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    Looking for water mitigation contractors to join our platform

    ....... I just called the number and its not a mitigation program, rather a service provided for insurance carriers by independent adjusters.
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    Cat. 3 Cabinet Removal Rates - Xactimate's response

    I inquired why Xactimate does not have a category 3 line item for cabinet removal and received this response today: We have Cat 3 removal of lower cabinets on our list of items to monitor as potential line items but have no immediate plans on adding this to our pricelist at this time. We...
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    Sewage Main Line Back up - Labor Rates

    Good afternoon, I wanted to know what other restoration companies are invoicing for Sewage Main Line Back up cleaning. I have been invoicing these sewage cleanups lately at the HMR rate and getting push back from several insurance companies. Historically, I've always invoiced as category 3, but...
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    Whats your thoughts on the accuracy of ATP testing?

    Does anybody do their own bacteria testing for sewage or category 3 jobs? I'm curious as I've been in the business thirteen years, but have only ever see bacteria testing covered three times. Up until recently, I've had an inspector test for sewage (When customer wants to pay for it) and they...
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    What's your Sewage Remediation Protocol?

    I'm interested in knowing what other companies do to mitigate sewage. I had a covered sewer line back up from the main at multiple locations and treated similar to mold. - 3rd party Pack out of affected areas. - Had customers relocate since both restrooms and three bedrooms were affected. -...
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    Does anyone know a proper line item for Staircase removal?

    You have to break it down by the staircase component for example tread, risers, and so forth. Then use the action remove. You could always go T/M too, but Xactimate is only suggesting $37 an hour for stair labor. Then you have the disposal and so forth. If your not the one installing new...
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    Carpet Cleaning vs Water Damage & Restoration

    Fanatic, I know you posted a few months ago and I read some of these posts and have something more for you to consider. Sounds like your going with carpet cleaning. I would recommend contacting several local mitigation companies and discussing referrals with them. In my market here in...
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    Weekly rate for dehumidifiers

    JRJ ProClean, I agree with some of the other posters, charge the insurance carrier daily. Don't forget to charge for set up and monitoring of the equipment as well. If the insurance company wants a break, tell them you can give them a break after they start referring jobs to you. If its a...
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    Water Extraction in Apartments Parking Garage (Basement) Need Help With Price

    MRG, MRG, I have Xactimate, if it's an insurance job, I'll write the invoice for you this time for free and negotiate it with the adjuster. After that, if you like the outcome lets talk, if not, don't use me. Shoot me an email if you're interested. I would need dates and times, photos, claim...
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    Why Should I Hire a Water Damage Service?

    Water Damage Service, Tell your customer that addressing the water damage now, is far more cost-effective than addressing mold damage later. Then tell them by later, you mean next week. A better question is why hire your company? Or, why is your company better than the big box program vendor...
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    Xactimate Estimates

    Hello, I am a new member but have read these forums for a while before registering. I was wondering if anyone else writes Xactimate estimates for other companies and what they charge? I currently write for several companies and charge a % for writing and negotiating with the adjuster, but...