Hose fire recovery
Though having a fire safety plan is the most important thing to consider for your household, knowing how you will navigate the stress of the recovery process is also important to consider.
Keeping yourself safe and organized is the most important thing, and to help reduce the stress, we have put together our top tips for recovering from a household fire.
Top Tips for Recovering From a Household Fire
Prepare yourself for what to expect. The damage from house fires is always unique, but it can be shocking to see if you are not expecting it. Making sure you are aware of the fact that smoke and soot can travel extreme distances throughout your home and that firefights can often lead to broken glass or holes in walls will help you know what to expect before you go in.
Wait to enter your home. It is a natural reaction to want to immediately assess and begin mitigating the damage, but you should never go back into a building after a fire until officials have deemed it safe. Damaged buildings can be hazardous as their structures may have been compromised, so going back in prematurely can put you at further risk.
Contact your insurance company. Insurance companies all vary on how they handle claim filing, which is why it is important to get in touch with yours early on to understand the process and maximize your claim.
Document the damages. Keeping thorough documentation of the damages will help you stay organized throughout the whole process, which will be helpful for you and for your insurance company. We recommend going room by room and taking photos of the damages, and making a detailed inventory list so you do not accidentally forget something in the complications of the process.
Contact your restoration company. Experiencing a fire in your home is a traumatic event for your family, which is why we recommend working with a reputable restoration company so you can return back to normal as quickly as possible. Knowing you can count on the company you have chosen will help you stress less throughout the entire process and enjoy your home once again once it is restored.
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 with SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach.