Damage Repair: Keena Salisbury and Restorian Remediations Make Spaces Livable Again

I have an anecdote based on facts that happened right in front of me: I visited the second floor of a very swanky building several times each year, and noticed some of the staff members there seemed to habitually struggle with a wet nose. I thought to myself: how odd that many can happen to have sinusitis or allergic rhinitis at the same time, and constantly, and with an almost symphonic rhythm. Nearly everyone was ill at the same time.

Of course it was shrugged off by individuals and teams as “kind of a thing that’s going around,” that is, until they found that the thing was in the air – or, more specifically, the air in the simple, low-rise building they were working in (and sometimes spending nights in, when projects were being worked overnight). The building, while elegant and cladded in metal squares that conveyed a space-age feel, was in fact twenty-five years old and its appearances were just that: appearances. Its swanky interior and confident exterior did nothing to overturn the fact that the building was moldy in less than obvious nooks and crannies – and indoor air quality was ruined as a result. This brought on long-term sicknesses for many of the building occupants.

Time To Clean

Remediation is a uniquely American term that refers to professional cleanup necessary for existing buildings or habitable spaces prior to the occupancy of the space by new tenants or new owners. The first usage of this industry term was in 1818 and has since been oft-touted in homeowners’ and property owners’ circles as a necessary step in restoring living or working spaces to a healthy state.

That’s where Restorian comes in, and Restorian Professional Remediators are hands-on and down-to-earth when it comes to dealing with unsanitary, unkempt, and unhygienic states of living and work spaces. Restorian tackles water damage, mold, biohazards, and hoarding conditions, and this corporation is key to resolving many of the SBS cases (sick building syndrome cases) that afflict building occupants in this day and age in the Katy, Fulshear, and larger west Houston districts.

Restorian is also able to lead home- and property owners through the process of filing for insurance claims. Many instances of tenant hoarding and water damage arising from negligence not on the part of the owner occur, and Restorian possesses the industry experience to handle these difficulties step-by-step. Restorian Professional Remediators maintain Christian beliefs and hold to their principles of helping and serving others in the community.

For residential and commercial real estate, property maintenance and facilities management can be obscured as an afterthought and not immediately perceived, but costs can add up if problems are left alone for protracted lengths of time. In my training as a facility manager and clerk of works, first in Singapore and then in Adelaide, I have seen how a stitch in time saves nine.

As a property owner, or a homeowner, the onus is on you to arrange for an inspection of your space, and to have professional remediators undertake a thorough cleanup – so that present and future occupants of the habitable area do not fall ill or make expensive, painful, and unnecessary trips to hospitals because of ailments and sicknesses that emerge from long-term exposure to rising damp, mold, harmful airborne particles (airborne particulate matter), and psychologically unproductive odors of a rank or putrid nature.

Reach out to Keena Salisbury at www.restorianpro.com to check for specialist services in turning unlivable spaces wonderfully clean and safe. Restorian performs at or above the strict guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Restorian technical specialists are accredited by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the premier standards organization for restoration remediation in the built environment in the United States.

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Victor Yong Jen Ong

Victor Yong Jen Ong chairs a community roundtable for classical Chinese values, and is critical of communist 'democratic' philosophies. Credentialed in global affairs at Harvard University and in corporate ethics at the Federation University in Australia, Jen is author of Daughter of Palestine, a pro-Israel book, and appears on Israel365 and Oriental Daily News.