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Find the Best Fire & Water Damage Contractors in Los Angeles County CA


Fire and water damage restoration contractors in Los Angeles County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the fire/water damage repair services that have met a higher standard than the minimum California regulatory standard. They are the disaster recovery services proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and ability, carry liability insurance for your protection, who use only employees verified legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them for fire and water damage repair or clean up in Los Angeles County CA, including smoke odor removal, flood damage clean up, trauma clean up services, and more.

Updated February 23, 2017

 The TOP 10 Fire Damage Repair & Water Damage Contractors in Los Angeles County CA

Braathen Construction
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(949) 548-1200
776 W 16th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
State Contractor's License #326357
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 RRP Certified (Lead-Safe Renovator)

Areas Served: Los Angeles
Services: fire damage repair, water damage repair

Shamrock Construction Inc
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(805) 390-9006
5125 Wavecrest Way
Oxnard, CA 93035
State License #837927 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: Los Angeles incl. Malibua CA, Santa Monica CA, Long Beach CA, Beverly Hills CA, ...
Services: fire damage repair, water damage restoration and clean up

Servpro of Santa Monica
621 W Rosecrans Ave # 106
Gardena, CA 90248

Areas Served: Torrance CA, Gardena CA, Long Beach CA, Santa Monica CA, Hawthorne CA, Inglewood CA, ...

Servpro-Westwood W Beverly
4807 W 118th Pl
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Areas Served: Westwood Village, Los Angeles CA, Century City CA, East Los Angeles CA, Malibu CA, ...

Topline Builders
6042 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA 91202

Areas Served: West Hollywood CA, Glendale CA, Los Angeles CA, Downey CA, Long Beach CA, Torrance ...

San Pedro Water Damage Service
732 W 9th St
San Pedro, CA 90731

Areas Served: Long Beach CA, Carson CA, Los Angeles CA, San Pedro CA, Gardena CA, East Los Angeles ...

Qwikresponse Disaster Control
16315 Piuma Ave
Cerritos, CA 90703

Areas Served: Norwalk CA, Cerritos CA, Long Beach CA, Downey CA, Los Angeles CA, Torrance CA, East ...

Emergency Water Removal
1886 Freeman Ave
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Areas Served: Long Beach CA, Signal Hill CA, Los Angeles CA, Torrance CA, Carson CA, West Los ...

Find the Best Fire & Water Damage Contractors in Los Angeles County CA 

In California, there is no single license classification specifically for contractors that perform fire and water damage clean up and repair, but a licensed contractor is necessary and this is all the more reason to choose only a contractor proven experienced in this specialty.

So even the state contractors license is no guarantee that any company for particular fire water damage restoration in Los Angeles County CA is even competent in this particular specialty, is doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all companies for fire water damage in Los Angeles County CA who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state license, verified liablity and workers comp insurance for your protection, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

 


After a fire or flood it might seem like your home has suffered irreparable damage, but there are professionals who devote themselves to these kinds of tasks. Fire / water damage cleanup services in Los Angeles County perform disaster loss management services exclusively and some of them provide immediate response for emergency fire & water damage cleanup in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Long Beach and Redondo Beach. 

Fire Damage / Water Damage Contractors in Los Angeles County CA To the Rescue
Fire and water damage restoration in Los Angeles County is a highly specialized process for which regular contractors are not equipped. Some fire & water damage restoration contractors in Los Angeles County perform content restoration, biohazard remediation, or structure restoration in both residential and commercial buildings. Many of these fire & water damage repair services in Los Angeles County are available for emergencies, which means they can begin work within 24 hours of the damaging event. They can initially assess the damage with leak detection, thermal investigations, or allergen and indoor air testing.

As far as damage control capabilities, fire damage / water damage contractors in Los Angeles County can do smoke damage repair, soot removal, carpet drying, deodorizing, and stain removal. As part of this they might also do upholstery cleaning, wood floor drying, disinfecting, water extraction, rapid structural drying, and odor removal.  

Some might perform related services such as trauma crime scene cleanup or sewage spill clean up services, with the disinfecting required in both instances.

Some of the services for fire and water damage clean up in Los Angeles County are IICRC or WLI certified in comprehensive fire and water damage cleanup including cleaning drapery, black water, flood damage, or damage from vandalization. In addition to the standard cleaning procedures, some fire and water damage contractors offer services to ease your transition in the aftermath of the disaster recovery, such as insurance claim processing, moving and storage, fine art restoration, document drying, book drying, electronics drying, carpet re-stretching and repair, burn repair, and repainting. 

