Having a fire in your home is one of the most stressful, fear-inducing situations that you can experience. Even after the fire goes out, the damage leaves physical scars on your home that remind you of the fire. You can remove the fire damage from your home by taking a few important steps.
Call a Home Restoration Service
A home restoration company can clean up the damage after a fire, but make sure you call as quickly as you possibly can. The faster the company gets to work, the more of your property they can salvage from the fire damage. Try to find a company with a 24/7 emergency service so that somebody will answer you as soon as you call.
Keep Your Family Safe
To the best of your ability, keep your family members away from the fire damage. Even though the fire is no longer burning, what remains can still pose risks. It’s tempting to enter the home and try to salvage what remains, but you could end up making matters worse. For example, if you can’t see where you are stepping, you could end up slipping on the water or fire-retardant foam. Likewise, fire damage usually leaves behind residual smoke. This could be dangerous for inhalation. Asthmatic family members should take extra caution.
Go Through the Restoration Process
Your restoration company will take on most of the work during this next step. First, they’ll examine the fire damage, check for structural weaknesses, and salvage whatever they can. Next, they’ll remove the standing water and use dehumidifiers and fans to dry out the space. They’ll clean your home, removing all of the biohazards, irritants and odors caused by the fire damage.
Though your restoration company will do this work, you can feel free to ask questions and request updates about the process. Once the company finishes cleaning up the fire damage, you can take a look at the space for yourself to make sure they’ve done a satisfactory job.
File Your Insurance Claim
You should contact your insurance agency to file a claim. As the restoration team takes care of the fire damage, you’ll want to document the process. After it’s all said and done, you will need that information to share with your insurance agent. Your restoration company might even help you talk to your insurance agent. When you hire the company, you can ask whether or not they’ll help you with your claim.
If You Have Fire Damage
If you have fire damage in your home, Soil-Away can help you with the steps listed above. We have a 24/7 emergency service so that you can get back on your feet as soon as possible. We’ll clean your home diligently and thoroughly, and we’ll even help you file your insurance claim once we’ve completed the restoration process. Are you ready for your life to return to normal? Let us help. Contact us here or call 603-641-6555.