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Six Things to Do Immediately After A Fire

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Two technicians boarding up a residential window after a fire loss. Boarding up damaged windows after a fire damage in Greeley, CO.

House fires don’t only happen to Greeley, CO homeowners. If you find yourself dealing with a residential fire, you probably want to start fire restoration as soon as possible.

Six Things You Should Do Immediately After a House Fire

  1. Find a Place to Stay Staying safe after a fire must be your primary concern. If your house has sustained fire damage, look for a long-term solution. Remember, you must find housing that accommodates you, your family and your pets.
  2. Board-Up Damaged Windows and Doors Your post-fire home may not be weather tight. It may also attract criminals. To protect your home until you can begin fire restoration, board up damaged windows and doors.
  3. Contact Your Insurance Company Your insurance adjuster will probably want to inspect fire damage as soon as possible. Once you and your family members are safe, contact a representative of your insurance company.
  4. Work with Law Enforcement Police investigators and/or firefighters will likely prepare an incident report. This report identifies the cause of your house fire. It is also essential for collecting insurance payments.
  5. Prepare a Damage List For both insurance and remediation purposes, you need a list of damaged property. Hopefully, before a fire, you created a list of your personal belongings that
  6. Contact a Restoration Service Even if your house fire is minor, you may have extensive smoke damage. By working with a reputable restoration service for smoke cleaning and fire/water mitigation, you are putting specialized skill and equipment to work for you.

House fires can be devastating. Fortunately, you don’t have to leave your home’s recovery to chance. By taking a few critical steps in the days following a fire, you increase your odds of having a successful fire restoration.

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