After years of being a Public Adjuster in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, your families emotional and mental health are as important as rebuilding after the fire. A person’s home is usually their most valuable asset from an economic and emotional level. In the immediate aftermath of an event like a fire, many different feelings and thoughts can be stirred up. People experience fear for their family’s safety followed by shock, anger, guilt, anxiety and at times depression. These feelings can manifest themselves physically. People trying to heal from a claim like this can gain weight, experience insomnia, increased circulatory issues and increased physical deterioration.
Here are a few tips on how to cope after a fire.
- Limit you and your families’ time at the site of the disaster. It is important to let children know that they are safe and minimize their exposure to the house. Walking through the damages with the whole family is a bad idea. Designate one person to assist in the claim process.
- Find housing for your family. Once you have established a temporary residence, this will help your family feel safe and secure so that you can start moving life back to a normal routine as possible.
- Stay connected with your family, friends and other support systems.
- Reach out to medical professionals for advice in how to cope.
- Do something you enjoy. Do something as a family that you all have enjoyed.
- Take care of you and your family’s physical and mental health. It is more important than anything else.
- Speak to your family trusted advisors or attorney’s for their recommendation on a Public Adjuster to handle the claim.
I hope that if you have experienced a fire loss to your home, that you take the tips, ask for help and you and your family will have a quick recovery from this loss. If you have any questions on how a Licensed Public Adjuster can help you recover from a fire or water loss, contact Berger Adjusters, LLC. in Brookline, MA and Providence, RI.