Don't Let Fire Destroy Your Family Treasures in Your Largo Home
Steps for Recovery after a Fire Damages Your Largo Home
Fire disasters are devastating, and they do not discriminate. They can affect any home regardless of its location, condition or age. The flames engulf everything that gets in their way, and this can lead to a significant amount of damage within a short time. Fires also produce a significant amount of smoke that destroys items on its own.
A fire can ruin a lifetime of irreplaceable possessions and precious memories. When your Largo home has fire damage, the first thing you should do is wait until the fire department says it is safe to enter the property. Even though your home may appear to have sustained cosmetic damage, the fire could have severely ruined essential structures, making it unsafe to go back in. A fire can also leave various hazardous debris behind like pieces of broken metals, glass, wood, and plastic. Your property may also have exposed wiring after a fire.
Another vital thing to do after a fire is contacting your insurance firm. Your agent can give you in the right direction and help you take essential steps a few hours after the incident. Some steps may include:
- Keeping the destruction to a minimum by coverings doors, windows, and other openings to prevent water damage.
- Putting up a temporary fence around your home to prevent theft and vandalism.
- Listing the items the fire-damaged and their prices.
- Locating temporary accommodation for you and your family.
- Hiring a property inspector to assess the structural damage caused by the fire. Some structures that a home inspector evaluates include the roof, windows, plumbing fixtures, heating systems, floors, doors and door frames, siding, concrete and electrical circuits.
As you speak to your insurance agent, find out what your insurance policy can cover and what it cannot. You should also call a professional fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO to help you clean up your property and restore the damaged structures and contents.
During fire restoration cleaning, our technicians determine which items need salvaging or replacing. We can also inform you and your insurance company about the condition that may have existed before the fire happened. Addressing preexisting conditions or damages as part of the fire restoration process is not a must, but it is vital to recognize and document them.
Before cleaning structure, our crew tests them to determine the suitable cleaning method. Washable or non-washable are the categories we separate materials. Our SERVPRO technicians can wet clean washable materials using water-based cleaning products. We use dry cleaning methods to clean non-washable materials. Fires may also cause unpleasant odors in your home. We perform deodorization of strong odors like those from a protein fire using equipment like Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers and air scrubbers.
If your property in Clearwater, Dunedin, or Clearwater Beach has sustained fire damage, you can trust SERVPRO of Largo with the restoration work. Contact us at (727) 586-0060 to get your home back to livable conditions quickly.
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