Tips on How to Recover Quickly After Fire Damage Restoration
Blog Summary: SERVPRO advises homeowners on how to pick up the pieces after their home has experienced fire damage, including enlisting professional help.
SERVPRO works for residents of Lakeway, TX, and the surrounding area to provide first-rate restoration services after damage from any of the elements. The company’s technicians perform everything from mold removal to restoration of belongings. Fire damage can be especially heartbreaking given the speed at which fire spreads and consumes a home. SERVPRO understands that the burden of recovering after such an event can be hard and seemingly endless and is dedicated to making the process as smooth and timely as possible. The company will get your home looking good as new again and will work with your insurance company to obtain coverage for as much as possible. The experts know just how to handle a burned home safely and work hard to fix all that’s been broken.
Some Tips on Quickly Bouncing Back from Fire Damage with Help from the Pros
- Contact Your Insurance Right Away
The first step to take after a home has been damaged by fire is to contact the insurance company to see what they’ll cover. A burned home is only safe to enter once the fire department deems it so, but then the damage should be documented. Insurance companies provide resources to those affected by fire and can help with finding temporary lodging while a home is repaired or rebuilt. This is where fire restoration companies like SERVPRO can be extremely helpful. These companies can work with insurance appraisers to document the full extent of the damage and help those affected get the most out of their coverage.
- Replace Any Lost or Damaged Valuables and Documents
While the most obvious victims of fire damage are floors and walls of a home, if the fire gets to any drawers or file cabinets, many important items can go up in smoke. It’s important to work quickly to replace these items, such as:
- Driver’s licenses
- Birth certificates
- Insurance information
- Credit cards
These and other documents will likely be needed in the immediate aftermath of fire damage, especially insurance information, so it’s important to get them replaced as soon as possible if they get lost in a fire. For items that have only been damaged but not destroyed, SERVPRO and other companies like them can work to keep them intact and even restore them. Though it may be impossible to get everything looking exactly as it did before the fire, it’s certainly possible to get close.
- Take Care of Your Family
The last and most crucial tip on this list is to take care of those affected by the fire. While commercial cleaning services can help take care of home repairs, the most important aspect of recovery is safeguarding all those affected. Disaster relief organizations like the Red Cross can be life-savers when it comes to finding a place to stay and getting hold of the essentials. Friends and neighbors can also help, so reaching out to them can be extremely beneficial. All of the cleanup and insurance wrangling can wait until everyone is safe and sound. When the time comes to get to work repairing the damage, SERVPRO is ready to handle it and put everyone’s minds at ease. Belongings can be replaced; loved ones can’t.
SERVPRO is proud to offer fire restoration services throughout central Texas. If your home has been damaged by fire, don’t wait. Call SERVPRO at (512) 261-4790 or visit their website and use the contact form to schedule a visit today.