What to do after a fire?

What to do after a fire?

Fire damage to your home or business can be very traumatic. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has published an article titled “After The Fire! Returning to Normal.” Here are a few excerpts from it….

“It is important to understand the risk to your safety and health even after the fire is out. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain things that could make you sick. Be very careful if you go into your home and if you touch any fire-damaged items. Ask the advice of the fire department, local building official, your insurance agent, and restoration specialists before starting to clean or make repairs.”

“Contact your local disaster relief service, such as the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army. They will help you find a place to stay for awhile and find food, clothing, medicine, and other important things. Make sure you have a safe place to live temporarily. You have a big job ahead of you. Get plenty of rest and ask for help. Do not try to do it all alone.”

“Tips on how to handle the damage. There are companies that are experts in cleaning and/or restoring your personal items. Whether you or your insurer buys this type of service, be clear on who will pay for it. Be sure to ask for an estimate of cost for the work and agree to it in writing. You will find the names and phone numbers for companies that do this work in the phone book and on the Internet, or ask your insurance agent for a company they have used. Before you hire any company, talk to someone who has used them to make sure they did good work.”

After fire damage, it is natural to want to jump right in and clean the building and contents. Timely action can be a great help, but incorrect action can jeopardize or impede satisfactory restoration. Call Dry Out Restorations for quick professional service. Our certified, licensed and insured technicians will give you a free evaluation of repairs and an estimate of the time they will take. We will walk you through this trying time! Call us nationwide at 1 (877) MOLD – REMOVAL.

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