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What to do After a Fire: Fire Damage Restoration Tips

January 15, 2015 admin 0 Comments

A fire is devastating to a home and its occupants. Once the flames are out, there will be a lot of things you’ll need to do as the homeowner to minimize the damage to your personal belongings and start the restoration process.  Here are a few tips to help you get started getting your home back in order.

You should not enter the property until the fire department confirms that the fire is out and it is safe to go inside.  Embers can smolder for days and rekindle if not properly extinguished. When it is safe to return, grab any important documents such as birth certificates, insurance papers and mortgage information.   Be sure to take any medications you will need and any valuables you can carry. Anything in a fireproof safe will probably be fine.

The next step is to call a fire damage restoration company for clean up and restorative services. There will be lingering smoke and soot on everything and you may want to stay in a hotel for the duration of the cleanup.  You will most likely not be allowed inside during the restoration process due to the environmental safety risks associated with smoke inhalation and chemical exposure. The cleanup crew will be wearing protective clothing and masks to protect them while they are working.

Important Tips:

  • Do not use any electrical appliances
  • Do not turn on any lights, use a flashlight [electrical wiring could be damaged]
  • Do not attempt to clean anything 
  • Do not turn on your furnace or heat source

 

  • Open windows for ventilation to get smoke out of the house
  • Remove animals from the house [they are affected by smoke inhalation also]
  • Limit the number of people going in and out of the home to avoid tracking soot
  • Call a plumber or HVAC Technician to turn off the gas and drain the water heater.

Contact  Disaster Response Team immediately if you have been the victim of fire damage.  Our staff is available 24/7 to respond to emergencies. We know that time is very important and will there within minutes of your call securing everything for your safety and to contain the mess.

Fire Damage Service

Fire Damage Service

 Depending 

 on the severity of the loss, property security and safety should be of top concern.

 Disaster Response Team can be on site securing, boarding up, and evaluating the loss within minutes of a call.

Call Now!  850.898.9911

 

Water Damage Service

Water Damage Service

Emergency

that is the word that comes to mind when your home or property is threatened by water damage.  The feeling that ensues is one of pure panic! Disaster Response Team understands  whether its a small leak or large loss due to flooding, time is of the utmost importance.

Call Disaster Response Team when your home or property is being threatened by water damage.

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Storm Damage Service

Storm Damage Service

 Are you prepared?

 Hurricanes, Tornadoes and flooding are just a few of the things that can wreak havoc on your home or property.  

Are you and your family prepared?

We can help.  Disaster Response Team has a team of highly trained professionals that have years of experience in the clean-up process after a storm.

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Mold Damage Service

Mold Damage Service

Mold Breeds

in Warm, Wet Environments and Presents a Hazard to People’s Health and Belongings and can spread quickly if left unchecked.

If you have a Mold problem call Disaster Response Team.

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