How to Recover from a House Fire

No one plans for the worst to happen to his or her beautiful New Jersey home. But home fires—both large and small—happen. And when they do, you need a plan for how to respond. Let our team at Tom Madsen LLC, a Sussex area fire restoration specialist, pass along a few tips for recovering from a house fire.

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1. Involve your insurance.

You have home insurance for a reason, and you want to contact them as soon as possible after a fire to know how to proceed. They’ll likely want to send a representative to your home to assess the damage. You’ll need to provide a list of valuables lost or destroyed by the fire. Sometimes, the insurance company will want you to use an “approved” fire restoration contractor, or you may have the freedom to choose your own.

2. Act fast.

Don’t wait around to call your insurance and start tackling the fire and smoke damage to your home. Smoke and water are corrosive materials that can cause more damage to your already damaged home when left too long. Therefore, if your plan is to restore your home, then don’t wait around too long.

3. Hire a fire restoration professional.

A home fire is stressful enough. Don’t try to handle repairs all on your own. Hire a fire restoration professional like Tom Madsen that can expertly and carefully clean, remove debris, and repair your New Jersey home. Fast and professional restoration is important not only to the structural integrity and livability of your home but also to the health of your family.

We hope a home fire doesn’t happen to you. But if it does, know that Tom Madsen is on your side. Contact us today at (973) 875-9716 to find out more and to get a free, no-obligation quote. We serve homeowners in and around Sussex, Franklin, and Vernon, NJ.


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