techniques.
    • Creates an inventory that includes all equipment required for alleviating water damage, allowing restorers to quickly get the right equipment to where it’s needed.
    • Enables photo uploading to smartphones and other mobile devices to make sharing with insurers and other stakeholders easier.
    • It offers the means to tag and label photos of water-damaged structures to organize them better, allowing quicker searches.
    • It permits digital modeling and photographing within drying chambers, where airflow, humidity, and temperature can be manipulated to inhibit further damage following a water-related disaster.
    • Provides support for equipment to identify points where moisture is an ongoing issue, indicating where mold is most likely to develop.
    • Whole reports on water damage and drying progression can be made in PDF and other formats.

    To deploy the advanced tools and apply the most modern techniques available to property restoration services to alleviate water damage, restorers need a software platform like Albi. Restoration services can never be at their most effective without a sophisticated solution for overseeing the restoration of a water-damaged property. For this reason, the sector is rapidly adopting platforms like Albi to restore water-related structural damage and other property restoration services.

    Innovative Property Restoration Techniques for Water & Mold Damage

    Cutting-edge software platforms like Albi offer companies that provide property restoration services to better take advantage of new technologies that are revolutionizing the renewal of water-damaged structures. By adopting new tools and techniques to mitigate water damage, restorers can better respond to water-related disasters. The ongoing digital transformation of the property restoration industry has enabled this.  

    These new tools allow restoration contractors to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of their teams’ work and help expand the services they can provide to their customers. Albi’s open API enables companies involved in property restoration services to add useful software apps to enhance their capabilities. Let’s look at some of these new technologies Albi can support.

    Moisture Mapping to Expedite Water Restoration

    Property restoration services are adopting moisture mapping apps to help expedite the restoration of water-damaged structures. By creating detailed maps that show where the most moisture is centered, restorers can concentrate their efforts on those points. This optimizes resources and speeds up the process of addressing water-damaged properties.

    Infrared Technology for Tracking Water Damage

    Increased accuracy in identifying where moisture exists has been transformed by infrared technology, which reveals temperature variations. This, in turn, allows restorers to detect areas where water damage may not be readily apparent by pinpointing water damage with greater accuracy.

    More Efficient Dehumidification Technology

    Combined with apps that show where moisture is centered and identify water-damaged areas, modern dehumidification equipment does the actual work of drying a water-damaged area. These machines greatly reduce the chance of mold taking hold. Their faster drying times also minimize the risk of further damage to structures due to water damage.

    Supporting Controlled Demolition Techniques

    Those areas deemed beyond repair by moisture mapping and infrared technology can be targeted for reconstruction. This targeted demolition saves much time, especially regarding water-related property restoration. Services for rebuilding and repairing the structure can then be done more efficiently and with greater precision.

    Cutting-Edge Moisture Meters

    Moisture meters are integral for any water-damaged property. Restoration services need them to identify a source – like a burst water main or leaking pipe – while measuring how severe the water damage is. Keeping track of these devices’ real-time data helps guide a restorer on the best action for mitigating and repairing a water-damaged structure. Albi’s integrated analytics software offers a powerful tool for restoration contractors to interpret these readings and can even provide automated reports.

    Using Thermal Imaging Cameras

    This tool can be important in determining the extent of water damage to a property. Restoration services often use thermal imaging cameras to capture variations in temperature to more accurately identify areas affected by water. This allows for a more targeted approach, which can cut costs. Albi supports various imaging solutions and continues to add access to more.

    Portable Water Extraction Equipment

    A powerful piece of equipment for property restoration, services that extract water to mitigate damage are used across a diverse range of settings. It also helps restorers rapidly respond to water-related emergencies. Portable water extraction equipment can cost anywhere from hundreds to several thousand dollars. Due to their expense, keeping track of such valuable equipment makes sense, which a restoration software platform like Albi can do through inventory tracking software.

    Other Drying Equipment & Systems

    Property restoration services often use drying mats and other drying systems to effectively remove moisture from affected areas and accelerate the drying process. Moisture mapping apps integrated with Albi can help identify the areas that should be targeted for accelerated drying.

    Future Trends: New Technologies for Property Restoration Services

    Many of these technologies are already making inroads into various industries, including property restoration. Services that extend from these technologies point to restoration contractors changing how they do business, and not just when it comes to water-related disasters. Technology is revolutionizing how property restoration services interact with customers and other stakeholders.

    New Communication Tools

    A key manner in which Albi helps contractors is by aiding communication for everyone involved in property restoration. Albi’s platform supports communication tools for secure messaging, remote scheduling, and automated status updates, all of which aid collaboration. Restoration software platforms like Albi allow access via a single dashboard, where users can organize and store communication records. This allows teams and other stakeholders to exchange knowledge and work together while avoiding miscommunication.

    Support Property Restoration Services with Albi

    Albi is a software platform that supports property restoration services, enabling contractors to enhance the efficiency of their operations. Built for the future for restorers by restorers, Albi provides a solid foundation for restoration contractors to build their businesses. To learn more about Albi’s features and how it can help your restoration business, book a free demo today.

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