It may not seem like much on the surface, but the damage could run deep into the foundations and frame of your home. It doesn’t matter if the problem is in your basement or throughout your home, getting it fixed is the only way for life to return how it was before.
Hire a Water Damage Contractor Not a Home Remodeler
When you see the water damage to your home from a flood, you might think it’s easier to higher someone to just remodel the area. You’ve always wanted to have a larger bathroom anyway, right? This isn’t a good idea.
While a general contractor can help build you an addition, they’re not familiar with the ins and out of water damage and how it impacts your home. Only someone trained and licensed has the expertise to remedy the problems, so you don’t have a relapse down the line.
It just takes one mistake by someone not qualified to do extensive damage now or down the line.
Work with the Insurance Company
If there is extensive water damage in your home, odds are you’ve made a homeowner’s insurance claim. The water damage company you choose should be well-versed in working with insurance companies and knowing what is covered and what isn’t.
The insurance company will work with the water damage company to deal with everything from water damage to potential mold remediation.
If the company does something different than what the insurance company wants, then you’ll be on the hook for paying. Make sure you choose a company that follows the recommendation and rules of your insurance provider.
Check Out Companies Online
We live in a digital world and websites like Yelp and Facebook give customers a place to provide unbiased reviews of companies and lets you see how the companies respond to them. The occasional bad review is going to happen but check out how many people praise their service and pricing.
If the company is notorious for being difficult to contact or doing shoddy work, then move on to someone else.
Also, don’t be afraid to ask companies for references. Online reviews and in-person contact are great ways to see how others feel about the company and their work. Choose a company that has a good reputation and is someone you want to work with.
Choose Wisely for Best Results
While you want everything fixed fast, don’t be hasty in choosing a water damage contractor. You might even find recommendations from your insurance company on people they regularly work with. The right decision means your home will look beautiful again in no time.
If you need the help of water damage and mold remediation experts, then please contact us today.