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Having a fire in your home is a stressful situation, and the stress continues even after the it has been put out and your family is safe. Knowing what to do after a fire has damaged your home relieves the stress and helps you understand the types of damages to address. Here is a guide on how to begin repairing your Tampa Bay, FL, home after a fire.

Fire Inspection and Pretesting

Contact a disaster restoration technician after the accident to pretest and inspect the extent of the damage. The inspection determines the scope of cleaning required and plans the restoration and repair process.

The technician also tests the soot to determine the type of smoke damage that occurred. Information collected during the fire damage pretesting determines the kind of cleaning required.

Board Up and Temporary Protection

Fire damage causes holes in floors, walls, and ceilings, which could add more damage to your home. To prevent further damage, temporary protection by boarding up is advised. Ensure your home is secure and adequately boarded up.

Fire, Smoke, and Soot Cleanup

The restoration process begins with removing smoke, dust, and soot from your home. After the damage, the remains of your home will be dark, charred, and stained. Cleaning agents and equipment are required to remove the soot and smoke from the surfaces of your home.

Smoke Odor Removal

After a fire in your home, smoke leaves a lingering odor throughout your home. These unseen odors permeate walls and other surfaces. Try getting rid of these odors to improve the air quality of your home.

Contact ServiceMaster 24 Hour after you have a fire damage disaster in your home. Our attention to detail and customer communication ensures that you are aware of every step we make. We work with all insurance agencies to get your life back on track quickly and efficiently.


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