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Who Do You Call To Help With Your Fire Damage Remediation to Your Teaneck Home?

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Don't try and handle fire damage remediation alone. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

What To Do After Fire Damage to Your Teaneck Home

Even after a small amount of fire damage to your home, it can feel overwhelming. Knowing the basics for what to do can keep you and your family safe until help arrives for cleanup.

One of the first things to find out after fire damage to your Teaneck home is to ascertain if it is safe to enter. In many cases, the electricity and gas are shut off after a home fire and left off until professionally inspected. Once the power is back on, look at light fixtures carefully before turning on to ensure they do not contain water from extinguishing the fire.

Avoid going into areas of the home damaged by far as it can spread soot resulting in smoke odors in portions of the property currently unaffected directly by the fire. It may be tempting to clean smoke or soot damage, but this can result in permanent staining and more damage if improperly done.

Call your homeowner's insurance company and report the fire loss; it is a good idea to have a copy of the incident report made by the fire department when you call in your claim. Although SERVPRO technicians document all phases of cleanup from start to finish with photos of the structure and contents, you should also make detailed notes and take photographs of the fire damage in your home. Once you file your fire loss claim, your next call should be to SERVPRO to begin the mitigation process.

Another concern is valuables in the home. If fire department personnel state it is safe to do so, remove essential documents, valuables and irreplaceable heirlooms if they are in areas of the home undamaged by the fire. If break-ins are a concern, contact your local police department and notify them your home will be vacant temporarily. On the next business day, call your local post office to hold or set up a temporary forwarding order for your mail.

SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood at (201) 266-0482 has certified fire damage technicians that use state-of-the-art equipment and methods to return your home to its preloss condition and make it "Like it never even happened."

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