Get to know your options and make sure to read their reviews from their website and ask for certifications. Water damage restoration is not something that anyone can do, in fact, the proper equipment and chemicals aren’t even available to those who are not properly trained, licensed, and insured in this field. These licenses and certifications cost thousands and thousands of dollars each year to renew, not to mention the countless hours to get trained. Someone not trained properly will not know how to completely dry a structure or prevent mold growth.
Hiring an amateur or someone who considers themselves a handyman (or plumber with water damage experience) will lead to future problems and a bigger bill in the long run.
Often the costs are triple what a normal emergency restoration company would charge in the first place. SERVPRO has systems in place to guarantee accurate, fair, and consistent pricing using Xactimate. If you are filing your water damage as an insurance claim then the bill will be approved, finalized, and processed efficiently through both SERVPRO and your insurance adjuster to make sure it is accurate, fair, and correct.
By calling SERVPRO during a large local weather event, you will automatically be put into the system and you will be seen by either us or a “Storm Team” who come to our area from other states to help with large-scale disaster recovery.