There is a lot to take care of in the aftermath of fire damage to your home, which can be overwhelming. It’s important to prioritize your safety first as you begin the recovery process. Specializing in Fire Damage and all types of cleaning in Travis Heights.
First, do not enter your home until you’ve gotten the okay from the fire department. You will likely be shocked at the extent of the collateral damage—apart from fire damage, the heat, smoke, and water used to put out the fire will have done their fair share of harm. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain elements that can make you sick, so be careful about breathing in or accidentally ingesting any contaminants. You might also notice that the firefighters shattered windows and cut holes in the ceilings and roof for ventilation, and cut holes in the walls to check for any lingering flames. Watch out for any obvious structural damage where something could fall down on you or cave in. The fire department will have made sure if the utilities (water, electricity, and gas) are safe to use. If not, they will be switched off. Do not try to turn them back on yourself.
Cleaning up and restoring what can be saved is going to require professional help. Contact your insurance company immediately to discuss how they want to handle the next steps. If you are not insured, you will need to contact community groups for aid or assistance instead. After speaking with your insurance, you will need to hire a company that can take care of the fire and water damage. It’s important to act fast to minimize permanent damage. The Steam Team offers restoration services 24/7 within 24–48 hours of a fire. Call the emergency line at 800-880-7785 and we will send out a restoration professional to assess the extent of the damage and provide you with an estimate of costs. Serving Travis Heights for over 35 years.