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What is The Job of An Atlanta Fire Chaser?

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

Atlanta house fire before a fire chaser arives Contact the preferred insurance vendors at SERVPRO!

Not all Atlanta fire chasers are bad 

We appreciate the Atlanta firefighters, cops, and EMTs coming to assist and save lives when a fire disaster occurs. First responders are a huge help. There is another type of restoration first responder known as fire chasers. 

A fire chaser is someone who comes to your aid amid a tragedy to assist you with your property damage. A fire chaser will show up after the extent of the fire damage situation is stabilized.  

This post will take a deeper look at what fire chasers are and how they can help you in a fire damage situation.

Why are they called fire chasers?

They are known as fire chasers because they rush to the scene and provide their emergency services to a property owner when they hear of an ongoing fire. In most instances, a fire chaser will show up uninvited when the fire is still burning.

The restoration first responder (also known as a "fire chaser") is responsible for responding to a possible property loss due to fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fire chasers are there, prepared, equipped, and ready to offer fire mitigation services.

Are fire chasers good or bad?

Some people object to fire chasers when they deliberately and unethically deceive property owners following a potential insurance loss. They've been accused of preying on someone who is at his most vulnerable. Most people believe they tend to take advantage of fire victims by showing up uninvited and talking them into signing contracts.

Remember that there are always a few characters who tarnish an entire career or industry, just like every other profession/field. Some fire chasers take advantage of others and engage in dishonest/unethical behavior to get a property owner's money when they easily can.

Although, not all fire chasers are bad. In most cases, a fire chaser is looking to help the property owner recover from the disaster that they just endured. Fire damage to a property is an emotional experience, and the fire chaser will ensure that the property owner has a place to sleep and is well taken care of. 

How do fire chasers Get Paid?

Depending on the restoration company, there are both salaried and commission-based fire chasers. The fire chaser will provide their customers with immediate repair and restoration help and facilitate them with other necessities. Once a fire chaser has secured a fire restoration contract, the fire chaser will get paid in exchange for their lead.

Avoid Atlanta fire chasers and count on preferred insurance vendors!

Fire disasters always come without warning and such an unfortunate thing can happen to anyone. The professionals at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta do not rely solely on having fire chasers first to a fire damage scene. 

SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta has built a reputation for being preferred insurance vendors. When a fire breaks out in your Atlanta home or business, you will want to contact your insurance before signing any contracts with a fire chaser. Because of our developed relationship with Atlanta insurance adjusters, your insurance agent will likely recommend getting in contact with our fire restoration team.

Once you call, our IICRC certified restoration company will quickly deploy a professional to come and help mitigate the fire damage. To go the extra mile, we will do our best to quickly board up your home and clean soot damaged contents so that your belongings will be safe from further damage. Boarding up services is proven to help with theft and unwanted pests. 

SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta specializes in fire restoration, and we are available 24/7 for the Atlanta residents. We want you to sleep tight and know that you have a reputable team you can rely on for fire mitigation and restoration. When the fire damage project is complete, you will not be able to tell that there was ever a fire!

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