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How It Works - Key Steps for Home or Property Owners

After a flood, fire, storm or catastrophe, it's important to secure your home or office and take the first steps towards recovery. Here is a list of the steps you should take as soon as possible.

1. Secure your home from further damage

Secure any damaged or broken windows or doors with plywood to prevent unauthorized entry. If you have roof damage, be sure to cover it with a tarp to prevent leaks.


2. Contact your insurance agent or insurance company

Your agent should provide you with the appropriate paperwork to file a claim and get the claims process moving. The sooner you file your claim, the sooner you can begin the repair or rebuilding process.


3. Take care of utilities

If you won't be living in your home or working in your office, make sure utilities are either turned off by the utility company or disconnected by licensed mechanics.


4. Start the clean up process

Extract water from wet areas and set up drying equipment such as fans and dehumidifiers.


5. Notify your mortgage company

Contact your mortgage company to let them know about the loss to your home or property.


6. Hire a contractor to begin repairs

Be sure to find a contractor who specializes in fire, smoke and water restoration who can also generate a scope of work that correctly assesses the damage. At RA Hyman, this is the work we do, all day every day. We have the knowledge and experience to help you recover and we make the process easy on you! Contact us today to get started!

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