Hiring Water Damage Restoration Company? Tips to Consider to Find the Right Pros

water damage scrapping roofWhen hiring a water damage restoration company, you want at professional job at a fair price. You want your home and daily routine restored to normal after a stressful water damage event. You want your life back. It’s important to remember, too, that the people you contract to accomplish this will be working inside your home and interfacing with you and your household. For all these reasons and more, do your homework and determine a few of things in advance about the company you hire to get the job done.

Here are some tips for hiring a water damage restoration company:

  • Look for an established company with Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. The IICRC is an industry trade organization that establishes professional standards for water restoration.
  • A fair, accurate price begins with a proper inspection and estimate. Ask for a “not to exceed” estimate in writing. If you decide to contract for the services, get a complete written agreement and read it fully before you sign.
  • Know anybody who’s had water damage restoration? Ask them about local recommendations. Meanwhile, ask any potential water damage contractors for local references and check them.
  • Check with your state’s contractor licensing website to see if the company is a licensed contractor. Make sure the license is valid and current.
  • Any established professional water damage restoration company will carry complete liability insurance coverage for any damage that might occur. Their employees will also be protected by workman’s compensation insurance. You can ask for written verification of these policies.
  • Bonding protects you from any financial liability if the company defaults on payment to others. A water restoration company should be bonded and happy to show proof.

For more tips on hiring a water damage restoration company you can trust, contact Rytech today.

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