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UPDATED: On the Spot owner floods own home

January 26, 2011

(The Morning News – Katie Harris) On the Spot owners Derek and Darrin Preece intentionally flood basement to prove just how good they are.

BLACKFOOT – It was not just another day at the office for Derek Preece, owner of On the Spot Cleaning and Restoration. On Wednesday, it was his home with the flooded basement and the flood was his fault.
First, Preece filled a 1,200-gallon swimming pool and sat poolside in his basement as his five children enjoyed the fun. Then, Wednesday morning, he released the water and set out to prove what his firm can do.
“This is not my first water damage—we’ve done this for a long time. But, this house is my wife’s pride and joy,” said Preece. “I am willing to do it to my own home so you can trust me with yours. We realize when something happens in your home it is tragic. It is important for us to make sure people are taken care of.”
Time is of the essence with water damage so Preece and his team immediately began the extraction process, which they expected to take up to three hours. Once extraction is completed they are on the clock with a goal of 24 hours to have the home completely restored without replacing anything.
“We are the world’s first restoration company to incorporate directed heat drying,” said Preece. “It is new technology where the concept is putting directed heat right to the water source. We strive to always bring the best service to our customers. We are always updating to better and more efficient ways. This technology came out and they came to me.”
On the Spot hopes to use the event to build consumer confidence and improve company training.
While standing in the water-drenched basement co-owner Darrin Preece said “now the fun is over and the work begins. We have 24 hours so we have a lot to do and I am completely confident we can do it in the time allotted.”
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