The Best Ways To Handle Fire Damage

A fire can be one of the most stressful, fearful and overwhelming experiences that can happen to you and your family. The fire itself is scary enough, but dealing with the damages resulting from the fire can be just as overwhelming and stressful. So, what do you do and how do you handle fire damage?

Re-entry to the Home

Once the fire has been put out, it is extremely important that you not enter the house right away. The fire and the materials used for extinguishing the fire may have caused significant damages and you may put yourself in danger by going in. It is extremely important that wait for approval to go inside. It is also important that you contact your insurance company to report what has happened. The insurance company will send an adjuster to inspect the damages and let you know what the insurance covers in regards to repairing and rebuilding.

Handling the Damages

Once it has been cleared for you to enter your home, it is essential that you keep in mind that fire creates two types of smoke damage; visible soot and an invisible odor. It is typically difficult for inexperienced homeowners to remove the soot and smoke odors without professional assistance. Although there are some things you can do on your own, such as removing items like clothing and linens that can be washed or taken to the dry cleaners. But, you should not attempt to handle items that have severe damage from the fire, smoke or water. Contacting a restoration company is the best way to handle fire damages. These companies specialize in restoring and repairing what has been damaged. For example, water-soaked walls should be treated with special machines and cleaners in order to safely dry the walls and remove the risk of mold.

The most important thing for homeowners to remember is to not begin cleaning until the visible smoke odor and soot are removed. In the long run, it will be safer and save you time and money to contact a professional fire restoration company. If you're looking for a disaster repair company, contact the Farmington Hills Disaster Cleanup team at Jarvis Property Restoration today,

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