There are some obvious essential things you should look for in anyone doing work in and around your home — such as their reputation around town, the professionalism of their team, and the quality of the other handiwork. Haven't we all heard contractor horror stories? There are entire TV shows surrounding shoddy workmanship, and about contractors who take a home owner's money never to be seen again.

We do not take our jobs lightly and expect you wish to do your due diligence prior to letting a water damage company into your dwelling. So, here are some things to look for when evaluating your options.

Recommendations/Word of Mouth

Word of mouth is often the best marketing technique for good water restoration firms ! We aim to go above and beyond the expectations of our customers, so that they will tell others . So ask around to your family and friends for possible recommendations. Also, have a look at a corporation's website for testimonials. Companies with terrific testimonials will surely share them on their site and social networking pages.

Carefully Assess the Estimates

Get written quotes from all the builders you are considering. Compare apples to apples — but remember to also consider the quality and reputation of the contractors you are interviewing. While you might be tempted to take the lowest bid, which might not be the best option.

After all, you get what you pay for, right? Also, be wary of companies that low-ball you at the door, and then attempt to up-sell you on solutions afterwards. You want a clear quote and numbers right off the bat. No guesswork. Sometimes, paying a bit more for a service will guarantee increased workmanship, and it's prudent to locate elsewhere to cut costs.

The Business Details

This is almost a no-brainer that any service provider coming to your home should have the right insurance coverages in place. Technicians should be insured not only for security reasons but also for liability if an accident occurs in your home! Plus, if any subcontractors are being hired to do work in your home, they also need to have the right credentials for their field of expertise, and insurance.

Check licenses and BBB complaints. You can visit the Better Business Bureau's website and easily find whether any contractors have experienced unresolved customer complaints. Likewise, have a gander at their social networking pages — what are former and current customers saying? But, keep in mind a person just having a bad day might decide to go off on a contractor without good reason — and there are two sides to every story. If There's a builder you like, but see a concerning comment or review somewhere, just ask them about it

Trust Your Gut

This is our #1 piece of advice for you! Trust your gut! If something doesn't feel right with a certain contractor, proceed. On the same note, if you've got a great rapport with a business right off the bat and are pretty sure that is the water damage restoration contractors FL you want doing the job, do not be afraid to get the ball rolling toward a finished job.