You’re the mitigation experts, we’re the furniture, cabinetry and millwork restoration experts. Let’s work together! Before you rip out countertops and throw away damaged cabinets or furniture, let the trained professionals at Furniture Medic assess the damage. Nearly 95% of water- or fire-damaged cabinets can be repaired to pre-loss or like, kind and quality condition quickly while saving countertops and keeping policyholders safe in their homes.
An emergency cabinet removal (ECR) consists of trained Furniture Medic technicians carefully removing or detaching affected cabinets and bracing the countertops in place. This helps reduce further damage to the cabinets, salvages the countertops, allows for easier mitigation and increases habitability and functionality.
When you work with untrained technicians, you’re risking costly mistakes like avoidable damage to improperly supported or — worse yet — unsupported countertops, damage and destruction of salvageable cabinetry and increased costs and cycle times.
Here's a breakdown of using untrained cabinet removal technicians versus Furniture Medic's trained ECR technicians.
Untrained cabinet removal techs removed and destroyed existing cabinetry. A countertop and attached desk were precariously unsupported. The face frames were hanging from the unsupported countertop.
Furniture Medic was called in to provide support for this countertop after it was left at risk by untrained cabinet removal techs. Unnecessary collateral damage from the removal process increased needed cabinet repairs.
By choosing Furniture Medic as your cabinetry and furniture restoration partner, we can be on-site within 24 to 48 hours to carefully pull out cabinetry and brace countertops in place. With our ECR process, you get clear visibility into those previously unreachable spaces and broader access to stop any further damage from spreading. Furniture Medic works hand-in-glove with you, the insurance adjuster and policyholder for open communication, documentation and resolution.
We take the cabinetry offsite for restoration and repair, which means we’re out of your way while you complete your mitigation work.
Here’s our at-a-glance ECR process for partnering with mitigation professionals: