When Should I Call SERVPRO After a Fire in My Olathe Home?
Fire in My Olathe Home
While we can respond quickly to emergencies in Olathe, it is wise to notify our team as soon as disasters occur so that we can mobilize with the equipment and personnel to help.
Meeting the demands of fire damage in Olathe properties involves an immediate response to emergencies as they are happening. As tempting as it might initially be to attempt DIY restoration in some regards, this can delay vital mitigation efforts from starting that could save both time and money on the restoration your home requires.
As you might instantly recognize fire damage in your Olathe home, many property owners delay contacting restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team until they have heard back from their insurance company or until extinguishment completes. Reacting quickly and securing professional restorers can ensure that the right mitigation steps get taken as soon as possible to prevent the extensive structural loss, content loss, and higher costs.
How Do Professionals Stay Prepared for Fire Loss Emergencies?
A fast response can make a considerable difference in your fire-damaged home. With our team reaching your property within hours of the first notice of loss, we can begin the appropriate measures to reduce your total loss. We can also work on vital efforts like job scoping and damage assessment to meet the demands of your insurance company, so there is less delay in the damage claim process. Our prompt response to emergencies begins with:
Stocked READY Trailers – With dozens of vehicles in our Green Fleet, keeping vehicles stocked and ready to mobilize is a vital method for a smoother rollout. We can keep trailers and production vehicles stocked with deodorizers, cleaning equipment, and water restoration gear to begin mitigation as soon as we arrive.
Experienced Professionals – The more skilled fire restoration professionals that we have on our roster, the more skilled team members you can expect to find whenever disasters strike. We have experienced technicians to offer 24/7 fire restoration.
Staffed Emergency Line – When disasters strike, you do not want to speak your message to a machine. When you call our SERVPRO team, you are getting through to a real person who can translate the information into quickly mobilizing our professionals.
Do I Call Restoration or My Insurance Company First?
After a fire loss, it might feel like the logical first step to reach out to your insurance company. You likely have coverage that can help to secure the funding for fire restoration through these firms. As a preferred vendor for local and major insurance companies, we can understand what these companies need to approve damage claims and get the ball rolling on approvals to begin restoration work and even reconstruction efforts when necessary.
Documentation – Photographic evidence is a universal need for insurance adjusters when working with professional restorers on what a property needs to return to preloss condition.
Cataloging Loss – We keep an accurate account of all damage encountered to the structure and its contents. Thorough inspections and evaluations can indicate to your insurance company the specific steps required to restore your home and belongings.
Reporting to Insurance Adjuster – We cut out the middleman and prevent you from running back and forth by working directly with your insurance provider. We can improve the efficiency of approvals in this manner and get started much more quickly.
What Are Emergency Services?
Another advantage of reaching out to our SERVPRO professionals as soon as possible is the emergency services that we can provide. These services are pre-mitigation, which can help to ensure that later restorative efforts are more productive and that recovery is safe for our technicians and any occupants of the house that might be in the area. Some of these actions include:
Controlled Demolition – This effort involves removing compromised portions of structural elements and construction materials before the situation gets worse, and more of the material becomes damaged.
Debris Removal – Shoveling and vacuuming out piles of ash, debris, and charred remnants from the fire can reduce odors and soot concentrations in the house and provide better conditions for job scoping.
Air Quality Control – Soot is a carcinogenic threat in the environment of many structure fires. This presence, among many other potential contaminants, can be addressed and removed in part by the use of air scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, and other filtering tools.
As destructive as fire losses can be, our SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley team can help to protect as much of your home as possible in the earliest stages of recovery. We are available 24/7 to help through emergency services, mitigation, and job scoping. Give us a call today at (913) 782-4693.