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How to Choose a Fire Restoration Company

What to Look for and What to Avoid

No one wants to experience a house fire. But if the worst should happen, you want to make sure you have a fire restoration company that can restore your house to its former beauty without charging too much or making you deal with red tape. Picking the right company can seem overwhelming, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you know what to look for and what to avoid.
Make sure the fire restoration company is licensed, insured, and certified

Looking for these three things when choosing a fire restoration company helps you choose one that is reputable and knowledgeable. If something goes wrong during the restoration, you want to know you are dealing with a company that can cover the cost should anything go wrong on their end. You also want a company that will finish the work quickly and for the amount quoted. If you choose a company that isn’t licensed or insured, they could take your money and never deliver the work promised, or do it in a much longer timeframe. Certification ensures the company knows about fire restoration, since they took the courses necessary to receive a certification.

Experience and good reviews

Ask the owner how many years of experience he and his employees have with fire restoration. While a new fire restoration technician could be a good fit as well, hiring someone with years of experience can help you rest assured your home will be properly restored. Also take a look at their company reviews. If their reviews are mostly positive, you can feel confident you’re hiring someone who will take good care of your home.

Make sure they work directly with your insurance company

Talking to insurance companies and dealing with the headache of claims and benefits after a house fire adds to an already stressful situation. Pick a company who will work directly with your insurance company, saving you the hassle of being the middleman. This will save you from having to call both your insurance company and your fire restoration company repeatedly, as all communication will be handled by the restoration company.

Available 24/7

Fires can happen at any time, and when they do, you want answers and help right away. Instead of waiting to call your fire restoration company when they open in the morning, find a company that will talk to you any time you call—whether it’s at 3 a.m. or 3 p.m. Having around-the-clock availability ensures you get answers when you need them the most, and that your concerns will be taken care of immediately.

If you are looking for a fire restoration company that meets all of the above criteria, contact Atlantic Property Restoration. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced staff are ready to help you with any questions you might have.

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