After Hurricane Dorian dumped massive rain in several areas, causing huge flooding. The first step most homeowners take is to contact their insurance company so that an adjuster can come out to evaluate the extent of damage and determine the funds they will receive.
After that, you will need to find a contractor to make the repairs. However, choosing the wrong contractor can be a costly mistake. The vast majority of contractors are trustworthy and honest, but there will always be those who are ready to run a scam. Here is what to look for when you hire a home repair contractor after a massive storm.
Have you heard of home repair fraud?
Scams usually flourish when there are major natural disasters like hurricane. To find a reputable home repair contractor, check with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the National Association of Home Builders and with the state or local home builders’ associations. Also, you can check with local Better Business Bureaus.
Next, you should ask to speak to the company’s previous customers. If they refuse to provide this information, that is a red flag. You should also know about how much hurricane home repair experience the contractor have. Finally, you should check that the contractor has insurance and willing to provide proof.
Is the contractor good at communicating?
Given the amount of time it will take to complete this project, it is important to know if the Hurricane Dorian home repair contractor is good at communicating. It is essential to work with the people who are good at communicating the bad and good news. Plus, in several cases, home repairs will be equivalent to renovations. You may need to make a choice regarding tile, cabinetry, paint color, etc. And a reliable and honest contractor like All Pro Restoration Services, LLC will work with you to make the best decision while keeping you under budget.
When it comes time to meet each of the Hurricane Dorian home repair contractors, it is important to have a list of questions written out in order to make the right choice. After all, this is your home we are talking about; you want a contractor who is reliable and determined to see your project through to the end.
Read the contract in full
Sometimes, home repair fraud is committed through an Assignment of Benefits clause in the contract the contractor offers. It is very important that you read the entire contract and understand it fully. Don’t sign a contract that you are not clear about or doesn’t make much sense to you. If the contractor won’t answer questions about the contract or clarify something that seems unusual, it is a sign that something is not right.
Trust the All Pro Restoration Services, LLC. for your home repair
Count on All Pro Restoration Services, LLC if you need hurricane damage repair services. Whether your home sustained flood damage due torrential rains or storm surge or received wind damage as a result of hurricane-force winds, we have the equipment and expertise to restore your home.
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