Water damage is something we rarely like to think about. But face it – here in Sarasota and surrounding areas, it can often be a fact of life. No, not a simple fact of life, but one with which we must deal with on occasion due to flooding, stormy weather or bad plumbing. Hey…these things happen. So when you do have to deal with drying out after some sort of flood event in your home or business, you want to make sure you are getting the most professional and experienced service available at the best rates around. So what should you look for in a water restoration company?
4 Important Points To Consider In Order To Maintain Your Property Value
The following are just a few of the most important points you need to think about. And remember, here in Florida, it’s always wise to plan ahead. Have a flood plan at the ready. Check into flood insurance (we have some valuable info on that subject right here at our blog).
- Speed – When it comes to how extensive water damage can potentially be in your home, time is always of the essence to keep it minimal. That’s why it’s important that you choose certified specialists who will be at your property in 1 hour or less and getting that water out of your property for you family or employees safety and well-being.
- State-of-the-Art Equipment – There are still companies in the Sarasota area who are using inferior equipment, but still charge you premium rates. This is unacceptable. Ask the company you call, like Accutech, what type of equipment they use. Ask if they will have to pull up your carpet or depend on fans to dry out your home. In either instance, you can do better. Check out our water removal page for a brief overview of what you should expect from any Sarasota water restoration companies you call.
- IICRC Certified – Don’t trust water remediation to some guy in a van with a fancy vacuum cleaner. It’s not enough. You want to make sure that those techs you call out to your home or office are properly certified pros who know exactly what they’re doing. What happens if they don’t? Well, it could lead to property damage and mold growth, both of which pose serious safety and health concerns to anyone on your property. And if you own a business, you know what that means. Don’t set yourself up for a potential lawsuit.
- Follow-Up – Making sure your home is completely dry is a must. If the company with whom you speak with doesn’t follow up with you as a matter of protocol, don’t even bother with them. They aren’t thorough.