When we think about a house or building fire, we don’t ususally realize that one of the major issues after a fire will probably be flood damage. The damage from the water used to put out the fire in your home or office can be just as catastrophic as the fire itself.
At Clean Earth Restorations, we specialize in both fire and flood repair. There are some critical first steps to take after a fire. They include:
Step 1. Much like in a normal flooding situation you will want to remove any possessions that you have that may have gotten wet and put them in an open and dry environment. By doing so you will prevent mold from growing and spreading, which will just do more damage to your property.
Step 2. For items that cannot be picked up and moved out of the damaged rooms, such as carpets, it is important to get them to dry as soon as possible. The use of industrial size fans is highly suggested to do the trick.
Step 3. Remember to properly document anything that is damaged. Take pictures and/or videos and keep a written log of anything you see. This will make the insurance claims process easier.
And finally, if the damage to your home or office is more than you want to handle, Clean Earth Restorations is here to help. We can bring in the tools and professionals you need to get your environment to the way that it once was. We are experts at working with insurance companies, advocating for what you need to get your property back in shape.
So give us a call — 24/7 we are always available to help you with your restoration problems or questions.
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