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Frequently Asked Questions About Restoration Services

It’s impossible to predict the final cost of cleanup and restoration until we have assessed the damage. We will provide a free estimate detailing all of the costs before beginning work.

Unfortunately, we cannot predict how long it will take to clean up and restore your property until we have assessed the damage. We will explain how long the process will take before beginning work.

After you call us, we will assess the damage and provide a free estimate. If you approve, sign our contract and we will begin work right away. We will keep you informed throughout the process and are available to answer questions at any time. If necessary, we can work directly with your insurance company. Once the job is completed, we’ll review our work to ensure you are satisfied.

Whether you choose to stay at your property depends largely on your own personal preference. Be aware that there may be strong odors, loud noises from equipment or construction, or disruptions to utility services. If the damage is severe, you may be required to leave. We will explain in advance if you are unable to remain in your property.

We work with all insurance companies and can bill your insurance company directly. Depending on your insurance company, we may bill you directly for your deductible. We will explain the entire insurance process before beginning work. If you do not file a claim or the damage isn’t covered, we will expect you to pay the entire balance as outlined in the terms of our contract.

Water Damage Restoration Services

Our water damage restoration contractors will remove standing water and dry out your property after any water event. They have the equipment and experience to limit damage and restore your life fast. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage

Water damage is any type of damage to your home or business as a result of exposure to water or sewage. This includes groundwater flooding as well as broken water pipes or sewage lines.

The health risks of water damage depend largely on the source of the water and the length of time the water sat. Even water from a broken supply line may pose a health risk if it’s not cleaned up quickly enough. Groundwater and sewage are much more likely to contain contaminants that can get you, your children, and your pets sick.

Mold requires a persistent source of water to grow and it is common if water damage is not cleaned up properly or quickly. Your water damage restoration contractor will visually inspect your property for mold. Additionally, they will take steps to prevent mold growth as part of the restoration process.

Unfortunately, it’s difficult to predict the cost of cleaning up water damage without seeing the extent of the damage first. It can cost $3.75 per square foot of damage, but prices vary by state, the extent of the damage, and the type of water involved. Our water damage cost guide provides more detail and the contractors in the Restoration Local network provide a free, no-obligation estimate on all water damage cleanup services.

Whether your insurance will cover water damage depends both on the cause of the damage and the type of insurance you have. In most cases, standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover water damage from groundwater or hurricanes. Review your policy and contact your agent if you have questions. The water damage restoration company that we connect you with does work with every insurance company and is knowledgeable about the insurance process. In most cases, they can bill your insurance directly. If you do not file a claim or the damage isn’t covered, you will need to arrange payment with the contractor directly.

Yes, you can clean up water damage. However, it does require you to take action quickly and certain equipment is very helpful. If you choose to clean up water damage on your own, work as quickly as possible to prevent further damage, mold, and other contaminants. Whenever possible, rent professional-grade air movers and dehumidifiers from your local rental supply company.

The cleanup process varies depending on the extent and cause of the damage, but you should expect 2 to 3 days to dry out a bathroom and 4 to 6 days to dry out a basement. Your water damage contractor will explain the entire process and provide a timeline for water damage cleanup once they arrive at your home or business. Water damage cleanup will take longer if you choose to do the work yourself. The added time increases the likelihood of additional damage and mold.

When you call Restoration Local, you’re calling into a nationwide network of restoration contractors. We will connect you with one of our on-call certified restoration companies in your area. They will come out and provide a free, no-obligation estimate on water damage restoration. Regardless of whether you hire the company, this is a free service.

In most cases, the water damage contractors in the Restoration Local network can clean and dry carpeting and flooring. Some non-porous flooring may trap water and complicate the drying process. Additionally, some flooring may be contaminated depending on the source of water. Your contractor will explain the drying and restoration process before beginning work and outline items that may need to be replaced.

This depends largely on the type of furniture involved and the extent of the damage. Your water damage contractor will assess each item and advise you on whether the piece can be saved. Whenever possible, they will attempt to dry your furniture.

Your water damage contractor will make all efforts to dry and restore all of your belongings. Paintings, photographs, antiques, and heirlooms may require specialized restoration techniques. Your contractor will work with your insurance company to identify these items and find a qualified restoration specialist.

