Suffering major damage due to a fire or flood is one of the most devastating events a homeowner can suffer. While the emotional scars may last for years, finding a quality home restoration company Vancouver BC as soon as possible is essential in the recovery process. Getting answers to four basic questions will help you find a specialist than can do the job.
- Are You Insured?
Since fire and water restoration work is typically covered by insurance, a quality contractor should be familiar with the insurance process. This includes the need to have insurance to adequately cover any accidents that occur during the project. Ensuring that the prospective contractor has up-to-date workers’ compensation and general liability insurance is a must when choosing a company to perform this work.
- Are You Licensed?
Depending on the nature of the project, a state may require a contractor to have a license. This is often the case for plumbing, electrical and structural work. While a license may not be a legal necessity for other types of work, this is another way to distinguish between high quality and inferior contractors. Any company that sees the importance of getting licensed is demonstrating that it values the importance of acquiring the necessary skills.
- Do You Have Certification?
Hiring a certified general contractor for the project is another way to ensure the work will be accomplished at a high level. The Inspection Institute of Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) provides certification for contractors who specialize in restoration.
- Can You Provide Referrals?
This is one of the more effective ways to determine if a company will be up to the task. If a firm is hesitant to provide referrals, there is a chance it is trying to hide something.
Getting satisfying answers to these four questions will often make it obvious who to choose for your project.