No one wants to imagine a fire ravaging their home, but when it comes to household disasters, the best thing you can do is educate yourself on how to handle them. Since house fires tend to be more common during winter, when space heaters, furnaces, and wood stoves are in constant use, it’s important to stay vigilant always.
Despite constant vigilance, however, a fire can still break out with no warning whatsoever. If your home becomes the unfortunate victim of a fire this winter, understand that there may be significant damage left behind by heat, flames, smoke, and water. To handle the aftermath of the disaster, here’s what you should do after the flames die down:
Only Enter Your Home If the Fire Department Says It’s Safe
You’ll be tempted to try to go back inside your home to collect precious belongings after the flames are out. But you should never enter the building unless you get the go-ahead from the fire department.
A fire can seriously damage the structural components of your home, and if you enter without confirming that it’s safe, you could get seriously injured. Always check with a qualified professional who understands fire damage before you re-enter your home.
Call Your Insurance Provider
After a fire, contact your insurance provider immediately to inquire about what your homeowner’s insurance covers. Ask your insurer for disaster restoration company recommendations, so you can begin the cleaning and drying process as quickly as possible.
The faster you get your home dry, the less damage water can cause to the structural components of your house.
Call a Fire Restoration Contractor
When a fire ravages your home, damage from the flames isn’t the only thing you’ll need to worry about. Smoke can also cause significant damage to anything inside the house, and when firefighters arrive, the water they use to quell the flames can also cause substantial damage.
To control the damage as much as you possibly can, prompt action is critical. This where fire restoration contractors come into play. At Kiser Construction, we specialize in both fire restoration and water restoration to provide comprehensive services in the aftermath of the fire.
When you call our team for emergency service, we’ll arrive on site and immediately get to work assessing the extent of the damage. Next, we’ll begin boarding and tarping damaged areas, if necessary, and begin the water removal process for any remaining water from the extinguishing process.
When we’ve cleaned up the water and properly secured the building, we’ll perform structural drying, smoke damage cleaning, and contents cleaning. Once we get your home completely clean and dry, we can then start the renovation process.
Looking for Experienced Twin Cities Fire Restoration Professionals? Contact Kiser Construction
If your home was the victim of a fire, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Kiser Construction immediately. We specialize in fire and water restoration and can also help you handle your insurance claim from start to finish. To learn more about how we can help, give us a call today at 763-633-2010 or contact us online.
If you require immediate assistance, please call us on our 24/7 emergency line at 612-518-8852.