When Should I Call My Insurance Company for Fire Damage?

When Fire damage occurs, homeowners or business owners think that they need to call the insurance company first. Unfortunately, they didn't realize that their insurance agent couldn't remove the smoke or odor out of their home or business.

This is a very common mistake when talking to homeowners or business owners that are dealing with Fire Damage. It is important to eliminate smoke particulates and odors before calling your insurance agent because your home and family's health is your responsibility. And ultimately, no one cares more about your home than you do, and that includes First Response Restoration.

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Should I File a Claim Before Starting the Fire Damage Cleanup Process?

While filing a claim in a timely manner is still advised, calling for help with the cleanup is more important. When your home or business sustains Fire or Water damage it is the policy holders obligation to take immediate action to prevent secondary damage. You’re not only preventing your home from damages after a fire but you and your family’s health as well.

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If My Property has Soot Damage or Odors, What Should I Do First?

Call in a certified professional to evaluate the extent of the Smoke Damage to determine how best to go about getting your home back to a healthy condition ASAP. You will be surprised by how far it has traveled.

Whom Should I Call for Fire Damage Clean-Up?

Call a certified smoke & odor cleanup company like First Response Restoration. There are a couple of main accreditations that restoration companies can have. The primary association is the IICRC, which offers accreditations for a variety of different trades, such as Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT), Odor Control Technician (OCT), Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT), and a host of others.

It’s important to use a company certified to perform the work you need to have done. Not only do they know how best to clean up the smoke damage and remove the odor, but you’re less likely to deal with any issues or concerns from your adjuster during the claims process.

If your home or business is in Carmel, Yorktown Heights, White Plains, New Rochelle, Rye, Greenwich, Stamford, and dozens of other cities in Westchester County, NY, and Fairfield County, CT, we’re a company that can provide the expert help you need to clean up and restore your home from fire damage and smoke/odor damage.

Call First Response Restoration 914-268-6141 today to speak with one of our Smoke cleanup and odor removal restoration specialists.

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The customer called First Response as soon as they received their claim number from their insurance company. The weatherman was forecasting 3 days of torrential rain and it was crucial to get a tarp on the roof to protect the integrity of the structu...

Weston, CT

Project Manager Vinnie assessed the damage caused by the Fire, Smoke, Soot and Water, and brought in multiple crews to start the restoration process. The crews removed any standing water and set up air movers and dehumidifiers to lower the moisture l...

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Where there’s smoke, there’s usually a fire. When a fire starts where it shouldn’t, hopefully there’s water-and LOTS of it! The First Response crew arrived shortly after the Project manager finished his inspection appointment and started prep...

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