3 Reasons an Effective Restoration Estimate is a Necessity!
SERVPRO of Athens starts every disaster recovery project off with a restoration estimate
Disasters can occur in any part of the world at any time. A disaster can be a natural event, such as a hurricane or tornado, or something man-made, such as a fire or chemical spill. No matter the cause, disasters always leave behind a trail of destruction.
It's crucial to have a restoration plan in place before disaster strikes. Having a restoration plan in place lets you know exactly what to do when disaster strikes. You'll also know who to contact for help and how to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
For example, knowing where the switches turn off the water and electricity can help prevent further damage from occurring. In the event of a fire, you'll want to know how to extinguish the flames properly. And in the event of a flood, you'll need to know how to safely clean up the water and prevent mold from growing.
This article will focus on getting a restoration estimate after a disaster. Frequently, people need to have their homes or offices restored after a fire, flood, or other natural disasters. Get an estimate for the work that needs to be done to get a sense of the total cost.
What is a restoration estimate, and why do you need one?
A restoration estimate is a document that outlines the work that needs to be done to restore a property after a disaster has damaged it. The restoration estimate will include a breakdown of each task's cost and the total cost for the entire project.
There are several reasons why you need a restoration estimate.
- First, it will help you understand the scope of the damage and what needs to be done to restore your property.
- Second, it will give you a better idea of how much the restoration project will cost.
- Third, it will help you select the right restoration contractor for the job.
How to get a restoration estimate
There are several ways to get a restoration estimate. You can contact a disaster restoration professional directly, or you can contact your insurance company. Some insurance companies even have their in-house restoration professionals who can provide you with an estimate.
No matter how you get your restoration estimate, be sure to ask the contractor a few questions about the work that needs to be done. You'll also want to get some ideas about what kind of materials you might want to use.
How to choose the right restoration company
When it comes time to choose a restoration company, there are several things you need to consider. First, you should ask the contractor for references. You can also check online reviews to understand what other people have said about the restoration company.
Second, you should ask the contractor for a portfolio of past projects, giving you a better idea of the company's workmanship and expertise.
Third, you should ask the contractor for proof of insurance and licensing, ensuring that you're working with a qualified and reputable company.
Finally, always get a written estimate before agreeing to any work from the restoration company—this will protect you from any potential scams or overcharges.
SERVPRO of Athens uses advanced technology for our restoration estimates!
Advanced technology can play a vital role in the restoration process after a disaster. By using cutting-edge technology, restoration professionals can create a restoration estimate that is more accurate and reliable.
We use a software called Xactimate for our restoration estimates. This advanced technology can help restoration professionals to:
- Assess the damage and scope of the project
- Create a restoration plan that is specific to your needs
- Identify any potential problems or challenges that may arise during the restoration process
- Coordinate with insurance companies and other contractors
In particular, insurance companies love it when we use Xactimate—it helps get your claim processed faster! If you've experienced any disaster and need our help, call us, and we'll be at your property right away!