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What to do after a fire?

Experiencing a house fire is a frightening and very upsetting experience. In the aftermath of a fire, it is very important to know what to do here are some guidelines to help you.

  • Contact your Insurance company
  • Do not enter a house or other building that has been affected by a fire until you have listened to the professionals telling you that is okay to do so. When you do have the ok to enter wear gloves, mask and boots.
  • Secure the property; Old Dominion Specialty Construction can help you with your board up needs.
  • Contact family members that may not have been with you. Let them know that you are ok and give them your contact information.
  • If you are a tenant, contact the owner/landlord and/or their insurance company.


  • Secure your own valuables.
  • Never assume that clean up companies were sent by your insurance company, there are a lot of Fire Truck Chasers out there.
  • Keep a list of the people you have contacted.

Fire Damage Restoration Testimonials

  • I am so pleased with the quality of work that was performed on our house. My wife, who is very hard to please, was thrilled! They were on time, left the work area spotless, and the staff was always professional, polite and helpful. If you are looking at this I am sorry for your loss- but look no further -this is the company for you!!!.

    — Bill and Peggy

  • The Old Dominion Specialty Construction staff are polite, knowledgeable, efficient and go out of their way to help. After our fire they arrived to secure the house and when they found out that my wedding ring was lost they took the time to dig thru the mess to find it. I am happy to say that the repairs were on schedule and that the workmanship was first rate. I am now back in my home and it is better than it was before the fire.

    — Mary and Paul

  • I Used Old Dominion Specialty Construction after we had a fire in our kitchen, and am so glad we did! They were prompt, clean and their work is exceptional. We are planning on using them for our renovation so that the rest of our house will look as good as the work that they did.

    — The Wagners

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