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How to Choose a Restoration Company

Your home is an oasis from the outside world. It's where you feel comfortable and relaxed. All of that changes, however, when the structure becomes compromised. Water damage, fire and other issues can significantly impact your home's structural integrity. You need professionals who can fix the problem with ease. Learn how you can pick a restoration company that will return the home to normal once again.

Distinct Damage Types

Most people don't think about restoration services until they need them. Every company offers their own mixture of services. You need to have a good grasp of the damage that's involved. Treating mold is much different than restoring fire damage, for example.

Once you know that a restoration professional is necessary, research companies that specialize in your property damage. They'll have the required tools to remove and replace the damaged materials with ease. In fact, companies that service a particular niche will refer you to another professional if they can't adequately serve you.

Minor or Major Damages?

A reputable, restoration company will service your needs regardless of the damage's extent. Invite the experts to your home so that they can see the damage in person. No quality company can give an accurate estimate over the phone.

They'll observe the damages, take photos and draw up a rough estimate. Damages that appear minor may not be the case. Severe damages, such as water permeating kitchen cabinets, can cause significant material loss.

It's critical to call the restoration experts as soon as possible. Most damages, including water, will only worsen over time.

Read up on Reviews

Don't randomly choose a company from a local listing. Research restoration professionals by going online. Reviews posted by real customers will give you a good perspective of their business practices.

Word of mouth is still applicable in today's business world too. Ask friends and relatives about their suggestions. Many companies rely on a stellar reputation to move the business ahead. Consider both the positive and negative reactions to the companies. Everyone will have their opinion on a service.

Be wary of any company that doesn't offer their license number or physical address. There are questionable contractors out there.

Why Service Masters CRS

Our location has been in business for about 17 years. During this time frame, we've served the local community with restoration practices that transform your property.

Fire damage, mold remediation and other services are core to our identity. Every customer is greeted by our team with a brand that they can trust. Each one of our employees goes through background checks and extensive training so that they can bring you the best service around town.

We also make the insurance-claim process as simple as possible. You don't deal with insurance every day, but we do. Working with your provider is part of our stellar service.

Contact Service Masters today at 208-344-5511. Our team can evaluate your property, create an accurate quote and move forward with the repairs. There's no job that we cannot tackle. It's our pleasure to serve your needs.

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24 comments on “How to Choose a Restoration Company”

  1. My basement flooded yesterday and my husband and I have been trying to clean it up ourselves but we have not been successful. We are thinking about hiring a professional food damage company and we want to choose a company that responds quickly and gets to your home within an hour of your call. This would be great for us because we don't want to let the water damage get any worse by waiting a day or two for the company to come. Also, you make a great point that you should read reviews from previous clients to see if they provide great customer service and have a good reputation in the community.

  2. Thank you for sharing the advice that when looking for a water damage repair company you should read reviews from their previous clients. This way I can see if their customers were satisfied with the quality of their service and if they were easy to work with. I have noticed some puddles building up in the corners of my basement and it would be great to find a company that is willing to come to my home and view the damage before giving me a price estimate because this way I can know what I am paying for.

  3. I like that you talked about the importance of reading the reviews for a restoration service before you decide to hire them. My wife and I are thinking of finding a restoration service because of a bit of flooding in my daughter's room, and I want to make sure that we can rely on them. If we decide to hire professional help, I will be sure to choose a restoration service that has good reviews.

  4. I like the tip that you gave to check the reviews of a restoration service before you decide to hire them. My wife and I might need to hire a restoration service if our pipe bursts again, and it would be important for us to know that we have hired a good one. If we need to hire one, I will be sure to check their reviews beforehand.

  5. My sister went home last night and noticed that there's water on his carpet and floor. It was explained here that when dealing with water damage restoration, she should identify the damage type. Furthermore, it's recommended to hire professionals when dealing with water damage restoration.

  6. My friend recently had a fire in his kitchen. He needs to find a company that can help him with restoration. He's overwhelmed right now, so I want to help him out. It's good to know that you want to do careful research to find the best company. I'll have to make sure the company has a physical address to show they are reputable, like you mentioned.

