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If your home is damaged in a house fire, SERVPRO of Bryan, Effingham, McIntosh, East Liberty is here to help. Contact us for any fire restoration need

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Preparing to Handle the Recovery Process After a House Fire | SERVPRO® of Bryan, Effingham, Mcintosh, East Liberty Counties

Any time a fire occurs in or around your home, it will be a difficult event to process. Both experiencing the fire itself and working toward recovery can feel overwhelming, but planning ahead for how you will do this can make it a much more manageable task.

We always recommend making your fire safety measures, such as an evacuation plan, first priority, but once you do that, it is smart to consider how you will recover.

Prepare yourself for what to expect. Understanding how house fires cause damage can help prepare you for what to expect before you go into your home, which can be a jarring experience. Smoke and soot can make the damages appear widespread even if the fire was contained to a small area, and moisture damage can also be present from extinguishing efforts.

Wait to enter your home. The structural damage caused by fires are often readily apparent, but they can also be completely invisible. For this reason, fire officials will inspect your home to be sure it is safe to enter before anyone is allowed in, and you should always wait for this official word before you head inside the building.

Contact your insurance company. Insurance claims can often take a long time to process, so starting on them as soon as possible is recommended. Policies and processes can vary between providers, so it is best to get in touch with your policyholder quickly in order to understand what steps to take.

Document the damages. Having thorough records regarding the damage will make the restoration and replacement process much easier to manage. Typically, the insurance will require this, but even if they do not, we recommend taking photos and making a list of all impacted areas and items just in case.

Contact your restoration company. A house fire is a life-altering event that can stick with you for a long time. However, moving forward with restoration and returning to your normal lifestyle is important to healing, which is why you should work with a restoration company you can count on to do the work in a timely, professional manner.

If your home is damaged in a house fire, you can count on us to help you. Get in touch at any hour for a quick response.

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