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7 Steps To Take When Fire & Smoke Damage Strikes

7 Steps To Take When Fire & Smoke Damage Strikes

Fire and smoke damage can bring a host of problems and stress into your life. You’ll need to repair your property, deal with insurance companies, handle the fire clean-up process, and more. Luckily, you don’t have to deal with all those problems yourself.

The team at Pro Restoration is experts at fire and smoke damage repair and restoration, able to deal with issues at commercial and residential properties at a moment’s notice. And to help you with the clean-up and repair process, we’ve created a useful guide for when fire and smoke damage strikes.

1. Call The Fire Department

This goes without saying, but when a fire strikes you need to call the fire department immediately. Don’t try to “be a hero” and put the fire out yourself. Oftentimes, your attempts will just make things worse. And the longer you wait to call the fire department, the longer your fire burns your property.

2. Contact A Fire Damage Restoration Service

After your emergency has been handled, your next step should be to contact a fire and smoke damage remediation and restoration service. You’ll need help moving your fire damaged property, removing ashes from your space, and repairing and restoring damages to your building. It’s a lot of work, and you won’t be able to handle everything yourself.

Thankfully, the experts at Pro Restoration are here to help. We offer 24/7 emergency services to get your fire damage restoration process started as soon as possible.

3. Begin The Clean-Up Process

You won’t be able to to handle the entire fire and smoke damage clean-up process yourself, but you can certainly get things started. Before your repair technicians arrive, be sure to move your fire damaged property to one location, that way its easier to sort through once your professionals arrive.

4. Avoid Using Electrical Appliances

Big fires can cause a lot of damage, and not all of those damages are obvious. Sure, you’ll see where the fire has scorched your home or business, but you might not see the damage to your building’s infrastructure. More specifically, you might not notice damage to your electrical system. A fire can do major damage to electrical wires throughout your property, and if that’s the case then using electrical appliances can actually cause another fire.

Be sure to have your property inspected by repair and restoration professionals before using your electrical appliances.

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5. Budget For Repairs & Renovations

Fires are some of the worst disasters that can hit your property, leaving massive damages in their wake. Even a small fire could leave the need for big repairs and renovations to your property. As such, you’ll want to budget for repairs beyond the basic clean-up process that your remediation company will provide.

Pro Restoration’s all-inclusive service provides affordable and effectively restoration. We’ll handle your clean-up process and work with the necessary contractors to ensure your renovations are completed quickly and effectively.

6. File Your Insurance Claim

After your property is ravaged by a fire, you’ll want to file an insurance claim. The claims process can be frustrating and tedious, but the longer you wait the more difficult it will be.

Thankfully, the experts at Pro Restoration are here to help. Our team can guide you through the insurance claims process, making sure you receive the compensation you deserve after your fire or smoke damage disaster.

7. Don’t Throw Away Your Belongings

After a fire strikes, you’ll likely be angry, frustrated, and stressed. In the heat of the moment, it might seem like all your belongings are trash, especially if they caught fire or get covered in ash. But you shouldn’t be so quick to just throw away your damaged belongings.

An insurance claims adjuster might need to inspect your damaged belongings as part of their investigation. Moreover, there’s a good chance that your restoration service can repair your property.

Fire and smoke damage doesn’t only destroy property — it brings a huge amount of stress into your life. But if you stay positive, remain focused on the repair process, and hire a professional restoration service, you’re problems will be solved with ease. And if you’re looking for a damage repair and restoration service in Las Vegas, Henderson, or anywhere else in Clark County, consider Pro Restoration. Our team can knows how to handle fire and smoke damage restoration, water and flood damage restoration, mold remediation, and more. For more information on our services, contact Pro Restoration today.