Fire Damage Tips

Fire Damage Emergency Tips

Fire Damage Tips: What can you do before the fire department arrives?24/7 Emergency Services

During or after any fire emergency you should focus on safety.

  • Have all people safely made it out of the structure
  • Have all pets been rescued
  • Are there electrical lines down ( Stay Away! )
  • Are there wet or slippery areas you need to watch out for?
  • Don’t attempt to go back in the house – leave that for the professionals

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Fire Damage Tips: What can you do after the fire department arrives?
  • Make that call first – you will need professional help, so before you get busy, call the experts at Homeworks Construction.
  • Try to not have to much activity in the home. Movement will only increase smoke particles to permeate furniture and clothing further
  • Open all the windows. This will get air moving to push the smoke out of the rooms.
  • Move pets and kids to a smoke-free environment. Smoke contains carcinogenic gases that can affect their health. Start with a neighbor you trust for immediate aid then move them to a temporary home with friends or family until the fire restoration is complete.
  • Empty your refrigerator and freezer if there is no power. Once empty, prop the door open to prevent odors from building up inside.
  • Inventory the contents of your home. Make a list of all items that need replacing. Take pictures of the damage, too. You will need copies for the insurance company, for your own personal records and possibly for the fire investigation authorities. Make up to five copies to have on hand just in case.


What not to do after the fire!elkhart fire restoration
  • Try to wash your clothes with normal detergent. This will embed the smoke smell
  • Try to wash your walls and floors. Contact HomeWorks Restoration  first.
  • Eat any food ( canned or not ) that was near the fire
  • Turn on electrical devices that were near the fire. The wiring may be wet.

HomeWorks Restoration was created to help you through this type of emergency disaster. We have the expertise to help you get back on your feet and bring your home or business back to how it was pre-loss.  Often, your only out of pocket expenses will be your insurance deductible. Call HomeWorks today and let us give you a helping hand.

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