How is A Restoration Contractor Different From A General Contractor?

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Every property owner will eventually need help from a contractor. Whether you own a home, a commercial property, or rental properties, things can go wrong. When you are in the middle of a difficult situation, you may feel overwhelmed and not sure where to turn. 

In order to make sure that you get the right help (and right away), it’s important to understand the difference between a restoration contractor and a general contractor. Here’s a quick comparison:

A general contractor is a professional that specializes in remodeling or new construction. They manage your project from start to finish, providing all of the labor, tools, equipment, and materials needed. General contractors will also lead any necessary subcontractors like plumbers, electricians, or roofers. These projects are usually planned in advance, and are based on a desire for expansion, cosmetic improvements, or repairs to damage not covered by insurance. 

A restoration contractor is focused on handling disaster situations. They use their team and equipment to quickly stop problems at your home or business. They are often the first responders after an unexpected catastrophic event like a flood, storm, or fire. A restoration contractor will secure and clean your property, ensuring it’s safe and the damage has stopped. As many of these situations involve an insurance claim, they will work with you and your insurance agent through the process. 

How Green Clean is Different From A General Contractor

Now that we have explained the basic differences, it’s time to explain a few of the features that make restoration contractors unique, and how these professionals can protect both your loved ones, and your investments.

Education and Experience

Since its establishment in 1996, Green Clean has acquired knowledge and expertise in cleaning, restoration, and effectively responding to unforeseen disasters. As proud holders of IICRC certifications, our cleaning technicians exemplify our commitment to the highest standards, ethical principles, and technical proficiency set by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We prioritize the continual development of our skills through immersive on-the-job experiences, ongoing training, and certifications through the IICRC. By doing so, we consistently deliver top-quality service and maintain our expertise in this dynamic field.

Tools and Techniques

The mess left behind by fire, water, smoke, mold (or any combination of these) is difficult and dangerous to clean up. We ensure a safe, thorough restoration process by using both our knowledge and numerous pieces of industry-specific equipment. Our tools can find, measure, and remove problems invisible to the naked eye, from dangerous moisture and mold to smelly, acidic smoke and soot. Each property and each problem is different, and we have access to the equipment that can quickly and successfully handle any situation.

24/7 Availability

Emergencies don’t care about typical business hours, vacations, or your family’s schedule. That’s why Green Clean provides always-on disaster response cleaning and restoration services. Unlike most general contractors, we are ready and able to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We can quickly deploy our capable teams to handle water damage, basement flooding, fire damage, or other sudden issues. A quick response can stop damage from spreading, ensuring that you can return to a safe and clean space as quickly as possible.

Insurance Partnerships

Due to the accidental nature of most water and fire damage, property owners will typically want to make a claim with their insurance. At Green Clean, we are happy to help both homeowners and their insurance agents through this complex process. We are experienced in compiling the proper photos, paperwork, and other documentation that may be needed for your claim. 

We will also work with your insurance company to check what is covered by your policy before making any decisions. Our goal is to avoid any out-of-pocket expenses to you, thus making it a zero dollar claim. We will communicate with your insurance company from beginning to end, keeping you updated and comfortable during this complex process.

Get The Right Help And Get Your Life Back To Normal

General contractors are valuable professionals, and every Twin Cities property owner should have a relationship with one. However, if you are faced with a sudden fire, flood, or mold problem, you need a restoration contractor. For Minneapolis residents, Green Clean is a certified, locally owned restoration and carpet cleaning company that can provide the help you need –  right away. 

In addition to our knowledge, experience, equipment, and 24/7 availability, we offer ethical business practices, and a high degree of professionalism and respect that we always show our customers. We work hard to gain and keep your trust – contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

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