[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Experiencing a house fire is a scary situation. After the feeling of disbelief fades away, people often wonder what can be done to start the cleanup process and repair the damages. It’s important to take the following necessary steps to ensure the safety of everyone at your home.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”1. Find out if it’s safe to go back inside the house” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Depending on how extensive the fire damage is, make sure the Fire Commissioner tells you that the structure is safe to enter. There could be possible areas of danger in your house, such as hot spots and loose beams that could fall down.
Also make sure that no one in the house uses electricity without permission from the authorities. It is understandable that you or your family members would be anxious to find out how much damage was caused by the fire or whether their favorite belongings are intact or not. However, waiting until it is safe to enter your home can prevent any further injuries and damages to occur.
[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”2. Document the Damage” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]To make a fire damage insurance claim, you will need to make a list of all the things that were damaged by the fire. This will require you to first separate the items that were damaged from the ones that were left unharmed. Get as much detail in your report of the damaged items as possible. For instance, you can include information such as brand name, purchase receipts, purchase price and the serial number of the damaged products.
It’s important to keep in mind that fire creates two types of smoke damage; visible soot and an invisible odor. It is also a good idea to take pictures for claiming insurance and provide to potential restoration companies to give them an idea of the total damage in order for you to get a quote. Take pictures from different angles and zoom in for small damages and scratches. This will help you present a clearer view of the situation. However, note that not all damages are visible. For example, getting the smoke’s smell out of clothes and furniture cannot be documented.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”3. Call A Professional Fire Damage Restoration Company” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]There are some things that you can do on your own, such as removing items like clothing and linens that can be washed or taken to the dry cleaners. But, you should not attempt to handle items that have been severely damaged from the fire, smoke or water.
Contacting a restoration company is the best way to handle fire damages. These companies specialize in restoring and repairing what has been damaged.
If you need fire restoration services in Temecula or other areas of Southern California, contact the professionals at Superior Restoration today. We have the tools, expertise and experience for handling fire damages. You can reach us on our website here, or for emergency needs call us on our 24/7 service number: 951-398-0237.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]