05 Jan 3 Simple Steps to Starting a Restoration Business
Are you thinking about starting a restoration business? By taking the right steps, you can enjoy a great deal of success by working in the restoration industry. If this sounds like something that would be of interest to you, follow these three simple steps to get your business started.
Step #1: Obtain the Credentials
While some states require restoration businesses to obtain a contractor’s permit to provide restoration services, others do not. Therefore, the first step you need to take is to look into your state’s requirements. Regardless of state requirements, you can also help to build your business by gaining certification in the field by joining the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration.
Step #2: Determine Services and Costs
Most restoration services use dehumidifiers and air movers to help remove the water from the damaged property. They also clean up debris, remove damaged drywall and flooring, and make other minor repairs as necessary. You need to determine which services you can provide yourself and which need to be contracted out. You then need to determine the fee that you will charge for your services. In most cases, the customer will pay you directly and will contact the insurance company for reimbursement. Therefore, you shouldn’t have to deal directly with the insurance company yourself. If you prefer working directly with the insurance company, however, you will need to take the time to build a relationship with local companies.
Step #3: Network with Other Businesses
Networking is an important step in building a business. Get to know other businesses in your area in order to encourage them to make a referral to your business when dealing with water damaged property. Of course, all advertisement is not free. Therefore, you will also need to invest a little money into putting ads on the Internet, in your local phone directly and on community bulletin boards.
Obviously, you will also need to purchase equipment for your business. That’s where Impact Restoration Supply comes in! We are proud to offer high-quality, low-cost restoration supplies. You can even order supplies in bulk by the pallet.