Keeping Your Head After the Fire
No matter where the fire hit as it spread through the structure, your commercial building, apartment high-rise, or warehouse was probably devastated in Bronxville, NY. As you watched the water and chemicals assault the flames, you probably wondered what was becoming of your personal possessions or work-related materials. Relief probably flooded through your emotions as you watched the fire trucks drive away – but then reality began to set in and worry about fire restoration and cleanup began to replace the relief with dread.
To help you deal with the aftermath, here is a list of things to do after the fire
- Contact your fire insurance company and let them know what happened. Ask for an adjuster to visit the site as soon as possible.
- Let your family and friends know you are safe and sound.
- Do a fire damage assessment and inspection to see how badly your business, office, or apartment was damaged. If burn damage was minimal, beware of smoke damage.
- Call a professional team to begin removing water and applying fire restoration. Do not remove personal items because they could be soaked with fire-suppression chemicals.
- Secure doors, windows, and walls with boards. If the roof has been damaged, use tarps to prevent weather damage to the building’s interior.
- Request information regarding cleanup from your insurance company and work with the recommended company to clean and dry out the business, office or apartment.
- Request smoke, ash, and soot removal from interior surfaces. This should include all electronic devices, machinery, and fabrics.
- Work with your insurance company to completely restore the damaged area.
The process of smoke cleaning, object deodorizing, and fire restoration after a fire can be a long and arduous process. However, knowing what steps to take, and who to contact to help you succeed, can make all the difference in replacing that feeling of dread with a sigh of relief.