Fire and Water Damage Contractors in Los Angeles County Use State-of-the-Art Technology to Rectify Problems

Fire and water damage contractors can efficiently repair damage caused by a flood or fire with specially high powered specialty equipment. They assess the situation with thermal detectors or infrared technology, they can use dehumidifiers to dry out flooded areas, flood pumpers, dry foggers, disinfectants, antimicrobials, or ozone generators. Certain contractors go beyond simple cleaning procedures to protect damaged areas from future deterioration by applying DuPont, Teflon, or Scotchguard products.



Some Fire and Water Damage Contractors in Los Angeles County Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these fire and water damage contractors in Los Angeles County: Braathen Construction, Shamrock Construction Inc, Servpro-Westwood W Beverly, Qwikresponse Disaster Control, Topline Builders, Servpro of Santa Monica, Emergency Water Removal, San Pedro Water Damage Service. Other companies for fire & water damage repair and clean up in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Long Beach and Redondo Beach CA that might still be in business include: Contents Restorers-CA. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Fire Damage Repair & Water Damage Contractors in Los Angeles County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

How to Choose a Fire and Water Damage Contractors in Los Angeles County 

Step 1: Describe the Fire or Water Damage
With each contractor, explain the details of the damage that occurred. Be consistent in the way that you describe the situation so that each fire and water damage contractor will have an opportunity to bid on the same job specifications.  Know ahead of time if you seek only fire & water damage clean up services or if you require actual construction services like for complete fire & water damage structural restoration, often referred to in this industry as "build-back".

Step 2: Answer Questions & Take Notes of the Fire & Water Damage Clean Up Companies
Allow the fire and water damage contractors the opportunity to ask about the features of your job and pay attention to the points that he may have. How detailed are his questions? Does he seem adequately knowledgeable about the issues that need attention?

Step 3: Ask Questions & Take Notes of all Fire & Water Damage Restoration Contractors
Pose any questions you may have for the potential fire & water damage contractors. Take notes on the answers to questions as well as your impression of the interview. Remember, you will see better results if you can comfortably and openly deal with the contractors. Afterward, look at all the notes that you took before and during the question and answer session and use them to update information you already had for each fire and water damage contractor. The following list of questions will help guide your evaluation.

How long have the fire & water damage contractors been in business in Los Angeles County?

Do they offer only fire & water damage clean up (like water removal) or are they also a construction company prepared to do fire & water damage repair and structural restoration, often referred to in this industry as "build back"?

How many jobs have those fire and water damage contractors completed in Los Angeles County?

Do the fire & water damage contractors specialize in the type of damage repair services you've described to them?

What additional services might they provide? Examples include coordinating with your insurance company, insurance claim processing, fine art repair, book drying, etc.

Do the fire or water damage repair services have references you can contact? (All fire & water damage restoration companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customers references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

What will the timing be on bidding and completing the fire & water damage repair?

Will they show you copies of their liability insurance and workers' compensation insurance? (All disaster recovery services in Los Angeles County CA bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

Will the fire damage / water damage repair contractors provide a detailed estimate in writing?

Do the fire or water damage construction companies have any industry certifications and if so, what did they do to obtain them?

Can they prove to you that all their employees are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All damage restoration companies in Los Angeles County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

Will you be required to relocate while the fire & water damage repair contractor is working on your site?

Will permits be needed? If so, will the fire & water damage repair company get them, or do they expect you to do so?

Does the fire & water damage repair company actually do all the work itself, or do they hire out to subcontractors?

If they DO use subcontractors, will they collect and give you a lien release from each subcontractor as assurance for you that those subcontractors will not file a lien on your property for any claims against the fire & water damage restoration company, such as if they are not paid on time?

What kind of warranty do each of the water & fire damage contractors offer?

Will the fire/water damage repair services provide you with a written contract?

What methods or equipment do they use for moisture detection and drying and other technology specific to fire & water damage clean up?


When you've chosen the best fire water damage repair contractors in Los Angeles County CA for your specific needs make sure they are licensed by the state of California. (All damage restoration contractors in Los Angeles County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

 

Tips on Fire or Water Damage Repair in Los Angeles County 

Choosing a Proven Professional For Fire & Water Damage Clean-up or Repair
Proper restoration of your home takes skill and diligence, so don't rush into agreements with just any of the fire and water damage contractors. Choose someone regarded as one of the best for fire & water damage repair and you're more likely to be satisfied with the results and get value for your money.


Do you need immediate Emergency Fire & Water Damage Clean Up?

