Why Replace When You Can Restore?
Here at SERVPRO® of Central Oklahoma City, our motto is that it’s always better to restore than replace.
Why do we believe this so firmly? Let’s first understand the difference between restoring and replacing. Restoring means to bring back to its original condition, while replacing means to substitute the original with an equivalent.
At first glance, replacing may seem like the way to go but we’re here to show you the raw benefits of restoration.
Restoration maintains the character.
Older houses and buildings oftentimes have iconic historic elements, whether it be vintage cabinets or doors. If these items are destroyed by a flood, any replacement you find will never compare to the original elements. By restoring these keepsakes, you’re able to preserve the look and feel of your home or business.
Restoration is cost-effective.
It may seem like replacing would save more money as you may have to purchase tools and products (or a service) to restore your home items, but in reality, restoration is much cheaper in the long run. You need to be critical when thinking of getting rid of a time that is made from older, more durable materials that have proven to last through the generations. When you replace an item, you will often be required to continue to replace it frequently over time.
Restoration takes less time.
Restoration happens as quickly as you want it to, as you’re taking the matter into your own hands. However, replacing items like windows or doors has a much slower turnaround and can take a few months until they’re made (and remember, you have to think of installation time too).
Restoration is better for the environment.
Restoration is a much greener solution as it reduces the amount of waste. Think of all the landfills that are packed with discarded doors, windows and cabinets that easily could’ve been restored.
All things considered, your return on investment is much greater when you restore items, especially when measured over a long period of time.
Call Us Today
Before you replace, give SERVPRO® of Central OKC a call 24/7 for any restoration needs: (405) 252-9400.