What Happens after a Fire
Here are some major or minor fire recovery tips for houses and apartments.
A special thank you to the firemen, policemen, industry professionals, lawyers, insurance agents and people who gave us their time, insight and real-life advice.
- Be safe, be smart.
- Depending on the damage, the fire department may allow you to take your personal belongings (clothing, - jewelry, important documents). If you remove anything, you may have to fill out a form with the fire department listing each item. You will not be allowed to take certain items (i.e. couches, TVs, computers, appliances) as they may have caused the fire.
- If your car is burned or very damaged by debris, do not start it or move it. Fire officials will tell you when you can move your car.
- Ask an on-site fire official for a fire department contact in case of questions after the fire.
- Ask for the approximate date and time for the initial walk-through of your property. For safety purposes, you MUST- be escorted; this is especially true if there is structural damage.
- If you are insured, you should call your agent about this walk-through. Have them contact SERVPRO of Eastern Niagara County at 716-694-7776