If your home was recently damaged by fire, we hope most of all that you and your loved ones were able to escape unharmed. We also understand the range of overpowering emotions, from frustration to anger to sadness, you are experiencing. Even when fire spares lives, it can destroy a lifetime of precious memories and irreplaceable possessions.
Among the most valuable of those possessions was certainly your home, itself. If you are like most homeowners after their homes have been damaged by fire, you are probably wondering what to do next.
AAA Development has helped Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties residents and the communities, rebuild after fire devastation for the past 25+ years. Our commitment is to helping residents through the entire process from the beginning stages of contacting your insurance company, too leveraging our relationship with the counties to ensure a timely project completion. You’ve gone through enough already, let us take on the process and challenges for you, so you can focus on rebuilding your life and returning to normalcy.
Current rebuilds in-process for our clients affected by the fires of 2018.
– INSURANCE COMPANY
Rebuilding a house after a fire begins with the first call to your insurance company. It’s important to set the claims process in motion as soon as possible. We can help you have the conversation with your agent about planning the rebuilding process. If you wonder, “Do I have to rebuild after a fire?” we can help you make that decision by laying out all the options for you.
– SAFETY FIRST
Before we can get started on a fire-damaged house renovation or rebuild, we have to make sure your home/property is safe. We will utilize a structural engineer to perform an inspection, which will identify damage and outlines necessary repairs for:
• Basement, second floor and attic floor joists. • Interior load bearing walls. • Foundation and basement walls.
– CLEAN UP
Once we’re cleared to begin work on the house, we will start the debris removal and clean up of the property and home. We also secure the property and home minimize the chance of vandalism during the rebuilding process.
– BUILD NEW OR REBUILD JUST AS IT WAS?
During this phase you’ll make the choice if you want to create new custom home or rebuild your home to match the original style and floor plan. We can help you weigh the timeline, costs and possibilities of both options. If you choose to rebuild your home as it once was, we will work to pull all the county documents, and contact the original builder if possible to ensure its a replica that feel like home.
– ADDRESS STRUCTURAL REPAIRS FIRST
This is another project phase that belongs our professional hands. Our experiences carpenters will take care of heavy repairs needed to ensure the house’s structural integrity. Their work covers rebuilding the attic, replacing damaged trusses and floor joists and securing interior framework.
– INSPECT AND REPAIR THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Even if the fire didn’t destroy your entire home, its electrical system must be inspected and repaired by a licensed electrician. A fire-damaged house often needs a new breaker box, and all wiring, outlets and fixtures have to be tested for safety and replaced if damaged.
We work with our team of licensed electricians who specialize in working with fire-damaged homes to ensure each and every inch is inspected and repair to the highest quality.
– DOCUMENT EVERYTHING FROM START TO FINISH
Through our client portal this happens automatically as we progress through each stage. When the job is completed, or if you need specific documents as we move along, these are easily accessible with your custom client ID and password login information.
Let us help you rebuild your home and your life. #CaliforniaStrong