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Reasons To Use Board Up Services After a Fire

11/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Reasons To Use Board Up Services After a Fire

After a fire breaks out in your home in Channelview,TX, you may have a checklist a mile long. You have to coordinate with emergency personnel, your insurance company and fire damage cleanup experts. You may have to find a temporary place for you and your family to live until the repairs are finished. One thing you don't want to forget is a board up service. This important step can protect you in several ways.

Protection From Further Damage

A fire leaves your home vulnerable. You are likely to at least have holes in the roof and in the spaces where the windows have broken out. Emergency board up services protect the interior of your home from several additional problems:

  • Rain or wind damage
  • Vandals
  • Thieves
  • Animals

Covering up the holes left by the flames keep the damage contained.

Avoidance of Coverage Loss

Your homeowners insurance provides coverage in the event of fire damage that is beyond your control. If you fail to protect your home from further damage, however, this oversight may nullify your policy. Any damage that occurs as the result of your own negligence is not likely to be covered by your provider. When you board up your home after a fire, this shows the insurance adjuster that you have done everything you can to protect your home.

Precaution Against Injury

Generally speaking, if someone is hurt on your property, you are probably going to be held responsible for their medical expenses. Even if someone enters your property without your permission, you may be held liable for any injuries they sustain in your compromised home, especially if you did nothing to keep them out. By boarding up your home, you can remove easy access to your property.
You may be overwhelmed by all you have to do after a fire. It's in your best interest, however, not to forget to board up your home. It can save you a lot of headaches in the long run.

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