The impact of a house fire can be overwhelming for a homeowner, but all hope is not lost. Even though the fire restoration process can be daunting, these tips can take at least some of the stress out of the process. Here are 2 fire restoration tips to help you along the way.
1. How to Deal With Insurance
In a situation like this, it is imperative to remember that, at their core, insurance companies are businesses. They may be in the business of helping you, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that their inclination to help you supersedes their need to make and save money.
Sometimes insurance compaines will try to look for any discrepancies or holes in your story to prevent having to cut a check. Make sure you keep track of all of your correspondence. Note the names of the people you speak to, their phone numbers and emails, and every interaction they’ve had with you. Emails tend to be easier than phone call due to having a written record. When it comes to phone calls, make sure that you create written or typed summaries of all of your conversations with the insurance company and save them somewhere that will be easily accessible to you.
With meticulous record-keeping, you’ll be able to handle your situation better.
2. Hire a Professional
The worst thing you can do in a situation like this is to try to do it yourself. Between dealing with your insurance company and looking for a temporary place of residence, things are hard enough. On top of that, fire restoration is critical to the safety of both you and your loved ones. When certain things are not taken care of, they can quickly lead to health issues and a much-decreased quality of life. J.S. Services offers a fire restoration service that will give you peace of mind regarding your home. You won’t have to worry about water extraction, smoke and odor removal, soot cleaning, or anything else related to the aftermath of a fire. Reach out to J.S. Services today for a free estimate for our fire restoration service.