Fire Damage In Your Kalispell Basement
Remedying Fire Damage in a Kalispell Basement
While basement fires are not the most common occurrences, homeowners still need to be prepared. Basement fires alone cause between 1% and 3% of all one- and two-family residential building fires. Each year, these types of basement fires cause an average of $278 million in damages. Families who endure these disasters need a team that quickly clean up debris and make their home a safe place to dwell once more.
If your Kalispell home requires fire damage cleanup and restoration, you can count on the team at SERVPRO to give your home the treatment it needs. SERVPRO uses the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) techniques and standards for its cleanup protocols while focusing on saving possessions and structures whenever it is safe and feasible to do so. If you need additional restoration services for your home, your local SERVPRO is licensed for residential contracting services (#247200).
Filing a Claim for Fire Damage
• Do not throw anything away. This is a crucial step for filing your claim. It is essential to wait to dispose of items until the claims adjuster has seen them. Keep detailed lists and, if you choose SERVPRO for cleanup, they can also take records of affected items with software or on paper. The key is to be able to prove that you lost these items.
• File ASAP. Not only is it essential to file your claim as soon as possible after a disaster, but also to stay prompt so that the insurance company acts quickly on your behalf. Be sure to include information like the date that the loss occurred, types of damage, location, condition of the home, description of contents, and list any temporary repairs needed for the home. Expect lots of phone calls, emails, and letters during the claims process.
• Keep everything. Receipts, letters, printouts of emails, notes on phone conversations, permits, bills, contracts--everything you need to prove your case and get compensated for your claim.
How SERVPRO Restores Your Home
After a basement fire, there can be a significant amount of damage, most frequently to electrical components and HVAC systems. SERVPRO technicians use a variety of tools to address damage to ventilation. HVAC systems are most salvageable after a fire if made of sheet metal, though insulated HVAC systems can pose unique challenges. Flex duct, on the other hand, may require replacement due to the numerous pleats in the material.
SERVPRO of Flathead County serves the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (406) 300-0435 for cleanup that can begin within hours of your initial contact.
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