If there’s one thing you should remember while dealing with property damage caused by Smoke or Fire, it’s that you can’t trust just anyone with your restoration project. If the fire or smoke damage at your home or business is not dealt with properly, it can further harm the property and your belongings.
While you can clean up some of the damage, there are several phases in the fire or smoke damage restoration process. If you try to take matters into your own hands by using water or a fire extinguisher, you can actually make your home susceptible to mold damage! Mold damage can occur in as little as 24 hours after your property, and belongings have been saturated.
After a fire it’s only natural for homeowners and business owners to be anxious to begin the cleaning and restoration process.
Here are a few steps we suggest you follow after a Smoke or Fire Incident:
Confirm That Your Home Is Safe By Consulting With Fire Authorities
Reach Out To Your Insurance Company So They Can Help You Assess The Level Of Damage
- Ask them for names of companies you can trust to do a good job at a fair price.
Secure The Property To Prevent Looting
- A board up may be necessary for insurance purposes.
Contact The Local Police Department
- If you leave your home, tell the police that your house will be vacant.
If Water Was Used To Put Out The Fire, Hire A Professional To Assist You
- Drying your home is just as important as the clean-up.
The damage from an unexpected Fire or Smoke incident can be remarkable. When you call STOP – STOP Restoration you can count on us to walk you through the restoration process step by step, and return your home to pre loss conditions. We’ll even provide you with a free evaluation!
Keep STOP – STOP Restoration number with your list of emergency contacts and our certified professionals will be there for you if ever you should need us.
Call (803) 998-2456
For 24/7 Emergency Fire Damage Services
For more information about what to do after a fire check out this pamphlet brought to you by the American Red Cross.