You’re going to need a place to stay. You may need to reach out to family or friends and if that’s not available, the Canadian Red Cross may be able to help (1-888-800-6493). You may also need to discuss with the police ways of securing your home to prevent further loss from theft or vandalism.
If the house was not a total loss, now is the time to decide how to repair and clean the damage. Fire, smoke and water from fire-fighting are pervasive and terrible. There are professionals available for almost all aspects of this kind of work but before you hire people to start the process, communicate fully with your insurer to be certain this is the correct course to follow.
Losing your home is a terrible shock but the road to recovery and restoration can be taxing all by itself. Working closely with your insurance provider and making sure you’re getting your needs met is the very best way to come out the other side with only the bad memories and no permanent set back. Once the paperwork is all done, we start the process of rebuilding!