When you hire a professional water damage restoration company to come in and clean up your flooded basement, you may think that one company is just as good as another. They all say they provide the same services, so what could the differences be, really? Well, we at Restoration Now! Omaha know the answer is that not all restoration companies are created equal—there are a number of things you should research about a water damage restoration company before you choose them, such as whether they’re licensed, certified, and insured to do the work they say they can do.
Our team of professional flooded basement restoration technicians at Restoration Now! Omaha will tell you all you need to know about choosing the right company to trust with your water damage situation, and by the end of this article we hope you’ll choose us!
Did You Know…?
Did you know that some water damage restoration companies offer services to rebuild areas in your home that were damaged by flooding without being licensed contractors? That’s right, certain companies will come into your home and start rebuilding things without being licensed to do so—that’s not only illegal, it can lead to unforeseen consequences like shoddy workmanship that’s not guaranteed.
Imagine having a company come in, perform work, charge you, then drive away in their unmarked van. Something seems fishy, so you check out their work and see that they’ve done a subpar job—you call to complain and find that they’re not under any obligation to come back and fix what they did! Only then do you do some research and find that they have numerous verified and unresolved disputes with the Better Business Bureau saying they’ve done the same thing to many other people.
This kind of horror story or worse can happen to anyone, so what can you do to avoid a situation like this in the first place?
Research Your Water Damage Restoration Company First!
The best way to choose a company to handle your flooded basement is to do some research upfront. The company you choose should have a contractor license, insurance (including General Liability, Worker’s Compensation, and Contractor’s Pollution Liability), and certification from an industry authority. Ask any potential company you’re thinking of hiring for this information—if they don’t want to disclose this information or don’t have it, don’t hire them!
We here at Restoration Now! Omaha are completely transparent about our qualifications—we want you to know that we are hands-down the best water damage restoration company in Omaha and we have the documentation to prove it! Don’t ever settle for less and don’t be afraid to ask for proof of a company’s qualifications before they start.
Why Being Licensed and Insured is Important
You want a licensed and insured company working to repair your water damage situation simply to protect yourself. Ensuring that the company you hire is licensed to work as a contractor guarantees that the company is qualified to do the job. In order to obtain a contractor license, one must have a minimum amount of experience in the field as well as business management experience, and cannot have any unresolved business complaints against them. When you hire a licensed contractor to restore your flooded basement, in other words, you know you’ll be working with an honest company that can perform the necessary work in a professional manner.
Insurance is also very important, not just for the company but also for you! If the company you choose doesn’t have insurance or has too little insurance, you could be held liable for damages they sustain while on the job. For instance, if a worker gets injured while on your property and the company has little or no insurance, a claim could be made against your insurance to cover those damages. Protect yourself by only hiring a company with their own insurance.
Contact Restoration Now! Omaha for a Flooded Basement Today at (402) 502-7277
Here at Restoration Now! Omaha, our water damage restoration experts are fully licensed and insured, which makes us the best company around to restore your flooded basement. We offer around the clock emergency services, so give us a call at the first sign of trouble at (402) 502-7277 and we can restore your home to its pre-flood condition quickly and effectively!