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After a Fire: The Benefits of Boarding Up Your Property

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

A boarded up, fire damaged home in Los Angeles. One of the most important first steps to restore your home after a fire is to board up your property. Call SERVPRO of North Hollywood for help 24/7.

The aftermath of a fire is a confusing and stressful time for any property owner. With luck, you won't have to deal with fire damage in your lifetime. But if a fire does strike your home or business, knowing who to call and what to do is crucial to effective disaster recovery.

One of the most important, but overlooked, first steps is to board up your property. Damage to windows, doors and walls, whether by the fire or the first responders fighting the flames, is common. If your property isn't secure, it can become vulnerable to animals, thieves and weather. Dealing with fire damage is stressful enough. Having to clean up vandalism or animal waste only adds more time, expense and stress to the restoration process.

Plus, after any disaster, it can take insurance companies time to assess the damage and determine what they will, and won't, cover. Properly securing your property with boards and tarps protects your valuables before and during the inspection, clean up and repair process. It may even be required, so be sure to consult with your insurance carrier soon following a fire.

And because disasters happen at all hours, SERVPRO of North Hollywood is here to help, 24/7. For example, these photos are from a 1,600 square foot home damaged by an electrical fire. The homeowner wisely called us to board up and secure their property at 10 p.m. at night.

To ensure the best possible fire restoration service in Los Angeles, call SERVPRO of North Hollywood day or night. We'll make fire, smoke and soot damage "Like it never even happened."

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