- Do my belongings need to be moved away from the premises during the fire restoration process?
- What contents are not sent to storage?
- What is a code or by-law upgrade?
Depending on the extent of the fire or smoke damage, it may be advisable to move all your belongings to a secure facility for cleaning and storage, and to make room for restoration or construction. ServiceMaster Restore will work with you and your insurance claim representative to manage this process seamlessly.
Items not recommended or permitted for storage include: All items required to continue your business activities at a temporary location, cash and cheques, sensitive business documents or records, sensitive electronic data, checkbooks, company seals, valuable artworks or collections, flammables, weapons and ammunition.
A code or by-law upgrade is an upgrade that is made when your commercial property’s pre-loss condition no longer meets legal building codes. Your insurance company may recognize code upgrades in the estimation process. Any questions regarding code upgrades should be directed to your Insurance Adjuster.