What to do After a Fire
There is nothing quite as devastating as a house fire. Once the smoke clears, and the fire trucks drive away, the real work begins: rebuilding. It may be a daunting task, especially when there is such a mess left behind, but it is possible to rebuild.
The first thing you should do after a fire is contact your insurance company within the first 24 hours. Your insurance company will advise you on how to handle the aftermath of your fire, and possibly be able to recommend a professional fire restoration company such as SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabuco Canyon
A fire restoration company provides services to prevent further damage, help determine which items can or cannot be refurbished, and which structural items do and do not need to be repaired or replaced. They provide estimates to insurance companies for the cost of damages, and will help walk you through the process of thoroughly deodorizing, cleaning, and repairing your home.
Things to remember after a fire:
- Don’t use any electrical appliance that was in or around the fire.
- If the ceiling or floor above is wet, do not use any ceiling lights or fans.
- Don’t touch anything to prevent soot from getting everywhere.
- Don’t wash drapes or other materials that may require dry cleaning.
Hiring a professional like SERVPRO of Rancho Santa Margarita/Coto De Caza/Trabucco Canyon right after a fire can save you time and money.