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How Can I Reduce Losses After a Housefire in Voorhees?

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

Charred Picture Frame Managing a fire loss site correctly requires qualified technicians with experience in restoration.

SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Services Helps Voorhees Residents Overcome Losses by Mitigating and Restoring Residential Properties.

What should I do in the immediate aftermath of a fire?
After evacuating the property, you should contact the fire department and your insurance company when you are ready to begin a claim; contact a Voorhees restoration service to conduct an assessment of the damages. The best time to control losses after a fire is immediately after the event. Soots, soils, and odors can continue producing once a fire is put out. Any water used in the firefighting effort may cause further harm to your property as it bonds with soots and smoke residues. We recommend arranging a professional restoration as soon as possible when dealing with fire to reduce the expense of your claim.

How can I mitigate fire losses in my home?
You need trained fire damage restoration technicians to restore your Voorhees home. However, providing a fire marshall declares your property safe for entry, you can begin the mitigation procedure while waiting for SERVPRO technicians to arrive. Open windows in your property to ventilate the space as much as possible. Ventilation can help to dry a wet property and allow odors to disperse. It is essential to avoid too much foot traffic over the affected area, but you may benefit from placing towels or coverings over floors and surfaces to catch falling soots. Some areas of damage are best left to the professionals, so avoid applying chemicals or water to walls and ceilings. Light vacuuming to remove dry soots can be useful.

What areas should I avoid after a property fire?
- Avoid attempting to clean areas of heavy soiling, appliances and walls or ceilings
- Do not introduce chemicals to the affected area
- If you feel a city may be unsafe, do not enter

Managing a fire loss site correctly requires qualified technicians with experience in restoration. Contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees at (856) 566-3388.

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