Recovering from Smoke Damage To Your Home in Coon Rapids
When the place where you live is damage by smoke from a fire is natural to feel a sense of unease and loss. Most people want to get everything back to normal as soon as possible but they aren't quite sure where to start.
Here are a few things to think about that will help speed up the recovery:
1. First and foremost, take care of yourself and your family. This means getting everyone out safe and not going back into your home until you are told it is okay to do so. Then when you do, use extreme cautiion as you will most likely be walking on uneven, wet, damaged surfaces. Call relatives if you need a place to stay. If you don't know anyone who can offer shelter, contact your local Red Cross for help.
2. Be sure to let your insurance company know what happened. Besides handling the claim, your insurance carrier can be a great resource to you in handeling all the things that come up when your home is damaged in a fire. Making sure they are aware of what is going on as soon as possible will help them help you.
3. If you can, try to prevent further damage. If the fire department came and water hoses were used, try to prop up furniture off of wet surfaces. Also, opening a few windows can help dissipate the smoke smell more quickly.
If there is a lot of damage to your home, enlist the help of a restoration specialist. Your insurance agent can recommend one to you. SERVPRO of NW Ramsey County specializes in smoke and water remediation and our certified technicians are always on call to help with needed.