When Disaster Strikes, Who Do You Call?

Choosing Between a General Contractor and a Restoration Company.

Disasters happen every day; whether it’s a flood, fire, mold, wind damage, or other natural disasters. It is almost unpreventable that at some point in your life you will deal with one of these issues. There are preventative measures you can take to minimize the risk of these things, but life is random and it’s best to be prepared by knowing who to call.

When choosing between a Restoration Company and a General Contractor, it is important to understand that both General Contractors and Restoration Companies are valuable in the renovation industry but in different ways.

General Contractors: Specializing in building management for a commercial or residential project. General Contractors specialize in new construction, bathroom remodels, adding an extra bedroom, or replacing countertops in a kitchen. They coordinate the different trades associated with work related to constructing the building.

Restoration Companies: Specializing in responding to natural disasters such as floods, fires, mold, or water damage. Typically these types of disasters are insurance-related. This is important for emergencies because Restoration companies such as G.W. Savage are on call 24/7 and will often respond within an hour to the emergency. Most restoration companies are certified in cleaning and restoration work while general contractors are not. Restoration companies will work with your insurance company and advocate for you what needs to be covered. Some restoration companies, such as G.W. Savage, are also General Contractors that can perform any resulting repairs.

When to Call a Restoration Company

As soon as the disaster happens, the clock starts. The sooner that a restoration company is contacted, the sooner the process of saving your belongings can commence. A certified Insurance Restoration Company such as G.W. Savage is your trusted partner who will help you through the insurance process and return your property to pre-loss condition.