Unfortunately, severe weather, flooding, and even fire can be a fact of life. If you should ever find yourself a victim of these difficult circumstances, it is crucial to hire a local reputable company to lead you through the process of restoring your home to its original state. Things can turn stressful fast when disaster strikes; a good home restoration service will help relieve your stress and support you in reclaiming your home, all within a reasonable amount of time. A knowledgeable and experienced restoration service provider will know how to do all these with minimal alteration, if any, to your home’s original structure.
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Ask your friends, neighbors, and co-workers for recommendations of licensed and insured contractors local to your area. Contact a couple of contractors and have them assess the damage to your home.
After the inspection, ask for a project estimate. This preliminary expense report will be produced in cooperation with your insurance provider and should give all parties a good idea of the project scope, its expected budget, and its timeframe. Study each company’s estimates properly, and take care not to be swayed by the lowest bid or the biggest promises. Ask questions if necessary; besides understanding what will be done, you want to know why they are being done as well.
Also, study your home’s insurance policy and determine the extent of coverage provided by your insurer so as to make sure that you stay within your budget. You want to make sure that the estimates are both reasonable and accurate, and you want to weed out restoration companies that will simply give you more grief than you’re already dealing with.
Once you’ve made your choice of contractor, work together to come up with a detailed agreement that maps out each phase of the work to be done. Make sure that you are on the same page in terms of project schedule, expected cost, and scope. Communication is key.
As soon as everything is in place, you’re all set for cleanup and restoration. Depending on the damage, the project may entail water extraction (for floods), replacing your drywall, mold remediation, or removing debris (for earthquakes and storms), among other things. (NOTE: Please check if the client offers all these services. Also, they may want to add certain services that they want to highlight.)
As your home is restored to a livable state room by room, review the progress against your initial agreement with the restoration company. If you’ve chosen a reputable and competent contracting company, then you would have already done the better part of your job by this point and can now leave your house to their capable hands.
What Should You Expect?
When a disaster hits an area, you will find that the demand for trustworthy and competent contractors will far outnumber your local supply. Resist the temptation to contract an out-of-town service provider, and more importantly, do not allow yourself to settle for the first proposal that lands your way. While it is only natural that you want to get things done as quickly as possible, allow yourself to take the extra time and caution when it comes to choosing a contractor. You want the job done quickly, but you also want it done right the first time around.
We are happy to work directly with your insurance company to optimize your claim. We have long-term relationships with several local insurance companies and adjusters and have built a solid reputation with both Buddy’s Carpet Care and Tuft Aide Restoration.
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