As the sirens stop and the flashing lights leave after a fire, what do you do next?
Fire is a devastating force that not only consumes most any material it comes into contact with, but also leaves behind its shadow on all of your unconsumed belongings. As a homeowner or business owner the aftermath of a fire is overwhelming and can take weeks to months to clean up and rebuild. Unless you have been through the devastation of a fire before, it can be difficult to traverse between your insurance company, restoration company, contractor and the numerous vendors who could become involved. Don’t be overwhelmed! Your first call should be to SERVPRO. We pride ourselves on knowing the ins and outs not only of every aspect of fire restoration, but also will communicate directly with your insurance and adjusters to make sure that all the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed when it comes to your claim. Did you know most claims will have at least 2 adjusters? First there are outside adjusters also called field adjusters. This individual will be the one coming out to your home or business to assess and start building an estimate. Your outside adjuster may work directly for your insurance company or may be a private party hired to do the leg work on your insurance company’s behalf. They communicate with your “inside adjuster” who is the person who reviews and approves your claim. We work closely with all of your adjusters as well as handling your claim from cradle to grave all the way through re-construction. As stressful as fire is, do your yourself a favor to alleviate some of it and call SERVPRO of Gainesville West/Alachua County West. We cannot turn back time, but we can make it “Like it never even happened.”