What To Do After A Fire
Damage from fire in Geauga County, Ohio may be quite difficult for the homeowner to emotionally deal with. Is everyone out okay? Are the pets okay? Where do we go? Who do we call? How bad is it? What could have caused this?
#1: Assessing the Scene
The untouched scene of the fire is quite important, do not try to enter once the flames have been put out. Not only is this extremely dangerous but you could also compromise the scene. The house will be checked and surveyed by the Fire Investigative Unit / Investigator. They will be looking for a cause of origin (cause of fire) as well as the safety of the structure. They will help the homeowner understand how extensive the damage is as well as what to do next.
#2: Call your Insurance Company
Call tour Agent so they can begin the claim process quickly. They will provide you with adjuster information and a claim number. (Make sure to keep in a safe and accessible place, you will use it often). The adjuster will be able to go over your policy with you and guide you on your coverage. They will also discuss how to obtain a temporary place to stay, clothing, food etc. (Keep all receipts)
#3: Contact an Emergency Fire and Water Mitigation Company
The mitigation company should provide the following services:
- Board Up / Tarping
- Contents Inventory: both salvageable and non-salvageable
- Dry Cleaning
- Demo and Debris Removal
- Provide photographic and computer-generated documentation to your adjuster.
- Assist with the pack out, cleaning, and pack back of your personal property.
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