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Choosing the Right Damage Restoration Expert is Essential to Disaster Recovery

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Disasters happen when one least expect it. Choosing the right Restoration company to respond is critical to get your home to pre-loss conditions. Acting quickly in the wake of a water damage or fire damage to start restoration work is of utmost importance.

Ontario, California, USA – July 16, 2014

/PressCable/ — When it comes to being prepared for the worst to minimize risk to life and property damage, homeowners may place several preventative options. These include installing smoke and CO2 alarm systems, having a family evacuation plan, placing fire extinguishers and deciding on a meeting place for family members to connect or calling a central phone number to establish contact.

However, disasters happen when one least expect it. Be it a broken water supply line, a kitchen fire, an electrical fire, a blocked chimney that cause a puff back smoke damage, a sewer backup from the toilet, a storm or even wildfire that threatens the home. These perils come unbidden. “Getting your life back from these unfortunate incidents takes as much time and effort if not more in comparison with the planning and preventative steps you took earlier,” says Brandt Benson, President of Ontario Restoration by ACR Services.

“ You need to act quickly in the wake of a water damage or fire damage to start the emergency mitigation and restoration work,” cautions Benson. “Choosing a professional and reputable that is specialized in this field is critical. The response time frame is even more critical because the more long it takes to respond, the more damage can occur”

Benson suggests the following checklist and criteria for selecting a property damage restoration company for both residential and commercial property.

Ensure Your Property Damage Restoration Company:

- Has appropriate state and local licenses
Is certified in water and fire damage restoration
- Has the proper liability and pollution insurance coverage
- Offers emergency response service 24 hours, 365 days.
- Is a certified firm and industry recognized certification such as IICRC
- Offers a contract and work authorization prior to work starting
- Can offer you an estimate before work starts if requested.
- Can offer you references from clients who used the same service
- Can offer you a plan and scope of work and walk you through the steps
- Shows up with a lettered van, business card and has uniformed employees
- Treats you, your home and belongings with respects and professionalism
- Can work with your insurance company on the claim as quickly as possible
- Will use state-of-the-art equipment, tools and meters to minimize disruption
- Will communicate effective and thoroughly until full completion of the job.

“The focus property owners need to have is getting back to pre-loss condition,” says Benson. Using the criteria for hiring a Property Damage Restoration Company checklist, you will find the right specialist in fire and water damage Restoration Company. “The services you get in restoring your home must be centered around quality over price,” says Benson. Finding the right company that will not cut corners, communicates well, and one that will follow up and follow through until your home is back to pre-loss conditions will save you lots of headache and extra cost and disruption later down the road.

Ontario Restoration by ACR Services is a 24-hour emergency restoration company serving in Ontario, San Bernardino, Chino and Riverside California. Their crew is trained and certified by IICRC and can help mitigate and restore residential and commercial properties for water damage, fire damage, mold remediation and other disasters affecting properties.


Ontario Restoration by ACR Services is a property damage restoration company in southern California area, offering emergency clean up, restoration, and repair services including fire and smoke damage restoration, water damage restoration, flood water removal, and mold remediation. For more information on Ontario Restoration please contact 909-361-3124 or visit


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