How Do I Find a Reliable Contractor After a Loss?

Have you ever heard a knock at your door after a large storm and found a contractor trying to sell you their services? These storm-chasing solicitors are fairly common, but they may not be the most reliable. While it may seem convenient to hire one of these contractors at the time, if you’re not careful, you may find yourself in a binding contract with a large cancellation fee.

The first thing you should do after a loss is contact your insurance company or Independent Insurance Agent to start the claims process. It’s best to have your insurance company assess the damage first to avoid having to pay for additional work that isn’t necessary or that isn’t covered. After filing a claim, you should then contact a trusted contractor of your choice to repair the damage.

Here are a few tips to help find a reliable contractor:

If you have any questions about how to find a reliable contractor, ask your professional Independent Insurance Agent or contact your insurance company. To locate an Independent Insurance Agent near you, use our find an agent tool.

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