What You Should Know After You Sustain Fire Damage

What You Should Know After You Sustain Fire Damage

Have you recently experienced a house or business fire? They cost billions of dollars for millions of homes annually. In 2016, more than 1,345,500 homes suffered fire damage which cost more than $14.3 billion to restore. It also led to more than 3,280 deaths in the United States alone.

The average cost of a fire in the United States is $11.233. It is a difficult process as a homeowner must worry about soot, damaged walls, and the odor that invades your home or business. Not only can ABH Services help with these issues, but we will restore your cherished items as well.

Our Services Include:

  • A Thorough Fire Damage Assessment
  • Prompt Emergency Response Time
  • Board-Up and Fencing That Ensures Structural Stability
  • Use Of Eco-Friendly Techniques That Remove Soot And Odors
  • Clean And Restores Air Quality, Household Items, And Cherished Possessions
  • Use Of Industrial Equipment To Extract Water And Fire Extinguishing Materials
  • Provides Full Reconstruction After Fire Damage
  • Fully Disinfects Property To Prevent Mold And Mildew

What Should I Do After A Fire?

The first call you place after 911 should be to your insurance agency to notify them of the fire. With or without insurance, the next call should be to ABH Services to receive a consultation that you can receive by calling 781-941-2422 anywhere in the Greater Boston and North Shore area.

Even if you only see the cosmetic damage, you may have severe structural damage which may compromise a structure. Your agent will respond during an emergency to help families find temporary housing as well as assess the damage with a home inspector. It will secure funding.

A home inspector will evaluate any affected areas including the roof, the interior walls, the windows, flooring, siding, and electrical, heating and plumbing systems. It will also be necessary to check items like your water heater, furnace, and air conditioning units. If the water damage from the fire was abundant, air quality and mold and mildew would also need assessing.

Once your insurance agency has an idea of the amount it will take to restore your property fully, they often suggest that you contact and consult with a company like ABH Services to quickly secure reliable emergency services to minimize the fire, water, and soot damage. 

Fires also tend to reignite which lead to additional damage and loss of life if you enter before you receive the go-ahead. As our experts will be on-site for a full assessment, you can depend on our implementation of safety protocols which we consider a vital factor to fire restoration services.

Our practice and procedures include boarding up doors and windows, adding temporary fencing to prevent theft and vandalism, and extraction of water utilized for the fire. We also work with homeowners or insurance agents to develop a restoration plan that is affordable and consistent.

Please contact us for a consultation so that we can provide you with further fire damage assistance. You can also follow our blog to learn more about any of the services we provide.

2018-07-10T23:17:56-04:00August 20th, 2018|News|