Opening a window or turning on the heat or air conditioner will not necessarily speed the drying process along. However, your contractor may open windows or make adjustments to your heating and cooling system to aid the drying process. Please do not open windows or change heating and cooling settings without talking to your contractor first.

Smells are common during the drying process and typically not a sign for concern. Odors will usually dissipate on their own during the final stages of the drying process. However, you should ask your water damage contractor if you are concerned about odors or if the smell is persistent or overwhelming.

Your water damage restoration contractor will use professional-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to dry affected areas and materials. The air movers help accelerate the release of water that absorbed into carpeting, drywall, wood, etc. The dehumidifiers pull moisture from the air, creating the right conditions for proper drying. The type and extent of damage will determine how much of what equipment your contractor uses.

Your water damage contractor will place and monitor equipment to ensure optimal drying. Please do not move or turn off the equipment, as it may slow down drying and increase the potential for damage. Contact your contractor directly if equipment fails or there is a disruption in utility services.

While water damage restoration equipment is safe, we do advise that you supervise children and pets at all times. Equipment can be noisy, which may be disruptive or frightening to children and pets.

The drying equipment used in water damage restoration operates on electricity. We estimate that each piece of equipment will cost approximately $1 per day to operate. Actual costs will vary based upon your utility rates.

Fire Damage Restoration Services

Fires are stressful and potentially devastating. Get complete fire restoration services from local contractors now. They remove soot stains, get rid of smokey odors, and restore your home or business after a fire.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Damage

Fire damage typically includes major structural damage caused by a fire. There may also be secondary water damage caused as firefighters put out the fire. Fire damage may also include smoke damage and soot damage.

Severe fires can weaken the structure of your home. If you evacuated during the fire and the fire department arrived on the scene to put it out, you should not enter your property until cleared to do so by a fire marshal, fire investigation team, or other professional.

The cost of fire damage restoration varies largely on the extent of the damage. In addition to the flame damage, smoke and soot damage are also both common. If the fire department responded to the fire, they may also be water damage as well. It’s impossible to provide an accurate estimate for fire damage restoration over the phone. For that reason, the fire damage contractors in the Restoration Local network will provide a detailed estimate once they survey the damage first hand.

Fire damage is covered by insurance in almost every situation, but you should review your insurance policy for complete details. The contractor we connect you with accepts all insurance companies. If you would prefer, they can bill your insurance directly or even call your agent together. If your claim isn’t covered, you will need to arrange payment directly with that restoration company.

You can clean up fire damage on your own, but you need to take action quickly. Smoke and soot are highly acidic and can permanently stain is as little as a few hours. You can use either a dry chemical sponge or a solution of trisodium phosphate cleaner to remove smoke and soot stains. Both vinegar and baking soda are effective are removing odors. If there is water damage, you will need air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area quickly. For areas with structural damage due to flames, you may need to consult an architect or structural engineer.

As with the cost of restoration, it’s hard to predict the amount of time it will take to restore your home after a fire. Cleaning mild to moderate smoke and soot stains may take as little as 1 to 2 days while rebuilding after a large structural fire could take weeks or months. Your fire damage restoration contractor will outline the amount of time your project will take when they provide the estimate. Cleaning up fire damage on your own often takes longer and may result in more damage.

Smoke and soot particles are very fine, so we recommend that you do not use your furnace or air conditioner until your restoration contractor has assessed the property. Running your HVAC system can spread smoke and soot, increasing the cost of restoration.

These items may require special restoration techniques. Your fire damage contractor will work with your insurance company to find a qualified specialist.

We are the largest network of restoration contractors, which local contractors throughout the country. By calling into our network, you’re connected to the on-call certified restoration company nearest you. That contractor will offer 24-hour service, a 60-minute response time, and a free, no-obligation estimate. Regardless of whether you choose that contractor, there is no charge for using our service.

Smoke Damage Restoration Services

Smoke odors and stains can linger for weeks or even months after a fire. Get smoke removal services now from a local contractor near you. They are trained to safely and effectively remove odors after any type of fire.

Frequently Asked Questions About Smoke Damage

Smoke damage is typically caused by small kitchen fires or incidents with unexpected or uncontrollable fires in fireplaces. While these small fires may not leave significant structural damage, they do pose a risk to the contents of your home or office because of the acidic smoke and soot produced during the fire. Smoke can leave thick stains and odors throughout your home, even in other rooms than where the fire took place.

