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A kitchen fire will require various trades to reinstate the property.

The house will be uninhabitable for some time and so you will need alternative accommodation.

Your insurers will be concerned about the exact cause, possibly because they are considering Third Party Liability. For example, did a new washing machine or fridge cause the fire?

This process may take four to six weeks before Insurers accept liability. You may need your kitchen rebuilt after the claim is settled, another four to six weeks to settle the claim and then six to eight weeks rebuilding. That’s four months disruption because of a small fire.

Clearys Loss Assessors have dealt with all types of fire damage claims. We can help you compile, submit and negotiate your claim to a satisfactory settlement. Our aim is to minimise your stress, time lines and maximise your entitlement under your policy.


In the event of Kitchen Fire:

  • Get your family to safety, arrange for safe, clean alternative accommodation.
  • Switch off Gas/Electricity if safe to do so.
  • Preserve the scence. Do not touch anything.
  • Photograph any evidence carefully.
  • Do not carry out any repairs without instruction, you may prejudice the scene.
  • Contact Clearys Loss Assessors to get professional advice before you claim.

Contact us for help.

Case Study:

Over half of all house fires start in the kitchen. In a short period of time a small flame can develop into a major fire that ravages a home and causes a threat to the lives of the people inside. The above property was damaged by a fire which started in the kitchen area of the house. The occupant was drying clothes over a solid fuel range. He had left the property for a short while and when he returned the clothes had caught fire.
The kitchen was extensively damaged and the whole house suffered smoke damage. Clearys handled the claim from initial contact to settlement of the claim. This included reporting the claim to Insurers, helping the occupant to source alternative accommodation, meeting with the Insurers appointed Loss Adjuster to inspect the damage, liaising with Insurers to arrange an interim payment. Appointing a Forensic Cleaning Services company to carry out a full report and reinstatement of the property. The claim along with all specialist reports was presented to the Loss Adjuster and negotiation commenced. The claim was successfully finalised to the satisfaction of all parties involved.