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Posted by: Chris Laney on July 24, 2019
Experiencing damage to your home leaves many questions unanswered. Will insurance cover the problem? How bad is the damage overall? What is the out of pocket cost? These are just a few of the questions that come up – there are other more personal questions regarding your possessions and if relocation is necessary during the restoration.
The one common question that pops up regardless of the type of disaster is how can you choose the right restoration company for your home and family? Here are a few tips to consider while making this important decision.
Time is of the essence when selecting a restoration company to work on your property. Fire and water damage can become unmanageable in a short period of time, even leading to mold growth if not treated properly. Most restoration companies have emergency lines and are ready to move 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as most disasters don't happen during business hours.
While you are moving quickly, it is important to still ask questions. Find out how long the company has been in business and if they specialize in any type of restoration services. If you've experienced a flood, a restoration company that is heavily experienced in water damage and restoration is perfect – they will know what to look for to ensure mold growth is taken care of and removed quickly and easily.
Work with a local company for restoration services. A local company understands the laws and permits necessary before they begin restoring anything on the property. They also know what other companies to partner with and the best prices in the area.
Credentials are incredibly important when working with restoration companies. All legitimate companies will have proper licensing and credentials that they will share at your request. They will also be properly insured and happily share this information with you as well.
As any professional business, it is customary for restoration companies to provide references upon request. Companies may have a portfolio, or even provide phone numbers and letters for you to review. There is also the internet. This falls under doing your research, but look at online reviews and look at them closely. These will give you a better idea of what to expect from the company and if they will be a fit for what you're looking for.
In the Fort Wayne area, when different disasters hit your home, Water Out Fort Wayne is here and ready to assist in your restoration and reconstruction needs. We specialize in water, fire, mold, and construction clean up, and are available at all times for emergency calls.
Reach out today, we're here to help with your restoration needs.
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