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Why SERVPRO Is a Preferred Vendor

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

Hail hitting on top of roof during storm.  Hail can lead to storm damage in Cedar City, UT.

When your Cedar City, UT, property has been damaged because of failing appliances, natural disasters, or freak emergencies, the last thing you want is to hire professionals to do subpar work. How can you be sure that you'll get great results from cleanup and restoration professionals? One of the best ways to feel confident you've chosen reliable professionals is to get a recommendation from your insurance company. SERVPRO works hard to be a successful part of your insurance company's vendor program.

What exactly does it mean to be a preferred vendor?

Property restoration companies must complete a list of steps to qualify for these programs. After completing all the required guidelines, the company demonstrates:

  • Compliance with the Institute of Inspection
  • Cleaning and Restoration standards
  • Willingness to abide by standardized pricing and discount services
  • Adherence with specific insurance company requirements

Some of the steps required to become a preferred vendor include routine background checks for employees, ongoing maintenance for equipment, and completion of multiple training programs.

Why do insurance companies offer preferred vendor programs?

Ultimately, a professional relationship with a restoration company that upholds high standards and abides by strict compliance standards is good for both parties. The insurance company knows that the restoration technicians are trained to do satisfactory work quickly, so repeat repairs aren't necessary. Cleanup crews that work efficiently for standardized prices keep costs down for the insurance company. In return, preferred companies know that they'll get a referral when an insurance agent meets with a homeowner.
Do These Programs Work in Your Favor?
Your insurance agent must balance the insurance company's desire to maintain a balanced budget with your need to pay for property repairs. When restoration professionals offer top quality services for competitive prices, the agent satisfies both requirements. Ask your Cedar City, UT, SERVPRO franchise for more information about how the program works and whether your insurance company uses preferred vendors.

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