The Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing the Right Restoration Company

Water Damage Cleanup Sandusky, Fire Damage Cleanup Sandusky, RestoreProHaving to choose a restoration company in the first place is a situation no one wants to find themselves in. It means some kind of disaster whether it be fire, water, mold-related or another event that has caused damage to a property and now needs to be repaired and restored. In the midst of all the chaos of this, the last thing anyone wants is to have to stress over is choosing the right restoration contractor. In the Sandusky, Ohio area, one such contractor is RestorePro. To help you determine which restoration company is right for you, we have provided some of the “do’s and don’ts” of choosing a restoration company:


  • Check Credentials– Before you do anything else, you’ll want to make sure that the company has the right credentials and proper licensing. Furthermore, make sure that they hold the license for the specific type of restoration service you need.
  • Ask for References– One of the best ways to gauge the quality of a company is to ask others what their experience with that company was like. Ask your friends and anyone you know if they’ve had any experience with the company and what it was like. Also, if the company really is reputable they should have a number of references they can provide you with. Look on their website for testimonials and search through reviews. If you can’t find any type of valuable reference information, you’ll probably want to keep looking.
  • Understand the Payment Schedule– Each contractor will have a slightly different way of handling the payment schedules. Some may want more up-front and others use a more periodic installment system. Each one is a fine method of payment, but it helps to understand the particular details before signing any agreements.


  • Pay Large Amounts of Money Before the Work Has Even Began– Some contractors may ask for a little more than others up front. That is fine, but you’ll want to be cautious if the up-front price seems abnormally high.
  • Think All Contractors Are Created Equal– There are big differences between the quality of work done by some companies compared to others. Just because a company is licensed and has the proper credentials doesn’t always mean they will do stellar work.
  • Begin Work Without a Contract– If you ever work with a contractor who attempts to begin work before any legal documents have been signed, you should be a little wary. Make sure that the proper papers have been signed before any work begins and that you understand the terms of the agreement.

Now that you know all of the “do’s and don’ts” of choosing the right type of restoration contractor, hopefully, you will be able to reduce some of the stress that comes if you find yourself in an emergency restoration situation. A good restoration company will want to keep you in the loop, answer your questions, and help you feel as comfortable as possible during a difficult situation. As you begin looking for the right contractor, remember RestorePro in Sandusky and put us to the test to see if we match the criteria.