In the aftermath of a fire, it’s not always easy to know what to do. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, but prompt action is essential to recover your home and belongings. Take care of these critical tasks as soon as possible to minimize fire damage to your Tampa, Florida, home.
Find a Safe Place to Stay
In the wake of a fire, the most important consideration is your family’s health and safety. Contact friends or family if possible to find temporary lodging. If this isn’t an option, the Salvation Army or American Red Cross can assist you with finding a safe place to stay while your home is restored. These organizations can also assist with clothing, food, medicine, and other needs. If you lost most of your possessions to the fire, don’t hesitate to seek out help obtaining the basics as you wait for insurance reimbursement.
Recover Your Belongings
Work with the fire department to determine when it’s safe to re-enter your home. After the fire is safely extinguished, you may have the opportunity to enter your home and access any undamaged belongs. Pack and remove as much as possible, as a damaged home may not be secure. If you need assistance, our team members are trained to pack and remove items carefully and quickly to help you protect your belongings.
Schedule Fire Restoration Services
During a fire, your home sustains damage not only from the flames but from the water used to extinguish them as well. Professional fire restoration is essential to clean up the aftermath of the disaster and restore your home to a safe and livable state, if possible. We offer emergency pre-cleaning to secure the area, as well as content restoration, water damage restoration, and odor elimination to help you reclaim your home.
Fire restoration is not something you should tackle on your own. Turn to our trained professionals for a safe and quick cleanup. Contact ServiceMaster Restore at 727-201-0499 to schedule your service.
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