Did you know that you can be fined for not starting to take care of damages from a property fire quickly enough? No one expects a fire on their premises, and often, Doral, FL, residents and businesses don’t know what to do when disaster strikes. Take these helpful steps to get the recovery process started, protect your property, and preserve your peace of mind after a home fire.
Prevent Further Damage
Your policy requires immediate action to prevent more damage. Assess the damage, take pictures, and determine what, if anything, can be salvaged. These are other mitigating steps to take:
- Board up your property.
- Contact the fire department if smoldering is visible.
- Turn water off.
- Monitor the property to prevent vandalism and additional problems.
Inform the Insurance Company
Contact your insurance company and submit your “proof of claim” loss itemization document. Consider not accepting their initial offer. It takes a while to accumulate a complete list of your losses. You don’t want to rush into a settlement in case there are additional items to be added to the list. You may want to consider hiring an independent adjuster to help you determine what other losses should be included that may have been overlooked previously.
Restore Your Home or Business
Hire a reputable restoration and remediation company that will remove debris, salvage the salvageable, and give your property a thorough cleaning that includes sanitizing and odor elimination so you can return to your property, if at all possible.
The recovery process after fire devastation may seem daunting, but ServiceMaster by Enterprise has provided this service in Doral for 15 years. As a one-stop-shop, we handle the entire fire recovery process from start to finish. Our veteran-owned company provides 24-hour emergency response, and we are licensed experts in remediation and mitigation.
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