Since each fire is different, so is the damage caused by it. Therefore, there is no specific or set procedures to follow. Instead, the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has formulated recommended restoration practices that focus on the following:
(Source: Guidelines for Fire and Smoke Damage Repair, Second Edition, pg. 8)
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The Property Owner:
*In a severe fire damage incident, the steps mentioned trace an insured owner actions; However, fewer steps may be involved in a light or moderate damage.
(Source: Guidelines for Fire and Smoke Damage Repair, Second Edition, pg. 3)
Maintain an inventory list of your damage contents to facilitate your insurance claim.
The first thing you should do is call your insurance agent and submit your claim. After you’ve submitted your claim, the next step is to hire a reputable restoration company, such as, First to Respond Restoration.
Each policy is different and it depends on your specific policy. Make sure to call your insurance agent and/or adjuster to find out if the loss is covered in your policy.
If fire loss is a covered insurance loss, your insurance will pay any covered invoices up to your policy limit mines your deductible which you are responsible for. You can find your policy limit in your policy or by contacting your agent.
Before any restoration starts, local authorities and your insurance will need to conclude their investigation on the fire loss. This process may take time depending on their turnaround time. As for the restoration, the length of time varies on the extent of the damage.
While small fires may visually seem to cause minimal damage, cleaning the soot and getting rid of lingering odors is the most difficult part. In most cases, when fire damage is not cleaned properly within a day or two, soot and smoke can leave permanent damage. Hiring a professional is highly recommended since they have the tools and know the proper procedures to restore your home as fast as possible and mitigate the loss.
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