Some fire & water damage repair companies offer 24/7 emergency response for immediate fire & water damage clean up needs.

Write a Description of the Damage.
The more detailed your report of the damage, the more information you'll get from an initial evaluation. Walk around the affected area and make careful notes about what you see. It's this summary that you'll show to each contractor. And since each candidate will see the same description, you can be sure that the responses to your project are based on the same information. Then you can better judge which fire and water damage contractor gives you the best response to your proposed work.

Collect Several Estimates.
You should get estimates from several different fire and water damage contractors in Los Angeles County. This will help you get an idea of price range, but a sampling of estimates can also help you better judge each contractor's industry knowledge, integrity, and customer service skills.

Get Everything in Writing.
As with any contractor agreements, you should document everything thoroughly. Make sure that the contractor you hire provides you with a written description of the work, a pricing breakdown, and an expected timeframe for completion.

Do Your Homework Before You Sign An Agreement.
Before you hire a professional, ensure that all licensing, workers' compensation and liability insurances are valid and current. Confirm any other relevant credentials as well.



Maintain Great Communication.
You'll want to ensure that your fire and water damage cleanup project is going as smoothly as possible. In order to do this, you have to keep the lines of communication open. This requires effort from both parties, so do your part. Call with any questions you may have.

Agree in Advance to Evaluate the Completed Work.
After restoration or cleaning is finished, check your contractor's work. Reference the agreement you signed prior to commencement of the project. Closely compare the finished product to the expectations that were agreed upon and mention any inconsistencies.

Protect Yourself.
Consumers have some special rights depending on where they live. You're dealing with fire and water damage contractors in Los Angeles County, so the consumer affairs Web site for the State of California can give you all of the applicable details.

 

 

Resources About Fire & Water Damage Repair in Los Angeles County 

Associations & Licensing for Fire & Water Damage Clean-up, Repair, Restoration

AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association www.aiha.org
ASCR Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration www.ascr.org
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
CDC Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov
CSLB Contractors State Licensing Board www.cslb.ca.gov
CUCI Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Institute www.ascr.org/institutes/cuci
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs www.dca.ca.gov
DRI Disaster Recovery Institute www.drii.org
DRCA Disaster Recovery Contractors Association www.drca.dphen3.com
IAQA Indoor Air Quality Association www.iaqa.org
IDRA International Disaster Recovery Association www.idra.com
IICRC Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification www.iicrc.org
NAFA National Air Filtration Association www.nafahq.org
NIDR National Institute of Disaster Restoration www.ascr.org/institutes/nidr
RIA Restoration Industry Association www.restorationindustry.org
WLI Water Loss Institute www.ascr.org/institutes/wli


Media & Web Resources For Fire and Water Damage Contractors
Claims Magazine
Cleaning and Restoration Magazine
Industrial Fire World Magazine
Insurance Journal: The Property Casualty Magazine
International Fire Protection Magazine
Waste Age Magazine

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Fire / Water Damage Contractors in Los Angeles County within the following zip codes:

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The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Fire / Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles County within the following cities:

Santa Monica, Rolling Hills, Beverlywood, Harvard Heights, South Central L.A., East Hollywood, West Carson, Carson, Pacific Palisades, La Mirada, Culver City, Signal Hill, El Sereno, Rancho Dominguez, Palms, Century City, Glendale, Highland Park, Bell Gardens, Harbor City, Wilmington, Atwater Village, Crenshaw, Los Angeles, Pico-Robertson, Long Beach, East Los Angeles, East La Mirada, Lawndale, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawaiian Gardens, Glassell Park, Maywood, West Hollywood, Montecito Heights, Lomita, Huntington Park, Westlake, North Whittier, East Whittier, Lynwood, Palos Verdes Estates, Venice, Pico-Union, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Catalina Island / Avalon, Mid-Wilshire, Beverly Hills, Alondra Park, Compton, Los Feliz, Beverly Crest, Del Rey, West L.A., Whittier, Lakewood, Inglewood, Cheviot Hills, Boyle Heights, Hollywood Hills, Silver Lake, Cerritos, Gardena, Westchester, Marina del Rey, Koreatown, Montebello, Echo Park, El Segundo, Paramount, Hollywood, San Pedro, Bell, Larchmont Village, Eagle Rock, Hawthorne, Westwood, Pico Rivera, South Gate, Playa Vista, Sawtelle, Bel Air, Norwalk, Ladera Heights, Hancock Park, Brentwood, Mar Vista, Bellflower, Malibu, Watts, Downey, Rolling Hills Estates and Harbor Gateway