What Should You Expect?
After a house fire, even just a small fire contained to a room, homeowners are shocked to discover much more damage than they expected. Very often, rising heat causes the fire to consume and char a significant portion of the attic’s structure. Fires can produce temperatures well over 1,200-degrees and damage contents on your home that don’t even come into contact with the flames – in fact, heat and smoke actually cause the most damage to a home and its contents during a fire loss. If you have ever had a house fire, or seen one, you probably noticed the firefighters causing a significant amount of damage to the home as well. This is because it is sometimes necessary to eliminate heat and gas in the structure so it is safe for firefighters to enter the home. You may notice them breaking windows, doors, or even cutting homes into the roof. Beyond ventilation, they are looking for hidden fires that may not be visible or creating a lot of smoke.
Returning to Your Home After A Fire:
When you return to your home after a fire, be prepared for the emotional shock that comes with suffering a loss like this. Losing a portion of your home is not an insignificant event. Look to your support group or the American Red Cross for help. After a fire loss, make sure you call your insurance agent as soon as possible. If you are renting, contact the home owner or property Management Company. The responsible insurance adjuster will know what parts of the damage are insured and can give you many good pointers about your policy and what to do next – like property protection.
As a business operating in Bend and the greater Central Oregon area for over 20 years, we know a lot about fire damage and disaster restoration. We’re more than just a fire repair service; we’re members of the community and neighbors. Call us with fire-damage related questions or for free estimates. We’re here to help, whether we get your business or not. We firmly believe that what’s good for our customers is good for us. If you have any questions about fire damage, contact our team to learn more, and check out our fire restoration page to learn more about our services.