When The Smoke Clears....
Enduring a fire in your home or business is a traumatic experience no matter the size of the flames. After the fear, adrenaline and chaos have subsided you’re faced with the horrors of “what now?”
If you’re structure was not a complete loss, you’re facing smoke and soot damage, electrical hazards, displacement. Thankfully the United States Fire Administration compiled some helpful information:
- SAFETY – Your #1 priority right now. For yourself, your loved ones, your pets and your home/business! The structure could be deemed unstable or hazardous because of the fire. Adhere strictly to the instructions provided from your local authorities and fire professionals.
- MAKE THE CALL – Your insurance provider should be one of the first calls you make. They will be able to assist you through the entire process of restoring your home/business to pre-fire condition. You should also inform your mortgage company and/or property owner if that is not you.
- GATHER – If you are given permission to enter the premises, collect and secure any important documents you may need. Social Security cards, Birth Certificates, Passports, and other forms of ID. Do not attempt to move or remove any damaged items as your insurance company will want to see them in their post-fire state.
Should you or a loved one experience a fire at your home or business, give the pros at SERVPRO of The Dutch Fork a call! We’ll help you make it “Like it never even happened.”