If one of your greatest fears has happened and a fire has ripped through your home, you are probably in a state of shock, but still want to get back into your home as soon as possible. Before you can move back in, you have to tend to a few things first. This is to ensure that the fire damage is dealt with and that you and your loved ones are safe to return. To help you with this, here are some of the things that you will need to focus on:
Hire A Fire Damage Crew
There may be a lot of personal belongings and building materials that need to be removed from the home before any progress can be made to fix it back up. First, the damage crew will help remove any standing water in the home, such as water that collected in the basement from all of the water used to put out the flames. Then, they will work on drying out the home in order to help stop the development and spread of mold. After that, the fire damage crew can have a dumpster delivered. After they remove all of the damaged items and materials, they will have the dumpster removed from your property. At that time you will be ready to start the remodeling.
Hire Fire Damage Contractors
You will want to hire a building contractor that has experience remodeling homes after they have suffered a lot of damage from fires. This is important because they will be your second line of defense when it comes to spotting any potential problems left behind from putting the fire out. The contractor will look for any existing or newly formed problems with mold so it can be dealt with right away. You may want to have the contractor install vents in the attic to help with moving air through the home in order to keep everything fresh.
It might take some time and a lot of work, but if you are willing to put in the effort, you should be able to get back into your home without too many complications getting in the way. All you need to do is make that first step of calling the insurance company, as you will most likely need their assistance in paying for the fire damage services and the rebuilding or remodeling of your home. Otherwise, you would be left to pay for it on your own.