Immediately following a fire, resist the urge to enter the property and start to clean. To avoid injury or further damage, don’t enter until the fire marshal clears the home for safety. Instead call the Restoration 1 fire damage restoration technicians in McDonough to your doorstep to address the situation promptly.
Once The Place Is Safe
After a fire, your first task is to take care of yourself and your family. If you have pets, find and comfort them. Scared animals can be jumpy so handle them carefully. Think about the best location for your dog or cat for the days following the crisis: board at the vets, sleepover at a friends, join you in a hotel. Keep them out of the house during the cleanup; you must anticipate any trouble… Someone might leave a door or window open. Dangerous chemicals and smells can disorient, irritate or injure their sensitive noses. Construction noise from strangers in the house will upset them.
From Clean Up Through Restoration
According to FEMA, a fire in your home can cause serious damage. Your home and many of the things in your home may be badly damaged by flames, heat, smoke and water.
You will find things not damaged by the fire may still be ruined by smoke and may be soggy with water used to put out the fire. Anything you want to save or reuse will need to be carefully cleaned.
To fight the fire, firefighters may have broken windows and cut holes in the roof. This slows the fire’s growth and gets rid of dark smoke that makes it hard for firefighters to see. They may have cut holes in your walls to make sure that the fire is completely out and not hidden in the walls.
Take Care of Yourself
It is important to understand the risk to your safety and health even after the fire is out. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain things that could make you sick. Be very careful if you go into your home and if you touch any fire-damaged items.
If you leave your home, call the local police department to let them know that the site will be vacant.
Reach Out For Help
Contact our central Georgia local disaster relief services like the Salvation Army or American Red Cross. They have resources for food, clothing, medicine and temporary lodgings. Get plenty of rest, take care of yourself and pace the work. Don’t try to do it all – call our fire damage restoration experts.
A Tip From FEMA
If your home would have had a home fire sprinkler system, you will find little damage from flames, heat, smoke and even water. When you make repairs and rebuild, install sprinklers.
At Restoration 1 of McDonough, we have a thorough and proven fire damage restoration process which includes:
Whether you have prepared a plan or not, fire damage will come when you least expect it. But when it does, your Restoration 1 team is ready to jump in and solve your problems. Make us your first phone call as soon as you are safe. You cannot wait until morning because the damage will just get worse. Our fire damage restoration professionals are available 24/7 to handle your fire damage restoration needs.
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