7 Services from a Home Restoration Company

Once a loss occurs, it is important to secure the property from further damage. Either you or the insurer can hire the services of a general contractor or a fire and water damage restoration company. These firms provide a range of services that may include some or all of the following:

  1. Securing the site against further damage
  2. Estimating structural damage
  3. Repairing structural damage
  4. Estimating the cost to repair or renew items of personal property
  5. Packing, transportation, and storing household items
  6. Securing appropriate cleaning or repair subcontractors
  7. Storing repaired items until needed

Hiring a Home Restoration Service

Write down names and numbers of full-service water restoration companies that specialize in securing homes, inventory and removal of contents and 24-hour emergency service. You can call and ask for an estimate before deciding on a service.

Click here for a list of things to consider and questions to ask when hiring a restorer or contractor.

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For More Information

Restoration Industry Association (RIA): Find a Certified Pro — A searchable database of certified professionals. RIA is the oldest and largest trade association representing the restoration and reconstruction industry

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC): Locate a Certified Professional  — Searchable list of certified professional. The IICRC is a certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries.