What To Do After A Fire
If your home or business has just suffered fire damage, there is a process before starting to deal with the aftermath. First of all, make sure your family and pets are safe and away from the damaged structure. Yes, the fire may be out, but the integrity of the structure and things left behind are still dangerous to be around. Second, remain calm and remember things an be replaced, people can’t. Fires are very deadly and spread rapidly. Keeping a cool head about it will help you to make sound decisions when dealing with the restoration. Let’s go over what to do after a fire and help you get on the right track.
How Long Does Restoration Take?
This is not an easy question to answer, as many factors play into the restoration process.
- Did the fire damage a single room? Single floor? Or the entire structure?
- How easy is it to get building permits and what are the building codes?
- Are materials readily available?
- Is the insurance company being cooperative?
These details and more are what will go into the restoration process. The professionals at Disaster Restoration Services pay attention to every detail, making sure that your home is put back together the way it was before the fire happened.
Do You Have To Move Out?
Not always. But another hard question to answer. Fires leave behind soot and chemicals you and your family should not be breathing. So, if it was an extensive fire that left behind a lot of damage, you would be much safer staying elsewhere. However, if it was a small fire, your electric and utilities are still working, then you may be ok to stay in your home. It really comes down to the details of the fire.
Things You Can Keep
We know that some items in your home simply cannot be replaced. Precious jewelry, photographs, keepsakes, collectibles, and other memorabilia should be kept on your person after a fire or moved to a safe location. And always take any important documents with you as well. Things such as checkbooks, personal information, birth and death records, licenses, and other sensitive information should never be left behind.
Contact A Professional Fire Damage Restoration Company
Disaster Restoration Services provides 24/7 emergency service to those affected by disasters. If your home or business has suffered fire damage and you don’t know what to do, call us now. Our professional staff will even work with your insurance company and help you get the service you need to get your home and your family safe and back in working order. Send us a message or call 918-520-2547 now to get started.