  7. It was helpful when you said to read reviews and ask for referrals when looking for a restoration company. It makes sense that would help one determine if a company provides good service. One of my friends lives close to the lake, so he could use a good restoration service for his home. Thanks for all the great tips on how to choose one.

  8. I really appreciate your tip to look into companies that specialize in water damage when you want to fix something. My wife and I are concerned that the lake that is next to our house is going to cause some problems if there is any flooding in our basement originating from it. I will be sure to tell my wife that we should try and find a company that specializes in dealing with water damage if our basement does flood!

  9. I had a good friend of mine tell me her worries about water damage. She wants to get her home's basement fixed up because of this. It might be useful for her to know that choosing a good service means picking someone with good reviews from a public audience.

  10. I liked your suggestion to do some research and read up on reviews so that you have an idea for their reputation. My friend has some water damage in her home, but doesn't really know how to go about fixing it. I'm sure that by doing this, she can end up getting the kind of help that she needs.

  11. I would say you need to remove the drywall higher than 1 foot, depending on how long the water was sitting. If it was over 1 week go for 1 1/2 foot above the water line. Also, do not forget the door jams. Many miss the jams themselves or the molding in the area or the window sills. It can get into those areas very quickly. Plus, it can get into cracks and show up in other places.

  12. I like your advice about inviting experts to your home in order to allow them to see the damage in person. When it comes to mold, it's best to hire a remediation service that can act fast and rid your property of the issue. If I noticed any signs of mold in my home, I would make sure to contact a reliable cleaning service in order to make my home habitable once more.

  13. Thanks for the tip about reading reviews when choosing a damage contractor. Finding someone with good reviews would really be helpful. My husband and I are looking for a demolition contractor, so we'll have to check their reviews.

  14. My sister saw water on the floor of her kitchen because of a leak and damaged her flooring. It was explained here that when looking for water damage restoration service, she needs to consider the type of damage and read reviews of the company. Furthermore, it's recommended to hire professionals for quality water damage restoration.

  15. It's interesting that you've talked about specialized property damage services. I didn't realize that this was something that I would need to look for, but it would really help our search. We'll be sure to look for people who specialize in our specific area so that we get the right kind of help.

  16. I'll be sure to look at the distinct damage types before I hire a damage restoration company as you suggest which is why I will look into companies that specialize in fire damage. If it pays to pay attention if the damages are minor or major as you said, I'll look into that as well. Reading up on reviews as you stated is also a good idea to know who to call so I'll do this next time I look at a company that I should call for another kitchen fire restoration.

  17. Recently one of my friends had a house fire, luckily they got it before it got worse though. This got me thinking about fire damage restoration services and how much damage is too much. I bet it would be very important to have someone look at the damage before getting a quote for the restoration.

  18. I'm sure you need to first have a restoration company determine if the damage to your home is minor or major. That will help you see if there is significant loss, like you said. You will also need to know how urgent the restoration or repair is.

  19. I wasn't aware that restoration companies can be categorized into different types depending on the source it came from. Since the pipes that could have burst was clean water, I think I will consider hiring someone. The basement was persistently wet but the minor damage may become a major one if it isn't addressed soon.

  20. Thanks for the tip about considering the reviews of a damage contractor. It would make sense to find someone who has good reviews. I'm looking for a damage contractor, so I'll have to check their reviews first.

  21. My brother's kitchen was soaked and he wants to have it restored right away because it looks drenched. It was explained here that when looking for a restoration company, she should read up the reviews of the company before hiring them. Furthermore, it's recommended to hire professionals for quality water damage restoration services.

  22. I have noticed some mold build up in my basement and I want to find a mold removal company before it gest any worse. You make a great point that I should read reviews about potential companies. This way I can be sure that they provide quality service and get rid of mold issues completely without any issues.

  23. Thanks for these tips on how to find a good asbestos removal service. I agree that you want to consider word of mouth recommendations and reviews, as you say. My husband and I are looking for an asbestos service, so we'll have to check their recommendations first.

  24. Thanks for these tips on how to find a good cleaning service. I agree that you want to consider friends and relative's recommendations to help out. My husband and I are looking for someone to check our home for asbestos, so we'll have to consider what friends have to say first.

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