Helpful Tips for the Aftermath of a Fire | SERVPRO® of East San Antonio
Dealing with a house fire is a devastating event. Not only is experiencing and escaping from it a frightening experience, but the recovery process is also a daunting one that can be difficult to navigate.
However, you can rest assured that we are here to help you through a house fire every step of the way—that’s why we have assembled some guidance for house fire recovery for your reference to help make the process go more smoothly.
Guidance for House Fire Recovery
Prepare yourself for what to expect. Seeing damage to your home and belongings will always be a difficult and emotional experience, but preparing yourself can help lessen the emotional impact it has. The fire that damage causes can be widespread, so prepare to see damage due to smoke, soot and moisture even in areas that were not directly impacted.
Wait to enter your home. Though it is normal to want to get the damage discovery process over with, it is important to listen to the guidance of officials before reentering your home. Fires can cause many hidden hazards and damage the structural integrity of a building, so even if things look safe, it is important to consult with the experts before you head inside.
Contact your insurance company. Every insurance handles fire damage claims in different ways, so it is important to check with yours regarding how to proceed as soon as you can. They can provide you with guidance on what you can do right away and what you should wait for in order to maximize your claim.
Document the damages. While documenting your damages is a disheartening process, it is a great way to ensure that nothing gets forgotten or overlooked. A detailed inventory list and thorough photographs will also come in handy when filing your insurance claim, so it is best to take note of everything in your home that has been impacted.
Contact your restoration company. Experiencing a house fire is a traumatic event for the whole family, which is why recovery is so important. Having a restoration company that you can count on is an important aspect of this—the company you work with should help you simplify the process instead of making it more complicated.
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.