If you’ve experienced a house fire, one of the first things you’ll need to do is get in touch with an Ann Arbor fire remediation specialist who can help you get your life back on track. Other than that, though, there are three things you must do as soon as possible after a fire.
3 Things You Must Do ASAP After a Fire
As soon as you and your loved ones are safe, take care of these three things – you’ll be glad you did.
Post-Fire Action 1: Create an Inventory Sheet
Separate your damaged property from your undamaged property (whether it’s damaged by fire, water, soot or smoke doesn’t matter – you simply need to separate damaged from undamaged as soon as possible). Create an inventory sheet so you know what’s going on with your possessions and so you can claim damaged items on your insurance policy.
Post-Fire Action 2: Protect Undamaged Property
Once your items are separated, protect everything that isn’t damaged. Don’t leave anything out where it can be destroyed by the elements or by restoration efforts – even if you need to put your belongings in storage.
Post-Fire Action 3: Find Somewhere to Stay
Most homeowners insurance policies include coverage for food, clothing and shelter you need after a disaster, so talk to your adjuster to find out what you can do. You’ll have to find somewhere that’s safe, clean and close to your home to make things easier (such as getting to work or getting the kids to school).
Do You Need to Talk to a Fire Restoration Specialist?
If you need to talk to a fire restoration specialist, we can help. We provide fire, smoke and soot restoration services, as well as water damage restoration services in Ann Arbor and all the surrounding communities that can help you and your family get back on track.
Call us at 734-352-9183 or get in touch with us online today.