What to do After You've Experienced a House Fire:
House fires can be really challenging to deal with. While homeowners are still trying to process the events that just occurred, they are bombarded with several difficult questions and choices that they have to make right away. Is everyone alright? Where are we going to stay? What about finances?
There are 3 basic steps you should follow right after you've experienced a fire:
1. Make Sure Everyone is Safe:
If your family is all together, take a moment to see if anyone sustained any injuries that they didn't notice. If you have pets it's recommended that you take them to a Veterinarian since their lungs may be affected from the smoke. Once everyone's health is in order, make sure to take a moment to be able to clearly assess the situation.
2. Secure the Home:
If the fire caused several openings to be exposed, the first priority in restoring your home is performing a board up. This is to avoid the property getting any worse due to bad weather or unauthorized people entering your home.
3. Call the Right Professionals:
The truth is that in these situations you will need help; there can be asbestos in the debris, the structure may collapse, the air could be unsafe, and fires can still reignite under debris. When the smoke clears, you'll find that over the next several hours and days, dozens of companies will solicit offers to fix your home, with amazing deals, prices, and promises. While we recommend calling us first, you can also call your insurance company and open up a claim. As a preferred vendor to many major insurance companies, we will restore your home to proper industry standards.
There are many variables and questions that often come up. Please give us a call at (619) 482-1131 with any questions and we will be glad to serve as a resource!