Fire Damage Restoration Service Providers: The Best Way to Get the Job Done Right and On Time

When fire devastates a building or business, its effects loom far below the surface damage that is first visually noted. Not only can the clean-up be overwhelming in terms of labor, time, and expense, but it is also often downright dangerous. The remaining ash, soot, smoke, chemicals, and lingering water damage from exterminating the flames can continue to do further damage to the building itself and any other surfaces, appliances, furniture, and more that are left untreated. There’s the structure’s stability to be concerned about, including walls and floors, but there are also the effects of fire-induced toxic fumes and other chemical reactions that are often tough to identify. These effects often continue to work their way into the building’s entire HVAC system, vents, and ducts as well.

Fire damage requires immediate attention

This will help you avoid further damage that drives up the expense of repairs, cleanup, and the business’s downtime. It’s also best left to certified and trained fire damage restoration professionals who can safely assess the dangers, clean up all the damage, and get your business up and running effectively as soon as possible.

Top advantages of a fire damage restoration service

One of the top advantages the best fire damage restoration service providers offer is that their trained technicians arrive at the building prepared for everything they might possibly encounter.

Their equipment will be certified and will include the latest technologies for cleaning and repairing all the building’s surfaces and structures. This will include safe chemical washes that clean the surfaces and remove the odors from all of the smoke damage. They will also have the proper industrial drying fans and methods to dry out the building from the water and chemicals that are used to exterminate the flames.

Once dried out, fire damage restoration service providers also have the training and expertise to safely treat all mold, mildew, and other residual odors, including professional decontamination and deodorization practices. These fire damage technicians can also expertly assess the situation and provide trustworthy advice on what can be restored and what will need to be replaced. It takes the guesswork out of the equation and avoids any further time loss to get the business back up and running.

When hiring fire damage restoration service providers who are certified professionals, it ensures all the proper processes, including paperwork and documentation, are conducted to the highest standards. This can pay off big time when it comes to dealing with insurance providers and health inspectors down the road.

Look for certifications

Should asbestos abatement, a structural demo, preventative fireproofing, or anything in between be required, choose a company with proof of certification so you know that they adhere to all regulations set forth by OSHA, the Department of Transportation, and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). They should also take the time to answer any questions that may come up before and throughout the process.

Fire’s harmful effects can bring up excessive stress and emotional response. The best professionals not only get the job done right and on time, but they’re also there to support you through the process of getting back to business.

Debt Negotiation – How to Negotiate Your Debt to Less Than You Should Pay

One of the best ways to get out of debt is to owe less money. Wouldn’t that be nice? Wouldn’t it be nice if the credit card companies you owed money to said “that is okay, you can pay us less?” Well guess what? They aren’t going to outright suggest it themselves, but there are ways that you can do a debt negotiation; negotiate until they agree to settle for less money than what you actually owe.

Here are some helpful tips for you to get started:

Seek assistance from a professional debt negotiation company: Yes you can always try and negotiate your debt for less yourself, but this can take time, a lot of speaking to different people, and it can be a major hassle. Moreover, your case worker is likely to have years of experience; they are familiar with debt laws and they have negotiated many similar deals with credit card companies. This tends to produce the best results. Rarely does a debt negotiation company accept anything less than a 40% reduction in debt.

If you want to handle the negotiations yourself, keep these points in mind: You aren’t a professional and you are likely to make many mistakes; it is important to stay calm. It isn’t in your best interest to play the drama card too much or to erupt in a fit of rage. Debt settlement companies are successful because they are convincing and professional, you want to be the same way. If things aren’t going your way, consider playing the bankruptcy card because it does hold a lot of power.

In short, you are likely to see the highest reduction or elimination of your debt when being represented by a professional during the debt negotiation process. To find that professional company or program, let a debt relief network help by visiting their online website.

How To Nonverbally Communicate Better To Improve Negotiations And Life

Do you observe the impact your verbal nonverbal communication has on your negotiation efforts?

To increase your effectiveness at the negotiation table and in life, read the following to note how to communicate better via verbal nonverbal means.

Note: For the purpose of this article, nonverbal is classified as sounds that are not normal words.

A tree fell due to strong, almost hurricane winds. John called a tree removal company to haul it away and was quoted $700. Once the removal company started cutting the tree into smaller segments to remove it, John inquired as to how much it might cost to dig up roots from a tree that had fallen some time ago. The manager of the team performing the job said, “um, ah, ah, um, that’ll be $200.” John responded with a bit of exaggeration, $200! Then the manager said, “OK, $150″. John said, “We have a deal.”

Let’s examine what occurred nonverbally in that exchange.

First, from a nonverbal subliminal perspective, the manager was saying I’m not sure what to charge you via his ‘um, ah’ communication. Thus he was saying, I’m open to your suggestions.

Exaggeration in Life & Negotiations:

Second, anytime we exaggerate our state of mind from a verbal and/or nonverbal perspective, we give more emphasis to what we project. In John’s case, he was communicating from a verbal perspective through his nonverbal exaggeration that he was surprised, not pleased with the quote of $200. The manager’s nonverbal response (i.e. um, ah) gave John insight per the manager lowering his cost. They settled on $150.

John had already received a quote from a different tree removal company. That company quoted $1,700 to remove the fallen tree. Thus, John was already saving $1,000 per the difference between the two quotes. Therefore, John would have happily paid the $200 that the manager quoted for the root removal, but he wanted to see how much more he could save. Once John received the $50 reduction, based on the nonverbal response of the manager, he guessed he could have gotten an even lower price. John chose not to pursue a lower price at that time because he wanted to preserve the relationship with that company. Note: Be mindful when you’ve received a good deal. Be even more mindful of not destroying it due to greed. Let the other person/negotiator walk away feeling like she also won.

To become more effective in your negotiations, pay attention to the nonverbal clues you emit. Those clues will give insight into your thought process which can serve as gateways through which you allow your mental secrets to escape. If they do, an astute opposing negotiator will use such insight as leverage to enhance her position, which means you’ll walk away with less from the negotiation. Since you’re always negotiating give special consideration to your nonverbal communications in your personal life too. Our personal aspects by which we live our lives tend to influence how we engage in the business aspects of our lives.

In the situation with the manager, John gave him a copy of one of the books he’d written on the topic or negotiation and reading body language. He did so while explaining to the manager the nonverbal signals he’d leaked via his communications. John liked the man and wanted to add long-lasting value to the man’s life. Treat others fairly… and everything will be right with the world.

Remember, you’re always negotiating!