Do not enter the damaged site. Fires can rekindle from hidden, smoldering remains. Normally, the fire department will see that utilities (water, electricity and natural gas) are either safe to use or are disconnected before they leave the site. Do not attempt to turn on utilities yourself.
Be watchful for structural damage caused by the fire. Roofs and floors may be damaged and subject to collapse. Food, beverages and medicine exposed to heat, smoke, soot and water should not be consumed. In some cases it may be necessary to board up openings to discourage trespassers. Be sure to save all receipts for any money you spend on repairs, temporary housing, food, and any other expenses incurred as a result of your fire loss. These receipts are essential for receiving reimbursements from your insurance company and are also helpful for verifying losses that can be claimed on your income tax returns.
Our team of experienced professionals will be able to help you throughout the process, and can answer any questions you may have. Call us today at 719-445-6953 in the Colorado Springs area, or fill out our online request form.
Do not throw away any damaged goods until after an inventory is made. All damages are taken into consideration in developing your insurance claim.