Secure a reliable contractor after a covered home loss.
If your home has been damaged by a fire, explosion, hail, wind or vandalism, it’s natural to want to get it back to its best as soon as possible. If there has been a recent disaster in your local area, you may find that contractors are knocking on your door and offering their services. Although this may seem like an easy and convenient way to get your home back to its restored condition, you should be sure that you hire the right team first. Here are some ways to find a reliable contractor after a loss.
Contact your insurer.
The first step of filing a claim is to call your insurer and fill out the claims form. Your insurance agent will be able to let you know the process. They may also be able to suggest some local contractors who they have worked with before.
Avoid door to door contractors.
Even if a contractor knocks on your door and blows you away with their prices and sales pitch, avoid agreeing or signing anything until you have talked to your insurance agent. Keep your insurance agent in the loop so that they are able to work with the contractor to ensure only the necessary repairs are done – this helps you from paying for work that is not needed.
Ask family and friends.
Ask your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers if they recommend a certain, local contractor. Be sure to check out reviews online and get a feel of their values so that you can be sure you are moving forward with the right contractor.
These tips will help you to find a reliable contractor. To safeguard your home from damage, visit the team at C.V. Mason Insurance Agency. Our home insurance policies work to protect residents in Bristol and neighboring cities in Connecticut. Give our experts a call for more information.