Steps to Take After Smoke Damage from a Wildfire
Wildfires are all too common in Southern California, and smoke and ash damage cause devastating damage to a home if not addressed properly. Contact SERVPRO of Simi Valley, as well as your insurance company, and provide information about the damage that has occurred. Most of our work starts off by first contacting your insurance with you or on your behalf and scheduling an inspection of the property. We will go through the difficult process of returning your business or home to its preloss condition. Since smoke damage can be invisible to the naked eye, it is important for qualified experts like SERVPRO of Simi Valley to conduct the inspection.
While the inspection takes place it will benefit you to do the following:
- Take note of any damage you observe. Make sure to photograph any noticeable damage due to smoke and ash. The more you can document from the damage, the more it will assist you for insurance claims purposes.
- Move children, pets and anybody else away from the home and to a smoke-free area. Stay away from the residence until restoration is complete.
Smoke released in the air contains an array of toxins, and these toxins may persist if not treated correctly. Let us work with your insurance company to help with your home’s wildfire recovery. Call SERVPRO® of Simi Valley at (805) 522-2945, we are 24/7/365.