Cleveland OH (PRWEB) December 22, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration services in the United States, is advising property owners to beware of industry scammers following any cases of water, flooding, fire, or mold damage. With so many sites encouraging rapid action to properly handle cases involving water damage, it becomes easy for less than reputable contractors to successfully victimize home and business owners.
Most scammers are going to rely on the property owners’ vulnerability in the moments following damage by a flood or severe weather. Most wish to see the problem cleaned up and their property restored as soon as possible, and as a result, they may jump on the first contractor that appears remotely competent and qualified. Unfortunately, shiny tools and impressive vans and trucks do not mean that the company in question is qualified to do the work. Hiring the wrong company may mean thousands of dollars out of pocket without a repair to show for it. Property owners are then faced with less than stellar repair work, coupled with having to start all over again in their search for a competent restoration provider.
It is fairly easy to identify scam artists. They will almost always show up on the doorstep as opposed to waiting to be contacted. Their estimates will be nebulous at best, allowing plenty of room to add on additional costs as they discover something they initially missed. They may also ask for a sizeable sum of money up front, which they may or may not abscond with immediately, unless of course they think they can con the property owner for more.
Legitimate water restoration companies will be certified by industry leaders such as the Clean Trust or the Restoration Industry Association, available 24/7 with same day emergency service, and all work is backed by a comprehensive guarantee. While time is indeed of the essence when it comes to repairing water damage, property owners should take the time to check out who will be working on their home.
Based In Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water restoration service in the country, with contractors in 30 states and growing.