Restoring Your Property After It Is Damaged by Fire
Seeing the remains of your burned home or business property is a heartbreaking and stressful experience. Though it may feel like you have lost everything it’s vitally important to take action immediately after the incident. This is to speed up the recovery process and bring things back to normal as soon as possible. Here’s how you can restore your property after it’s damaged by fire.
Reach Out to Your Insurance Provider ASAP
We know it’s difficult to think straight after your property has been burned down to the ground, but it’s important to focus and take the necessary actions. Contacting your insurance agent immediately is a great way to start the claims procedure as soon as possible.
Get Advice from the Fire Department, Engineers, and Electricians
First of all, wait for the fire department to assess the damage. Only enter the premises once the area has been designated as safe by the firefighters. You might want to contact an engineer or electrician to check the structure and electrical, respectively.
Take Photos of the Damage and Ask the Fire Department for a Report
The insurance agent will take pictures but it’s important to have your own photos as well for documentation purposes. Take photos of the external damage if the property isn’t cleared for entry yet. You should also get a copy of the report from the fire department.
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