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3 Important Things You Should Do After a Fire

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Do you know what to do if a fire happens in your home? While you’ll hopefully never need to deal with fire restoration, it’s wise to be prepared for any scenario. This is especially true if you own an older home or use a fireplace or space heater for warmth. It’s easy to become flustered and confused after you experience fire damage in your home, but here are three important things you should do in the hours and days after any fire event.

1. Have Emergency Contacts On Hand

It’s wise to always have emergency contacts in Stillwater, OK, on hand so you don’t have to look them up when you’re experiencing a fire or other emergency. Keep a list of emergency contacts on your refrigerator and in your phone’s contacts list. You might also want to memorize your local fire department and police department phone numbers so you can call them immediately when needed.

2. Call Your Insurance Company

Call your home insurance company immediately after the fire. Let them know what happened and schedule a time to speak with your insurance representative about your fire insurance coverage. Make sure you understand what steps you need to take to confirm your insurance policy covers the damage.

3. Call Restoration Experts

Smoke cleaning and fire restoration are not for the faint of heart. The best thing to do is call fire restoration professionals and have them inspect the damage. After performing a thorough evaluation, they’ll be able to develop a detailed plan of action for your home. Depending on the damage, they may offer board-up, water removal, smoke cleaning, sanitizing and restoration services.

There’s no need to become overwhelmed by smoke and fire damage in your home. Fire restoration professionals are highly experienced in restoring damage due to smoke and fires and will do everything they can to return your home to like-new condition.

For more information, visit http://www.SERVPROstillwaterguthrie.com.

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