What is My First Step After a Business Fire?
Call The Insurance Company
Your insurance company will need to know the full details of what occurred. Prepare yourself for the first call by collecting as much information as possible. Give the adjuster the extent of the water and fire damages. The following are important point to cover.
- Insurer’s damage documentation requirements
- Scheduling inspection of property with adjuster
- Proof of loss statement deadlines
- Request possibility of extensions and approvals
Don’t Throw Away Your Things
Items can be saved, and you will want to review the list of items damaged to determine what can be salvaged. Leave everything in its place so when the adjuster / inspector arrives onsite they can see the full extent of the damages incurred.
Our experienced franchise professionals frequently save business items after a fire. Special techniques developed in the field can salvage nearly any item from paper records to electronics. When speaking with your designated claims manager and project manager, the entire process is discussed and documented from start to finish.
Call a Remediation and Restoration Professional
We regularly work directly with your insurance and keep you in the know on the details. Call SERVPRO® West Coast DRT at (818) 995-6444, we are 24/7/365.