When your basement floods, it can be a challenging time. You can foresee lots of expensive repairs, lost or damaged property, and other expenses over time.
The expense of hiring professionals to do the cleanup might seem unnecessary. However, you might be pinching pennies at the expense of your free time, and your health and safety. Further, if you are insured, you can get bonded repair people to do this work in a way that will meet your insurance requirements while protecting your possessions and health.
Experts are bonded and trained
The primary reason to hire an expert to dry your flooded basement is because of their expertise. While you may have a good idea of the work and tools needed to dry your basement, chances are you have only done it a handful of times. Your expert repair person might have dozens of experiences working in different conditions to restore basements and living areas back to their original form.
They have seen different types of leaks and floods, and they know which tools to use to restore it to living space.
Additionally, if you hire insured workers, you know that the work they are doing is reliable and will meet your insurance company’s expectations. And if it doesn’t, they will fix it until it does.
They can communicate directly with your insurance company
Your professional basement drying crew can take on all the work of interacting with your insurance company, and dealing with local codes for building safety and integrity.
This can save you not just the minutes spent on the phone exchanging important information, but all the additional time often lost to calling back and forth and coordinating information at the right time.
Additionally, their experience can save time and energy. For instance, may people who work in an industry have shorthand for common industry standards. Your insurance company won’t have to explain building and fire codes to your contractor, but those conversations could be long and complex. And you could still get it wrong, and fail an inspection, and have to do part of the work over.
Don’t take that chance.
They will get it done quickly and reliably
Most importantly, a professional basement cleaning crew will have access to all of the tools and resources to do the job quickly and correctly the first time. The average homeowner does not have a powerful shop vac or multiple high-power drying fans needed to dry out carpets in a matter of hours.
Further, these companies have deals with local companies to get replacement parts, like drywall, inexpensively.
You don’t have to be Bob Vila in order to get your basement back in working order. Simply hire someone who has that level of knowledge and experience.