Water Damage Restoration

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Water Damage Restoration Service

December 2021

When hiring and working with a Water Damage Restoration, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Water Damage Restoration commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Water Damage Restoration? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Water Damage Restoration Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Water Damage Restoration - FAQ

Q How do I get good Water Damage Restoration Service work at a fair price?

A Find a Water Damage Restoration that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Water Damage Restoration prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.

Q What should I expect to pay for Water Damage Restoration Service?

A Most Water Damage Restoration Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Water Damage Restoration ranges from $44 to $66 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Water Damage Restoration.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Water Damage Restoration for my job?

A You should use a licensed Water Damage Restoration for any work that exceeds $500. To check a Water Damage Restoration's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.

Q Should I use an insured Water Damage Restoration for my project?

A Your Water Damage Restoration should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Water Damage Restoration should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Water Damage Restoration need to be bonded?

A A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Water Damage Restoration. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Water Damage Restoration's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.


Water Damage Restoration - Common Projects

An experienced Water Damage Restoration can handle a number of jobs, troubleshooting situations and repairs. The list below summarizes common Water Damage Restoration Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

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