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After a Fire

A house fire is devastating. After a fire you will need to assess the damage and start to salvage, repair and restore your personal belongings. The emotional trauma and destruction a fire leaves behind is not easily forgotten.

Contact Your Insurance Provider

  • Major insurance companies have 24-hour hotlines.
  • Ask your insurance company to recommend at least three fire restoration companies.
  • Find out what your insurance plan covers and what may be subject to further discussion. Get all this in writing as soon as possible.
  • Document any disputed items that are supposedly not covered.

Your Responsibilities

  • Notifying all affected parties including the financial institution that hold your mortgage.
  • Minimizing secondary damage by hiring a company that specializes in fire restoration.
  • Knowing what your insurance will cover and what you will have to pay for yourself.

 

Canada Red Cross 

A Guide to Fire Recovery - Canadian Red Cross
Use the link above to view some basic steps you may want to take in the event of a fire in your home.