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The driving purpose behind the study is to identify key issues and trends in the market based on the opinions, needs and expectations of restoration specialists. The total sample for the study consisted of 1,500 qualified ICS subscribers who cite their primary business as smoke/water damage restoration specialist. The systematic random sample was selected on an Nth-name basis from the magazine's domestic circulation.
Deflooding and water extraction, structural drying, and fire/smoke damage are the top three services, respectively, to which those surveyed attribute most of their restoration and remediation work. Respondents own an average of 80 standard air movers and blowers, and plan to purchase another 30 in the coming year. They are also increasing their inventory of trailer-mounted desiccant dehumidifiers, looking to add an additional two units, on average, to their current stock of 27.
The professionals responding to the survey use antimicrobials (92 percent), deodorizers (79 percent), disinfectants (69 percent) and rust removers (61 percent) extensively (Chart II). Obviously, they must purchase their own chemicals; to help supplement their privately owned equipment inventory, though, 47 percent of respondents use rental equipment, usually obtained from a local rental firm (59 percent) as opposed to a national rental firm (47 percent) or distributor (12 percent).
The ICS Market Study Series is intended to help manufacturers and professional end-users better understand their market and, more importantly, each other. The ICS 2006 Disaster Restoration & Remediation Market Study is a doorway leading to better understanding the cleaning and restoration industry; it is up to you to step through it.
ICS Market Study
ICS Cleaning Specialist magazine's "Disaster Restoration & Remediation Market Study" is an in-depth survey designed to measure the opinions and preferences of restoration specialists.
The preceding is an abridged look at study questions and responses. The study is available in its entirety for $195. For details contact Evan Kessler at (818) 224-8035, ext. 203, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.