What to Expect From the Recovery Process After a Fire | SERVPRO® of Van Nuys South
Everyone hopes that they will never have to experience a house fire, but to be as safe as possible, it is important that you have a plan in place for one just in case.
Making sure that you and everyone in your household know how to safely evacuate, and being proactive about the recovery process is the best way to ensure that you can recover from such a terrible event.
Prepare yourself for what to expect. No two fire damage incidents are the same, but having a general idea of the damage a fire has caused can help lessen the emotional impact that re-entering your home can have. Understand that fire damage can often look more severe than it is and reach far areas of the home due to the way that smoke and soot can travel.
Wait to enter your home. Safety is key when it comes to planning for every aspect of a house fire, including re-entering your home in the aftermath. Officials will tell you when the structure has been deemed stable enough to enter, and you should always wait for their word before you go back inside.
Contact your insurance company. Make sure that you set yourself up to get the most out of your claim by contacting your insurance company right away. Every coverage provider is different regarding what is covered and how to file a claim, so talking with them directly is best.
Document the damages. To avoid overwhelm, make sure to stay organized by documenting all of the damages for your records. A thorough inventory list of the damaged items as well as photos will come in handy for insurance as well as your personal record-keeping.
Contact your restoration company. Working with a restoration company you can count on is one of the best things you can do after an event such as a house fire. The emotional impact can be long-lasting, but knowing that your home is in good hands and will be restored as quickly as possible is extremely comforting.
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.