Fire is very serious and can be emotionally taxing for all involved. Who can you trust to take care of you and your family? A good restoration company is vital.
What Does Fire/Smoke Restoration Involve?
- Emergency Contact
- Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
- Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)
- Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
- Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
- Cleaning and Repair
What Should you do After a Fire?
Contact your insurance agent
Contact your insurance company right away and ask them what
to do first.
Take care of yourself and your family
Contact your local disaster relief service, they will help you find food, clothing, medicine
and a place to stay. You have a big job ahead of you. Get plenty
of rest, and ask for help. Do not try to do it all alone.
Get Finances in order
Contact your landlord or mortgage lender. It is also important you get in touch with your credit card company to report credit cards that were lost in the fire. Save all of your receipts for any money you spend, these receipts may be needed later by the insurance company, and you will need them to prove losses claimed on your tax return.
- Do not try to turn on water, gas or any other utility unless otherwise directed by the fire department.
- Do not enter your damaged home or apartment unless the fire department says it is safe.
- 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.