After a Fire: 3 Crucial Keys to reducing the cost and stress of restoring your dreams
The first two will surprise you - and are ignored by most homeowners.
Let’s face it, no one wants to think in detail about what happens if your home burns to the ground, or is seriously damaged by fire and smoke. It feels a little like planning your own funeral.
But the reality is, as traumatic as a major fire can be, the restoration doesn’t need to add fuel to the emotional fire that often follows. The greatest tragedy is that in far too many cases, homeowners are unaware of three crucial steps they can take now that will help ensure a more complete, smooth and cost effective restoration of the home they love.
Instead, they suffer through an agonizingly slow and costly restoration process, and often find themselves settling for much less than they had hoped. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Power in Simplicity
Ironically, these three keys are deceptively simple – especially the first two – which take homeowners by surprise because they aren’t directly related to the physical work of cleaning up and restoring a home following a fire.
Because these two steps are so simple, the majority of homeowners simply ignore them, and end up compromising the outcomes they might have enjoyed when disaster stikes unexpectedly.
Three Crucial Keys
The highest quality restoration requires first understanding exactly what was destroyed in as much detail as possible, and secondly, what financial resources are available to complete the restoration.
This paints a clear picture of restoring back to the original as closely as possible, and provides the option for maximum reasonable reimbursement for items lost in the fire. It also significantly reduces the time, cost and difficulty of working through the insurance process.