Sewage damage is one of the nastiest and toughest types of damage common to homeowners. Considering that there are over 500,000 miles of sewer pipes throughout the United States that are on average over 30 years old it is pretty clear that everyone should all be prepared in the event this danger strikes. This type of damage is something that can’t be accomplished on your own. You’ll need the help of a professional restoration team. The problem is there are so many different restoration companies out there that it’s hard to know who you should choose. Here are a few tips on choosing what restoration company is right for you.
Do your research
In the wake of recovering from sewage damage, your mind will probably be spinning. During that commotion, it would be easy to just call the first restoration company you find or the first one a friend tells you about. However, it would be worthwhile to take just a few more minutes to use the different resources available such as surveying company’s websites, asking friends for referrals, and reading reviews online. As you do this, you can be assured you will hire the right company and receive the help you deserve.
Confirm the company’s credentials
This goes along with doing your own research. Once you decide on a company to go with, take just a few extra minutes to ensure their business is what it claims to be and that various people are all pleased with the services they offered. You may want to check that the company performs background checks on their employees before they hire them.
Look for companies that operate 24/7
You may want to be wary of companies that are hesitant to begin working immediately. It may be nothing significant if that is the case. On the other hand, it can be an indication of a lack of competence, manpower, or the experience necessary to get the job done right.
Obtain a written estimate
You will want to obtain a written estimate from the company you chose the first time the come out. Just because you initially decide to with one company does not mean you have to stick with them if you’re not satisfied with their pricing or their customer service. The reason why you want to obtain an estimate right away is so you can know if that is the company you don’t want to that company to work on your home before it gets too far in the process.
We at All-Brite Cleaning and Restoration have extensive experience in many types of restoration services including sewage cleanup. We have helped people recover from home disasters time and time again. We want you to do your own research about us, though. Follow the steps above and be vigilant in looking for what company will be best for you.