Any damage to your home can be devastating, but fire damage is often one of the most traumatic. If your home has been damaged by fire, you won’t know where to start when it comes to dealing with the fallout. Once the flames are out, and your loved ones are safe, you can begin to take the next steps to return to a normal routine in Templeville.
Check Your Policy
One of the first steps to getting your home back together is to call your insurance agent and begin to discuss the details of your policy. Different insurance companies and different plans will cover different things; some may only offer an “actual cash value” clause for the personal belongings lost.
Secure The Property
Once the fire is out, and the building is safe to enter, you will want to take the time to secure any damage or potential problems that may arise. Turning off the water and electricity is one of the best first steps you can take. Until you can have professionals come and inspect your Templeville home, you may not be able to tell if there are exploded or damaged pipes or electrical features until it’s too late. If there are any holes in the walls, roof, or broken windows, these should be covered with plastic to prevent any further damage.
File Your Claim Immediately
While you may be in shock and will naturally be upset, the sooner you file your claim, the better. When possible, you should call your insurance agent to start the process immediately as some will have a time limit on how long after the damage you can file.
Track Living Expenses
Insurance policies will allow for reimbursement of extra costs you incur because of your home damage. If you have to pay for a hotel in Templeville, or if you have to eat out over eating at home – you will be entitled to reimbursement of some of the costs.
QUESTIONS? NORTH ARUNDEL CONTRACTING IS HERE TO HELP!
If you have more questions about preventing fires in your home, North Arundel Contracting is here to help you out. Our trained professionals can teach you everything there is to know about house fires. Call us any time at 410-766-2855 or reach us by fax at 410-553-2367. Feel free to send us an email at [email protected] and for after-hours emergencies, call us at 410-541-0328. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.