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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Rigby Fire Damage--What Should You Do?

4/6/2016 (Permalink)

Rigby Fire Prevention Tool is a Simple Smoke Detector

SERVPRO Restores Fire Damaged Homes in Rigby

Rigby fire damage has attacked your home. You watched as the many things you have accumulated are burned up in flames. The fire department has been there, and they are now rolling up their hoses, what to do next? The fire department has declared the house uninhabitable until brought back up to health and building codes. The electricity is off, and all services such as gas and water have also been turned off. That, of course, creates more confusion as to what comes next.  One of the things you should not do is to go in and start some kind of clean up, in this unsafe environment.

Call your insurance agent to dispatch an adjuster to initiate the fire damage restoration process. Ask your agent to provide an experienced fire damage restoration company to start the rehab of your Rigby home. A program developed by a fire and water restoration company like SERVPRO will assess and inspect the structure and provide a list of items worth saving and those that are non-salvageable. The final decisions are made by you and your adjuster. This company also offers help with your claim and paperwork to lessen your stress and assist in ensuring a fair restitution.

Fire is one thing. It brings with it burned or burned up materials, furniture, walls, ceilings and it deposits such elements as soot, often greasy, and smoke that permeates everything. The soot and smoke damaging deposits are a priority for clean up. Air circulation must be minimized, HVAC units turned off, to prevent the cross contamination of smoke and oily soot. The technicians clean thoroughly all surfaces, coated with soot or smoke residue, with special dry sponges to reduce smearing and streaking.

There is a significant amount of water and fire damage. The extraction of water, as well as anything damaged by the fire, needs rapid action.

SERVPRO conducts the inspection necessary to locate all of the fire and the water damaged materials. Many of these items need to be removed, such as scorched and waterlogged drywall, other structural elements, and furniture, to a degree that it is no longer capable of being useful. Water can be behind some of those walls and might provide a condition for mold growth.

If your Rigby home has been in a fire and you do not want any of these headaches, call SERVPRO of Rexburg / Rigby. The skilled experts can restore your fire damaged home to its pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened." Just call (208) 356-0263.

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