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The Lost Ways Review

by Emily Jacob (2019-05-10)

Just because a contractor may be on a The Lost Ways preferred vendor program, you still run some of the same risks using them as any other non-preferred or independent contractor. This includes the risk of going bankrupt, doing shoddy work, causing construction defects, not showing up, failing to pay sub-contractors, and a host of other less-than-favorable issues. Ultimately, it is your choice on which company you will have work in your home. If you decide to use a preferred contractor to do the work and they fail to perform, you may have no recourse with the adjuster or the insurance company that recommended them. In my opinion, a homeowner should always get at least three estimates from qualified contractors before the cost and scope of work is agreed on. Two of these estimates should be from independent contractors. Once you have a check in hand to get the work started, and you have thoroughly checked out the contractors being considered, select the contractor you feel is the best choice to work with you. As a first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the next steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggled to successfully navigate the complex process. Necessity became the mother of invention and The Red Guide to Recovery, a resource handbook for disaster survivors, was born. Michele and I have been teaching CPR to healthcare professionals and students since 1984. We have seen the development, improvement, and wide-spread acceptance of CPR education over these years. Despite these advances, we still hear many myths about CPR every time we teach a class. As healthcare professionals and students, we must not allow old information, nor the public's misperceptions and fears about CPR, nor Hollywood's unrealistic depiction of CPR, to affect our duty to provide high-quality CPR to our patients and to the public. Therefore, in order to help dispel these myths, I have created this list of the most common CPR myths that we hear the most often from the healthcare professionals and students that we teach every day.