When disaster like fire or flood damages your commercial building, it is important to start the restoration process as quickly as possible. Choosing the right restoration company is an important step to getting your building back to normal. What should you look for when choosing a restoration company? Here are a few tips and questions to ask during the recruiting process.
What to Look for In a Disaster Restoration Company
Do they offer an immediate response team? A professional restoration company like A&J Property Restoration will have a team ready to respond to an emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An immediate response to your emergency means just that – a response within one hour of your call, regardless of the time of day. Disasters can happen at any time – and a restoration company is always prepared. If your company does not offer 24/7 response times, consider finding one that does.
Licensed professionals that can provide proof of insurance and, if possible, professional training. If you find a restoration company that you’d like to hire, ask for proof of insurance and any additional training certifications the team may hold. At A&J, we’ve served the Madison and Milwaukee areas with commercial restoration for over 35 years. Our technicians are highly skilled and up to date on the latest techniques for emergency services. We are fully insured and are part of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification organization.
Ask for references. Providing professional references will not be a problem for a true restoration company. Actively seek out these reviews from websites and other online sources. Also feel free to ask your company for professional references to contact yourself.
What type of damage have you experienced? Some restoration companies are skilled in minor damage, while others have the equipment and experience to handle larger jobs. Have your restoration company provide an estimate of all damage repairs.
When to call a Restoration Company
When damage arise from a natural disaster like fire or water, it’s important to have a restoration team begin the restoration as quickly as possible. If you experience water damage, it is critical to bring in a professional immediately to help prevent mold and mildew. Mold can begin growing on your property in as quickly as a few hours, that only increases in severity the longer it goes untreated.
Fire damage requires a restoration company as soon as emergency services have vacated the premises and given the all clear.