What You Need to Know If Something Happens to Your Home
Sometimes the unthinkable happens. Homeowners lose their properties because of a fire, flood or another disaster. When it happens, they’re shocked, confused and grieving for what they’ve lost. Things can be replaced, but there’s no way to regain precious memories and personal items when they’ve been destroyed by an act of nature. When it happens, families often aren’t sure what to do next. Insurance usually pays for a restoration contractor to help clean up and rebuild, but it’s hard to know who to choose. Here’s what you need to know about choosing a contractor after a disaster.
Work with an Experienced Company
When you experience a disaster, everyone you know often wants to help. It seems like it could save you money to let volunteers pitch in or hire your friend’s. Choose a company that has experience with restoration and can handle the process with professionalism.
Check reviews and references and ask any company you’re considering about work they’ve done in the past. Before and after photos can give you an idea of what kind of damage they have repaired for other clients.
Don’t Just Hire a Cleaning Service
If you have smoke damage or flooding, some companies offer to clean your carpet, repaint your walls and scrub away the smell. They might be great at everyday cleaning, but fires and floods do damage that goes far below the surface. Smoke can leave toxins in your walls and water seeps into insulation and support beams, which can cause wood rot, mold and mildew that grows where you can’t see it.
Hire a Contractor Who Understands Insurance Companies
Some contractors will work with your insurance company to get your claim processed quickly. When you’re recovering from a disaster, having someone who understands the procedure and is on your side can take some of the stress out of what you’re facing.
At Peak Construction, we have been a State Farm Premier Service Program Vendor for years, and we work with many other insurance companies for homeowners claims. Contact us today to speak with one of our Insurance Restoration Contractors.