What To Do After A Fire
Fires can be very scary and traumatizing to most people. Once out safely, many experience a mixture of emotions and are then left wondering what to do next and how to get it done.
Here are some simple steps to do and be aware of after a fire.
1. Review with authorities such as police and fire departments as to when its safe to enter the home after the fire. Do not go in until you’ve been cleared by authorities to do so. The fire should be completely extinguished, and precautionary measures taken to make sure the structure is deemed “safe” to enter.
2. Knowing who to contact is important. After the fire department leaves and the dust has settled, you’ll want to first call your home owners insurance carrier and advise them of the situation. A claim number will be provided to you along with contact information to a claim representative to assist you.
3. You’ll then want to contact a clean up company that specifically specializes in not only cleaning, but in restoration after a fire. At SERVPRO of Burlington, we can efficiently and professionally assist you with the process from the cleaning to the restoration. We are here to sort through and discard debris while salvaging as much of your home and belongings as possible. We clean the smoke and soot from throughout. You should always hire a professional company like us at SERVPRO of Burlington to do a thorough cleaning and to remove personal property of all soot, smoke and odor.
4. You’ll want to make sure your property is secure. That is another thing that we at SERVPRO of Burlington handle for you. When a property isn’t secure its possible it could be robbed for remaining property. It can also result in trespassing where another individual can possibly become injured on the property. Boarding up the home properly helps to deter anyone from breaking in and trespassing.
At SERVPRO of Burlington, we are here to assist you. Interior and exterior damage will most likely have occurred if you’ve had a fire, and it’ll all need to be addressed. We can be reached 24/7 and 365 at 336-379-1772.