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3 Reasons You Need To Protect Your Home After Fire Damage

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Board up is important after a fire

Seeing the damage that a fire does to your home can be disheartening. It may be hard to imagine how the problem could get any worse. You still need to protect what remains of your home while it's being repaired, though. Board up services help protect you from extra damage, lawsuits and rejected insurance claims.

Avoid Further Damage

Fire damage cleanup experts recommend emergency board up to keep your building from sustaining further damage. Extra losses that occur can include:

  • Debris from high winds
  • Animal markings
  • Vandalism
  • Theft

Your home is vulnerable enough with the damage caused by the fire. Protect it from more problems by boarding up the open areas.

Avoid Liability

If people do enter your home when it is compromised by fire damage, they could get injured. As the property owner, you could be liable for these injuries, particularly if you did nothing to keep others out of your property. Board up services help deter other people from entering, thus lowering their risk of injury and your risk of a subsequent lawsuit.

Avoid Lost Coverage

Because protection helps you limit damages, your insurance company probably requires that you tarp over your home while fire cleanup is in progress. If you fail to do so, the company may reject your claim for any further damage. In fact, your policy may have a stipulation that nullifies your claim for all the damages if you do not handle the cleanup in the way the policy dictates. Talk to your agent about the rules outlined in your claim, and protect your home with emergency board up services.

Board up is important after a fire. No matter how bad the damage to your home may be, it may get worse if you do not take the appropriate steps to protect it, and that can cause you even more problems down the road.

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