Every year there are over 350,000 home fires in the United States. Experiencing a fire at your home, especially one that causes catastrophic damage, is an extremely traumatic experience. On top of that, all of your possessions, documents and precious air looms that aren’t impacted directly by the flames and soot are often ruined by the water used to extinguish the fire.
On top of all the personal trauma, you’ll then need to begin the process of rebuilding and all that comes with it. In this blog, we’ll address three common questions that will help make navigating the recovery process a bit easier:
I just suffered a fire at my home – what should I do first?
It may seem obvious, but call 911, and make sure all people are safe and accounted for before worrying about anything else. Properties can be rebuilt and possessions replaced – it’s not worth risking your life or putting yourself in danger trying to salvage material possessions.
How to I begin the restoration or rebuild process?
Once the fire is out, you’ll want to contact a reliable restoration company, like 24 Restore, to help temporarily secure your property by boarding. With the site secured, a full-service disaster restoration company should work with you and with your insurance provider directly to begin the restoration process. This can include removing damaged or burned materials, cleaning and restoring items that are to be salvaged, and in many cases, rebuilding the structure itself.
How long does a typical fire restoration take?
That’s hard to say. There are many factors at play that can speed up OR slow down the process including insurance issues, availability of building materials and contractor delays. However, having a full-service disaster restoration company, like 24 Restore, that can handle every aspect from start to finish can make the entire project move much more efficiently.
24 Restore is the preferred restoration services partner of commercial & residential property owners across New England. Whether you’re dealing with an emergency situation, or just simply need help implementing a sound Disaster Response Plan, we’re available to help. Contact 24 anytime, day or night for assistance.