Recovering after a wildfire is an effort that requires the help and expertise of many organizations. After both, the fire department and local Sheriff and law enforcement have given the green light to return to the property, you have lots of work to do.
If you have already enrolled into California ADI’s WAAS program (Wildfires Aerial Assessment Services), and obtained the before the fire assessment, you should contact us immediately to schedule your after the fire assessment, before clean up.
This is an overwhelming process for anyone to go through, specially homeowners and what happens after your first visit back to the property depends on how severe the damages that are caused by the fire. Your first walkthrough should give you an indication of level of destruction and how bad of a situation you are in at that moment. This is an emotionally exhausting time for you and your family members as emotions will be running high.
Never attempt the clean up by yourself.
This is a process that requires professional fire restoration companies to get involved. Be aware that it is common after a wildfire to have so many toxic materials present on site, please be cautious.
You should have contacted your insurance agent already by that time. It is preferred that you contact your insurance agent and upon receiving the order to evacuate, your insurance agent should be informed. Your agent will walk you through the process and guide you on what informations the insurance company will acquire from you. Your agent will inform you of what steps lie ahead for your expectations.
At this time, California ADI has gathered all the stored data from your WAAS files and prepared your WAAS folder. This data is vital to your recovery process.
You now have the perfect digitized assessment of the property before and after the fire. A package that will show and proof your loss.
Whether your claim involves private, local, state of federal agencies such as FEMA, the evidence generated and provided by California ADI’s WAAS program is of great significance to the litigation practice and approach and has a great affect on settlement outcome. You must have proof of what you had to be fairly compensated by the insurance companies.
You can always visit our WAAS page at https://www.ca-adi.com/wildfires-assessment.html