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3 Steps to Take After a House Fire

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A house fire is a shocking disaster for homeowners. The first step to take in the event of a fire is to call 9-1-1 and ensure everyone makes it out of the building as safely as possible.

Once the flames are extinguished and injuries are addressed, there are 3 essential steps to take as you move toward fire restoration:

Contact Your Insurance Company

It’s crucial to tell your insurance company about the house fire. The sooner they know, the better. Shortly after you have informed family and friends of the fire and your family’s safety, contact your insurance company and begin the claims process.

What Can Your Insurance Company Do

Your insurance company may help cover property damage in disastrous emergencies like a house fire. Accidental fires include electrical fires, fireplace accidents, and other non-arson-related incidents.

In addition to property coverage, your insurance policy may also help with:

  • Temporary lodging
  • Meals
  • Living expenses

Determine Home Safety and Sort Through Belongings

It’s not wise to enter your home until the fire department allows you to do so. Once the fire is extinguished and the smoke has cleared, structural dangers like weakened floorboards or caved-in ceilings can still exist. Wait until your home is deemed safe to go through before reentering.

Once you can go through your home, try to keep your reentry count low and do so only to retrieve items to sort through later. You will want to organize your salvageable and unsalvageable items for the insurance company. Do not try to save foods, medicines, or other consumable products.

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How to Handle Damaged and Undamaged Property

It’s ideal to have an inventory list of your personal belongings in case of a house fire, especially for large, expensive, or meaningful pieces. If you do not already maintain an inventory list, separate your damaged and undamaged items and list the damaged ones for the insurance company. Take photos of your belongings; they will come in handy when filing the claim with your insurance.

Hold on to salvageable or undamaged items. Place them in storage for the time being, or store them with family or friends.

Contact a Professional Restoration Company

Your insurance company may provide you with contact information for a reputable fire restoration company like AfterCare Restoration. We will work with your insurance company to apply the right services and restore your home to pre-fire conditions.

AfterCare Restoration will help you get back into your home as safely and efficiently as possible. We offer comprehensive fire restoration services, including:

  • Water Mitigation
  • Content Removal
  • Demolition and Debris Removal
  • Structure Cleaning
  • Smoke Damage Removal
  • Reconstruction

If you have experienced a house fire of any size, call the experts at AfterCare Restoration.

We offer exceptional fire restoration services to restore your home to pre-loss conditions. Talk to us about your house fire today:

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Because of our expertise and reputation for 5-star customer service, AfterCare Restoration is the leader in fire damage restoration and smoke soot damage restoration in Lehigh, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties. AfterCare Restoration is a certified firm by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the leading training agency in the disaster restoration industry.

Our team of IICRC-certified technicians is trained with the best methods and technology to clean up any-size fire damage and restore your property. We abide by the most stringent industry standards, meaning you can trust our team to get the job done right the first time!

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