Reduce Stress After a Fire

Large property fires often engulf everything the homeowner owns.  As unfortunate as the immediate situation seems, it is important to take things one day at a time and to not get overwhelmed.  At LaPointe Construction Board Up Services, we’ve seen the devastation and destruction a fire can cause, firsthand.  Our goal is to make the minutes, hours, and days after the fire as manageable as possible.  Here are a few great ways to help you stay in control and reduce natural anxieties that you might experience after a fire.

Take inventory now.  We cannot stress this enough.  There are professional services that can take a home inventory (pre-disaster) for you.  Send a copy to your email address so that you always have access to it and update as needed.  You can do this yourself as well by listing everything (make, model, year, cost, etc.) in each room of your home. 

Take pictures.  Along with having a complete inventory of your home, you can take pictures of every room in your home.  Send the pictures to your email and save them in a folder you can access.  These will help should a fire destroy the contents and will make insurance claims easier to fill out.  While you’re at it, take pictures of your pictures.  As silly as it sounds, scanning images is such common practice now.  Save a backup of your pics to the cloud and you’ll never lose a memory.

Stay positive.  It’s easy to look at the charred remains of your belongings and memories and get upset.  Find the positive sides to every dark day.  There is always a ray of hope; you just have to be willing to look for it.

Keep the lines of communication open.  Many people, churches, and organizations will be more than willing to offer assistance.  Don’t push offers aside.  Be open and honest about your needs so that people can do what they do best, help. 

Enjoy the remodel.  While most homeowners talk about the obstacles of a remodel, they have one thing going for them that you don’t.  They consciously scheduled their remodel.  You, on the other hand, were not prepared for this type of remodel.  Don’t worry: let our professional Fire Damage Reconstruction crew handle the fire’s aftermath with our restoration process as well as the rebuild.  Take advantage of the situation so your repaired home reflects whatever new style you want.

We understand the emotions and strain that a fire can bring.  Our experts work with skill and precision to return your home back to you as good as new (if not better), as quickly as possible.  Let us handle the reconstruction of your home so you and your family can have peace of mind.

If a fire has damaged your home, call our Fire Damage Reconstruction team at 978-447-5991.   Visit our Facebook page to learn more about our emergency services and restoration solutions at