Arrange a Suitable Living Situation
Most likely, your Connecticut home was damaged beyond the ability for you to stay in it. Fire is devastating and takes out anything and everything in its path. Plus, would you want to? There is likely water damage from the fire department and a horrible smoke smell and odor. You'll want to find a safe place to stay until your home can safely be reentered and/or it has been restored. This may be with family, friends, a hotel, or with the American Red Cross.
Call Your Insurance Company
You'll most definitely want to get the insurance claim process started right away. After all, you'll need the money in order to pay for fire damage restoration. You may also be eligible for funds for an alternative living arrangement until your home can be restored. This is called "loss of use" funds and covers living and other daily expenses. Of course, your insurance company will send out an insurance adjuster to have a look at your home and assess the damage in order to give you the estimation of a fire restoration, or to tell you that your home is unsalvageable.
Get the "All-Clear" Before Reentering Your Home
Naturally, you want to see how extensive the damage is to your home, what mementos and personal effects, as well as furniture was destroyed, and if your home is even salvageable as soon as possible. However, you have to wait until your local Connecticut fire department gives you the okay to enter your home. Fires can smolder and restart again. Plus, hidden structural damage may have occurred that no one can see. There is just too much risk for your safety to enter until this permission has been given.
Seek Medical Help
If anyone was injured, including your pets, you'll want to ensure everyone is taken care of. Take your pet to your vet for a health check, as pets can sustain damage to their lungs from the smoke, or they could have burned their paws. Attend to any physical injuries of your family. Also, if you or your family is struggling to cope, a mental health professional or a local pastor can help with any stress you may be experiencing. Reach out for assistance during this difficult time if need be.
Call for Fire Damage Restoration Services
Once you've contacted your insurance company and have your claim going, it's time to find a trusted local fire restoration company to help. Pro-Klean has been serving the people and businesses of North Haven since 1986 with the best fire restoration services. We can help you with your insurance claim, help you salvage your home's contents, help with restoration services, and offer home remodeling to put your home back together again. Our experienced team loves to do as much as we can to support you during this difficult time. Reach out today.
CHOOSE PRO-KLEAN FOR YOUR HOME'S FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION SERVICE TODAY
We use our decades of experience to offer you fire restoration and other remediation services, such as mold and asbestos, quickly and promptly. We understand that a house fire can be devastating and can take its toll. You have enough to worry about right now without having to worry about the logistics of fire damage cleanup. Our trusted team can help in the salvage process as well.
If you are interested in partnering with Pro-Klean for your Connecticut fire damage cleanup service or other restoration service, give us a call for a free quote today!