The recovery process after suffering fire damage in your home can be a time consuming and painstaking one. If your home has fallen victim to fire, you’ve probably got a million thoughts and worries happening all at once. It’s important to understand that fire restoration is a process. It will require any number of steps. In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at the first steps you should take after the fire is put out.
Fire Damage Recovery Step #1: Have the Home Inspected
Once the fire is put out, it’s important to have a thorough walk-through from a local fire inspector or a representative of your home insurance company. This first step is key. It will determine whether your home can be saved or if it’s a total loss. Assuming that your home can be remediated, the next step involves working with the insurance company to plan ahead.
Fire Damage Recovery Step #2: Contact the Insurance Company
Once a fire inspector and your insurance company have taken a look at your home, you can expect to receive more information about how to proceed. In many cases, the insurer will provide a list of contractors and fire damage companies that they partner with for repairs. Take some time to review the information provided. Then, contact a few companies to get the next step of repair started. In the next step, you’ll begin establishing the repair and restoration plans with your contractor.
Fire Damage Recovery Step #3: Develop the Fire Damage Repair Plan
In the third step, the work begins to take shape. Working closely with your fire restoration experts, you should determine what needs to be fixed immediately, what needs to be fixed next, and any other corrections that you would like to have done. Before the heavy lifting begins, you should work with the team to remove personal items. If you already removed the important photos and movable items, that’s okay, but let the professionals handle the dangerous parts of the job.
Trust the Professionals at ABCO Restorations
In the final step, we’ll take a look at what makes ABCO Restoration your best choice in fire damage repair. Our team works hard to get the job done quickly, safely, and completely. For over forty years, we’ve been helping neighbors throughout the Elkhart area get back on their feet. When you need restoration work, contact us today!