Call SERVPRO for your Starke Emergency Fire Damage Restoration Services!
A fire in your Starke home can be devastating. When a fire first takes place, it's important to ensure the safety of your family by relocating to a safe place. After your family is safe, you can begin to think about how you are going to get your home back in order.
SERVPROs fire damage repair professionals will help assess your home. Here are some of our Do’s and Don’ts after fire damage.
Take pictures of the damage
Having a visual record of the fire damage will come in handy when you file your insurance claim. Instead of trying to remember how everything looked after the fire, you will be able to refer back to the pictures that you took. This is important for the structural damage of your home, and for all of your contents. SERVPRO will return the content to the original position before the fire, smoke, and soot damage.
Call your insurance agent
Insurance claims can take months or even years to fully process, which means you will want to get the process started as soon as possible. The faster you know what the course of action is, the faster you can contact fire damage professionals to restore your home.
Wear gloves if you must enter the home
If you need to enter the home to gather your home's deed, insurance documents or other important paperwork, be sure to wear gloves. The soot on fabrics and ashes from the items can linger on your hands and lead to irritation if you touch your eyes, nose or mouth before having the chance to wash your hands.
Enter Your home until it is safe
Your home may appear to be structurally sound, but there is no guarantee that damage has not been done somewhere that you cannot see. Do not enter the home until it has been inspected and deemed safe by SERVPROs fire damage professionals.
Try to clean the walls and floors yourself
Trying to clean soot off your walls and off of your carpets is more complicated than everyday cleaning supplies can handle. We have professional grade equipment for the soot wipe down, fire deodorization, and the reconstruction of your home.
Turn on any electronics
The hardware and wires of your computers, TVs, phones and other electronics may have suffered damage in the fire. The home's electrical system may be compromised as well. For your safety, consult with an electrician before turning on any electronics or light switches.
If your home has sustained severe fire damage, you can count on the team at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island/ North Bradford County. In addition to fire restoration, we can also provide water and storm damage services, as well as mold mitigation. Call us at 904-290-4040 for help!