Knowing a quality, certified restoration company is one of the most important ways to prepare your property for water, mold, or fire damage- Emergency property damage is not a matter of ‘if’ but a matter of ‘when’. When someone experiences water damage in their home or business, they are in a vulnerable situation as they are trying to find the right solution to clean up the mess and pay for the damage. At this point, it is often too late to do your research and, unfortunately, when people are in this vulnerable position, there are scam artists who step in to take advantage of the situation.
Checking the Contractor Credentials – Hiring a contractor to clean up after a flood or fire emergency can be a confusing activity for many and people assume that the best course of action is to choose the cheapest contractor, so they go with a company that is lacking in the specialty training that is needed.
Don’t make your decision based on price alone. Instead, it is better to talk with the company to learn about their certifications and specialty training, and hire the company that is best qualified for the cleanup job. You will be happier with the results, and it will be easier to avoid long-term damage to your property.
If you are hiring a contractor for water damage cleanup in your home or office, it is best to visit cslb.ca.gov for information about the contractor’s license. This website will give you information about their state licensing, so that you can verify the company before you hire them to help.
It is also a good idea to check to see if they are an IICRC Certified Firm through the official website: iicrc.org. Ensuring their industry-based certifications will give you the peace of mind to know that you are working with a contractor who is legit and verified
Check to see if their employees are background checked. This is to ensure the safety of your property, your possessions and most importantly, your loved ones. There are a few different websites contractors can use for background checks, however all should have a solidified way to verify employee background checks to the property owner.
Overall, it is important to work with a restoration company that has your best interest in mind-not their own.
Pulido Cleaning and Restoration is a licensed contractor, and we specialize in water, fire, and mold damage restoration. You deserve to work with a restoration company that you can trust, and you will see that we have developed a strong reputation for the services that are available: 951-296-9090