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What To Do After A Fire: A Guide To Fire Damage Restoration Services

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

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There are over 350,000 house fires each year across the United States, and the aftermath of these fires can be devastating. Post-fire, it can feel like nothing will ever be the same again; however, there is hope! We are going to show you just want to do after there is fire damage at your property so you can mitigate losses and get your life back! 

From finding a fire damage restoration service to fire damage cleanup, we have the resources you need. Let's get started! 

Safety First 

A house or property fire can be crippling for anyone; however, if you and your loved ones have managed to escape unharmed, you should consider yourselves lucky. There are over 16,000 injuries each year due to fires, and in many cases, the injuries occur because of people trying to reenter the property during or after the fire. 

Safety should be your number one concern. Even if you think a fire is 100% under control, there could still be hazards, such as compromised structures. Don't rush to reenter your property to check for damage or recovery important items; instead, enlist the help of a local fire damage restoration service to help you with the process. 

Seek Shelter 

If you have experienced a fire, it is unlikely that you will be able to reenter the home right away for safety reasons. Finding a place to stay during the fire damage, cleanup, and restoration period can help you and your family maintain some normalcy after the incident and ensure your safety. 

In most cases, your homeowners' insurance will cover things like finding a hotel room, clothing, food, etc. With that being said, handling claims after a fire can add additional stress, so consider working with a fire damage restoration company that helps its clients work with insurance companies to manage claims. 


Not all house fires completely destroy the property, however, some damages can be hidden and dangerous. For example, smoke from the fire can permeate through the house and will need to be cleaned up by professional fire damage restoration services. Additionally, water damage is another factor to consider when managing post-fire restoration.

When firefighters use water to put the fire out, there is often a need for fire water damage restoration. Other items that might have been partially damaged but not ruined, such as furniture and clothing, should also be cleaned and restored by professionals to ensure they are safe again. 

Fire Damage Restoration Service 

After a fire, you need an advocate. Finding the right fire damage restoration service can help you navigate life after the fire and get you and your family back into your home and your routine faster.

At SERVPRO, our dedicated team is committed to helping our clients manage damages and the restoration process. So, if you are in need of our services, contact us today so we can help you get started!

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