If your home has fallen victim to an unexpected disaster or catastrophe, it’s only natural that you’d want only the best restoration company to get things back to normal. At the same time, it’s essential that you choose a qualified and experienced company that’s going to stand behind their work. To help take the guesswork and confusion out of the process, our team at Total Restore has assembled this guide that explains the best way to choose the right restoration company. You’ll avoid some of the most common mistakes made by homeowners and get your home to pre-disaster condition as quickly as possible.
Tip #1 – Ask Your Insurance Agent
The first place to start when looking for suggestions for a restoration company is to ask your insurance agent. Since your agent is the most likely person to have close relationships and familiarity with restoration companies in your area, it makes sense to ask them for recommendations first. They can tell you their top choices for companies based on their specialties such as fire, water, or foundational damage repair and restoration. Similarly, they will also likely be able to recommend companies to avoid based on previous negative experiences.
Tip #2 – Browse Your City’s Recommended Insured & Bonded Restoration Companies
As you start your search for the right restoration company, always consider hiring local! You can check with your local Chamber of Commerce or local trade associations for licensed and bonded companies located in your area. These types of organizations will be able to point you in the right direction and help you keep your business local. Local companies will have a better familiarity with homes in your area along with their unique challenges and needs.
Tip #3 – Consult Your Neighbors or Friends
Reaching out to your neighbors or close friends who live in your area is another great way to get recommendations for a restoration company. If they have been through a similar situation, they’ll likely be able to tell you which companies to trust or which companies to avoid based on their experience. You may also learn about the expected cost, timeline, or other facts about their restoration project.
Tip #4 – Consider Your Home’s Specific Needs
Remember, no two home restoration projects are the same. This means that it’s especially important to verify that a potential restoration company is equipped to handle your home’s unique restoration needs. If your restoration project calls for specialized skills related to mold remediation, fire and smoke damage, water damage, or foundational issues – make sure the company you choose has a proven track record for performing similar work. As always, verify that the company has the proper credentials and certifications for the work they intend to perform.