Steps to Take Following a House Fire

A house fire is a terrifying experience that can cause real damage to your home, family, possessions, and mental health. Following a house fire, it can be incredibly confusing as to what to do next. Restoring your Edmonton home after a fire can be an overwhelming endeavour. You’ll have to take several steps before your house can feel like home again. Once the initial shock has faded and you’re ready to restore your home, Grimebusters can step in and help. Below we will cover some of the first steps you should take following a house fire and how Grimebusters can help you and your family return home safely. Continue reading to learn more.

Call Your Insurance Company

Unfortunately, some high costs may be associated with your home’s fire damage. However, your homeowners’ insurance should cover a significant portion. Following a fire, when it’s safe to do so, get a hold of your insurance provider and report the incident so that you can determine what is required to file a claim. Your insurance provider will likely connect you with the necessary resources and support you’ll need. In addition, they’ll let you know what items you need to document to receive reimbursement later.

Initial Cleanup and Assessment

Before clearing and restoring your home, you’ll need to ensure that your house is structurally sound enough to work in. A fire restoration contractor like Grimebusters can assist you in determining the safety of your Edmonton home after a fire. Our team will also help you with the initial cleanup process. During that first cleanup, you’ll likely have to document the extent of the damage for your insurance adjuster. Afterwards, you can start sorting through your belongings and determine what you can save and what has been damaged beyond repair. Grimebusters recommends that you discard any items that were burnt or directly exposed to the heat of the fire, especially items like food, medications, and clothing. Managing the aftermath of a home fire is incredibly difficult as you and your family will have likely lost some personal items. Working with a professional fire restoration company can ensure that when it’s time to return home, the space will be safe and feel brand new. That way, your home is ready for many more new memories.

Secure Your Property and Begin Repairs

Once you’ve been given the clearance to begin working on restoring your home, you’ll want to secure all but one entry to the house and board up any broken windows. A fire restoration company like Grimebusters can help you with this job. Securing your home reduces the risk of vandalism and squatters moving into your home during rebuilding. Many insurance companies often insist that you secure your property after it’s been vacated following a fire. Afterwards, Grimebusters will help you return your home to its original beauty.

Trust the Professionals

Most homeowners don’t have the knowledge and skills to restore their homes after a fire. Taking on a significant restoration project without the necessary skills or training can worsen things. For instance, if soot is improperly cleaned, it can be ground into surfaces, making it even more challenging or impossible to remove. That’s why it’s vital to bring in an expert fire restoration company like Grimebusters.

Grimebusters is available 24/7 to provide you and your family with the emergency restoration services you need. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced. We utilize high-quality equipment to prevent further damage to your home and ensure your property is safe. We work directly with your insurance provider to get the compensation you deserve after such a tragedy. At Grimebusters, we proudly offer fire reconstruction services in Edmonton, including any water damage that comes with extinguishing a blaze.

If a fire has damaged your home, contact Grimebusters today!