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Don't Be a Victim Twice. Beware of Storm Damage Scammers.

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

Scam alert warning sign Homeowners can be especially vulnerable to scams after storm damage. Beware of deals that are too good to be true.

Beware of Fraudulent Restoration After Spokane Storm Damage 

Severe storm systems are nothing new to Spokane residents, many of whom have dealt with multiple destructive storms. Most property owners have added additional coverage options with their insurance provider in the off chance that more devastating storm systems might occur. The work required to return your property to the preloss condition must still begin quickly. Many have turned to our SERVPRO team's experience and fast response over the years, but there are just as many who have sought low price shopping. 

With how extensive storm damage in Spokane properties can be, you need a team with the knowledge and experience to help right away. Structural threats exist that can result in injuries or costlier repairs.  These same storms can also bring about flooding and loss events that make it impossible to remain in your house. The only solution is rapid restoration and recovery options that exist. While our SERVPRO team has the training and experience to back up our reputation, you should be aware of deals that sound too good to be true. 

There are a series of “businesses” that tend to crop up immediately following widespread storm damage across Spokane. While many homeowners seek out the reputable companies with positive online reviews like our SERVPRO professionals, others can fall into the allure of a cheap flat rate and promises of getting you back into your home more quickly than you thought possible. 

The idea behind these short-term businesses is to get as much upfront payments as possible and then vanish. No work ever gets completed on your property, and you are out a portion of the total restoration cost estimated when these con artists first arrived at your house. Our professionals never ask for upfront payments, even a small portion of the total restoration costs. Never pay for work that is not happening. 

We understand that you might not choose our SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane team when storm damages occur to your property, but we never want to see one of our neighbors fall into these unfortunate scams that take place when things seem the bleakest. No matter what we can do to help after a storm, never hesitate to call us 24/7 at (509) 474-9144.

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