Ice dams, burst pipes, and collapsed roofs are not uncommon for many residents in Wisconsin during the cold winter months. If you have not winterized your home or business, your property may be even more prone to damages due to winter’s harsh effects. If your property has been afflicted by any damages due to cold weather or winter storms, it is in your best interest to call in a team of certified professionals to rid your property of all of its woes. There are many reasons why calling a restoration company is ideal, but the main reasons are that it will get done right the first time around, and it will be done in a safe and timely manner. If you have sustained water damage on your property because of burst pipes due to below freezing temperatures, many restoration companies can come in and remove this water, then dry it out accordingly. Certified restoration companies have the needed tools, such as manpower and equipment, to get the job done in a safe and timely manner. A team of professionals has the most high-tech and state of the art equipment available, which will make for a faster restoration job on your property.

The first thing that should be done after sustaining damage to your property is calling your insurance carrier. Before you call the restoration company, you need to figure out if you have coverage for the damage sustained. Once you figure out if you are covered, call your restoration company to set up an appointment or to schedule emergency services. The first thing that the experts will do is survey your property and assess the damage that was done. This includes checking every crack and crevice to ensure that nothing is missed. It is important to call the professionals because there may be underlying damage that comes along with the winter-related issues that only a trained professional can spot. Once they have finished surveying your home or business, they will set up a recovery plan with you. When you have signed off that you agree to the services, the estimator will call for the rest of the team to come in and begin the restoration process.

It is important to make sure that the company you call is licensed, bonded, and insured. Any professional company will also follow all local codes, ordinances, and regulations for your specific situation. If you are unsure of any regulations, ask the company and they should be able to answer any questions you may have. It is important that the company does not overlook any regulations, because they are in place to keep you safe, as well as the technicians working to restore your property. If you have recently undergone winter-related issues to your property, make sure to leave the job to the professionals.

Updated: December 31, 2013 — 6:54 pm
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