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What Do Restoration Companies Really Do?

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Chances are, you’ve heard of a restoration company before, but do you know what they really do? When you hear the word “restoration” you might think of the restoration of old or damaged items, such as art and furniture. That’s part of what restoration companies do, but it’s not the whole story. Restoration companies do repairs, restorations, cleanup, and more! Fire and smoke, storm, and water damage are just a few types of damage handled by restoration companies. Depending on the company, they may also handle restoration of old photographs and data lost through natural disasters. Read on to find out more about what restoration companies do!

Storm Damage

When a storm tears through a home, it can leave an incredible amount of damage in its wake. Whether Uprooted tree fell on a house, causing severe weather damage that’s wind damage, water damage, or even fire damage from lightning strikes, a restoration company can come in and clean up the initial damage, make sure the affected home or business’s structure is safe and sturdy, and then perform a full restoration to get the building back to the state it was in before the storm. The restoration company can perform temporary repairs to a structure to “hold it over” until a full repair can be done. They can also perform permanent repairs.

Water Damage

Water damage can occur from a variety of sources, such as a broken pipe, a particularly heavy rainstorm, a bathtub left running, and more. Water is powerful and can cause a lot of damage, including but not limited to ruining floors, affecting the structural integrity of a building (such as causing ceilings to cave in), and causing mold growth. For these reasons and many others, it’s important to clean up and dry out spaces affected by water damage as soon as possible. Restoration companies can come in and use vacuums and large fans to remove the water and dry out the affected space, as well as disinfecting it and fixing walls, floors, ceilings, and even possessions that were damaged by the water.


Mold damage is a problem that often comes along with water damage. It can begin to grow as soon as 24-48 hours after the initial water damage, so one needs to act quickly to prevent it or catch it in its early stages. Mold can also be a problem in older homes, especially black mold. It can hide behind walls or under floors. Not all restoration companies handle mold, but some, such as Americon Restoration, do! When you hire a restoration company to handle mold issues, they’ll come in and evaluate where the mold is, remove it, and disinfect the surfaces it grew on. 

Data Restoration

Data can be wiped out for a lot of reasons, including severe weather events or fires. If a hard drive containing your data is damaged by water or fire, it might seem like there’s no hope of getting that data back. However, that’s not necessarily true! Restoration companies like Americon can restore data from damaged electronics.

Contents Restoration

One of the most devastating parts of a home disaster is losing possessions you hold dear, especially antiques, heirlooms, or other irreplaceable items. Even if they are extensively damaged, a restoration company may be able to fix them, depending on the type of damage. Restoration companies can help you salvage these items from a damaged home or business as well.

Call Americon For All Your Restoration Needs!

Americon Restoration has been serving Ohio for over a century and we do all of the aforementioned types of restoration for homes and businesses! We know you may have concerns about COVID-19 and we want to assure you that we are doing everything in our power to keep our employees and our customers healthy and safe. Americon Restoration is taking all necessary precautions before entering our customers’ homes and closely following CDC guidelines. We want you and your family to feel safe and stay healthy! Please contact us through our website or by phone at (216) 221-5200.