Exactly what a homeowner feels upon seeing their home go up in smoke and water being sprayed upon all of their household belongings is something only someone that has been through it can describe. Seeing smoke billowing out, flames shooting through the roof and firefighters scampering throughout the home are disturbing to say the least. Once the flurry is subdued a homeowner will need to start working with an insurance professional and a professional emergency restoration service company to get life started in the right direction once again.
It is important for homeowners to know what they are getting into when looking forward to the proper fire and water damage restoration. The steps are; a site review, an assessed financial figure, repair, an insurance plan and a final inspection for quality.
It is important to get off on the right foot when it comes to restoration services. A site review will make sure that this happens for homeowners. A professional will come out and look at the damage. This may be done in conjunction with an insurance reviewer. The restoration professional will come out and examine for complete devastation, partial devastation for items that can be repaired and things that are normal and without damage. Depending on the fire and water damage nothing may be left in the last category.
For this first step and each step here after homeowners need to make sure that the restoration company that they are dealing with is reputable and have proven themselves with restoration services in the past. It is important that as a professional service they know what they are doing and don’t hesitate when it comes to getting their clients affordable prices along with a quick turnaround for work to be completed.
A financial figure is often something that needs to be reviewed bit by bit. Not only does a review need to be complete to ensure everything has been included but it should also stand its own when compared amongst other companies quotes. When comparing quotes homeowners must see what is being paid for and determine between the companies that they have sought out quotes from which offers the greatest amount of services at the most reasonable price in the quickest time frame. When all of those elements mesh than a homeowner can feel at ease with the company chosen to provide fire restoration to the home.
The next step is the actual work phase of the equation. Your fire restoration project will begin and given the size of the home and damage needing to be fixed a project manager will guide the project from start to finish. This person will be the one in charge of seeing that work is completed in a timely fashion and up to the standards set forth in the quote/contract between the homeowner, insurance company and restoration service firm. Fire restoration is a complicated procedure that must be completed correctly to avoid future damage to the home.
The next step will be for the claims to be submitted to the insurance company for payment. Many restoration companies will help a homeowner through this process. They have been through it many more times than the average homeowners therefore know loop holes and procedures before submitting claims.
When the restoration firm has completed work on the home a group of quality inspectors will come out and examine the property. They will put the home through test for air quality, moisture, etc… and if something is not right will ensure that the problem is dealt with before the final stamp of approval is given on the project. This ensures that many checks and balances have been done and that the fire restoration to the property is done in the correct manner.