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TOMORROW’S CLEANING NOVEMBER 09
Manage your damage
CORNERSTONE LTD INTRODUCES US TO CONTROLLED
DAMAGE RESTORATION, WITHOUT THE STRESS OR HASSLE.
Damage to a building and its valuable contents Historical buildings, sensitive materials, The surveyor working for the client requested
is about as welcome as rain on a summer’s cutting edge and innovative constructions, verification due to the projected costs involved.
day. It can ruin plans and make things commercial losses and business continuity
Cornerstone conducted a thorough survey and
extremely difficult. It can take month’s to finally are some of the challenges Cornerstone has
determined the affected area was limited to the
get back to a degree of normality and often it overcome to ensure a deliverable solution.
kitchen only. We advised a technical drying
can be a pricey affair.
We provide clear and concise fact-based
regime incorporating refrigerant and desiccant
Luckily, there is Cornerstone – a one-stop reporting data detailing an overall assessment
dehumidifiers and suction technology.
provider of effective property damage claim of the affected property or item including its
The kitchen units were raised to accommodate
solutions. history and any current and pre-existing
the suction system and replaced to ensure
Formed in March 2009, by a team boasting
conditions with an unambiguous conclusion
continuous use. The homeowners were able to
damage restoration experience in excess of 30
and recommended restorative processes.
continue their daily routines whilst remaining
years, Cornerstone is pioneering change in the in the property and furthermore, the floor
Industry by developing and implementing a remained in situ.
number of initiatives that raise the standard of
damage mitigation and restoration.
The enabling works and drying costs totalled
at £4,700.
We undertake work for Insurers, Adjusters,
Housing Associations, Building Companies,
The cost-saving the client totalled was
Business Owners and professionals alike,
£25,000 (alternative accommodation, new
to name a few.
flooring and decoration). Which is more than
a few pennies as I am sure you will agree!
A surveyor-led approach coupled with Best
Practice initiatives enables our UK-wide team With a dedicated Client Manager to every
For properties developing building faults or
of highly skilled individuals to undertake a instruction, our process incorporates front-end
damp issues, Cornerstone can also investigate
uniform and consistent approach to loss
client and property owner interaction to
and deliver a competent solution. With a range of
mitigation. Our ability to manage complex and
confirm the loss and identify any consequential reporting formats on offer, we can tailor a report
significant loss instructions utilising the latest
health & safety issues, providing guidance to a specific requirement aligned to the enquiry.
technological equipment, resource and
where appropriate. From the outset,
management skills, ensures a seamless
Cornerstone will open and maintain
Such enquiries include:
progression of works. Where requested,
communication channels with all involved
• Leak Detection
Cornerstone can dovetail reinstatement works
parties to ensure cross-pollination of data and • Trace and Access
to the restoration element of an instruction.
activity timelines.
• Moisture Surveys
Restorative services include:
• Structural Surveys
• Water Damage Restoration
• Residue Chemical analyses
• Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
• Water Chemistry
• Accidental Damage
• Thermal Imagery
• Mould Remediation
For further information email
• Trauma Scene remediation
enquiries@cornerstone-ltd.co.uk or visit
Case Study:
www.cornerstone-ltd.co.uk
A long term leak from a washing machine had
affected the majority of a high value stone floor
slab. A drying contractor had advised uplift of
the entire stone floor and alternative
accommodation for the homeowners.
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