MY PROPERTY GOT DAMAGED BY FIRE; WHAT NEXT?
Fire can be so devastating, it can bring down a massive structure in a few minutes. There are various things that cause fire disasters today, and being able to understand these things would be a great steps toward avoid fire disasters. Combustible substances and flammable materials found in most home garages and workshops can cause a fire outbreak, flammable organic materials such as cellulose and other plant fibers, wood and paper can also cause fire outbreaks.
Being aware of the fact fire can be spurred on by fuel and fuel can help us know how to prevent huge fire outbreaks. Fire extinguishers or other suppressants such as baking soda and salt (for grease fires), can also help put out a minor to moderate fire outbreak.
In this article, we would be discussing about the aftermath of a fire out break and not being able to prevent one.
When a wildfire, outdoor fire, house fire or a business fire damages your property, the proper thing to do is to employ the services of a fire restoration company.
Before that though, you should be able to take some of the following steps:
- Call the fire department after a moderate to large interior fire has broken out, even if you have successfully suppressed and seem to have extinguished the blaze.
- Secure the property by ‘mitigating damages’. The right thing to do is to take reasonable steps to reduce the harm done by the property. Some of the steps you can take includes:
- Turning off the water if there is a pipe outburst
- Covering a section of a leaky roof etc.
- Contact your insurance company, and ensure that would act promptly. The road to recovery after a fire damage can be long and financially demanding. Your insurance company would go a long way towards helping you get back on your feet.
After taking these necessary steps, it is now time to contact a fire restoration company.
What would a fire restoration company do for me?
Also referred to as fire damage restoration or remediation, fire restoration services usually begins with a thorough clean up. Most restoration companies that provide a full range of remediation services have all of the equipment necessary to handle combined fire and water and damage as well, so it would be like killing two birds with one stone.