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Fire Damage Tips

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

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There is nothing worse then having your home or business affected by a fire. Its hard to imagine the damage that fires can cause, even the small ones. Its extremely important to understand the process of fire cleanup as well as the timetable of how long you will be out of your home business. This blog will focus on tips that will help you get through a fire damage if one ever occurs at your home or business.

1. Be Prepared. Your families safety is the most important aspect of a fire damage. Make sure you have prepared an escape plan and meeting point outside your house. This plan should be created now and practiced regularly. That why If a fire happens everyone will know all the exits and where to go  once they get out of the house.

2. Track Your Contents. One of the most challenging aspects of cleaning up a fire is having an accurate list of contents that need to be replaced. This is very hard to do on the back end. Go ahead and make a list of all the valuable items in your home. This includes electronics, appliances, and decorations. This will not only help the mitigation process, but will also help you get reimbursed by insurance quicker.

3. Remove the Source. Once the cleanup process begins the first action should be removing whatever caused the damage. For example, if the fire originated from the kitchen oven its mandatory to get the oven out of the structure as as soon as possible. Getting the source out will immediately help with the odor.

4. Top Down Cleaning. Its important that the restoration company who is cleaning up the damage knows what they are doing. once the source is removed top down cleaning needs to take place. This means started from the ceiling and work your way all the way down to the floors. By doing this you will get rid of all the soot and not have to waste time by re cleaning certain areas.

Hopefully you never experience a fire damage. But if you do I hope this tips will make the process a little easier to deal with. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever have a fire at your property! 

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