Dealing with fire damage cleanup in your Tremonton home is an overwhelming task. Along with all the stress and worry, there is an urgency to get your home back to normal so life can move on. The truth about fire damage though, is that it is an extensive process that requires specific safety precautions and industry-approved techniques to reverse and clean up the mess. Unfortunately, some homeowners have attempted to take on fire damage cleanup on their own and have actually made matters worse. Here are some of the most common mistakes we see people make when dealing with fire damage cleanup.
Before any cleanup can begin, you need to call your insurance company. All too often, we see people begin to remove debris or attempt to clean up after a fire before they have called their home owner’s insurance provider. Before you touch anything, you need to get permission from your insurance. Often times they will send out an adjuster to inspect the situation and get proof of damage and loss. Tampering with anything before it has been documented or signed off by your insurance may reduce the chances of coverage. Filing a home insurance claim can be tricky, and, when not done correctly, can keep you from getting the most out of your coverage. As soon as the fire has been extinguished, call your insurance company so they can get what they need and then you can begin fire damage cleanup so you don’t make the mistake of missing out on possible coverage.
While fire damage cleanup is taking place, your home needs to be secured to prevent any further damage. This is especially true if the fire damage impacted the walls of roof of your home, leaving it susceptible to the elements and intruders (both animal and human, unfortunately). Temporary coverings like boards and tarps are often used to keep out unwanted moisture and debris and add security to damaged windows and doors. These temporary coverings are vital in mitigating any further damage to your home and belongings. Failing to adequately secure and protect your home following fire damage is a costly mistake.
When your home needs fire damage cleanup, do not go about it on your own. When homeowners attempt to clean up fire damage without proper training, proven techniques, certified safety equipment, and industry-approved equipment and cleaning solutions, they actually put themselves in harm’s way. Fire damage leaves behind toxic fumes, smoke, soot, and ash that can be extremely damaging to your health. A thorough inspection of the damaged area should be performed by a trained and experienced professional to identify any threats or potential hazards that are not obvious to those without experience dealing with fire damage. You can actually makes matters worse not only for your home, but especially for your health if you make the mistake of attempting fire damage cleanup on your own. Instead, trust Sierra Restoration to handle the entire cleanup up process. We can even help you with your insurance claim, and offer initial tarp and board-up services when necessary. By calling Sierra Restoration, you can avoid all the common fire damage cleanup mistakes that are made too often by others. Let us help you in your time of need.
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