basement water damage restorationFire damage can devastate your home and leave you with unlivable conditions. The damage comes from not just the fire itself, but can be caused by smoke damage and water damage from the firefighting efforts required to stop the fire. Water Damage America are experts in fire damage restoration, and understand exactly how to fix the fire damage to your home no matter the material, kind of fire, or the extent of the damage.

Fire damage can range from small kitchen fires to huge blazing fires that engulf the entire home. Common causes of fires and fire damage are:

– Kitchen Appliances
– Heating Systems
– Smoking Inside
– Candles
– Faulty Wiring

If your house is on fire, you should immediately exit the house and call 911. Once the firefighting efforts are over and your house is clear of the fire, you should call a restoration expert like Water Damage America. Questions you should keep in mind are:

1. What is the extent of the damage?
2. Am I safe to stay in my home?
3. Are there any electrical hazards?

Once you know that you are safe, there are some things you can do in fire damage situations to assist the restoration crew before they arrive. These include:

– Do not enter your home if possible, as soot particles can move around and embed into upholstery and carpeting
– Change your HVAC filter
– Cover air vents with cheesecloth or similar material to prevent soot from spewing from the vents
– Clear the damaged area of loose items

You should NEVER use electrical appliances that are close to the fire damaged area. You should leave the cleanup process to professionals and should only enter your home if you are safe, and if the fire damage is confined to a smaller area of the home. If the fire damage poses a threat to you and your family, evacuate immediately and call the fire damage experts at Water Damage America. We will ensure your home is safe and restored.