The loss of your home due to fire can bring your life to a grinding halt. The flames are extinguished and the firefighters gone, you look upon the remains of what was- What now? How do you begin to reassemble your life? The list of to-dos gets very extensive and can overwhelm even the most organized and responsible homeowner. Although the task of rebuilding your life may feel insurmountable, there are people who truly wish to help, and it all starts with you.
Call Your Insurance Provider
The rebuilding process begins with the first phone call to your insurance provider. It is key to set the claims process in motion as soon as you can. Your insurance agent can advise you about many of the important steps to take in the first days after a fire. As well as establish what your policy does and does not cover.
Prepare to maintain open communications with your insurance agent. Your insurance company will send an adjuster to your home to evaluate the damage. However, it is unlikely for your adjuster to take into account the full scope of your rebuild project and further inspection by licensed professionals is without a doubt in your best interest.
As a fully licensed and insured company based in Santa Rosa, our services go beyond construction and can help anyone beginning to navigate the insurance process and rebuilding their home. There are many moving parts when communicating with your insurance provider about your rebuild and keeping it all straight can become a full-time job in itself.
We will coordinate with your insurance company to help get your claim approved and then coordinate with the necessary city and county departments to approve the building permits required to get the rebuild underway.
Get a Professional Fire Damage Estimate
It all begins with a thorough fire damage estimate of the work to be completed. Our team will perform an on-site evaluation of the damages and answer any questions you may have. During this process, we will assess the structural damage to your home and outline the damage and your options for rebuilding. From there, we will fully coordinate the restoration process from start to finish.
Schedule the Clean Up and Possible Demolition
We will work with you and your insurance provider to schedule a clean-up at an approved date. This can take some time after a natural disaster like a wildfire, as city and county authorities likely need some time to ensure the area is safe and ready.
Our team will identify toxic waste material that needs to be properly disposed of and dispose of any and all waste.
Get Your Claim Approved and Coordinate with the City for Building Permits
We will coordinate with the insurance companies to get your claim approved and then coordinate with the city/county departments to approve building permits. Once approved, we will line up architects and engineers to make a set of plans for your new home. DRF Builders completely handles the permit process from start to finish and puts the building process into motion for you.
Line Up Architects and Engineers
After the permit process is approved and you’re ready to move forward and rebuild, we will provide you with a number of architects and engineers who will create a set of plans for your new home and structures on your property.
From there, the most satisfying part of the process, the rebuilding, can begin.
DRF Builders is Here to Help
As a local construction company that has been born and raised in Sonoma County, Our hearts go out to all of the victims of the recent Northern California Wildfires.
We would like to offer our services to anyone hoping to start navigating the insurance process and rebuild their home. Please call or contact us online today to get started. Our team will reach out to assist you shortly.