When looking to hire a restoration company for your home after water or fire damage, calling the first one that pops up on Google is usually not the best idea. When it comes to hiring a restoration company, it is important to do your research. You want to know that the company you are hiring is reputable, insured, and licensed.
Hiring a restoration company can be stressful after going through water or fire damage in your home. Take the time to find a reputable company to do the work so that you don't run into any issues later on because of shoddy workmanship or problems with your insurance company. There are some key elements that you should keep in mind before you decide who to hire.
You must check whether the home restoration company is accredited by IICRC or OSHA (or better yet, both). Companies that value training, certifications, and their employees tend to use safe and approved methods to handle the job and get excellent results. There are specific training and experience requirements for these certifications. Home restoration companies that have these certifications freely advertise them. Feel free to ask for the certificate before hiring the company.
Aside from the specialized training and certifications in the restoration industry, you'll want to consider hiring a company that has a depth of experience working with insurance carriers on these types of projects. Selecting a company that is not accustomed to working with insurance and mortgage companies (if you have a mortgage on your home, your mortgage company will be involved in the restoration process of your home) tends to slow the process and will also make it more difficult for the homeowner.
Home restoration companies need to be insured for any damage that might occur while working. Furthermore, if you find a company that works closely with the insurance industry, such as Mammoth Restoration, these companies typically carry more insurance than other companies that do not partner with the insurance community.
Companies that know what they are doing are very confident when on duty and communicating with you before the job. Consider calling the home restoration company you want to hire at least twice and see how they communicate with you. While waiting is fine, if you have to wait too long for a response, this is a red flag.
You should only work with companies that promise to be there for you 24/7/365. Check whether the home restoration company is ready to come to your aid any time of the day or night.
If you are having trouble finding a reliable home restoration company that can respond quickly, give us a call, and we'll be there for you! And if you're in New Jersey, we'll come to your aid regardless of whether it's water damage, fire, or mold restoration! Call us at 609.859.5600 or email us.