5 Tips for Choosing a Water Damage Restoration Company
Are you prepared for a water damage emergency? It can happen to your multi-family complex, commercial building, or home at any time. Severe weather, ruptured pipes, hidden leaky faucets, or sprinkler system mishaps can cause thousands of dollars of damage in the blink of an eye. Remember, the damage is not always in plain sight, it is important to call a professional if you experience any of these issues. When it is time for a professional opinion, here are 5 tips for choosing the right water damage restoration company.
1. Check the Company’s Availability.
When it comes to water damage — time is of the essence. Find a water restoration company that has 24/7 availability. If you don’t have an emergency yet, it is a good idea to build a contingency plan with a company that will be on standby in case you encounter any water damage mishaps.
2. Ask What Equipment will be Used for Your Restoration Project.
Research what equipment the water restoration company is using. The proper moisture-detection, extracting, drying, and dehumidification equipment is critical for a proper restoration. When the proper practices and equipment are used, it can accelerate the rate of restoration, and tackle your water and moisture issue before it becomes a mold issue. Advanced equipment can even restore personal property such as documents, artwork, photographs, or family heirlooms.
3. Find a Company with Licensed and Trained Professionals.
It is important to evaluate how long the company has been in business and if it is growing. A company that is showing growth and has been in the restoration business for a long time, is likely to be full of quality workers with a great amount of large water restoration projects already under their belt. Additionally, look at their reviews. A company is less likely to hire technicians that are not licensed or prepared for a restoration project if they have a reputation of quality to protect.
4. They Will Help You with the Insurance Claims Process.
Find a professional that will be able to help you with your insurance claim more than you can help yourself. By fully understanding the extent of your water damage and filing the claim in a timely manner, the right restoration company will help you get the most out of your insurance and find ways to complete the project if there are any issues.
5. Your Account Executive Regularly Keeps in Contact with You About Your Business.
Choosing a company that keeps you updated on new practices in the industry, is the company you want to have on standby. A company that actively reminds you that they are there for you, will ultimately be there as soon as you need them.
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