What Do I Do If I've Had A Fire Or Flood?


If you've got fire or water damage, the first thing to consider is whether to file an insurance claim.

Once you've decided whether to file an insurance claim or pay for repairs yourself, Han's Construction can help.

Water Damage

If you've got water coming into your property, the two most urgent things to do are:

  1. Stop the water from coming in. This may involve temporarily setting a tarp over your roof or window, using sandbags to stop water from coming in under a door, or hiring a plumber to repair a leaking pipe. You may need to shut off your water until the plumber arrives.
  2. Hire a restoration company (link here to CA Emergency Svcs) immediately to dry everything out. This is important because moisture left inside your walls can lead to larger problems, like mold and dryrot. Time is of the essence to dry everything out with the least amount of resulting damage.

Once you've stopped the water from coming in and dried everything out, Han's Construction, Inc will peform an inspection to assess the damage to your property and prepare an estimate for the repairs.

Fire Damage

If you've had a fire, you may have some of the same urgent needs as you would with a flood, as your property may be wet from the water used to extinguish the fire. You may have damage to your roof, windows or doors. The first things you should do are:

  1. Get a temporary cover over any holes in the roof to prevent further water damage.
  2. Board up any broken windows or doors to secure your property.
  3. Hire a restoration company to dry everything out. This is important because moisture left inside your walls can lead to larger problems, like mold and dryrot. Time is of the essence to dry everything out with the least amount of resulting damage. The restoration company can also clean and remove smoke odors from the building, as well as your personal property.

When your property is both secure and dry, Han's Construction, Inc will perform an inspection to assess the damage to your property and prepare an estimate for the repairs.


Insurance Claims


Here are some immediate steps to take after a disaster. Call us for help with the next steps.



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