When you are faced with a fire, major storm, or water damage, you need to know where to turn for help. There are countless contractors in the area who you could call to handle your post-disaster restoration project. How do you know who to call?
There are two broad categories of home repair professional out there – the general contractor and the specialist. Both can have pros and cons, depending on the type of work you need done.
There are countless specialists. If you need something done, then you can probably find someone who specializes in it. Some common types of specialized repair services include:
- Property Restoration
There are a lot of good reasons to choose a contractor with a specialty. Many jobs require specific knowledge or equipment that most other professionals don’t have. Because specialists have a lot of experience in a narrower field, they are likely to work faster and more efficiently than another contractor would. In addition, they may have trade certifications and other qualifications that really make a difference.
One strong example of this is mold remediation. If a mold problem isn’t handled right, it can be very dangerous. Mold remediation requires special equipment like respirators and disposable clothing. Common household cleaners might get rid of surface mold, but it doesn’t kill hidden spores, so if it isn’t dealt with properly the first time, it will only come back. An experienced professional knows this and uses EPA approved cleaners and encapsulating agents not available to the general public.
However, a general contractor can be a great choice in some circumstances. When you have a complicated problem that would require a lot of different specialists, a general contractor can be a great solution. They can generally handle basic problems across most specialties. When there are more complex issues, your general contractor might sub-contract out specific jobs to specialists, but you won’t have to worry about it. You will only be dealing with the general contractor.
For complex jobs such as fire damage restoration, mold remediation, water damage restoration, and storm damage restoration, you are likely to need a lot of work done. It can be confusing trying to find someone to meet all of your needs. There are lot of deadlines, deliveries, and other issues to keep track of. The best option is to find someone with a combination of generael construction experience and specialty training and equipment.
Here at LaPointe Construction, you have the best of both worlds. We have decades of experience in both general construction and property restoration. Our expert crew can handle nearly anything that needs doing. And with over 50 years in the industry here, we are familiar with all of the local specialists in case we do find something out of our area of expertise.