Best Practices For Water or Fire Claims of Commercial Buildings
When water, or fire damage happens to a building it feels just like a disaster to all individuals living or working in that building.
Water and fire, both extend their areas of damage to surrounding areas in a blink of an eye. It is a devastating experience and most people experience it at least once in their lifetime.
How to deal with this disaster when you are in charge? You'd better have an action plan.
Some property managers, facility managers, and building owners think that to control cost of repair it is better to obtain multiple estimates for repair and choose the least expensive one. Here's why this is not the best way to handle this issue.
- Take action: People directly involved in the disasters; individuals living, working, or spending their days in the building have to wait, sometimes several day for the decision maker to decide. They may feel being ignored.
- Prevent extended damage: water and fire both extend their damages when they are left alone.The estimates that you obtained at one point in time does not include some work or equipment needed to repair the extended damage that happened while waiting for approval of vendor.
- Testings: ( asbestos, mold, lead) may be necessary for some situations and if an estimator omits that part, the actual cost of one inexpensive estimate may raise.
- Trust SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson: Call 310-637-7701: Because the elite risk managers trust us and call us when disaster strikes. We know how to handle the claim so at the end it will be a win win situation for the owner as well as tenants/occupants of the building.