What to Do After a House Fire
Notify your insurance provider: It’s crucial that you call your insurance company right away. This will help set the claims process in motion and you may even be able to get an advance on your claim to help cover living expenses if you’ve been displaced from your home. Your insurance agent may be able to wire you the money or issue a check to pay for a hotel, toiletries, food and other incidentals.
Prevent further property damage: Do what you can to mitigate the damage. Your fire department can prevent flare ups, but you may need to take additional steps. At W.B. Artur, our restoration process includes tarping and board-up services to secure your home against potential water damage and vandalism during the rebuild process.
File your insurance claim: Your “proof of loss” claim will itemize your losses and provide an estimated value. The sooner you do this, the sooner an adjuster will handle your claim. You can expect a lot of correspondence between you and your insurance carrier from here. Stay organized and take notes because things can get complicated. W.B. Arthur can work with your insurer to help streamline the process.
Hire a fire damage restoration service: Find a good restoration service company that can get you back into your home quickly. There are a lot of fly-by-night operators out there, so do your research. Look for a company that has excellent online reviews (we’re 5-star rated on Google) and is licensed, insured, trained and certified (we’re all of those things.)
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Our Fire Damage Restoration Process
We’re available 24/7 to get your fire damage restoration project started promptly. We pride ourselves on our 1-hour response times and free estimates to ensure you get the information you need as soon possible.
After tarping and boarding up your property to prevent further destruction, we conduct a top-to-bottom inspection to document all damage done to the structure, electrical system and your personal belongings. Then we remove all fire-damaged materials and begin rebuilding. We also use advanced equipment to fix smoke damage, extract soot and eliminate odors. Depending on the extent of damage, we may even be able salvage some of your furniture and personal belongings using state-of-the-art upholstery cleaning equipment.
We’ll keep you informed every step of the way and provide you an accurate timeline when you can expect to move into your home again. Our goal is simple: Restore your home the way you remember it. We work quickly and meet the highest industry standards to make it happen.
Contact W.B. Arthur anytime, 24/7, at (512) 710-0559 to request your free estimate or emergency fire damage restoration in San Marcos.
“I work with a property management company and we used W.B. Arthur Restoration & Cleaning this past summer. They made themselves available any time we needed them and stayed until the job was complete. There were times when we needed something done that day and he did everything possible to get it done. Cleaning was done well and if there was any issue he made sure to correct it that very minute. We will continue using W.B. Arthur Restoration & Cleaning for our maid service and carpet cleaning. Very thorough.”L.G.
“Our professional dental office in Dripping Springs, Texas recently experienced some water damage that came into the back of our entire building from severe weather on a Friday evening. We called W.B. Arthur Restoration and Cleaning on Saturday morning, by that afternoon a crew leader was out at our business evaluating the damages and executed a plan to have our office up and running to see patients on Monday morning. W.B. Arthur went above and beyond to get things moving. The entire crew was extremely professional and efficient. All aspects of the job went very smooth. They maintained constant communication and handled our business very professionally. Their prices are reasonable and fair for the services provided. Trey Baumann was very honest and open with the process and walked us through every step in detail. We highly recommend W.B. Arthur Restoration and Cleaning.”R.S.
“Called after finding the upstairs toilet had cracked and been leaking and refilling itself for several days!! Massive water damage to garage and all of upstairs. Owner was there within an hour and a half....took several hours to assess all the damage and took all measurements and photos for the insurance company. He got his crew out that same evening and they got all the water hosed out and started up all the air movers and dehumidifiers immediately!!! The next day, the crew was out again and got ALL of the demo done!! Have had nothing but a great experience with them....even in the midst of a disaster, they have been incredibly caring and have explained every detail of the operation!!! Would recommend these guys to anyone and everyone I know!!!”K.H.
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