How To Handle The Remodeling Process After Water Damage Occurs

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How To Handle The Remodeling Process After Water Damage Occurs

There are countless ways that water can flood a home. Whether it be near by bodies of water overflowing from heavy rains, a broken dam, or even a burst pipe in the home — they can all cause serious, expensive damage to your home. Water damage is a seriously dangerous situation that can not only damage and destroy large areas of your property, but it can also be threatening to you and your loved ones. Usually, getting your home back to its former glory is a long, hard, and pocket emptying experience. It’s S & S Remodeling Contractors’ job to make the remodeling process as smooth and simple as possible in this incredibly stressful time.

First, Make A Phone Call To Your Insurance Provider

This initial phone call is absolutely critical. This will notify the insurance provider of the issue at your home, and allow them to dispatch an adjuster to the property. It’s the insurance adjuster’s job ultimately to decide when and what amount of funds will be released to the policyholder as compensation for the damages their property has experienced.

Set Up A Meeting With Water Damage Restoration Professionals

The next step, which may be as critical as the calling your insurance provider, is making a call to a water damage restoration company to begin the process of drying out the home or business. This includes removing wet carpets, moving any sodden furniture, and placing heavy duty industrial fans throughout the home to dry not only the structure, but the contents of your home as well. Don’t waste any time when it comes to making contact with a restoration company. Any wet object can be a future home for mold and other toxic fungus. To begin ventilation and drying on your own, turn on the air conditioner and open all of the windows. Anything you can think of to begin the drying process before restoration experts arrive on the scene, do it. Keep in mind that some restoration companies are unlicensed, unprofessional, and trying to make a dollar on unsuspecting, unknowing homeowners. Only hire a fully licensed and insured restoration company to work on your property.

Have An Estimate Performed On Your Home

Once the remodeling company arrives, the representative will want to perform an estimate of the damages. This will involve the estimator walking through the damages and taking note of them. All of the damages will be taken into account, and put into a document that will feature the price to repair these damages. This is the estimate, a critical part of the remodeling process. You give this estimate to the insurance company so they know what they owe you in order to repair the damages in your home.

Go Over Your Insurance Policy

It’s a good idea to look through your insurance policy and think about raising the protection it provides after remodeling your property. Having an insurance policy that works well for you and your home is critical.

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    Professional service from respectful contractors. They left the job site clean and met the project deadlines as promised. They also responded to questions in a reasonable time frame. I would recommend them to anyone looking for quality work from a reputable company.
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    Great company. I called S & S after the recent storms in the area caused some damage to my siding. I was a little nervous due to a piece of siding hanging from my cable lines. I spoke to Julian and he reassured me they would be out to take care of things. The guys were out in a timely matter. They were professional, … read more quick, efficient and affordable. Everything is better than new! Thanks Julian and the team! No
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    We recently had our roof redone by S & S. We dealt with Zack who was very professional from start to finish. The roof was done in a little over a day and they left no evidence they were even there (except for the beautiful new roof!)We are very happy with our experience and will definitely be using them again in the … read more future.
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    WOW. I only write reviews when I am thoroughly impressed. I had such a wonderful experience with S&S. I am very much looking forward to doing business with them again. Gary and Zach are two names that stick out for me, but the entire team--as was the job--deserves acknowledgement.Professional, friendly and very accommodating... … read more even when they didn't have to be!!Thanks S&S! You'll be hearing from me again!
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