Notes from a Remodeling & General Contractor for the Wichita, KS Area
Smoke, fire, and water damage can often damage a home to the point where it can feel like a total lose. It can be devastating to a family or business. But that is where a good fire and water damage restoration service can help deal with your disaster. To find one, here are a few tips on what to look for when choosing a company to help restore your home or business in the Wichita KS area.
Check for IICRC S500 Certified in Professional Water Damage Restoration
The IICRC is a certifying body that provides a specific set of practical standards called S500. It is based on reliable restoration principles, research, practical experience, and information gathered from scientific community, trade associations, equipment manufacturers, schools, service companies, and insurance companies.
24 Hour / 7 Day a Week Emergency Response
When your water, fire, or smoke damage occurs, no one wants to wait any longer than necessary to get back into their home or get their business running again. You want someone that can respond quickly. Look for a phone numbers you can call day or night.
One Contractor for Mitigation & Rebuilding
Most restoration companies only handle the mitigation, leaving the average customer to deal with rebuilding on their own. This introduces the hassle of finding and bidding with multiple contractors. S&A Fire & Water Restoration is an example of a one stop solution to the entire process that has the experienced staff to handle everything.
Works with Insurance Carriers
Look for a fire and water damage restoration company that handles working with insurance carriers, adjusters, and you. Also check to see if they bill at industry standards or to insurance carriers’ pricing when applicable. In some cases, you can look to see if they are an Insurance Certificated Contractor like S&A Construction is with First Choice Repair.
Locally Licensed & Insured Company
Ask to see copies of the company’s current liability insurance, certifications, and licensing. A good sign is when they are posted on the fire and water restoration company’s web site like S&A Construction has done.
A+ Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
Look for an A+ rating from the BBB like S&A Construction has online. You can always use the BBB business review to verify the company’s information like the number of years in business and complaints (and if they were resolved).
No one look forwards to dealing with fire and water restoration. But if you to choose a reliable certified and licensed company, you will find that that it will make the situation more bearable.