Property loss from fire can be a difficult situation to the owner of house. That is why it is very important to choose a qualified fire restoration contractor who will help you at such a time. The contractor you choose should be in a position to answer all your questions and guide you properly through the restoration process in the right time and to your satisfaction. A restoration company should be certified and meet very strict standards, this is to ensure that the restoration processes are properly done to ensure health safety of the house occupants afterwards. The following tips will guide you on how to select the best water damage and fire restoration contractor.
Do not choose a family member or a friend in the fire restoration business.
Doing business with close friends or family members mostly ends horribly. These people are reluctant in their job because at the back of their mind they think you are friend or family member and not a client. Do not think of saving money or avoiding the right procedures by choosing a family member or a friend to help you after a fire struck your house. It ends up harming the relationship and even takes much longer time and more cash.
Do not choose the contractor who build your home.
Home constructors are only good in their building work. They lack the required equipment, skills and experience when it comes to fire restoration needs. Remember house construction contractors are not trained in the fire restoration sector, so mostly they will not do what should be done. Also, they do not understand the right procedures to deal with smoke remains from fire and odor removal. You need to choose a contractor with the right methods of reconstruction, repairs and the right skills to deal with the dangerous materials and structural conditions after a fire hazard occurred.
Choose a contractor with enough experience with insurance companies.
As a policy holder, you need compensation from the insurance company after the fire risk you insured occurs. For you to get compensated, you need to inform the insurance company about the loss and present the necessary documents. The fire damage restoration contractor you choose should be familiar with all these procedures and help you estimate the loss incurred. They should meet all requirements from insurance companies and also should have a software for estimation purposes. If the estimate your fire restoration company provides does not meet the insurance requirements, your claim will be rejected.
Do not choose a cleaning service.
House and carpet cleaning providers are perfect for day to day activities, but do not make a mistake of hiring them after a fire disaster to clean your house. Cleaning service contractors do not have the skills and requirements to clean a house after a fire occurred. Smoke from the fire goes deep into the walls, to remove it a qualified fire damage restoration contractor should be employed. If the smoke is not completely removed, molds will start growing on the walls after some time which bring serious health complications. The walls are also weakened by fire and if not properly reconstructed, they might crumble causing more disaster.