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What Should You Do After a Fire Disaster in Your Home?

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

We all hope that a fire never occurs in our homes. However, it is important to be prepared, just in case. 

The stress of figuring out what to do next can be overwhelming. In most cases, confusion takes over, and you often find yourself unsure of what to do.

In the unfortunate event your house is a victim of a fire disaster, here’s what you need to do:

1. Take Care of Yourself and Your Family

After a fire disaster, your family will need a warm and comforting place to stay temporarily. You can find shelter at your closest friend’s/relative’s place or a hotel if your insurance policy includes a temporary housing clause. 

It is also recommended that you have yourself and your family checked by a doctor. 

Also, watch out for fatigue and stress. 

Talk to your kids about what happened.

Don’t forget to contact your loved ones to tell them that you are safe. You should also contact your post office and other delivery services and notify them on your temporary change of address.

2. Contact Your Insurance Provider ASAP

Following a fire incident, your phone will be buzzing with calls from contractors and public adjusters who will be trying to offer you deals. 

It is advisable to ignore them and focus on contacting your insurance agent, with whom you will discuss your options.

3. Separate Undamaged Property from Damaged Property

Your insurance provider will require a detailed list of your damaged property. Therefore, you should act quickly to sort out your property and take note of what has been lost and damaged in the fire. 

Your inventory list should include the purchase date,  price, brand name, model, and a serial number of each item.  

Do not forget to indicate items that were given to you as gifts. It is highly advisable to attach receipts to your inventory list. 

Photos and videos of the damaged items can be useful if you are unable to get the receipts.

4. Check out SERVPRO in Nashville

Restoration is less expensive and faster than rebuilding. Therefore, your next step should be calling a reliable restoration company. 

There are a few trustworthy fire and cleanup restoration companies out there, and SERVPRO is one of them. We are experts in fire restoration, soot repair, and reversing the effects of smoke damage.

We are also trusted frontrunners in the restoration industry who can handle disasters of any size.

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