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How to Choose The Right Water Restoration Vendor

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

Two signs being pointed in different directions Choosing the right water restoration vendor is a lot like being pointed in two different directions.

SERVPRO Is A Preferred Insurance Water Restoration Vendor

After an unfortunate event such as water damage, you will want to file a claim for your homeowner's insurance. Then you will need to make sure that you also find the best and licensed water restoration vendor with the right set of skills to manage all the repairs on your property. Although many of the best insurance companies recommend water restoration contractors to get the job done, you will want to go with one YOU can trust. 

Before choosing the first water restoration vendor provided by your insurance adjuster, you should look and see past reviews, years of experience, highly-trained professionals, and the quality of repairs. In this post, you will learn all that makes a trustworthy water restoration vendor. 

3 Things That A Good Water Restoration Vendor Must Provide 

There are five things that all food water damage vendors must provide you before they start mitigating the damages. Those five things are as follows:

  1. A written estimate that states all the possible expenses, including the labor and equipment used to carry out the repairs.
  2. Give you an estimate about the time the repairs could take. 
  3. The right water restoration vendor will provide you with their contractor's license number, the amount of liability insurance they carry, and the insurance policy number for their liability coverage.

Remember that any professional water restoration vendor will provide you with all the necessary information beforehand. 

4 Steps to Protect Yourself When Working With Water Damage Restoration Contractors

Once you find the right water damage contractor you can trust, you will want to follow the following four steps to safeguard your interests.

1) Get A Written Estimate Cost From The Contractor

The first thing you need to do is get a written estimate. A written estimate will safeguard any future disagreements because there will be documented proof.

2) Check Contractor's Reviews And Licensing

To ensure that you are the best water restoration vendor out there, it is always good to check online reviews. Secondly, it is essential to make sure the water damage contractor has insurance and proper licensing. Go with a preferred water damage vendor recommended by your insurance agent. You will not have to worry about their documentation because preferred vendors need to have the proper documentation to be part of the programs. 

3) Get Approval From Your Insurance Company 

Carefully examine and read all the papers that the contractor asks you to sign to ensure that your rights are protected. Also, getting approval from your insurance company is vital to ensure that all damages will be covered. 

4) Keep A Record Of All Claim Repairs, Details, And Receipts

Keep a file containing all essential information and paperwork of the work being done. Here are some of the things you might want to include:

  • The signed contract
  • Bills and invoices
  • Specifications and plans of all the work being done
  • Information of any subcontractors (if applicable)
  • Copies of certificates of insurance
  • Before and after restoration images

If you have all such essential information, your claim will go much smoother.


When you hire the professionals at SERVPRO of Union, Towns, Fannin & Gilmer Counties as your water restoration vendor, you will be happy to know you are working with the best restoration contractors in North Georgia. We are a preferred insurance repair contractor and have experience in fire, mold, water restoration cleanup

Call us at (706) 896-1880

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