There are several water damage service providers online and offline, each with what seems like the best deals for homeowners who have to deal with water damage problems from time to time. The companies use hoodwinking tactics to rip off gullible homeowners. It gets worse with the fact that the companies crop up every other day. The best one can do when seeking the services of a water damage service provider is to exercise caution. With that in mind, avoid the following types of water damage companies at all costs.
The ‘unreviewed’ company
No good company can survive without a few reviews from their clients. Use the reviews to your advantage. The reviews should help you to know whether you are about to get ripped off or receive value for your money. In a nutshell, give top priorities to companies that have the best reviews online and offline.
The average company
It is easy to identify an average water damage service provider. First off, any website that seems to have been neglected is a sure sign that you are about to deal with an average water damage service provider. A good company will always update their website. That means the phone numbers provided should be working. It also means the website should at the very least, say something about their services, personnel and working hours.
The jack of all trades
Avoid any company that seems to be involved in so many services. Stick to that company known for their royalty services and customer services on water damage. Should the company be involved in a service or business that is not in any way related to water damage, keep off.
Mold avoiding company
Most good water damage companies handle mold as well. However, some of them avoid it. You don’t want to hire a water damage company that doesn’t do mold removal. In case they don’t do it, they don’t care about it so they will not prevent it from growing after the damage.
The inexperienced company
Hiring a new company is not bad. It is however a gamble, especially if the damage you suffered was huge. Stick to experienced companies. That way, you can be assured of impeccable customer service as well as value for your money.