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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Small Fires Can Be a Mess

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

Dearborn Firefighter working on house fire Image courtesy of Double Deuce Fire Images

Even a small fire can be devastating. Here are the three most essential steps to take after a fire of any size.

1. Call Your Insurance Company
As soon as possible after the fire, contact your insurance company. The sooner you connect with your claim manager, the sooner the claim can be processed and restoration can begin. Your insurance carrier may want to send an adjuster out to your property. SERVPRO of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights SE has relationships with many insurance carriers; many times, we will be sent to inspect and report back to the adjuster.

2. Don’t Touch the Damage
It is critical to leave everything just as it is until the scene has been surveyed by a loss assessor. Removing or attempting to clean thing on your own could slow or stall the claims process. Instead, start making a list of items in your home including their brand, approximate age and initial cost. Remember, damaged areas may still be dangerous. Roofs, walls, and floors have the potential to collapse. In rare cases, fires have the potential to rekindle. Never enter a fire scene until the fire department says it is safe to do so.

3. Hire a Restoration Service
SERVPRO of Dearborn & Dearborn Heights SE has the expertise in cleaning and restoring properties after disasters like fires. Professional restoration companies can secure the building against additional damage, repair damage and help facilitate repair or replacement personal items such as electronics and artwork.

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