We realize that when disaster strikes, it can be extremely frustrating and overwhelming for a family.  Water damage specifically can be very dangerous and damaging.  In Montana, there are numerous ways that a home can receive water damage.  In the winter, there is danger from frozen pipes that burst, to excessive snowmelt through a damaged roof or foundation.  And in the spring and summer, Montana can experience extreme weather changes that cause extensive flooding.

Because water damage can cause mold and extensive property damage, it is important that you have any water cleaned up and restoration to your property from a trained team of experts.  There are lots of different companies that claim they are a water damage restoration company.  To help you decide how to choose the right company for you, we have created this helpful guide.

Immediate Response

An experienced company will be able to answer your call and speak to you 24/7 with a response to your situation.  Many companies will have a team ready to help you ASAP.

Licensed, Insured and Experienced

Restoration companies will have a team of water restoration experts who are licensed, insured and well-trained.  Always ask about experience as not all restoration companies have experience in water damage.  ServiceMaster Restore of the Flathead, Missoula and Billings has over 60 years of experience in water damage restoration.


Ask your friends and family for references to a water damage restoration company.  Ask what their experience was, did they receive the results they expected, were they easy and helpful to work with.


Ask about what type of equipment the water damage restoration company uses.  Are they using the latest techniques?  Do they have the latest in water damage restoration equipment?

Insurance Companies

Find out if the water damage restoration company works with your home owners insurance.  Often times, water damage is covered by insurance (although not always).  It will be important that you review your policy with your insurance agent and find out what is covered and what is not covered.  You will want to avoid any unnecessary, unexpected charges.  Many insurance companies will have a preferred water restoration company.

Finding out all this information beforehand will save you headaches down the road later.  When water damage is happening in your home, you will want to make sure you are prepared to find the right water damage restoration company as soon as possible.

ServiceMaster Restore has offices in Missoula, Kalispell and Billings.  Our team of experts has over 60 years of water damage restoration experience.  We use the latest techniques and work with most insurance companies to help you get on the road to restoration as soon as possible.  Find out more by calling our team today.