As lightning continues to rain down on Central Florida during this year’s hurricane season, some of us have haven’t been as lucky as others.
A run in with lightning can change your life. In this case, lightning struck the roof of a Winter Park home, leaving significant damage throughout. Lightning hit the roof just outside the master bedroom, creating a large hole through the attic and into the hallway, leaving the inside of the home vulnerable to the elements. Fire, smoke, and water damage ensued.
The Bax Res crew can’t take every job in Orlando - although we wish we could - so Servpro, another local restoration company, took on the challenge.
So… how can you be sure the company you have hired to restore your home is giving you a fair deal? Through a peer review of course! Generally speaking, a peer review is an evaluation of work by others working in the same field. In this case, a project manager from Baxter Restoration, J.P. Guerrero, went to the home to write an estimate for the damage, just as if he were completing the job himself. J.P. drew a sketch of the entire house with the damage and took pictures of every room in order to outline the structural damage and estimate the cost of repairs. After completing the peer review, J.P. then submits this information to the homeowner’s insurance company.
Why are peer reviews important? Simply put, a peer review keeps things fair. You should never make an important and/or costly decision without a second opinion, and restoring your home after a disaster is no different. Peer reviews have been put in place to maintain industry standards for disaster restoration costs. They give homeowners and insurance companies the satisfaction of knowing they aren’t going to spend more than what the job is worth, or pay for more repairs than necessary.
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