Considering the House Fire Recovery Process | SERVPRO® of Western Dutchess County
Making preparations in case of a house fire at your Dutchess County home is a smart way to keep yourself and your family safe just in case one were to break out. Not only is it crucial to plan for the moment flames start, but you should also have an action plan for the recovery process so you will know what to expect and can handle it with ease.
By being prepared ahead of time, you can significantly reduce your stress and the feelings of overwhelm that can come with the aftermath of a house fire.
Have an Action Plan for the Fire Recovery Process
Prepare yourself for what to expect. You cannot know what your home will look like before you go into it, but understanding how fire causes damage can help prepare you for what to expect. Not only do flames cause charring on objects they come into contact with, but smoke and soot are airborne and can damage other parts of the home as well.
Wait to enter your home. Prioritizing safety is always our top recommendation, including in the aftermath of a fire. You should never go back into your home before officials deem it safe, as they will need to assess the damage and potentially stabilize the structure to lessen the risk of injury for you and your household.
Contact your insurance company. Filing an insurance claim as quickly as possible is always recommended so you can maximize the value of your coverage, but every insurance company varies on what this looks like. Contacting them early on is recommended so you know exactly what to do.
Document the damages. Staying organized is key to making sure nothing falls through the cracks, especially when it comes to keeping track of your belongings. Create a detailed inventory list so you know exactly what has been impacted by a fire, and be sure to take plenty of photos in case your insurance agent requests them for your claim.
Contact your restoration company. The stress and emotional trauma that can linger after a house fire is something to take seriously, as it can be long-lasting. Working with a restoration company you can put your faith into will help you during this delicate process, because you will know your home is in qualified, professional hands.
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.