5 Reasons to Call A Water Mitigation Company First
BEFORE Calling Your Insurance Company
Water Mitigation and Water Restoration Companies Works For YOU
As a third-party contractor, your water restoration company is focused on their client, which is YOU. The insurance company will likely be paying the bill, but the water restoration company is hired by you, the homeowner or business owner.
This means that at every step of the water mitigation and water removal process, the core focus of your water restoration company should be your happiness and satisfaction. This virtue is held first at Heroes Restoration Inc.
With the business model of an insurance company, they will typically WANT to find a reason to not pay you for water damages. The less claims an insurance company pays out, the more profits they post.
Time and again it is smart homeowners that have hired an experienced advocate, working with them and for them, who are able to maximize their insurance claim and recoup as much of their damages as possible versus those that called their insurance company first.
Any Delay Before Cleanup Can Cause Much More Damage
Water damages can quickly and sometimes catastrophically damage a home or business. Water gets in nooks and crannies, spreading throughout your porous surfaces. Having a water mitigation team on site and starting clean up as quickly as possible is CRUCIAL in making sure that your damages are limited. This will also help in preventing mold damages too.
By calling a water removal service FIRST you are giving the team the power to begin cleanup and water removal while you are communicating with your insurance company. It can take a long time talking with your insurance company over the phone, to get assigned an adjuster, talking with the adjuster about the hows and when and where and what has occurred, and more – all the while, the water is causing additional damages to your home because it’s not being cleaned up quickly.
By calling water remediation experts FIRST, you will have a team of experienced professionals on their way to you fast, so cleanup can begin immediately. If you’re in central Virginia, Heroes Restoration Inc. can be on site within 1 hour* to help you on your way to speedy and thorough water removal.
Not Acting Fast May Make YOU Liable For the DamageS
Many insurance companies have clauses in their contracts stating that if you are not doing your part to take care of your home – including delaying getting things fixed when they can cause damage – you may be liable for the damages caused instead of the insurance company.
Most homeowners have a fiduciary obligation to do everything they can to mitigate the damage of an event, such as a flood or water damage. And if they haven’t yet, the insurance company may be able to beg off the damages, stating the damages wouldn’t be nearly as bad “if only” the homeowner had acted faster.
Why put yourself at risk of the insurance company trying to get out of a claim? When you call a water remediation expert first, the technicians are documenting your entire claim and cleaning up the mess while you communicate with the insurance company to get the claims process started.
Zero Dollar Claims
There is a concept in insurance called a “$0 Dollar Claim.” What this means is that the insurance company has a claim filed on your account, which they determined they do NOT have to pay for. It is a claim for $0.
The reasons behind a zero dollar claim can be complex. It could be the water damage is too low to get over the deductible threshold. It could be that the insurance company determines that the homeowner didn’t react quickly enough. There are many reasons WHY the zero dollar claim can show up. The insurance company still records it as a black mark on your record, and may raise your premiums because of it.
By calling a third party water remediation service first, your water cleanup experts can help you determine if you have a claim over the deductible threshold, and can document all the water damages using tools at their ready disposal. Heroes Restoration Inc. has special 3D imaging equipment to create documented proof of your water damages. This enables us to work on your behalf with PROOF that you experienced water damages, which helps the insurance claim process move along on your behalf.
Don’t allow the insurance company to raise your rates due to a $0 claim. Make sure that you have someone who will FIGHT for you and help you make the right decisions from the beginning.
Calm And Effective Technicians Can Help You In Your Most Trying Time
Your home just flooded. Your bathtub just leaked everywhere. The entire basement is filled with water.
These are incredibly stressful moments. Emotions are running in so many different directions, anger, frustration, stress, exasperation, and more.
It is precisely at these times that you need friendly, capable professionals at your side who are there for YOU and are able to help you remain calm and focused on what will help you the most.
In Stressful Moments Like Water Damages, You Need a Hero!
Surely you have seen someone going through a stressful moment? They lean on and depend upon calm people in their lives, the people who always seem to know what to do. This is what we do at Heroes Restoration Inc. We make it our business to be the hero people need in their times of crisis.
Having been there for so many others going through trying times, we have worked hand-in-hand with homeowners to help them maximize their insurance claim so that they can recover and move on to living their best lives. Call us when you need a hero at 804-410-1800!
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