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Find the Best Fire & Water Damage Contractors in Marin County CA


Fire and water damage restoration contractors in Marin 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 Marin County CA, including smoke odor removal, flood damage clean up, trauma clean up services, and more.

Updated June 15, 2016

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

Charles Keller Construction & Restoration
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(707) 762-9000
1350 Industrial Ave #C
Petaluma, CA 94952
State License #885844 (B,C12,C34,C42)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration) AAA (Triple A) RIA (Restoration Industry Association) CRA (Cleaning and Restoration Association) DKI (Disaster Kleenup International)

Areas Served: North Bay incl. Marin County
Services: fire damage restoration, water damage clean up, crime scene clean up, storm damage ...

Bravo Company Restoration & Construction
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(707) 837-0675, 24-Hour Emergency Line: (707) 331-9607
399 Business Park Court, Unit 517
Windsor, CA 95492
State Contractor's License #956146
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute) IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration) IRI Water Restoration Certified (International Restoration Institute) CMRC (Certified Mold Remediation Contractor) CMI (Certified Mold Inspector)

Areas Served: North Bay including Marin County
Services: fire damage / water damage repair & clean up, 24-hour emergency service

Boesel Design & Construction
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(415) 456-4605, (415) 608-1489
136 Allyn Ave
San Anselmo, CA 94960
State Contractors License #499141 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: Bay Area & Marin incl. Fairfax CA, San Rafael CA, Mill Valley CA, Sausalito CA, ...
Services: fire damage / water damage repair

Dream Builders
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(707) 591-0399
5412 Arnica Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
State Contractor's License #459717 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: North Bay incl. Marin County
Services: fire damage repair,water damage repair,flood damage restoration
Key Brands: Kohler, Marvin (Marvin Windows & Doors)

W Isaak Construction Inc
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(707) 782-9002
PO Box 750
Penngrove, CA 94951
State Contractor's License #753653 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau NCBE (North Coast Builders Exchange) EPA Lead Safe Certified COTS (Committee On The Shelterless)

Areas Served: North Bay including Marin County
Services: fire damage repair, water damage restoration
Key Brands: Kohler, Marvin (Marvin Windows & Doors), Rohl Fixtures

Mares & Dow Construction
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(415) 447-6136
1155 Ellis St.  Suite #4
San Francisco, CA 94109
State license #618118 (B,C-10)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 Build It Green USGBC Member (U.S. Green Building Council) NorCal Solar (Northern California Solar Energy Association) Velux 5 Star Certified Installer

Areas Served: Marin County incl. San Rafael CA, Mill Valley CA, Ross CA, Tiburon CA, San Anselmo CA
Services: fire damage repair, water damage restoration and clean up
Key Brands: Andersen Windows & Doors, Bristolite Daylighting Systems, Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors, ...

Find the Best Fire & Water Damage Contractors in Marin 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 Marin 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 Marin 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 Marin County perform disaster loss management services exclusively and some of them provide immediate response for emergency fire & water damage cleanup in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael. 

Fire Damage / Water Damage Contractors in Marin County CA To the Rescue
Fire and water damage restoration in Marin County is a highly specialized process for which regular contractors are not equipped. Some fire & water damage restoration contractors in Marin County perform content restoration, biohazard remediation, or structure restoration in both residential and commercial buildings. Many of these fire & water damage repair services in Marin 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 Marin 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 Marin 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 Marin 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 Marin County Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these fire and water damage contractors in Marin County: Charles Keller Construction & Restoration, Bravo Company Restoration & Construction, Boesel Design & Construction, Dream Builders, W Isaak Construction Inc, Mares & Dow Construction, Golden Restoration & Construction. Other companies for fire & water damage repair and clean up in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA that might still be in business include: Tamalpais Restoration Services, All Dry & Tidy Crawl Space, Woody's Restoration Services, Price Brothers Construction, James E Wilson Construction, Fairway Builders Inc, Millstreet Builders, Marin Builders Gen Contractors. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Fire Damage Repair & Water Damage Contractors in Marin County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

How to Choose a Fire and Water Damage Contractors in Marin 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 Marin 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 Marin 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 Marin 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 Marin 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 Marin County CA for your specific needs make sure they are licensed by the state of California. (All damage restoration contractors in Marin 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 Marin 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 Marin 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 Marin 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 Marin County 

Associations & Licensing for Fire & Water Damage Clean-up, Repair, Construction
AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association (http://www.aiha.org/)
ASCR Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration (http://www.ascr.org/)
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CANVAWWA American Water Works Association (http://www.ca-nv-awwa.org/)
CDC Centers for Disease Control (http://www.cdc.gov/)
CSLB Contractors State Licensing Board (http://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)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
IAQA Indoor Air Quality Association (http://www.iaqa.org/)
IICRC Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (http://www.iicrc.org/)
NAFA National Air Filtration Association (http://www.nafahq.org/)
NIDR National Institute of Disaster Restoration (www.ascr.org/institutes/nidr/)
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 Marin County within the following zip codes:

94964, 94913, 94971, 94914, 94915, 94965, 94977, 94966, 94957, 94970, 94912, 94950, 94949, 94963, 94942, 94976, 94941, 94974, 94948, 94939, 94904, 94960, 94940, 94920, 94979, 94924, 94929, 94925, 94937, 94945, 94947, 94973, 94933, 94930, 94946, 94903, 94978, 94938, 94901 and 94956

 

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