Property Restoration & Replacement of Documents

Restoration Services

There are companies that specialize in the restoration of fire damaged structures. Whether you or your insurer employs this type of service, be clear of who will pay. Be sure to request an estimate of cost for the work. Before any company is hired check their references. These companies provide a range of services that may include some or all of the following:
  • Securing the site against further damage
  • Estimating structural damage
  • Repairing structural damage
  • Estimating the cost to repair or renew items of personal property
  • Packing, transportation, and storage of household items
  • Securing appropriate cleaning or repair subcontractors
  • Storing repaired items until needed

Replacement of Valuable Documents and Records

Here's a check list of documents you will need to replace if they have been destroyed, and who to contact for information on the replacement process.

Document Replacement Services

Item Who to Contact
Driver's License & Auto Registration
Department of Motor Vehicles
Bank Books (checking, savings, etc.)
Your bank, as soon as possible
Insurance Policies
Your insurance agent
Military Discharge Papers
Department of Veteran Affairs
Passports Passport Services
Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates
Bureau of Records in the Appropriate
Divorce Papers
Circuit Court where the decree was issued
Social Security or Medicare Cards
Local Social Security Office
Credit Cards
The issuing companies
Titles to Deeds
Records Department
Stocks & Bonds
Issuing company or your broker
Wills Your lawyer
Medical Records
Your doctor
Warranties Issuing company
Income Tax Records
The URS Center where filed
Citizenship Papers
US Immigration & Naturalization
Prepaid Burial Contract
Issuing company
Animal Registration Papers
Humane Society
Mortgage Papers
Lending Institution