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Water Restoration 101: Choosing a Restoration Company



After a flood of any kind choosing a restoration company to clean your home or business can be challenging to say the least. You want to choose a company that you trust, but you need them to eliminate the water right away, so you may not necessarily have the time to do the research prior to an emergency situation. Here’s some tips on how to choose the company that will work best for you, before a disaster hits!

Choose a well-respected restoration company

  • Take your time looking over reviews of the company to ensure they will be easy and friendly to work with.

  • Word of mouth recommendations often come from individuals that you trust, so don’t be afraid to ask around!

IICRC Certified Technicians

  • IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) technicians have been properly trained in water restoration and know how to clean and restore the damage, the right way.

  • Choosing a company that has IICRC certified technicians adds to the legitimacy of the business and should give you peace of mind.

Read the contract

  • Just like any other contract, make sure you read it over thoroughly to ensure there are no surprises down the line.

  • Many restoration companies work directly with your insurance company so be sure to ask any questions that you may have.


Check with your insurance company

  • Get recommendations from your insurance agent to find out which local restoration company is your best to use.

Fast Response Time

  • Make sure to choose a company that offers fast response times as it is crucial in preventing additional damage.

  • Companies that are available 24/7 are also good to look for. After all, it never seems like accidents happen during normal business hours.

Have a plan

  • It’s a good idea to identify a water restoration company to work with prior to any water damage.

  • Do your research, find a reputable company and save their contact information in case of emergency.

When water takes on your home or business there is no time to waste! Do your research and choose a water restoration company to work with prior to an emergency situation in order to save you from extended damage.

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