Our Detailed Estimates Make Life Easier
Estimates make the world go round in the type of business we run.
Being able to give a proper estimate that is detailed enough to justify our financial needs is the difference between getting approved for a project or being turned down.
When we begin writing down your Xactimate estimates we are sure to utilize all of the tools at our disposal. One of the most valuable assets we have is the ability to create line-item notes.
A line-item note is a descriptive note underneath an item that is part of the project estimate. We use these to give you an insight into the scope of the project and why we need the amount, time or money we’re requesting.
Let’s hypothesize that you need flooring installed in your primary bathroom. However, the flooring you want to use only comes in certain-sized sheets and is patterned in a manner that would show a cut or deviation in the pattern. Cutting the pattern and creating a “seam” in the design is something you don’t want.
Here at SERVPRO we know that to keep the pattern of the flooring and to cover the space of your bathroom, we will need to buy more flooring than what may appear necessary. How do we justify buying more material than you might think is necessary?
This is where we add a line item note. We make sure that in the total flooring cost we have also accounted for the wasted flooring cost. SERVPRO relies on your trust, so we ensure that the waste flooring cost and other items like this are made apparent in your estimate.