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How does SERVPRO Estimate?

3/24/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Chambersburg uses the industry estimating software for the insurance industry known as Xactimate. The price list is updated monthly to ensure the most current and fair pricing is provided. The items are entered in an itemized list per room for the required work to complete the services. Most items are billed in square feet or linear feet for items like removing wet drywall. The software is the same software that the majority of the insurance companies use to ensure no overages in billing.

When an insurance company is paying for the services SERVPRO follows that insurance company’s billing requirement. The customer and the insurance receive a copy of the itemized billed services along with the supporting documents and photos. Most insurance companies issue the payment of services to the customer address where the customer then can endorse the payment to pay for the completed work invoices.

How do the reconstruction/restoration repairs estimates compare? Most customers are under an assumption to go get 3 estimates to send the insurance for getting a payout of the repairs. However, this is not the best practice. Customers will consume a lot of time and have difficulty in verifying the different contractors/vendors are offering all the same services. Therefor by using the Xactimate software will use the fair pricing of wages for the skill listed. For example, to install sand and finish drywall is a different labor rate than a roofer. Xactimate takes into consideration what each skill level is required per task. If a customer were to hire a custom home builder for $100/hour to hang insulation that may be hiring an overqualified person to do that job and labor rates would not be fair.

SERVPRO of Chambersburg is able to help keep your project on track from start to finish by trusting them to provide a fair and good services estimate/cost.

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