How to Find a Quality Restoration Company in 2023
By Admin | March 22, 2023
Dealing with the fallout caused by a natural disaster is heartbreaking. On the one hand, you’ve got to deal with the emotional turmoil that comes with losing personal items or even your home. On the other hand, you’ve got to think about the physical damage to your property and what you will do to remediate that damage. If you’re like most home or business owners, hiring a fire, water, or storm restoration company is the first step to take.
Unfortunately, many restoration contractors in Minnesota fail to meet expectations, whether it’s through shoddy work, deceptive practices, outrageous pricing, or a combination of all three. Fortunately, there are steps you can take and questions you can ask that will help you find a quality restoration company that has your best interests at heart.
By keeping these tips in mind, you should be able to narrow down your search until you find the restoration service that meets (and hopefully exceeds) your needs. But first, let’s look at why it’s so important to hire a top-quality restoration company in the North Star State.
The Importance of a Top-Quality Restoration Contractor
Finding an experienced restoration contractor who takes a careful yet comprehensive approach to natural disaster damage is easier said than done. However, it’s a crucial part of the remediation process. A great restoration company will have the tools and training to get the job done right the first time so that your home is restored properly.
There are many reasons why you should do your due diligence when selecting a restoration partner:
One of the biggest reasons is that a quality contractor will be licensed and insured. Like the team at UNGERMAN, they should also be up-to-date and clear on OSHA regulations.
Secondly, hiring a quality contractor usually means they’re willing to stand by the restoration work they perform. If there are any issues or errors, they’re quick to fix those problems because failing to do so hurts their reputation and, by proxy, their wallet.
Thirdly, technicians from a high-quality restoration company are trained in proper customer service, meaning they’ll be courteous, on time, and willing to answer your questions. Could you imagine hiring a contractor who’s always in a bad mood and never wants to provide updates on the status of your restoration? We can’t.
Lastly, a great restoration company has the time and resources to properly train its technicians. Not just when they’re hired – but on an ongoing basis so that best practices and strategies are always current.
Tips for Finding a Quality Restoration Company in 2023
In our experience, following these tried-and-true tips will help you find a restoration service contractor who checks all the boxes, from the quality of work to price.
1. Speak with Friends and Family
In today’s day and age, online reviews across Google and other platforms are hugely influential in terms of consumer purchasing decisions. But word of mouth is still very viable, especially when a recommendation comes from friends or family. Before you hire a restoration company in Minnesota, speak with your loved ones. Get their opinions on the company, the company’s website, and how the business handles restoration services.
2. Read Reviews Online
While you can almost certainly trust your friends and loved ones’ opinions, it can also help to hear what unbiased sources are saying about restoration businesses in your area. Try finding reviews on Yelp, LinkedIn, Google, and local neighborhood apps. Avoid looking at reviews on the company’s website, as they’re probably cherry-picked for positivity.
3. Licensed and Insured
This tip is arguably the most important on this list. Because, in the real world, accidents happen. Unfortunately, if an accident happens on your property while a contractor is restoring your home or business, you could be liable. If you’re interested in a damage restoration company that isn’t licensed or insured, look elsewhere.
UNGERMAN Pro Tip: For the most protection, it’s best to work with a restoration company that is licensed, insured, and bonded, like UNGERMAN.
When your home is damaged by fire, water, mold, or a storm, you might be tempted to ask for restoration services from the company that built your home or business. However, high-level restoration work is much different than building. Seasoned restoration contractors will have no problems spotting structural issues, working with materials, and adhering to OSHA regulations. Truthfully, general building contractors won’t have the experience or certifications necessary to properly remediate damage in your home.
After you speak with your insurance company about the scope of your damage restoration project, seek out a company that has a history and reputation of successfully working on property insurance claims. Unlike new construction contractors, reputable restoration contractors fully understand the claim process which is critical to negotiating a fair and accurate scope of repair. At UNGERMAN, we have more than four decades of experience handling complex insurance claims and are happy to help walk you through the process.
Quality Damage Restoration Begins with UNGERMAN
With over 40 years in the business, UNGERMAN has the proper certifications, training, and extensive experience needed to assess and resolve your emergency damage needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a local, family-owned company, we strive to exceed expectations with every service offered, whether you need water damage restoration for your home or storm damage restoration for your business.
Contact our office today to learn more about the UNGERMAN difference or to schedule service for emergency cleanup or repair in the Twin Cities.