Utilizing Advanced Technology with Matterport
When our project managers arrive on-site responding to a call they have a few tasks that need to be completed. The first is to meet the client or representative who called and learn more about what is going on at the property. Once they know what the issue is, they can begin to assess the situation. A large part of the assessment is taking photos of the affected areas as well as measurements. Since we use Xactimate software to generate estimates we need to know measurements to input to create an accurate price per line item. The photos are used to document the damage before, during, and after restoration. Measurements are taken with a laser and used to create a sketch of the affected areas. This can be quite time-consuming if there is a lot of space affected. Imagine if there was a tool we could use that would take a picture and measurements of a property all at once? Well, there is! Our office recently purchased its first Matterport camera. It is a camera that takes 3D virtual renderings of a building as well as measurements. That rendering can be easily uploaded and shared as needed. Now, a project manager can arrive on-site, drop the Matterport in the affected spaces, and effortlessly get all the information they need to create an estimate and scope of work. Using cutting-edge technology is just one of the many reasons why SERVPRO is the number one brand in restoration. Our locally owned and operated franchises are always on the lookout for the newest technology to support our crews in their work.