What Should You Look For When Hiring A Water Restoration Contractor?
Your home is the center where you live, love and enjoy your family and it has taken a great deal of time and work to make it just the way you want it. Just because you have a problem, such as water damage, from any number of sources, does not mean that you should, at this point, hire just anyone to take care of it for you. You will want to have a crew that is qualified to perform this work and certified by at least one of the industry certification agencies to ensure it is done correctly and in a timely manner.
The Internet, as it has done in many other areas of our lives, made this research into just the right Daytona water damage restoration company easier. You will be able to read the information presented for each company you are considering and also notice any of the credentials they present. An interesting point is that most certification seals are clickable links which take you to that certifying agency for verification of status.
This search for the right water damage company in Daytona can begin with a conversation with anyone you know who has had this type of damage occur in their home. They should be in a good position of telling you who they used and what they thought of that company.
Your insurance company, as you are calling them after the water damage near Daytona occurs as your first call. They are not allowed to tell you which company to use, in most jurisdictions, however, they can provide you a list of companies in your area that have proven effective over the years.
You will want to have a talk with the representative of each restoration company you are considering, hopefully, in your home. They will need to see what has happened, and you should not consider them, seriously, unless they do this walk through. You should also solicit references from them and ask as many questions as you have about what they have done, can do for you and how much it might cost you.
A short list of the things to look for when contemplating hiring a water restoration contractor will include:
1. Are they local, long-term and accessible through normal communication channels?
2. Do they have appropriate certification credentials, such as from IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration Certification) which affirms their compliance to industry standards?
3. Are references local and verifiable?
4. Do they have many testimonials on their website, aside from the references they offer, that attest to their quality of workmanship and their attention to detail?
5. Do the personnel you deal with present themselves as professionals with ready answers to most questions you have?
6. Do they list the steps they will be taking to help you recover from the damages you have incurred in a way that is understandable?
7. Do they have a customer service department that is available when you need to talk to them?
The work you are asking them to do is to get your home back in shape after a dangerous situation, so you need the peace of mind that they are going to treat your home the way you have been all this time.