Let’s Be Honest…
Some restoration contractors are better than others! An RTPE can help identify contractors that need to be corrected.
Are the contractor’s scope of work more (or less) than what is required?
- RTPEs speak for the structure and are competent, non-conflicted and authoritative experts. Since the RTPE has nothing to gain by inflating (or deflating) the needs of the project, you can trust their competent findings.
Is the contractor categorizing the water incorrectly?
- RTPEs determine category of water with a consideration of at least 7 criteria in accord with the ANSI/IICRS S500 Standard and Reference Guide to Professional Water Damage Restoration. You can be assured that the minimum standard is being applied to the claim.
Do you fear the contractor is installing too much (or the wrong) equipment on the job? (everything that was on the truck?!)
- RTPEs bring extraordinary analytics tools to the job. Daily moisture readings, thermograms and anemometers, laser particle counters are but a few of the devices included in their inspection kits. But these meters are only as good as the person being asked to interpret them. RPTEs are the finest experts available.
Is the contractor taking more time than you believe is necessary to dry the structure?
- RTPEs can establish a drying goal at the onset of the claim with an anticipated completion date. This is based on several factors including type and kind of building materials being dried, project conditions and the desire to salvage as much as possible. Speed can be accomplished – but at what cost? An RTPE can assist in that dialogue.
Is the contractor causing secondary damage or extra repairs that were not needed?
- The scope of work is frequently controlled with a clear protocol established at the start of the project. An RTPE can establish this protocol early in the process so as to bring clarity to what needs to be done on the job.