The Day After Disaster
Steps To Rebuilding Your Home After Damage & Destruction
It happened, your home has fallen foul to some disaster or other. It could be a destructive home break-in, a fire that raged out of control, a severe flood, or something else. Whatever has happened, as a homeowner seeing your family home damaged can be incredibly upsetting. It might only be a pile of bricks, but it was your pile of bricks and your family’s retreat from the world. When you see the damage done to your home, it’s easy to think that it will never be restored to its former glory. However, with a bit of time and effort, you can get your home back to looking its best again. It’s just a case of going about it in the right way.
Home Repair Guide:
1.Find out exactly what happened
The first step that you need to take is to find out exactly what happened. This might be somewhat upsetting, hearing the extent of the damage, but it’s necessary. To find out what damage has been done and how bad it is, you will need to speak to whoever is dealing with your home disaster. This could be the fire department, police, or another organization or local council. To ensure that you understand all the ins and outs of what’s happened to your home, it’s advisable to ask for a copy of the report that’s been made. That way, you have something to refer to, should you need to.
2.Call the insurance company
Once you have a better understanding of what’s happened, you need to call your insurance company. It’s important that you’re prompt about this, as the insurance company sets a deadline for how long you have to make a claim. This can be as little as a 48 hour period, or as long as a month, it all depends on your insurance provider and policy. When you call your insurer, find out how long it will take to get your payout for what’s happened, so that you can start your repairs as soon as possible.
3.Get specialist help
The next step is to get the specialist help that you need to repair your home. Whether your home has been damaged by a fire or has been flooded, you will need specialist help to get it back in usable condition. Let’s say, for example; your home has been flooded. In order to get the water cleared out and the damage inspected, you would need to contact a water damage expert. To learn more about this, take the time to research the specialist services on offer in your area. The same goes for fire damage.
4.Restore your home back to its former glory
Once the insurance company paid and the level of damage has been investigated, you can start restoring your home. This may be a process that takes just a few weeks, or it may take months, depending on how bad the damage is. When it comes to restoring your home, don’t be afraid to make some changes. See this as an opportunity to update and improve your home, creating a space that’s even better than before.
Having your home damaged by a disaster is never going to be nice. However, get in touch with a specialist company as soon as possible, you can quickly get your property back in shape.Don’t forget to keep all your insurance conditions and contracts up to date.
Thanks a lot for paying attention to my short home repair guide , take good care of your home and even more of yourself !
I think there are probably steps to take with the govt at least here in the US. Having good insurance is so important.