Unless there were dangerous chemicals or other accelerants involved in the fire, smoke only poses a minor risk to humans and pets. However, individuals with allergies or chronic respiratory illnesses may experience increased sensitivity and mild to severe discomfort with smoke exposure. If you are prone to health issues related to smoke exposure, we suggest you vacate the area to limit your risk.

In most cases, smoke damage is associated with smaller fires that have little or no flame damage or charring to the structure of your home. If this sounds like your fire, your property is most likely safe. However, if you have charring or flame damage, you should wait to enter your property until after it is cleared by a fire marshal, fire investigation team, or other professional.

The national average for smoke damage cleanup ranges from $200 to $1,400 or more and most smoke damage is covered by standard homeowner’s insurance policies. Since it’s hard to predict the cost of smoke damage restoration without seeing it first hand, the contractors in our network offer a free, no-obligation estimate on restoration.

In most cases, smoke damage is covered by standard insurance policies. Review your insurance policy or contact your agent for complete details. The smoke damage restoration companies in our network accept all types of insurance and can even help you navigate the claims process or bill your insurance directly. In the event that the claim is rejected or you choose not to file a claim, your smoke damage contractor will bill you for the work. You can arrange payment terms directly with them.

You can normally clean most smoke damage yourself using either a solution of trisodium phosphate cleaner or a dry chemical sponge. However, smoke is acidic and can leave permanent stains in as little as a few hours. For this reason, you need to complete the cleanup process as soon as possible. To remove smoke odors, use vinegar on hard surfaces and baking soda on porous materials and fabric.

It is difficult to predict how long it will take to clean up smoke damage without seeing the extent of the damage in person. For minor damage, it may take only 1 or 2 days, while more significant damage can take a week or more. Factors to consider are the amount of area damaged, the materials that are stained, how deep the smoke penetrated into the surface, and how long the smoke sat on the surface. Your restoration contractor will outline how long the cleanup will take before starting work. Cleaning smoke damage by yourself will usually take longer, which can result in more permanent stains or damage.

Smoke and soot are very fine and they can easily spread throughout your home in your air ducts. For this reason, you should turn off your HVAC system as soon as possible after a fire. This limits the spread of smoke and will help keep the cost of smoke damage restoration lower. Your restoration contractor will advise you when it is safe to turn your system back on.

Most smoke damage restoration contractors are trained in cleaning common household surfaces. If you have heirlooms, antiques, artwork, or other materials that are damaged by smoke after a fire, you may need to locate a specialized restoration company. Your restoration contractor will outline items that they are not qualified to restore. Ask your insurance adjuster for recommendations on these restorations.

As the #1 network of restoration contractors, we connect you with a smoke damage restoration company near you. They will assess the situation and provide a detailed estimate for smoke damage restoration. If you choose to hire them, you will work with them directly. Even if you choose another contractor or decide to do your own smoke restoration, there is never any charge to you for using Restoration Local.

Soot Damage Restoration Services

Soot stains are the most common type of fire damage. From thick black stains to a thin greasy coating, soot can spread much further than flames. Our restoration contractors will safely remove soot and restore your property after a fire.

Frequently Asked Questions About Soot Damage

Soot is a dark, powdery ash produced during fires. These particles are very fine, allowing them to cling to most surfaces, including walls, ceilings, and your possessions. Because soot is very fine, it can travel much further than flames and spread to many rooms other than where the fire occurred.

Soot damage often appears as thick black stains after a very smoky fire. Highly acidic, it can stain flooring, walls, ceilings, and furniture and damage paintings, photographs, antiques, and even electronics. These stains can be powdery or greasy and can leave permanent stains on most surfaces within a few hours of exposure.

There is a small health risk to soot exposure, especially in those with chronic respiratory conditions. The soot can trigger mild to severe symptoms depending on your condition and sensitivity. If you experience a severe after a fire, vacate the area and seek medical assistance if they persist. If dangerous chemicals or other accelerates were included in the fire, even healthy individuals may experience increased risks.

Soot occurs with all fires but is most commonly associated with small kitchen and grease fires. While you may have soot damage after a major structural fire, it’s easy to overlook in favor of the flame damage and charring.

The cost of soot stain removal depends on the amount of area affected, the types of materials that are stained, and how long the stains sat. According to the national average, you should expect soot removal to cost between $1,800 and $6,400. Soot damage is usually covered by standard homeowner’s insurance policies.

