Xactimate estimate writers help restoration contractors in many ways. When a disaster strikes, the restoration contractor has one goal; get to the scene and start helping people to restore their lives as quick as possible. The restoration contractor doesn’t always have time to think about the billing and whether an insurance company will cover the loss or not, for example in the case of a flood. Other times, like in the case of roofing, the contractor will be able to see how much the insurance is willing to pay and submit a Xactimate supplement if needed. Let’s see three main ways Xactimate estimate writers help restoration contractors.
Xactimate Estimate Writers help Restoration Contractors With…Estimates
In the case of a roofing contractor, they will likely arrive on the job and be there when the insurance adjuster has already come through. Since the insurance company doesn’t always write everything they should into their Xactimate estimate, the contractor may need help. The roofer can use an Xactimate estimate writing service to review the adjuster estimate and re-write the estimate to include what really needs to be done to restore the roof to it’s original condition. This new Xactimate estimate gets submitted to the insurance company where they will very likely increae the value of the claim.
Help Restoration Contractors with…Xactimate Supplements
Xactimate Estimate Writers don’t just write estimates, they also write supplements. An Xactimate supplement is needed when the contractor gets into the job and realizes there was damage that was hidden. This is damage that would have been impossible to see until work was started. When this happens, the contractor must fix the issues, but they also need to be paid more for doing so. For this reason Xactimate estimate writers exist as well, to also serve as Xactimate supplement writers.
Help Restoration Contractors with…Xactimate Invoices
There are some types of disasters that happen very unexpectedly. When this occurs, the restoration contractor has to start and sometimes finish the work before the insurance adjuster ever arrives. This usally happens in the case of water damage at homes or businesses. The water damage restoration contractor gets to the scene quickly and has no time to wait for insurance adjusters as a house may be experiencing active flooding. How does the water restoration contractor get paid then?
Water restoration contractors rely on Xactimate estimate writers to write an invoice for the work that was done. Yes, an Xactimate water mitigation invoice is necessary for payment. Some contractors have an in-house Xactimate water mitigation invoice writer, however, they are usually pretty limited in their scope of knowledge of Xactimate. For this reason, many will choose to outsource their Xactimate invoices to an xactimate professional to be written.
The water mitigation invoice will include all of the work that was done to mitigate the water damage. This includes drying fans, ventilators, and other professional equipment used by the contractor to mitigate the water damage at the time. Restoring what was lost afterwards is where the majority of the cost for water mitigation comes from. Professional Xactimate estimate writers are aware of every detail regarding how to write these invoices so that the contactor gets paid fairly.
Restoration contractors! Do this to get paid fairly
Restoration contactors, you will benefit a great deal by hiring a professional Xactimate estimate writer. Whether it is an estimate, supplement, or invoice, such a professional knows how to increase your bottom line. Choose a professional, who like you, has experience in the restoration business. Don’t stop there though find an Xactimate professional who has been using the insurance industry standard, Xactimate, for at least 15 years preferably more. The knowledge and skills that such an independent estimator possesses are profound and will result in a better estimate. A better Xactimate estimate, supplement, or invoice will very likely result in an increaed bottom line. Now who wouldn’t want that? An Xactimate estimating service could be your answer to increasing your bottom line while not having to sacrifice an insane amount of time or huge chunks of your profit.