What to Know When You Need a Restoration Contractor

Disasters and unexpected damage can throw your life and your home into upheaval. In these overwhelming times, a qualified restoration contractor can be your best ally. Understanding who they are, what they bring to the table, and when to call one can make the process of returning your life (and home) to normal much smoother.

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What is a Restoration Contractor?

Restoration contractors specialize in repairing extreme damage, restoring your home to its initial state after a catastrophe. They have a deep understanding of building structures, materials, and restoration procedures.

A restoration contractor is going to be needed after crisis events. Fires, floods, severe storms, and biohazards can all be reasons to pick up the phone and call.

Because of the more specific nature of their work, they often have more specialized tools and methods like water extraction, mold remediation, structural drying, and more. 

What Services do They Provide?

Unlike more traditional construction companies, a restoration contractor can be a little more niche and in-depth in the services they provide. These services are unique to their particular craft and crucial to getting your property back to its original condition.

Some of their services include:

General Clean Up: A reconstruction contractor will provide a clean up service to remove loose debris, excess moisture, and displaced clutter.

Damage Assessment: They can assess damage and produce an easy-to-read report for insurance companies and other involved parties.

Scope: They can determine the nature of the work before the project starts. This includes cost estimation, material projections, and expected timelines – all to ensure a timely completion for the project.

Insurance Negotiation: A good reconstruction company has the know-it-all to negotiate on behalf of their client and ensure fair pricing for materials and repairs. This service is a bit niche – not every construction company can help their client navigate the ins-and-outs of insurance paperwork. But with restoration, working closely with insurance assessors is a part of the job.

Qualities of a Good Restoration Contractor

Finding the right restoration contractor is crucial. If you’re in the market, here are a few things to look for:

Licensing and Insurance: They should have a visible contractor’s license in their office or shop, as well as liability and workers’ compensation insurance. They should also be up-to-date on government code compliance to ensure your renovated property will pass any needed inspections.

Specializations: Not all restoration contractors are the same. Some focus on areas like mold or water damage, while others specialize in full reconstruction.

Other ‘turn-key’ contractors will deal with all types of damage to get your home back where it needs to be as fast as possible.

Communication: A good restoration contractor prioritizes clear and regular updates. At Icon Construction, we use the Icon Connect app, which gives complete access to all information related to the project. You can see the financials, deadlines, and get visual updates on progress.

References: Ask for references to learn about their past work and client satisfaction. Consider any available portfolios to better understand their quality and work.

Or check out their Google Reviews to get a ‘feel’ for how the company operates and communicates with customers.

Project Management: If you’ve had to call a restoration contractor, it’s already a frustrating time for you. A good restoration contractor will handle the particulars and help you out of your difficult situation.

Finding a Restorer

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When a crisis hits, you probably don’t have a lot of time to look for help. Just keep in mind that hiring a specialized contractor after a disaster can reduce the stress of repairs. It can also get you back into your home or business quickly and safely.

When choosing a restoration contractor, remember to prioritize licensing, insurance, experience, and strong communication skills.
Icon Construction is a licensed restorer, and we’re happy to help you. Contact us using the information below or on our website’s contact page.

Contact Icon Construction:

Call us at 843-296-9847 or email us at sam@lowcountryicon.com