If you’ve experienced a sudden disaster in your home, it can be difficult to know what to do, who to call, or whether you need restoration services at all. To determine the answer to that question, we believe you should ask yourself 3 things to determine when it’s time to call a restoration company:
- Was the damage enough that I called my insurance to inquire into coverage?
- Could water have seeped into materials in my home that I may not be able to see (into drywall, under floors, etc.)
- Has my home been damaged by something that could be hazardous to my health? (Concealed water, fire, smoke/odors, mold, sewage)
If you answered yes to any of the above, it is time to get a professional involved. A professional restoration company will be able to determine what needs to happen, or what isn’t necessary, to ensure the safety of your home or business.
Although not every disaster is going to be covered by your insurance, we do work within the claims process all the time. A restoration company already has the professional knowledge and tools to be able to identify, execute, document, and submit all work to your insurance adjuster. There are times when a loss may not be covered, in which case we can still do the work. In that case, we work directly with you throughout the restoration process. If it would be helpful to you, we do offer financing options for those situations. Click here for more information on financing.
The thing to remember about water is that it can seep into places that you can’t see, such us under floors or behind drywall. However, just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t causing extensive damage; to the contrary. If moisture is left to sit, it can quickly cause mold and snowball into bigger health hazards and problems in the long run. That’s why our advice is to have water damage taken care of immediately.
There are some types of disasters that can be very dangerous, and always require a professional. Some examples are sewage, fires that cause smoke/odor, or mold. Restoration professionals are trained to mitigate those types of hazards with specific products, processes, protective gear, and equipment. When it comes to sewage, smoke, or mold, the health risks are too high to do anything other than hire someone who is trained in restoration.
At the end of the day, if you are still questioning whether you need a professional restorer, just call. The health and safety of you and your family is too important to question whether your home is a safe environment. After all, that is why we’re here, and why we do what we do for you.
Check out the Dan the Restoration Man video on this topic here.