No homeowner wants their home to be damaged by a storm, flood or fire. Unfortunately, there are times when such occurrences can’t be avoided and once they do, they can cause significant damage to the entire structure. Once it’s done, however, there isn’t much left you can do but pick up the pieces, begin again and have your home fixed up. It may seem overwhelming at first but it helps to know what to expect from the process.
In this article, the flooding repair experts of Action Restoration explain what to expect if you’re having your home restored after a storm, flood or fire.
Before the restoration process of your home can get underway, your local home restoration experts will arrive at your property to assess the damage and see what’s needed for repairs. During this stage, they’ll also conduct hazardous material testing for asbestos and lead or check if there’s any need for water mitigation services.
Once the survey is over, your contractor as well as your insurance company will give you a written estimate. There are some instances when your home restoration professional will give a larger estimate but when they do, make sure it’s because the amount addresses every need for thorough repairs or any necessary upgrades that will bring your home up to code.
Negotiations With Insurance Company
After the estimates are given to you and your insurance providers, you can ask your contractors to negotiate with the insurance company to settle your insurance claims, provided the restoration experts provide such services. To do this, your contractor will have to come to your property and meet the insurance adjuster on site so they can agree on what the repair scope is. If they agree, they can negotiate price within the scope, alleviating you of some of the financial burden of a storm or flood restoration.
When you’re in the process of having your home restored after a disaster, you can expect the restoration process to take a significant amount of time. With that in mind, exercise patience with the project and your contractors as much as possible. By doing so, there’ll be less interruptions and your home will be restored just as you remember it eventually.
Need flood damage repair experts to conduct some work in your home? Turn to Action Restoration, the area’s number one expert in water and fire damage restoration services. Give us a call at (616) 200-8946 or fill out our contact form today.