When your home suffers from a fire, it can be devastating. After the fire is out and it’s time to pick up the pieces, know that you don’t have to do it alone. It may seem like an impossible task to get your home back to being livable again. Working with a good fire restoration company can get your home and your life back to normal. Here are three things that you need to look for in a good fire restoration company.
Check Their Certifications
There are many companies that claim they can safely restore your home after a fire. A good way to separate the sketchy companies from the legitimate ones is by checking their certifications. The main one to look for is a certification with the IICRC, which is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration Certification. This certification is recognized as one of the highest credentials a restoration company can receive. Dryman Construction has certifications with the IICRC, OSHA, and others. You don’t want to worry about trusting your home to just anyone. Checking their credentials is an easy way to ensure you are hiring true professionals.
You should also check with your friends and neighbors to ask about the professionalism of a fire restoration company. Checking reviews of the company online is a good idea as well. Most people will not recommend a company unless they are completely satisfied with their service.
Working With Insurance
When your home has suffered a fire, you are going to be focused on keeping your family safe and as comfortable as possible. It might take a while for your home to be cleaned and restored. Even if the fire didn’t take the entire house, it’s not usually safe to live in until the smoke and soot have been cleaned. When you are focusing on basic survival, the last thing you want to do is go back and forth with an insurance company. Look for a fire restoration company that will work with your insurance so you can focus on your family.
Upfront Costs and Timelines
Most reputable fire restoration companies will provide a free estimate and work with your budget. In addition to that, look for a company that will give you the upfront costs every step of the way. It’s hard enough dealing with the expenses of surviving until your home is restored. There is no reason for a company to throw unexpected costs at you during this stressful time. You’ll also want a straightforward timeline of when the project will be completed. These things make it easier for you to plan for costs and living arrangements while your home is restored.
At Dryman Construction, we know how devastating a fire can be to your home and your life. Our team has over 70 years of combined experience with construction, fire, and water restoration. We will work with your insurance provider and you every step of the way to get you back into your home as quickly and safely as possible. Check out all we do and how we can help you here.