Why Fast Restoration Matters After a Fire | SERVPRO® of Rome
Home fires are unfortunately becoming more common, with an average of 350,000 each year. While just about anything can start a damaging fire, cooking, faulty wiring and wildfires are three of the top causes.
Prevention and safety should always be top of your list in order to ensure that your home does not see damage from fire. Smoke detectors, regular inspections of your electrical systems and constant monitoring of a hot stove or grill are great ways that you can protect your home and loved ones.
If you do experience a fire, the faster you are able to respond and start the cleanup, the more of your property you can save. At SERVPRO, it is our goal to restore rather than replace as much of your belongings as possible.
<h3to-do-during-after-a-fire">What to Do During & After a Fire
If a fire starts in your home, the most important thing to do is get out and stay out. Find the quickest exit route by checking handles and doors for heat, and if an exit is blocked go another way quickly. Once you are out, call 911 and wait for emergency responders.
Check with your family members to ensure all are safe, and establish a meeting place or emergency shelter. Stay in communication with your loved ones, and seek medical help if anyone has sustained an injury.
Once the flames have been put out and your home has been declared safe to re-enter, call SERVPRO. We will work with you and your insurance company to establish a plan that gets you back home fastest.
Fire damage goes deep, and even a small flame in one room can leave the rest of your house with smoke and soot damage. This kind of damage requires special tools and intensive knowledge in order to remove it completely.
<h3fire-damage-restoration-works">How Fire Damage Restoration Works
No two fires are alike, so an inspection of floors, walls and the roof will be necessary to ensure the structure of your home can be repaired. This is where our 24⁄7 availability comes in handy: We can respond faster so that a plan can be laid out and work can begin. We will even tarp your roof if it is needed.
With fire damage comes water damage, so drying out your home and your goods will likely be the first step once the restoration process starts. As your home is drying out, we will remove items that cannot be salvaged while we work to restore those that can.
We are going to do everything we can to save you the pain and cost of having to replace items in your home.
SERVPRO is equipped to handle odor removal and clean your upholstery and fabric items, so you don’t have to rely on more than one company to get your home back as it should be.
Once water and smoke damage are removed, any minor or major repairs that are required will be tackled by our professionals. This may include carpet removal in one room or a complete rebuild of another. We will also work with you to ensure that your newly restored home has every safety measure in place so your family is better protected from future disasters.
A fire in the home, regardless of the size or the aftermath, is a traumatic experience. As your neighbors, we want to take care of you and not just restore your home, but recover your life.
Experienced fire damage in your home? Contact us day or night and get restoration started faster.