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Tips for Getting an Accurate Restoration Estimate

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

It's important to act quickly after suffering fire damage.

After your commercial building has been affected by fire, how much will it cost to have affected areas repaired and reconstructed? You need to act fast in obtaining fire damage restoration services if you want the best results. With this in mind, some of the most important things you can do are getting an estimate concerning reconstruction costs and contacting your insurance company.

Getting an accurate restoration estimate

Your First Course of Action

There are four steps to restoring your property after a commercial fire. 

  1. Contact emergency professionals, from the fire department to fire damage remediation experts. 
  2. Apply tarps to seal the holes in the roof or walls. 
  3. Assess the extent of the damages throughout your property. 
  4. Cleanup and rebuild the damaged building.

An estimate is generally provided during the assessment step. The detailed document should include all of the services and work expected. A coordinator will keep a file on the job, communicating with insurance professionals, and other officials who may be involved.

Work Closely With Project Managers

Most of the work in coming up with an estimated cost of recovery is completed by the damage remediation professionals, but there are some steps you can take to increase the accuracy of that approximation:

  • Keep clear records and store documents where they can be accessed easily. 
  • Take pictures and written notes describing the damage. 
  • Communicate often and clearly with remediation professionals. 
  • Designate one person from your company to act as a liaison with all other professionals. 

Project managers from the remediation company may contact you often to discuss what needs to be cleaned, removed, replaced, repaired, or completely rebuilt. These experts are the people most likely to provide the quotes you need to move forward with recovering from the fire.

Get Quotes Quickly

How much can you expect to pay when recovering from a commercial fire in Peoria, AZ? For quick, accurate results, work closely with your insurance agents and your restoration company, maintain organized records, and keep clear lines of communication open.

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