Orion Restoration Blog

My House Caught on Fire, What Do I Do Next?

Posted by Brittni Pope on Fri, Jun 08, 2012 @ 01:28 PM

No homeowner can ever be fully prepared for his/her house to catch on fire and if this does occur, many have no idea what to do next.

If the fire is fairly larger-scaled, more than likely, the fire department will be called to the home to put the fire out. Once this happens, the fire department will leave your home and it is usually up to the homeowner to begin the process of recovering the home, if possible.


First, a homeowner should get into contact with his/her insurance agent or company immediately to let them know what has happened. Following that, an adjuster will be sent to your property to assess the damage and cost.

Fortunately, Orion Restoration is here for you 24 hours a day, so if the unthinkable does happen you can call on us and we will be there to help lessen the damage in any way possible.

If your home is salvageable, you will need to hire a company to help get your home back to its pre-loss condition. Orion Restoration provides all of the services necessary to do this.

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However, if your home is not salvageable, we will do our best to save each item that has not been completely destroyed by the fire, water, smoke, or soot.

Depending on the severity of your damage, you may or may not be able to stay inside of your home. If you must leave, it is still vital that you do not waste any time to begin the restoring of your home.

While the insurance company process is happening, it is of extreme importance to begin trying to prevent more damage to your home due to it sitting in excess moisture from the water used to extinguish the fire. Excess moisture will cause a terrible odor and the formation of mold. Allowing this to happen could further damage items or areas in your home which were otherwise salvageable.

Our suggestion would be to begin the dry-out process as soon as possible because sometimes adjusters will not even come to inspect your loss until the dry-out process is complete.

Orion Restoration is here for you in any capacity that you made need us in, remember you can get in touch with us whenever you need us at (770) 506-3365.


Below are some of the services we provide:

  • Water dry-out and repair
  •  Fire clean up and repair
  •  Smoke damage repair
  •  Wind damage repair
  •  Content cleaning
  •  Fully self-contained mobile cleaning service
  •  Odor control
  •  Mold remediation

Prior to entering the restoration industry, the professionals at Orion Restoration were general contractors for 30 years which gives us a unique view of not just the affected areas, but the structure as a whole. Our top priority is to get your home back to its pre-loss condition or better!

Helpful Links:

Download our FREE Question and Answer Guide to Fire Damage

Our Smoke and Fire Main Service Page

Our Emergency Services Page

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