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What To Know About Emergency Board Ups

10/12/2019 (Permalink)

Blue cape cod style suburban home boarded up with plywood A board up home in Pasadena, TX

What To Know About Emergency Board Ups

If your home has experienced fire damage in Pasadena,TX, than your local fire restoration company may recommend a board up. This is a service that can provide a number of benefits to your property. Here are the top three.

1. Prevents Further Damage

One of the most common reasons for covering over fire damaged space is to help prevent additional problems that can come from leaving the area exposed to the elements. Inclement weather such as heavy rain or snow could soak into the damage and cause further problems such as instability or rot. Keeping water out of the area may also help prevent possible mold problems. Your restoration service should have the tools and knowledge required to appropriately protect the damaged area until restoration can occur.

2. May Help Insurance Claims

Another reason to board up damage until repairs can be made is that doing so may help your insurance process. Many policies require the homeowner to prevent additional damage until proper restoration can occur. Your company may also have recommended options for protecting the space. If you have any questions it's best to talk to your agent.

3. Protects Against Further Loss

The process of an emergency board up may also help protect against further property loss. Boarding or covering over a damaged area can help prevent animals or other intruders from accessing the area. This will keep them from nesting in the damaged space, or taking other items from the home.
Not only can a board up protect your home against further damage, but it may also protect against further property loss by keeping out intruders and animals that might get in. You may also find that boarding or tarping over the damaged area until repairs can be made is also a step required by your insurance company in order to process your claim. If you have any questions a professional may be able to help.

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