Do’s and Don’ts of House Fire Restoration

It is essential that you begin house fire restoration as soon as possible following a house fire. This is in order to prevent further damage to your home and personal property, as well as to assist with any insurance processes that need to be carried out. Here at Lapointe Construction Board Up Service, we understand this can be difficult following a traumatizing event such as a fire. Your home will also likely be unsafe for you to enter. Depending on the extent of the fire and water damage to your home, the structural integrity may have sustained damage, posing further dangers in the form of electrical hazards, uneven flooring and broken glass

That’s why it’s always best to contact a Lapointe Construction Board Up Service to handle post fire house restoration. Even if you do this, however, it’s important you know the basic do’s and Don’ts to ensure the safety for you, your family, and your home.


  • Contact your homeowner insurance agent immediately following a house fire.
  • Contact Lapointe Construction Board Up Service to begin the cleanup, repair, and post-fire restoration process.
  • Arrange for a temporary living space for you and your family.

It is vital you contact your homeowners insurance agent immediately following a house fire to ensure the property is seen as soon as possible. Mold and mildew can begin growing within 24 hours following a house fire, so it is crucial you begin the house fire restoration process immediately. Lapointe Construction Board Up Service works directly with your insurance company to help streamline the process and make it as stress free as possible for you and your family. It also guarantees the company you hire employs reputable contractors that operate using solid business practices and do everything they can to work with your specific needs.


  • Do not under any circumstances enter your property following a house fire.
  • Do not attempt any fire damage restoration yourself.
  • Do not handle anything in or around your home after a fire.

Never enter your home post-fire

Following a house fire, you must never enter your home directly. This could damage your home further and put you and your family in unnecessary danger. We also strongly advise you do not attempt house fire restoration yourself. House fire restoration requires extensive training to understand the dangers in a fire-damaged home. It also requires professional-grade equipment unavailable to the majority of homeowners. It is imperative you avoid tampering with anything in or around your home after a house fire, as this can negatively impact on your insurance company’s estimate if they are unable to examine everything in its original state.

Leave your house fire restoration to us. We come equipped with the proper tools, expertise, and experience necessary to handle any job. For more information about things you should and should not do after a house fire, call us at 978-447-5991 or contact us on Facebook at

We realize the effects of fire damage go beyond just your property. That’s why we’re here for you 24 hours a day to offer you comprehensive support. Call us at 978-447-5991 anytime to find out more.