Fire damage to your property is a traumatic and often heartbreaking situation
In many cases of fire, there is little to salvage and the areas which have been burned will require complete removal. This includes burned or charred furniture, wood and drywall, carpeting and flooring. The sad reality is that these items are almost never salvageable. However, it is essential that your property is cleaned, removed and repaired properly and to your complete satisfaction.
Even in small fire the damage may extend beyond the items which were directly affected by the fire.
The heat of the fire may have also resulted in damage to electrical wiring, plumbing and other fixtures, even the roof and other drywall. It is vital to have a professional examine all of these areas so they can be included in any claim and do not become a nightmare later on.
Smoke and the extinguishing process may also be responsible for some damage. The smell of smoke can often after a fire for a long time, resting and hiding in carpeting, drywall and other porous materials. The extinguishing process itself may also necessitate water extraction and drying procedures to restore your property.
Additional considerations concerning fire damage
• You may need a place to stay while repairs are being made
• Temporary storage may be required for your valuables
• Items you need to prove you owned may be difficult to identify
We are here to help and make sure that this clean up process is handled completely and professionally.
When faced with an event like a fire, important legal documents may also be lost, causing the homeowner additional stress. Rest assured, these documents can be recovered and we will help you through the process so that your claim can be filed quickly.
Emergency Services Company was retained to work with a client who was a real estate investor. One of his tenants owned and operated a grocery store which suffered a major fire. The damages totalled the store and extended to the apartments above and the attached building also belonging to my client.
My client had been released from the hospital that day. He had a near fatal accident out of the country and needed to be flown back to the USA for treatment. He suffered from serious head trauma.
This was very difficult for my client who had two separate claims with two insurance companies and his physical and mental condition was truly a challenge. One of the insurance companies tried to blame my client for the fire claiming it was arson.
My client had to attend an Examination Under Oath given by an insurance company attorney. Typically you attend with an attorney. He refused to do that. I attended on his behalf and the claim was settled.