What Should I Look For In a Fire Restoration Company
Hiring the Right Fire Restoration Company
If you’ve had a fire, you need to hire the right company to restore your home. The wrong company can delay the process, or even make it worse. Here are some things to consider.
Look for Specialized Training
As you look at potential fire restoration companies, look for those that have specialized training in this field. For example, if you are looking to restore your home after a fire, ask your fire restoration company if they have been trained by an organization such as the American Society of Cleaning and Restoration Specialists (ASCR). This will give you peace of mind knowing that your home is being handled by professionals who know what they're doing.
There are various certifications available to help support the quality of a fire restoration company’s work—and to verify that the company has met certain standards or criteria before being able to offer its services. Certifications can include the Fire Damage Restoration Certification. This certification assures that a firm has experience with this particular type of damage and can do it well. It also verifies compliance with local regulations on business practices related specifically to maintaining professional competence within the industry.
Look for Experience
The best way to determine if a company has experience in dealing with smoke and soot damage is by checking its portfolio. If they have pictures of their work, you can use the images to compare them with your own home or business. If they don't have any images on hand, you can ask them for references or call local fire departments for recommendations.
Another good indication that a company knows what it’s doing is certification from organizations such as the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). This certification is based on standards set by industry professionals and will give you confidence that you're getting quality work from an accredited professional.
Check for Subcontractors
When choosing a fire restoration company, it's important to ask whether they use subcontractors or not. If you decide to hire a subcontractor, make sure they are insured and licensed. You should also ensure that they have their own team of qualified workers who can be held accountable for the quality of their work.
The benefit of using a subcontractor is that they may be able to provide low-cost service. However, this can come at an increased risk because there may not be as much oversight or accountability when dealing with a third-party company compared to working with an established fire restoration firm directly.
Fire damage restoration is a special field, and not just for the mess. Fire damage restoration companies are contracted to restore a property to its original condition. This means that they not only have to clean up the ashes and charred materials, but also repair any damaged areas of the property and make sure that it's safe for people to return home again.
We hope this guide has helped you understand what to look for in a fire restoration company. We know that it can be difficult to find the right company, but we are confident that your luck will change when you choose SERVPRO of Baytown/Channelview to restore your Houston home or business after a fire! Just remember to ask questions and do your research before making any decisions.