A house fire is a very serious and often traumatic event. The absolute first things to do in the event of a fire are to get your family and loved ones to safety and call 9-1-1 to get first responders on the scene.
After first responders are onsite and any immediate medical or safety needs have been tended to, there are a few things to consider…
Update Family & Friends
Check in with any family or friends that should know about your health and safety.
Make sure Your Property is Secured
This will include making sure any doors, windows, or other openings in the house are boarded up to prevent looting or trespassing during the recovery process. This could also be necessary for compliance with your insurance policy. Trilink can get your property secured properly.
Even if it appears safe, authorities on the scene should be consulted before approaching or re-entering the residence. It’s likely that you will not be allowed to re-enter the property until it has been given the “all clear” by a professional.
Contact Your Insurance Company & Start the Recovery Process
Contact your insurance company so they can begin processing your claim. Getting a copy of the fire report from the fire department will be helpful to your insurance company in their information gathering process. This is a document that details specific information about the fire. For Oklahoma City, you can request this form thru the City Clerk’s office.
When you’re ready, give us a call to ask any questions about restoring your home and your possessions. We’re here to help.
We can professionally and thoroughly clean your contents from furniture to dishes and everything in between. This cleaning includes removing odors and soot from your belongings.
Fire-Related Services Offered by Trilink:
-Securing the Property (Board Up)