With the damage Hurricane Harvey has wrought in Texas to our south, it’s natural for us to think about how we would handle a disaster of that scale in Branson, MO. It doesn’t take a lot of water to cause serious water damage, so even a strong storm may mean many people need help in a short period following a significant rainfall. Unfortunately, many scammers and opportunists take advantage of bad situations, positioning themselves as competent disaster restoration specialists. Here’s how to avoid this happening to you in an already difficult time:
- Inexperienced and Unlicensed Contractors. It’s easy to check to see if someone is licensed, and if you ask, they should be more than willing to show you their credentials. Don’t be tempted to save a few bucks with a very inexperienced contractor who has never handled water damage before. Failure to remediate correctly can mean you’re out thousands of dollars and need to repeat the entire process. If you use unlicensed contractors and they get hurt on the job, you may be liable. It’s simply not worth the risk
- Price Gouging. Paying inflated prices during a disaster just adds insult to injury. A reputable disaster restoration specialist company, like ServiceMaster DSI, never takes advantage of the misery and suffering caused by a disaster
- Scammers/Storm Chasers. These are individuals who travel to an area that has had a disaster and knock on your door promising a quick fix. They offer lower prices than the market bears and often ask for payment upfront. The adage “if it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is” holds true here.
Our Disaster Restoration Experience and Reputation in Branson, MO Counts.
We proudly serve Branson, MO and the surrounding areas, and we communicate with you every step of the restoration process to ensure that our work meets your satisfaction. Our reputation is built on our willingness to serve our community when disaster strikes while providing the highest quality service. For more information on how ServiceMaster DSI can help you in the event of a disaster, contact us at (417) 895-9685.