Utah Disaster Cleanup and Government Regulation
I was in a meeting today at the state capital, dealing with regulatory stuff for our Utah disaster cleanup industry. Cleaning up disasters in Utah, whether Utah water damage, fire and smoke damage, or mold; they can be challenging, but what if you had to do it with one eye and one hand tied behind your back. The just of the meeting today was how bad, unproductive and costly some of the government regulations are. Today’s conversations were about asbestos. There are recent laws over the last few years that are confusing, unclear and contradicting and just plain stupid. No one can make sense of just what the purpose is or what any one was trying to accomplish to begin with. The regulatory agencies involved can’t tell you what the law is, or what you are supposed to do or not do; the laws contradict themselves. So it doesn’t matter what law you choose to obey you will be in violation of the law. Our bureaucracy is alive and well. It is a lose, lose, lose proposition. Home owners are not well protected, it creates huge risks for restoration companies, and huge expenses for insurance companies and home owners. With the help of some legislators we are hoping to make some improvements that will offer: better and practical protection for home owners, reduce unnecessary risks for restoration contractors, and save insurance companies and property owners unnecessary expenses. Then we can concentrate on “normal” business such as water damage cleanup, smoke and fire damage cleanup and Utah disaster cleanup.