What to do when there’s a fire:
Dealing with the aftermath of a fire can be overwhelming, but there are a few things you can do to minimize your level of stress during the process. Following these steps can help you decide what to do when faced with a fire loss.
#1 FIND A TEMPORARY PLACE TO STAY
In most cases of fire damage, it may be unsafe to stay in your home. If you are unable to stay in your home, reach out to friends and family who can accommodate you and your family. Depending on your policy or coverage, your insurance may cover a hotel. It is always good to have a family member on stand by, just in case the process is lengthy.
#2 CONTACT YOURINSURANCE
It is important to open a claim with your insurance immediately. They will review your policy, and take the necessary steps to document all that you know about the fire and its origin. They will have an adjuster come to assess damages.
#3 GIVE US A CALL
Following even a minor fire, there will be soot and water damage (caused by hoses). Cleaning and repairing the home can be time consuming, or nearly impossible without professional assistance. Our technicians are certified to asses fire damage, and manage both cleaning and potential demolition. It is important not to attempt to remove any structural or interior damage without the help of an experienced technician
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#4 SEPARATE DAMAGED PROPERTY
Your insurance company will request a detailed inventory list from you after they send out an adjuster. To make it easier, you should make a list of the damaged items. This should be as detailed as possible, including; the price, brand name, serial number if available, and the date of purchase. If you do not have receipts you can try obtaining bank statements. Taking pictures of the affected items can also be useful. If you need assistance, our technicians will inventory the items and move your belongings for your convenience during restoration, and further along during the reconstruction process. We are here with you until your home is returned to its original state.