How to get on Renovation 911

If you want to get on Renovation 911 the best way to go about it is to contact Kirsten Meehan and Lindsey Uselding from the Ungerman team.

Renovation 911 takes home renovation to a whole new level by tackling complicated projects that require emergency restorations.

The families who are featured on the show have all had their homes ruined by some kind of serious tragedy, like a flood or a fire and have approached Kirsten Meehan and Lindsey Uselding, who are part of the Ungerman team, seeking help.

About Renovation 911

Renovation 911 is one of the newest home renovation shows on HGTV, but it has already built up a following of loyal fans in just over a month.

Where regular home renovation shows may tackle small issues like uneven floors, unnecessary walls or pipes that need to be moved, sisters Kirsten Meehan and Lindsey Uselding from Renovation 911 tackle projects that go well beyond the scope of usual upgrades.

Renovation 911 ups the ante by taking on projects where homes have been destroyed by disastrous events like crashed cars, fire damage and floods.

The show gives the families featured on the show the chance to move on from these tragedies with better-than-before homes.

How to get on Renovation 911

It is totally normal to start feeling overwhelmed at the beginning of a large-scale home renovation project, but when you have suffered the kind of damage that Meehan and Uselding are used to seeing on a daily basis, the process gets much more complicated.

These sisters combine their knowledge of both the behind-the-scenes aspects like dealing with the insurance claims and preventing further damage in the future, and front-and-center aspects of home and interior design to make this process much more approachable and manageable for the families that are featured on the show.

However, the families featured in the first few episodes of Renovation 911 are not the only ones that Meehan and Uselding have helped, and these sisters actually have a long history in the emergency home restoration business.

Ted Brinkman (Meehan and Uselding’s father) is actually the one who inspired his two daughters to go into the business. This is what led Meehan and Uselding to work for Ungerman, the emergency restoration company.

The families who appear on Renovation 911 are some of Meehan and Uselding’s clients from this company who simply agreed to be featured on their new show.

As a result, the best way to get on Renovation 911 is to contact the Ungerman team through the “Contact Us” page on their website if you have a home in Twin Cities that is in dire need of emergency restoration.

Where is Renovation 911 filmed?

Meehan and Uselding are both based in Minnesota, and this is also where the majority of the show is filmed.

Both sisters are licensed contractors, but for the purpose of the show, Uselding deals with all of the logistics and insurance claims, while Meehan handles the construction and design aspects.

The Renovation 911 episodes are filmed close to home, so that both of these sisters, their families and the rest of the Ungerman team can devote as much as they can to getting these home renovations completed as quickly as possible.

What qualifies an emergency restoration?

Unfortunately, while appearing on Renovation 911 may seem like a dream, the harsh reality is that sadly, the families featured on the show are all in the midst of the tragedies that befell their homes and desperately need Meehan and Uselding’s help.

According to the Ungerman website, some of the tragedies that would qualify for this kind of emergency restoration include water damage, fire damage, mold damage and storm damage.

Additionally, any other kind of project that may require a specialized cleanup or disinfecting of the home qualifies as well.

Things to note about the filming of Renovation 911

If you are an avid HGTV watcher, you may already know that much more goes into producing a reality television show than meets the eye. This is especially true for a show like Renovation 911, where there are many aspects in each project.

If you do get on the show, it is important to know that the process may take longer than expected. This is because Meehan does not start with the construction or design aspects until your insurance has given them the green light to do so.

You should also expect to be overwhelmed by the number of people involved in each episode.

Besides Meehan and Uselding, every episode also requires an entire filming crew, production members and sometimes even other members of the Ungerman team who have to jump in to assist.