A fire in your home means serious damage. Not only home’s structure but also a majority of the things in your home may be badly damaged by flames, heat, smoke and water.
Unfortunately, the belongings not damaged by the fire may still be ruined by smoke. Items are also prone to water damage used to put out the fire. To fight the fire, firefighters might have broken windows, cut holes in the roof, and opened walls to improve visibility and check for lingering fire. Here’s what you can expect after an unexpected fire on your property.
Understand the remaining risks 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. Fire can produce airborne toxic residue.
If you plan to rebuild, now is the time to think about installing sprinklers. Learn more about fire sprinklers at the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s website.
Contact your local disaster relief service, such as the American Red Cross. They will help you find food, clothing, medicine and a place to stay. Begin saving receipts for any money that you spend related to the fire loss. The receipts may be needed later by the insurance company and to prove any losses claimed on your income tax.
If you have insurance, contact your insurance company; if not insured, try contacting community groups for aid and assistance. Report the fire.your landlord or mortgage company.
Burning things leave different types of residue and odors, which makes fire restoration difficult. Techniques that remove smoke and smell from some substances don’t work on others. Knowing what works best on various surfaces is often beyond the skill set of most homeowners, which is why insurance companies usually recommend hiring experts.
If the affected area is small and the surfaces are not porous, you might be able to clean up with a few supplies for the home improvement store. Some people may want to clean up after a small fire themselves, the costs can add up quickly. Plus, you risk making the damage worse by using the wrong supplies and techniques. And a fire restoration company is always necessary after a large fire. Our fire damage restoration experts can clear out all damaged material, make repairs and restore back to normal with one phone call.
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, water damage will come when you least expect it. But when it does, your Restoration 1 of McDonough 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. After a fire, our team is ready to jump in and solve your problems. You cannot wait until morning because the damage will just get worse. Our fire damage restoration experts are available 24/7 to handle emergency damage.
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