Fire Damage To Your Home
Fire damage in RI can be absolutely devastating. As soon as that fire starts and gets too big to control, it becomes a waiting game of how much of your property gets destroying while waiting for help to arrive. The damage that can accumulate at this time will greatly affect how much you are going to need to pay to fix your home. A licensed public adjuster in RI is the best way to ensure that you get every penny needed to fix the fire damage in your home or business.
What To Do In the Event of A Fire?
If your home suddenly becomes ablaze, the very first thing you should do is evacuate the home and make sure every living being has left the home. After the house has been evacuated, call emergency services. During this time it is critical to maintain a safe distance from your home as its structural integrity is at risk with fire damage in RI. During this time, you should give us a call and we will dispatch Rhode Island Restoration to begin any emergency clean up and boarding up the house. Meanwhile, we will get started on getting you all the money you deserve for your fire damage insurance claim in RI.
After The Fire Damage in RI
The damage to your home after a fire can be extremely severe. Items in your home may be ruined or badly damaged by fire, excessive heat, water damage, or smoke damage. Things not directly damaged by the fire could still be soaked or heavily covered in smoke soot. The emergency services may have broken the windows in your home in order to allow more smoke to get out. The firefighters will make sure your home utilities are safe to use before you may reenter your home.
It is best to go through the damage during this time, being as careful as possible, and finding any belongings that are salvageable or if you want to reuse an item, make sure it is carefully cleaned as smoke and/or water may have entered the item. Other items will have to be logged with their prices as your insurance company may compensate you for these items. Daily necessities such as food or clothing may be reimbursed in advance through your insurance company.
Although you might think reimbursements for these necessities would be easy for your insurance company to payout, it’s important to have an experienced contents adjuster in RI on your side. Our contents adjusters will make sure that you are correctly compensated for the damages to your personal belongings as well as any food or temporary housing, also known as ALE (Additional Living Expenses). Without a top public adjusting company fighting for you, you could lose out on thousands of dollars.
Assessing the Damages To Your Home
The best way to assess any damage done to your home is by hiring a professional, like us, who can come to your home and give you a proper estimate of the structural damage to your home and the items inside. It is recommended to move things in your home as little as possible to prevent further soot damage as well as other particles from the fire to spread and embed into your carpet and other household items. DO NOT turn anything on if instructed by the fire department not to do so. Professional cleaners will need to be brought in to properly clean appliances and upholstery that was not damaged by the fire.
Winter is the most popular time for fires to occur out of any other season in the year. Half of all home heating fires occur between December to February. This is due to the large amounts of heating equipment being used to heat a home. Now is a better time than ever to have your home inspected by a professional to make sure that you and your family are safe.
Even after you think all the fire damage in RI is cleaned up, your home could still be lingering with soot damage, water damage, and mold damage. Hiring Performance Adjusting will make sure your home is restored back to pre-loss conditions or better.