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Hi, this is David Sweet with NextGen Restoration, your Tampa water damage experts, answering a question we hear frequently. How long should it take to dry a structure? The standard answer within the insurance industry is within three to five days. However, we have a slightly different take on it. A water damaged structure takes as long …

Hi, I’m David Sweet with NextGen Restoration, and I want to answer a question that we get frequently. Most folks wonder, is my water damage large enough to require the intervention of a professional Tampa water damage company?
Truth of matter is you can’t really know. Often a lot of water damages, they seem …

 
Hi, this is David Sweet with NextGen Restoration, a Tampa water damage restoration company. We wanted to answer another question for you today, that we hear frequently.
Can I use my own Tampa water damage restoration contractor? The short answer is, yes, you absolutely can. Frequently we’ll find, however, that when you call a claim in …

Preparing For Storm Damage

Despite the obvious benefits of living in Tampa Bay, our annual hurricane headache seems to be at it again. Hurricane Isaac is due to bear down on Tampa Bay any day now, and it is easy to predict that many local residents will have to deal with hurricane related storm …

Can I Dry My Own House or Should I Hire a Water Extraction Professional?
This is the first question that any person asks when they encounter a water damage or flood damage event in their home or business. Well, at least it might be second after “oh dear God, why me?” The short …

How To Avoid A Denial for Water Damage Claims
You have water damage at your home. Did you know that you will almost certainly have insurance coverage for the water extraction, decontamination of materials and drying equipment necessary to dry your house. You should also have coverage for any mold damage, mold testing, mold …

Water Damage Causes Your Walls to Stay Wet
So the unthinkable has happened, you’ve had a water loss or water damage at your house. While there are many possible causes (like a leaking rook, sewer backup, pipe leak, flood, washing machine overflow, an AC handler overflow or the kids blocking the drain on the …

When flooding in your home strikes, it’s unlikely you’re prepared, but you can be prepared when it comes time for choosing a company for water damage restoration. The following tips were compiled by the National Institute of Disaster Restoration. Not all of these tips will apply to your specific situation, but they are a great starting point.

Every insurance company will use either a Company Inside Adjuster or Outside Adjuster (IA – Independent Adjuster) to quantify your claim. They do legitimately need a person to do this. The risk comes when an adjuster is not competent, neutral, and unbiased in their assessment of the claim.

Part 2 of the Series: Does Your Restoration Company Work For You?

Risk #2: Preferred Vendors
“Could we suggest someone to help you out?” suggests the very nice claims professional. Saying “yes” makes it all so easy, but is it in your best interest? The first thing to remember is that your insurance …