Homeowner Checklist for Fire, Water, Storm and Mold Damage

In the event of a disaster, you need somebody you can trust, a team with the knowledge and experience to fix your problem quickly, professionally, and on budget.

We provide 24/7 service 365 days a year, recognizing that time is of the essence during a crisis. Our comprehensive services encompass not only clean up and removal of damaged or contaminated materials but also expert contracting, ensuring your space is restored to a condition that surpasses its prior state.

Here’s a homeowner checklist if disaster strikes:

fire damage

Fire Damage:

1. Ensure Safety:
Confirm that everyone in your household is safe and accounted for.
If necessary, seek medical attention for injuries or smoke inhalation.

2. Contact Authorities:
Call 911 or the local fire department to report the fire.

3. Wait for Clearance:
Wait for authorities to confirm it’s safe to re-enter your home before doing anything.

4. Notify Insurance:
Contact your homeowner’s insurance company to report the fire and initiate a claim.

5. Document Damage:
Take photos and videos of the fire damage for insurance purposes.

6. Secure Your Property:
Board up broken windows or doors to prevent unauthorized access.
Cover damaged areas to prevent further exposure to the elements.

7. Hire Licensed and Insured Professionals:
Engage a licensed and insured fire damage restoration company like DriForce Property Restoration for comprehensive restoration services.

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water damage

Water Damage:

1. Ensure Safety:
Turn off the electricity and gas supply to your home if it’s safe to do so.

2. Stop the Source:
Identify and stop the source of water entry if possible (e.g., a burst pipe or a leaking roof).

3. Remove Belongings:
Remove valuable or easily damaged items from affected areas.

4. Contact Professionals:
Call a licensed and insured water damage restoration company to assess and mitigate the damage.

5. Document Damage:
Take photos and videos of the water damage for insurance purposes.

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heavy rain and wind damage

Heavy Rain, Wind, Snow, Storm Damage:

1. Ensure Safety:
Check for injuries and seek medical attention if necessary.

2. Assess Damage:
Survey your property for damage, including the roof, siding, windows, basement and foundation.

3. Secure Your Home:
Cover damaged areas with tarps or boards to prevent further exposure to the elements.

4. Document Damage:
Take photos and videos of the storm damage for insurance purposes.

5. Contact Insurance:
Notify your homeowner’s insurance company about the storm damage and initiate a claim.

6. Hire Licensed and Insured Professionals:
Engage licensed and insured storm damage restoration experts like DriForce Property Restoration for a thorough assessment and repair.

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mold damage

Mold Damage:

1. Identify the Source:
Find and address the source of moisture that led to mold growth (e.g., a leaky pipe or poor ventilation).

2. Assess the Extent:
Determine the extent of the mold growth and whether professional remediation is needed.

3. Consult Professionals:
Contact a licensed and insured mold remediation specialist to assess and address the mold issue.

4. Document Damage:
Take photos and videos of the mold growth for insurance purposes.

5. Improve Ventilation:
Increase ventilation and reduce humidity in affected areas to prevent further mold growth.

6. Notify Insurance:
Inform your homeowner’s insurance company about the mold issue and inquire about coverage.

By working with licensed and insured professionals like DriForce Property Restoration, you can have confidence in the quality and reliability of the restoration services provided for your home.

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