What Should I Do After My Home Is Damaged by Fire, Water or Disaster?

It can be extremely chaotic, confusing and scary if you have experienced a home fire, water damage or disaster. What do you do first? Who do you call to get your home fixed?

Secure Your Home and Get Clearance to Re-Enter
Obviously secure your home and do not enter until you get clearance from the fire department or other professional that your home is safe enough to re-enter. Make sure that the water has been turned off or the fire is completely out.

Medical Injuries
If you or any of your family members or pets have sustained an injury during the damage, immediately contact your doctor or vet or if the situation warrants it, make a trip to the nearest emergency room to get stable and start your healing.

Contact Your Insurance Agent
Your insurance agent can point you in the right direction to get started filing a claim, checking your coverage and what steps to take.

Contact A Home Remodeling Company
After your home has been impacted by water, fire, or a disaster, contact a company that can rebuild your home and property back to surpass pre-loss condition. You will want a company that can quickly respond to your call and immediately follow up with an inspection, estimates, and specifications to get you back on your feet – fast. If you have homeowner’s insurance, this will potentially be an insurance claim so you’ll want to hire a remodeling company that has experience and is knowledgeable working with insurance claims. 

Contact Your Mortgage Company
Your lender can educate you as to what remedies you may have available to you depending on the amount of damage to your home. Your loan may have plans to consider during times of personal tragedy. At minimum, you could discuss your situation and they may work with you to lower your payments or defer them until you get your home back to good shape.

Replace Vital Documents
If the fire or flood damage destroyed any of your vital documents like your driver’s license, passport, birth, marriage or death certificates, etc., you can start making calls to get them replaced.

Cancel or Postpone Utility Companies
If the fire or flood damage destroyed your home to the point that you can’t live in it, you can contact the utilities to stop paying on the electricity, water, cable, etc.

There is an end in sight and you can take the steps necessary to get you back to enjoying life fully again!

About Georgia Home Remodeling
Georgia Home Remodeling is a Gwinnett-based remodeling and renovation contractor company that has been serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1991. Originally created by company founder and president Chris Allen as a small painting company, GHR has since grown into a full service custom remodeling and home renovation provider.

Georgia Home Remodeling is dedicated to providing great service and quality work at a fair price. From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous and communicative, and will always do exactly what we promise to do at the price we quoted.

We are fully licensed and insured home renovation contractor, and our diverse and experienced crews include carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialist and HVAC professionals. Company president Chris Allen, who oversees and manages each GHR job, is also a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler.

Contact us via email or call today 678-635-5429 to request a quote and let us help you make your dreams for your home a reality!