Steps to Take After a House Fire

Steps to Take After a House Fire

A house fire is an unexpected disaster that leaves you with a damaged home and worry for the future. Although it may take some time for life to feel normal again, taking certain steps following a house fire can help you move forward and repair the damage as quickly as possible.

• Find somewhere to stay—Even if the damage your house incurred during the fire is minimal, you probably cannot stay in your house for a little  while. Find somewhere to stay for the time being, whether this is with a family member or a friend.

• Talk to your insurance agent—In many cases, your home insurance policy can cover the cost of the damage. Call your insurance agent right away and let them know about the house fire. They can help you get the claims process moving.

• Take your pet to the vet—After the fire, take your furry friend to the veterinarian. During the fire, your pet’s lungs could have sustained damage due to the smoke.

• Obtain a copy of the fire report—Talk to the fire department and get a copy of the fire report for your house fire. You may need to submit this  to several parties in the days following the fire, so having the report on hand can save you time.

Emergency Restoration Xperts (ERX) can also help you recover from a house fire by managing the remediation process. We can also work directly with your insurance company as you file a claim for the damage. Contact us today for more information!