Soot cleanup is covered by most standard homeowner’s insurance policies. At Restoration Local, we’ll connect you with a local soot damage cleanup company to restore your home after a fire. That soot cleanup contractor will work with you to file your insurance claim and does accept all insurance companies. If your claim is denied by your carrier or you choose not to file a claim, you will arrange payment terms with the contractor directly.

Yes, you can remove soot stains with a dry chemical sponge or a solution of trisodium phosphate cleaner. However, you need to begin cleanup as soon as possible to prevent permanent soot stains. Use baking soda or vinegar to remove odors after a fire.

The time required to remove soot stains will depend on the extent of the damage. Soot from small fires may take only 1 or 2 days to remove, while more pervasive stains could take a week or more to clean. The restoration contractor that is removing your soot stains will provide a timeline for cleanup based on your circumstances. It usually takes longer to clean up soot damage by yourself.

Soot particles are extremely fine and your furnace or air conditioner can spread them throughout your home. For this reason, you should turn off your HVAC system as soon as possible after a fire. Avoid turning it back on until your home is cleaned or you are given the all-clear by your soot damage restoration contractor.

Removing soot stains from heirlooms, antiques, fine art, and photographs will likely require specialized restoration services. Your restoration contractor will list items they cannot effectively clean and your insurance adjuster can recommend qualified specialists to remove soot stains from those items.

We are the biggest network of restoration contractors in the county with listings near you. When you call our network, you’re connected to the nearest on-call contractor in your area. They will provide a free, no-obligation estimate on soot cleanup after performing an on-site assessment of the damage.

Mold Removal Services

Mold is always a symptom of some type of water issue. If left untreated, it will break down surfaces in your home. Our mold removal contractors treat for both mold and the water that caused it. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Mold Removal

Mold is a variety of airborne fungus that grows in the presence of moisture. Many building materials and household items are conducive to mold growth, including drywall, fiberboard, paper, cardboard, paneling, wood, ceiling tiles, carpeting, insulation, fabric, upholstery, dust, lint, and even paint. Once wet, they can quickly become a breeding ground for mold.

Although mold may cause a number of adverse health effects, sensationalized journalism and unscrupulous marketers have blown many of them out of proportion. Common symptoms of mold exposure include nasal or chest congestion, sneezing, dry or itchy eyes, skin irritation, headaches, and fatigue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals prone to allergies, asthma, or upper respiratory issues may experience more severe symptoms. In rare cases, serious lung infections may occur in people with chronic lung illnesses or immune deficiencies. Because the effects of mold can vary widely from person to person, the CDC recommends that mold is cleaned up as quickly as possible to limit exposure.

Mold isn’t always visible, so just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean you don’t have a mold problem. Common indicators of mold include discoloration, peeling paint or wallpaper, crumbling walls or building materials, or a persistent musty or damp odor. Since mold requires a source of moisture to grow, look for areas that are consistently damp or prone to excessive humidity.

There is a great deal of misinformation about so-called toxic black mold, causing many to worry about the exact type of mold they have. Black mold is unlikely to be any more dangerous to a healthy individual than any other variety of mold. It is difficult to tell the difference between black mold and other varieties of molds, fungus, or mildew without costly scientific analysis. Signs of mold should be addressed immediately and the source of moisture resolved.

The national average for the cost of mold removal is between $10 and $25 per square foot. However, this does not accurately account for replacing materials contaminated with mold. Since it’s hard to predict the cost of mold removal without seeing the situation first hand, all of the on-call mold removal companies in the Restoration Local network offer a free, no-obligation estimate on mold removal services.

Mold removal is usually covered by standard homeowner’s insurance policies as long as there are no signs of negligence. For example, if you were aware of a leak or flood, but choose to ignore the problem. As long as you take action as soon as you see mold, they are likely to approve your claim. Restoration Local is a network of independent mold removal contractors and they do accept all major insurance companies and plans. Once they provide their free estimate, they can address your insurance concerns and even bill your insurance directly if you would prefer. If your claim is denied or you aren’t filing a claim, you can arrange payment terms directly with the company.

Technically, yes, you can clean mold with most household cleaning chemicals including bleach, vinegar, or ammonia. However, mold is a result of a persistent source of moisture. While cleaning will kill the surface mold, it will return unless you fix the source of the water. Additionally, you should take safety precautions if you are cleaning an area larger than a few square feet. Wear work boots, pants, long sleeves, rubber gloves, goggles, and a ventilator when removing mold. You may also need to cut open walls or flooring to remove all of the mold and fix the water issue.

