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How to Handle a Fire Restoration Job in Kingsport.

6/8/2015 (Permalink)

House Fire

How to Handle a Fire Restoration Job in Kingsport.

Coping with the effects of the house fire can be very taxing, particularly if you are uncertain about what you need to do to start the repair, clean up, and restoration process. There are a lot of things that need to take place after a fire, and it could be beneficial to know a few guidelines on how to deal with fire restoration tasks so that you can avoid risking your safety and further damaging your home. 

Contact Your Insurance Company for Fire Restoration

 After a fire has taken place, the first thing you should do is call your homeowner's insurance agent. He or she will be likely to send an insurance adjuster to your residence to assess the damages and come up with a cost estimate for repairs and restoration. Depending on your extent of coverage for water and fire damage, your insurance may actually cover all of your expenses.

Contact a Professional Restoration Company

After calling your insurance agent, you should call a professional restoration company like SEVPRO. We have the specialized licenses, team, equipment, and expertise to handle fire restoration, no matter how severe the damage is. 

Do Not Enter Your Home after a Fire.

Since it is common for fires to damage the structure of homes, you should not enter your home immediately after a house fire. Boards in your home may be fragile and brittle, and putting pressure on them can break them and cause injury to you. Additionally, it is likely that there is water damage from the attempts to put out the fire, which would have weakened the structure of the home even more. You could even be electrocuted if you go into your home, due to the large amounts of standing water in conjunction with electricity. It is highly recommended that you have a professional examine your home after such an event to make sure it is safe for you to enter. 

Fire and smoke damage is especially destructive. In many instances your Kingsport property will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts. We specialize in Bristol fire and water damage restoration, Kingsport fire damage clean-up,  Blountville smoke clean-up, Kingsport fire clean-up, Bristol fire restoration, Blountville fire and smoke damage and Kingsport fire restoration. There are many steps that need to be taken after a fire, and several of these require specialized equipment that most homeowners will not have or know how to use properly.

If you experience Fire or Smoke Damage? Call the experts at SERVPRO today at 423-245-5552.

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