Fire Restoration Process
If your home has suffered a fire or smoke damage but is not a complete loss then you will need to think through the process of fire restoration. There are certain steps that you should take immediately to ensure your home or business gets back in working condition as soon as possible.
It is important to know what to do and what to look out for before you start. This post lists out some essential steps of the fire restoration process. Continue reading to learn how Aldo's can help you get back to normal!
Understanding The Fire Restoration Process
The first thing that will need to be done is to evaluate the situation. What is damaged? How bad is it damaged? Is my home or business safe to reenter? It is also important to contact your insurance company to have a claims adjuster come out and perform his or her evaluation.
In the case of fire damage, there will likely be an investigation by the fire marshall to determine the cause of the fire. This will play into the insurance company’s report because they will need to see it and use it to factor in any reimbursements. Some insurance companies have certain clauses that would deem them not responsible for coverage of your home's damage. It's very important to understand . The evaluation step cannot be skipped because it is unlikely that you will be able to repair the damage without the payment from the insurance company.
They will also decide if the home is liveable during repairs. If it isn’t the insurance company may have a provision that pays for lodging for so many days or up to a certain amount.
Stop the Damage
After the evaluation is done the next step is to prevent any more damage. You will need to consult a contractor or reputable fire restoration company to check out the underlying damage.
Where there is fire damage there will most likely be water damage as well. The foundation, walls, and roof will need to be closely inspected to make sure there is no underlying damage. If there is, that will have to be handled first. Preventing any further damage is crucial to moving onto the next step in the process. It's also the only way to make sure that your home is safe for you and your family to reenter.
Clean and Remove
Cleaning everything out and removing the damaged property and flooring will be the next step. Smoke damage is nearly impossible to remove so it will most likely be a loss. This will mean that you need to file with your insurance company for that loss of property.
It is likely that you will have to complete an itemized list with the cost to get a check. They do depreciate things so keep that in mind. Typically, the restoration process is a smooth one. However, depending on the amount of damage, the insurance company you're working with, and the company chosen to do the restoration work, this process can potentially be overwhelming and costly. That's why it's most important to do the research yourself and find a restoration contractor with great reviews.
Repair and Renovate
Once all of the above steps are done it will be time for the repair process. It is pretty common for the damaged space to be completely renovated. Often the way the damaged space was before the fire damage was outdated and the remodel of your home will be quite different than before. Embrace the new!
You will want to find an honest contractor to help you with this process. Your insurance company should cover most of the remodeling and renovation minus your deductible but you may pay out of pocket for anything you want that is above and beyond your coverage.
Contact Aldo's Restoration & Construction Today!
If you are looking for a professional and reputable fire restoration company in Charlotte, NC, then Contact our contractors at (704) 607-9783. Aldo’s Restoration and Construction offers in-home estimates and a stress-free experience. Get in touch with us today!