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Reasons To Board Up a Home With Fire Damage

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

Abandoned Boarded Up Home in Suburban Residential Neighborhood Board up services to a home in Scottsdale, AZ after fire damage

A home ravaged by flames is in need of quick-fire restoration services. No matter how efficiently technicians work, however, they can't be present all the time. Board up services offer several protections during the mitigation process.

Protection From Additional Damage

After a fire, your home in Scottsdale, AZ, probably has a few gaping holes in areas that are typically covered. Leaving these holes open exposes your home to several risks:

  • Weather elements
  • Vandalism
  • Animal invasion
  • Theft

When you leave your home vulnerable to these potential problems, you may soon have more damage that needs repair. If people with nefarious intentions get into your home, they could steal or destroy anything from personal belongings to your pipes or wires. Emergency board up services can keep you from suffering a greater loss than you already have.

Protection of Insurance Coverage
Insurance is designed to cover losses that are outside your control. Your homeowner's policy likely covers most if not all of the fire damage to your home. If you do not board up your house, however, any additional issues that result from that decision are unlikely to be covered by your policy. Insurance providers usually view such omissions as negligence because taking the appropriate measures to protect your home could have prevented the subsequent damage.

Protection From Liability
You may not think that anyone would try to enter a home that is clearly damaged and thus possibly unsafe, but passersby may see the open spaces in your home as an invitation. If people do enter your home through an opening that you left unobstructed, they may get hurt. They can then sue you for damages and possibly even win their case because you did nothing to keep them out. Boarding up your home minimizes this risk.
There are several reasons to use professional board up services when your home is damaged by a fire. Remembering this step can protect you, your home and others.

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