The mold removal process will vary depending on the extent of the damage. Removing small sections of mold and restoring your home may take 1 to 2 days, while larger sections may take 3 to 5 days or more. Your mold removal contractor will provide a timeline for mold remediation once they assess your situation. Mold removal may take longer if you choose to do it on your own. Also, cleaning mold with bleach or other household chemicals will not remove it permanently. You need to resolve the source of moisture or the mold will return.

Mold requires a consistent source of moisture to thrive. Any consistent source of moisture, such as a leaky pipe or drainage issue, should be cause for concern. The longer you wait to have the water issue resolved and the area inspected, the greater the chance mold will appear or spread.

Restoration Local is a nationwide network of restoration contractors. When you call into our network, we connect you to our on-call certified restoration company in your area. That contractor will provide a free, no-obligation estimate for mold removal and remediation. There is no charge for using our service regardless of whether you choose to hire the contractor we connect you with.

Sewage Cleanup Services

Sewage contains bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants that pose a significant health risk. Get sewage cleanup from a local contractor near you now. They will remove the sewage, dry out the area, then disinfect and restore your property.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sewage Cleanup

Sewage is wastewater that contains solid waste, human excrement, viruses, bacteria, and parasites.

We do clean up sewage, but it may not be possible to restore some contaminated items and replacement may be the only option. We will review our cleanup and sanitation procedures and address your concerns before beginning work.

There is a risk of contamination due to the composition of sewage. Once porous materials like drywall, carpet, paneling, ceiling tile, and insulation have been exposed, they cannot be cleaned and sanitized. Affected items will need to be removed and discarded to prevent further contamination and health risks. We can clean and sanitize some hard surfaces. We will explain the risk of contamination and review our cleanup and sanitation procedures before beginning work.

You can clean up sewage on your own, but we recommend this only if the exposure is small and you take the proper safety precautions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing personal protective equipment including goggles, face shield, liquid-repellent coveralls, waterproof gloves, and rubber boots. Wash your hands frequently, both before and after handling sewage, and avoid touching your mouth, eyes, and nose. Due to the risk of contamination, it is advisable to get professional help if the area of exposure is large or deep, if porous building materials including drywall, carpet, paneling, ceiling tile, and insulation have been exposed, or when you cannot take the proper precautions to clean up sewage safely on your own.

Sewage backups are caused by a blockage in the lateral service pipe that runs between your home and municipal sewer mains. These blockages may be caused by solid objects accidentally flushed down the drain, structural deterioration or defect, or tree roots cracking or growing through your sewer pipe. Sewage may also backup if a significant amount of water enters the municipal sewer main in a very short time, typically during extremely heavy rainfall or the rapid melting of snow or ice.

Biohazard Cleanup Services

Biohazards pose a significant health risk, so you should always contact a biohazard cleanup company. They will properly disinfect and decontaminate your home or business after a traumatic event or tragedy. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Biohazard Cleanup

A biohazard is any substance that poses a potential health risk, including blood, bodily fluids, and hazardous chemicals. These substances can transmit diseases or are toxic to humans and pets. If not cleaned and sanitized properly, they can infect anyone that comes in contact with them or spread to other materials or areas.

Yes, biohazards are dangerous and can spread disease and other toxins. Common health risks of biohazards including AIDS, C-diff (Clostridioides difficile), Ebola virus, E. coli (Escherichia coli), hemorrhagic fevers and diseases, hepatitis a, b, and c, HIV, Lyme disease, malaria, MERS coronavirus, SARS virus, tuberculosis, and West Nile virus to name just a few.

Biohazard cleanup is the specialized process of removing biohazards and decontaminating areas infected by them. This includes disposing of contaminated materials, sanitizing the area, and restoring the area to its original condition.

All biohazards pose a health risk. If your home is contaminated with biohazards, there is a potential to spread disease or other toxins. Most biological hazards, like blood and bodily fluids, require physical contact. However, chemical toxins and other biohazards may travel through the air or make you sick just by breathing them in.

