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Who to Call in Chicago When Fire Damage Property?

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged property When fire damages your property, call SERVPRO.

Call SERVPRO to Treat Fire Damage in Chicago

Fire is a homeowner's worst nightmare. A fire can destroy a lifetime of irreplaceable possessions and precious memories. Fire can happen to any home, no matter the condition or age. If steps are not quickly taken to minimize the damage, smoke and fire can be disastrous to structures and personal property. Quick action is necessary to reduce the effect of a fire. It is best to be prepared ahead of time for Chicago fire damage so that you are aware of what steps you can take to reduce the consequences of fire.

Do Not Enter Your Home Until Given Permission by the Fire Department
Your home may not be safe to enter after a fire depending upon the extent of damage to your home. There may be electrical hazards and other issues that pose a danger to you. It is important to wait until you have the go ahead by the fire department before you try to enter your home. Also, do not turn on utilities until the fire department says that it is safe to do so.

Contact Your Insurance Company
Homeowner's policies require that losses be reported as soon as possible. Do not expect that someone else will contact your insurance company after a fire. This is one of the first things that you need to do as the homeowner. Therefore, in the event of Chicago fire damage, contact your local agent right away.

Minimize Damage to Your Home
Typically, most insurance policies require that homeowners take immediate measures to mitigate damage to a home after an event. Sometimes, they will refuse the claim if appropriate steps are not taken to prevent further damage to your home. Therefore, cover doors, windows and other openings. Make sure that the smoldering has stopped. If it has not, then contact the fire department to help prevent a flare-up. It might also be a good idea to put up a temporary fence around your property to prevent theft and vandalism.

Contact a Professional Right Away to Handle Restoration
Timing is imperative when dealing with water and fire damage. Mildew and mold can begin growing within a day after a house fire because of water used to put out the fire. It is essential to commence the restoration process as soon as possible. Contact a company that specializes in fire restoration to begin the cleanup and renovation process.

If you have Chicago fire damage, it is important to act quickly to minimize damage to your home. The professionals at SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown are committed to restoring your home to its previous condition as efficiently as possible. Call us today at (773) 434-9100 for help.

For information on fire safety in Chicago check out the Chicago Fire Department.

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