Steps That Can Be Helpful After a House Fire
Some steps that can be helpful after a house fire has happened to you:
-Before returning into your residence, ensure with your local fire department that it is safe to go back into your residence.
-Ask for a copy of the fire report. This gives you time/date, area affected, and ignition of the fire, if officials are able to determine the source.
-Call your insurance company and begin the claim process.
-Make a list of damaged items/goods at earliest ability to do so.
-Call all utility providers and inform them on the fire.
-Contact your local police department to ensure that your property remains safe while in your absence. Empty homes, even fire damaged ones, can be attractive locations for squatters and looters.
-Call SERVPRO of Coos, Curry, and Del Norte Counties at (541)808–2600, available 24/7, 365 days a year – to discuss fire restoration services.