Choosing a Restoration Service Company for Your Home

In the service industry, there are many of what’s known as “fly by night” companies. Basically, a disreputable, unscrupulous and often under qualified business. Depending on the type of work being done, there are instances when hiring a fly by night is not the end of the world. However, if you’ve had the recent misfortune of suffering a serious flood or home fire, the company you hire means everything. When you are dealing with fire or flood remediation you are relying on the company you hire to ensure your home is safe; both structurally and in terms of air quality.

Home fires can leave dangerous dust and residues while floods can cause mold infestations. In order remove both, you need a company that has the proper training, certifications and experience. Michael & Son Restoration Services exceeds the industry standards when it comes to mold removal and fire restoration. Today we would like to offer some tips on what you should look for in a restoration company.


Michael & Son restoration technicians undergo some of the most in-depth and rigorous training in the industry. With state of the art training facilities, Michael & Son technicians learn in real world environments that gives them an edge when it comes to being out in the field.


When you are shopping for a restoration company, make sure to check out their list of certifications. Restoration technicians work with dangerous chemicals and equipment that can be a detriment to your family and home. Here are some of the certifications to look for:

  • Smoke & Fire Restoration Certification
  • IICRC Certification (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification)
  • Applied Microbial Remediation
  • Odor Control Technician Certification


Michael & Son restoration technicians have experience working in a wide range of environments; from residential to large scale commercial jobs in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Our experience, training and dedication is apparent in every job Michael & Son takes on. Visit our website or check us out online to read reviews and testimonials from our customers.

If the unfortunate situation ever arises and you find yourself in need of a restoration company, don’t take any chances. Call a company with the know how and experience to do the job right, call Michael & Son. Also, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube page and find out about upcoming events, great savings and much more.