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Why Restoration is Needed
Repairing the damage done by animals and restoring your home to its original condition is highly specialized work – work that must be done by experts in this field. Only experts know how to deal with the microscopic parasites left behind by many animals – parasites that can endanger your family!
You may not be aware of just how dangerous it is to have animals such as raccoons and bats in your house. Not only do they make an unsightly mess, but they may also leave behind dangerous parasites. Information on the risks associated with raccoons are explained here by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); more information on bats can be found here from the CDC. When animals have invaded your home, you want to repair the damage quickly and thoroughly, removing any threats to your family. You also want to make sure they won’t come back again, and you want to get the maximum coverage from your insurance company. All of this requires a company that deals specifically with this kind of situation, as well as being experienced in working with insurance companies.
Main Reasons for Restoration
- Diseases and parasites
- Damage to Insulation
- Repairing and securing entry and exit points to prevent further intrusions
- Toxins in urine and feces
Don’t just take our word for it. These facts are listed out by the CDC. Read for yourself the dangers of having wild animals in your home.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Parasites
Working with Insurance Companies
Restoring your home after an animal invasion is not cheap, but fortunately for you most all home insurance companies will cover the cost. Even with that good news, we know that working with insurance companies can be a pain. The good news is that Newnam Restoration Services is here to work with home insurance companies for you as your advocate. We personally know most all insurance adjusters in the areas that we cover including Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, Indiana and New Jersey, and will work with them to get everything you need to be covered.
Here is how this works: We will assess the damage to figure out everything that needs to be included and covered, enter all the data into our software, and get an estimate based on that data. The insurance adjuster will do the same, and then we work with them to make sure we end up on the same page and make sure nothing is left out. For example, if the insurance adjuster ends up with you only being covered for 6-inch insulation being put, but local codes say it should be 13 inches, we will make sure you are covered for all 13 inches.
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Question Regarding Warranty: Raccoon
Newnam Restoration Services stands behind all of the work we do. Because of that, we offer a limited lifetime warranty and a two-year animal re-entry warranty on our work. The limited lifetime warranty covers any kind of workmanship issue related to the insulation install. The only thing not covered is normal wear and tear – for example, as a building ages and shifts, cracks may develop in the dry wall we repaired. This is beyond our control, and understandably would not be covered under our warranty. The two year animal re-entry warranty covers animals re-entering the same spot they entered originally. This warranty is valid as long as all recommended reinforcing or exclusion work was completed by Newnam Restorations Services, and covers all Newnam Restoration Services labor and materials (trapper’s fees are excluded).
Question Regarding Warranty: Bats
Newnam Restoration Services stands behind all of the work we do. Because of that, we offer a limited lifetime warranty and a one-year bat re-entry warranty on our work. The limited lifetime warranty covers any kind of workmanship issue related to the insulation install. The one year bat re-entry warranty covers bats re-entering the attic, assuming that raccoons, squirrels, exterior construction, gutters, siding, roofing, severe storms, etc., did not create an opening for bat reentry*. This warranty is valid as long as all recommended reinforcing or exclusion work was completed by Newnam Restorations Services, and covers all Newnam Restoration Services labor and materials. Should the warranty be evoked, it is the homeowners responsibility to do a bat watch to determine where the bats are entering the building.