Fire Damage >> Basement Drying

When a Basement Drying strikes, many lives could be suddenly turned upside down, many times the hardest part is knowing exactly where to start and who you should contact. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) along with the United States Fire Administration (USFA) has collected the following data to assist you in this difficult time of need. You are required to take action instantly on some of the recommendations. Some measures might be required in the future, while still others will be continuing.

  1. This article is intended to give you the assist that is needed to assist you as you begin rebuilding your life. Securing yourself and the Basement Drying site, first you should contact your local disaster relief service, such as the local American Red Cross chapter or the area Salvation Army, to assist with your instant needs, like any temporary housing, food, medicine, eyeglasses, clothing and other vital items. Next you should contact your homeowner’s insurance agent, claims adjuster. Use the utmost caution and do not enter the fire damaged site, fires could rekindle from their hidden, smoldering remains.
  2. Usually, the fire department will see that all of your utilities, like your water, electricity and natural gas is either safe to use or are completely disconnected before they leave the Basement Drying site. Do not try to turn on the utilities yourself, be extremely watchful for any structural damage that was caused by the fire. Your roofs and floors might be fire damaged and subject to collapse. Food, beverages, and medicine that were exposed to the heat, smoke, soot, and water were probably destroyed and should not be consumed. Contact your area police department to let them aware that the site will be uninhabited.
  3. In some Basement Drying cases it might be required to board up openings to discourage unwanted trespassers. Beginning, almost immediately, save all of your receipts for any money that you spend. These invoices are very important in showing the homeowner’s insurance company what money that you have spent caused by your fire loss, and also for substantiating losses that were claimed on your income tax. If it is absolutely safe to do so, try to find the following items, like your identification, such as your driver’s licenses and Social Security cards, any Basement Drying insurance information, medication information, eyeglasses, hearing aids, or other prosthetic aides. Try to find any of your valuables, like your credit cards, bank account books, cash, and jewelry.
  4. Many people that you normally deal with should be notified of your moving, including, your fire insurance agent, your home mortgage company, to also inform them of the fire. You should also contact your family and friends, your employer, your children’s school, your post office, any package delivery services, your local fire and police departments; and your utility companies. Do not throw away any Basement Drying damaged goods until after an inventory is made, because all fire damage is taken into consideration in creating your insurance claim. If you are considering the contracting for your personal inventory or your home’s repair services, discuss your strategies with your insurance agent/adjuster first.

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