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What to Do After a House Fire | SERVPRO of Patchogue

6/16/2023 (Permalink)

Insurance claim paperwork on a desk with a hand holding a pen about to fill in the form Fires are scary events. If you've experienced a fire, call SERVPRO of Patchogue to restore your home to preloss condition.

In the aftermath of a fire, it can be hard to know what to do! But your local SERVPRO professionals are here to walk you through your next steps so that you feel prepared for what’s ahead.

By reading through these basics, you’ll know exactly what to do when a fire disaster occurs.

1. Stay Safe

The most important thing is to make sure that your family is safe, which means staying out of the home until officials confirm it’s safe to reenter! When inside, make sure to wear protective gear like gloves, masks and closed-toed shoes to protect yourself.

2. Talk With Your Insurance Provider

Let your insurance company know about the fire as soon as possible to begin the claims process! Take photographs and document everything related to the incident. These pictures and documents will be invaluable later on in the claims process.

3. Call in the Professionals

Fire damage can have many layers. Whether you’re dealing with structural instability, soot, debris or other hazards, you can expedite the repair and restoration process by calling a professional team who is trained to handle the situation quickly and seamlessly. When you call SERVPRO, the next steps are the ones we’ll take!

4. Secure Your Home

If you’re dealing with major structural damage, you need to protect your home from further damage by boarding up windows and doors. Our team can help you secure your home so it’s locked up while we work!

5. Check for Water Damage

It makes logical sense that fires lead to fire damage, but they can involve water damage as well! Firefighting efforts could lead to water damage, which can quickly evolve into a need for mold remediation as well. Our team can check your property for all of these issues and begin restoring your home.

6. Deal With Soot, Smoke and Odors

Soot and smoke can penetrate home surfaces and linger, impacting your indoor air quality and leaving strong odors behind. Traditional cleaning methods are often not enough and, in some cases, can mask a problem rather than resolving it properly. Our technicians have the knowledge and equipment to remove residue and restore your indoor air quality.

7. Begin Restoration Work

The easiest way to handle fire restoration work is by hiring a team with a multi-faceted skillset. Our staff in Suffolk County offers a full range of services, including rebuilding services, that can streamline the process and take some of the pressure off as a homeowner to hire multiple crews to address the same overarching issue.

Home fires can be stressful. That’s why you need to turn to a team with experience who can help erase the signs of any disaster and make you feel “Like it never even happened.”

If you’ve experienced a house fire, you need a team that can offer quick, comprehensive restoration work. SERVPRO of Patchogue is here for you, so give us a call today!

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