After a fire damages your home, you may be overwhelmed, confused and not know where to begin. Fire damage has serious repercussions on your home and possibly your health. Here are a few steps to take after a fire has damaged your home.
Get Permission Before Entering Your Property
Never enter your property until the fire marshal has given their approval. There are possible dangers in your home such as hot spots and unsupported beams that could cause harm.
Although you are anxious to find out if your favorite things survived the fire, waiting until it is safe prevents you from dealing with an injury that could delay cleaning up the fire damage.
Assess the Damage
Once cleared to enter your home, begin identifying how bad the damage is from the fire. It is also a good idea to take pictures that can be used for insurance purposes and to give potential companies an idea of the damage when you are seeking quotes. It’s important to note that some damage may not be visible, such as getting that smoke smell out of clothes and furniture. Remember, it’s important to keep in mind that fire creates two types of smoke damage; visible soot and an invisible odor.
Call A Professional Fire Damage Restoration Company
No matter what type of fire your home has been through, it is always useful to have a professional fire restoration company to come in and work with you to get your home back to a livable state. Your home is the place you relax, enjoy time with others and can feel safe–and if it is filled with smoke, fire damage, and fire debris it can be very unhealthy for you to live there. Taking the time to have your home professionally cleaned after a fire is often something that is going to be covered by your homeowners insurance and that may be little or no cost to you.