Tips to Pick the Best Commercial Property Restoration Company
When your commercial property is hit by severe weather, water damage, flooding, or a fire, it is important to hire a professional restoration service as quickly as possible to prevent further structural damage like mold and mildew or smoke damage. Whether or not you have business insurance may be a factor in who you hire, but restoration companies are a vital necessity to restoring your building back to normal safely and thoroughly.
Picking the restoration company that is right for you can be tricky. Follow these tips to help you find the construction restoration company that is right for your company.
- Choose local contractors.
Restoration companies that are local to your area tend to be the most available and accessible. Being close to your business, allows them to quickly arrive on the scene to assess the damage, mitigate any issues, and put together a plan to restore your building. They’ll know your company’s area and terrain, understanding the most common causes of issues like water damage and mold growth, so they are more likely to find the root cause of a problem faster.
- Make sure the restoration company is licensed and insured.
Before hiring anyone, ask to see a list of their credentials. An accredited restoration company will be happy to comply. Being licensed means the company’s met the rules and regulations for their profession and aren’t currently in any legal disputes. This also means the professionals in the company have received extensive training in their field of expertise. Only hire an insured restoration professional. If anything should go wrong to your building or property during the restoration process, the company’s insurance will cover the damages.
- How open is the company’s schedule?
Checking availability of a restoration company is extremely important. The longer you wait to restore your business, the more damage can occur, from increased mold and mildew to structural damage to set-in smoke odor. The sooner the company is available, the better. Get an estimated timeline of the scope of their work will help you decide if this company’s right for you.
- Know how to ask for a customer reference.
Ask the restoration company for a list of references from previous clients. Once given to you, call as many of the clients on the list as possible. Ask how they were referred to the company, what kind of job the company did, was it an emergency situation, was the company safe, thorough, and on-time based on their estimated timeline? Would they recommend them to others? Was the company’s quality of work top-notch? Also ask if the company works directly with the client’s insurance company. If you still aren’t sure, use sites like Angie’s list, Yelp, and Merchant Circle to help finalize your decision.
Choosing the contractor who is best for your commercial property can be a big decision. Picking a restoration company that helps with cleanup, mitigation, insurance needs, and reconstruction can be a great way to resolve your issues, restore your business, and reopen quickly. Not to mention, working with one reliable company can ease your mind and stress.