How to Tell if a Company is Properly Certified

There are tons of water damage restoration companies taking up entire sections in your local Yellow Pages. Each company offers the same services, so how do you make a decision on which provider you’ll be doing business with? The answer is quite simple, reliability. But before we dive into this aspect, it’s utterly important to make sure the company is properly certified. How can you tell if they are certified? You must ask the provider if they are fully accredited and licensed by the IICRC. If they refuse to answer this topic or stagger with an answer, you can simply take your business elsewhere.

So, what exactly is the IICRC? The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification is the highest standard in the industry. Every single restoration company should have this certification, without any exceptions. The IICRC is a non-profit organization that certifies technicians. You must make sure the water damage specialist carries this very important document with them. It’s the proof you need to allow the expert into your house to take care of the cleanup process. Do not settle for anything less than this highly sought after certificate!

Important Details to Pay Attention To

Now that you’re more familiar with the proper credentials, it’s also important to pay close attention to another aspect of the business. The word to keep in mind here is reliability. You need to know that the technician will be there when you have an emergency situation. A reputable provider will arrive between thirty to forty minutes, give or take. You must put these details into writing as well. You can prevent disputes from arising by showing them written a proof in the agreement.

Choose the Certified Professionals of San Mateo Restoration Today!

At San Mateo Restoration, we are a team of well-respected IICRC members.  We have an uncanny ability to arrive ahead of schedule.