The cost of biohazard removal depends on the extent of the damage and the try of contaminants involved. Clean up averages $150 to $300 per hour and does not include the cost of rebuilding your home to its original condition. Biohazard cleanup is usually covered by your homeowner’s insurance. Your biohazard cleanup contractor can explain more about filing an insurance claim.

Many insurance policies cover the cost of biohazard cleanup, however, you should always review your insurance policy and contact your agent or adjuster with questions. Some older policies or those issues by smaller agencies may have limited or no coverage for biohazard cleanup at all.

With the exception of a small amount of blood from a minor wound, you should never attempt to clean up a biohazard on your own. Any situation involving biohazards pose the risk of contamination. Without the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), you are likely to expose yourself and others to disease and other toxins.

The amount of time required to clean up biohazards depend on the extent of the contamination and the types of materials involved. For small biohazard situations, it may only take 1 to 2 days, while larger contaminations may take several days or more to safely remove.

Restoration Local is a nationwide network of restoration contractors and the local biohazard cleanup contractor you work with will be as discreet as possible during cleanup. This includes arriving in unmarked vehicles and working out of plain sight. Your biohazard cleanup contractor will address all concerns prior to starting work.

The majority of the biohazard removal contractors in our network specialize in the cleanup and decontamination of building materials and the structure of your home. Unfortunately, they are not qualified to clean fine art and other valuables. Contact your insurance adjuster or agent for assistance in locating a specialized restoration company to restore these items.

The #1 network of restoration contractors, Restoration Local connects you with a local biohazard cleanup company to restore your home after an accident, crime, or tragedy. The biohazard company will offer a free, no-obligation estimate on cleanup. If you choose to hire them, you will pay them directly or they can bill your insurance. If you choose not to hire them, there is no fee. Regardless, Restoration Local is always a free service to you.

Restoration And Reconstruction Services

No matter the type of damage you have, our restoration contractors offer complete restoration services. This includes repairing the damage as well as restoring your property to its original state. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Restoration And Reconstruction

In most situations, this depends largely on the extent of the damage and your comfort level. Be aware that there may be strong odors, loud noises from equipment or construction, or disruptions to utility services. For more severe types of damage and in most biohazard situation, we do recommend that you vacate the property for your own safety. Your restoration contractor will let you know if you cannot stay during cleanup. If you need to vacate, temporary housing is usually covered by insurance. Review your policy or contact your agent or adjuster for complete details.

Your restoration contractor will need regular access to your property throughout the cleanup process. However, they can usually accommodate your schedule or agree to alternate arrangements for access. This may include providing them a key, installing a lockbox, or having friends or family provide access. Talk to your contractor to see what works best for both of you.

The term pre-loss condition is used by insurance companies to set an expectation on what is covered during the restoration process. Your restoration contractor will return your home to the same condition it was in prior to the damage. Whenever possible they will use the same or similar materials to those that were damaged. Renovations and upgrades fall outside of the scope of the project and are not covered. If you have questions about pre-loss condition, your insurance adjuster and contractor can explain how it directly relates to your situation.

In some cases, your restoration contractor will need to make upgrades due to changes in code or by-laws in your community. This is usually common in older homes where certain systems may no longer meet current building codes. These upgrades are included in the scope of the project and covered by insurance because they are required to meet current building standards. For example, this could involve updating your electrical or plumbing systems. Your insurance adjuster can answer questions regarding code and by-law upgrades.

Another common insurance term, non-insured work includes any restoration or renovation that falls outside of the scope of returning your home to its pre-loss condition. For example, if you choose to make upgrades or renovations during the restoration process, these would not be covered by your insurance. If you choose to have upgrades or renovations performed as part of the restoration process, you will need to pay out of pocket for these expenses. Depending on the situation, this work may require a separate contract as well. Your contractor will explain your options and discuss terms prior to beginning work.

Most of the restoration contractors in the Restoration Local network provide complete restoration services. This means they will clean up after your disaster and restore your home to its original condition. In the event that additional contractors are needed, they will most likely hire them directly. If they require you to hire secondary contractors, they will explain this prior to beginning work.

Your restoration contractor will typically acquire all required building permits for restoration before beginning the work. When necessary, permit fees will be included in their estimate and they are typically covered by your insurance. In rare cases, they may require you to acquire the permits first. If this is the case, they will clearly explain this prior to starting work. If you choose to perform your own reconstruction or remodeling after the restoration contractor completes the cleanup process, you are responsible for researching and acquiring all necessary permits.

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