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What a Restoration Company Will Do After Pretesting

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding home. Flooding home in Kaysville, UT.

Not many people realize that pretesting can keep your insurance claims down in the long run. In order to take advantage of this, you need to understand what it is, what it entails, and how it can help you.


This is the process of making a complete assessment of your property and the damage. Sometimes your water restoration company in Kaysville, Utah, will be able to tell you what needs to be done and what can be restored. Certain will have to be thrown away while others can be cleaned.

You may need to get rid of:

  • Exposed food
  • Paper products
  • Flooded electronics

Many other items such as furniture, carpet, and clothing can be salvaged. A good company will list these things and when they file the insurance claim.

Identify and Correct

The first thing a company will do is identify the damage and stop it. This is an important step because nothing else can proceed until the problem is stopped. In the case of a severe leak, they will stop the leak and fix the immediate damage.


One of the primary things that a good company does is a pretesting assessment. Once the cause of the damage is taken care of, they will perform a proper assessment. They will write down any damage, take pictures and develop estimates for replacing or repairing items.

Beginning Work

A company that pretests have the added advantage of knowing exactly what needs to be done. If they work with your insurance agent, they may also know what your insurance covers and what will be out-of-pocket. They file with your insurance company and begin any work that needs to be done.

With pretesting, a restoration company can work with your insurance, file your claim, and provide your insurance company with what they need to help you get back into your home faster.

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