There are a lot of important decisions that need to be made after a flood. One of the most critical is which water damage restoration company you call on for help. Not all companies are created equal and you deserve the best of the best on your side.
Here are five key factors we at Crossroads Property Rescue recommend considering before hiring a water damage restoration company.
The most important thing about water damage restoration is that it is done quickly. The longer you wait to begin the restoration process, the greater the damage and your expenses will be. So an essential consideration for choosing a water damage restoration company is how available they are. If they are slammed with jobs and won’t be able to come out for a long period of time, then it’s best to go with another company. Overall, time is always of the essence when it comes to a water damage restoration job.
One question to ask is what equipment the restoration company uses. High-quality, reputable companies use commercial-grade restoration equipment like water pumps and dehumidifiers that are capable of removing massive amounts of water from your home in a relatively short time. Some restoration companies may also have some tricks up their sleeves with high-tech equipment like air purifiers that help cleanse the air from contaminants after a flood. There is no substitute for the value of this equipment.
Getting a sense of a company’s reputation is essential before trusting them with the repair and maintenance of your home. Looking at online reviews is always a good way to get a decent sense of the company’s reputation. However, if you can, it also helps to speak with any friends or family who has also worked with the company. They will be able to provide more reliable, firsthand insight into the company for you.
Dealing with your insurance company after a flood can be a frustrating, time-consuming process. However, your restoration company can make this process go more smoothly. Ask the restoration company ahead of time if they will work with your insurer to help your claim go through.
Finally, the best water damage restoration companies only employ high-quality trained, and licensed restoration technicians. While training and licensing vary by state, you can still get a sense of a company’s credentials by asking about the training and license their restoration contractors receive.
Having the right water damage restoration company can make all the difference when it comes to handling a water damage disaster effectively. All in all, we hope you find the tips above helpful for finding a company that works for you and that you give us a call at Crossroads Property Rescue if you ever deal with a water damage disaster in your home.