Hiring a Home Restoration Service

Once a loss occurs it is important to secure the property from further damage. Either you or the insurer can hire the services of a general contractor or a fire and water damage restoration company. These firms provide a range of services that may include some or all of the following:

  1. Securing the site against further damage
  2. Estimating structural damage
  3. Repairing structural damage
  4. Estimating the cost to repair or renew items of personal property
  5. Packing, transportation, and storing household items
  6. Securing appropriate cleaning or repair subcontractors
  7. Storing repaired items until needed

Hiring a Home Restoration Service

Write down names and numbers of full service water restoration companies that specialize in securing homes, inventory and removal of contents and 24- hour emergency service. You can call and ask for an estimate before deciding on a service.

Click here for a list of things to consider and questions to ask when hiring a restorer or contractor.

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Additional Information

  1. Restoration Industry Association
    Click on ‘Referrals’ on the top of the page. Select which service you are interested in and also select your state. The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is the oldest and largest trade association for the cleaning and restoration industry.

  2. Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
    Choose from a variety of topics: cleaning, inspecting and restoration. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a nonprofit certifying body for the flooring inspection, floor covering and specialized fabric cleaning, and disaster restoration industry.