Do's & Don'ts Following a Fire in Your Home
There are so many emotions and questions following a house fire that it is hard to know what you should and shouldn't do. Here are a few basic tips to keep in mind.
*Do not enter your home until you've gotten permission that it is safe to do so
*Do not start or move your car if it has been damaged
*Do not try to clean any of the smoke or soot damage yourself
*contact family members/loved ones to inform them of the fire
*attend to frightened pets and ensure their safety and comfort
*call all utility providers (electric, gas, water) to inform them of the fire
*call homeowners insurance company to begin the claim process
*find somewhere to stay.
Most homeowner’s policies will have coverage, which will pay for the food, clothing, and shelter that you and your family may need for a specified period of time