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What Not to Do When Your Home Is Damaged by Fire

What Not to Do When Your Home Is Damaged by Fire Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The first few days following a fire are often the most emotional for families and individuals—but they are the most important! As soon as the fire is extinguished, the time immediately begins to work against you. It’s absolutely critical that you take the first steps to save your home and valuables.

What you shouldn’t do when your home is damaged by a fire is clear: do not waste time, and do not attempt the clean-up and restoration on your own.

Experienced Professionals Should Begin Fire Restoration Work Within Two Days

A fire damaged kitchen in Lakeland can benefit from fire restoration services.

Cleaning up from fire damage and beginning restoration isn’t as simple as opening the windows and scrubbing the walls. There could be unseen damage that poses a safety risk to anyone entering the home. The air could be unhealthy for breathing, and mold may begin to grow.

It’s very important to call in a professional restoration team within two days of the incident. That’s why our team is on call 24/7 to receive new requests to respond immediately.

The more time that elapses after a fire, the more likely it is that further damage can be done to the structure of the home.

The soot and smoke that lingers after the fire can continue to degrade the structural integrity and more corrosion is possible. For proper, full restoration and repair, it’s important to start the process within the two-day window. If it’s been more than two days, we can still fight to save your property and belongings.

Professionals Bring Advanced Equipment & Experience For Fire Cleanup & Repair

We can repair fire damage that was sustained in this Plant City home.

Some homeowners may think a simple Google search and some sponges will do the trick. What they don’t know is that behind the walls, in the attic, and even in the foundation of the home there could be damage that may lead to a collapse.

It’s important to call in professionals to do the job right. Fire cleanup, restoration, and repair require advanced equipment and experience to avoid injury and further damage.

To clear the air, we use special dehumidifiers, air movers, and HEPA vacuums designed to trap dangerous particles found in the air of fire-damaged homes. We also utilize specialized cleaning chemicals designed to cleanse fire-damaged building materials. Mold testing is often part of the procedure.

The restoration and repair process often requires a visit from one of our structural engineers or licensed contractors with extensive knowledge of how to identify structural integrity and safety issues. A DIY approach to fire restoration can be very dangerous and lead to costly repairs and even structural failure down the road.

Our team is fully capable of handling every step of the process to ensure your safety and to preserve what remains of your personal property and the structure of your home or business.

Call today for information about our fire restoration & repair, or for 24-hour assistance.

We take the first few days after a fire very seriously. We are available 24/7 to respond to new calls and to get the process of fire restoration and repair underway.

Call (863) 647-1800 today to learn more or for 24-hour assistance in Plant City, Lakeland, Winter Haven, and the surrounding areas.

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