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Putting Out the Flames May Mean Unexpected Water Damage

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Firefighters putting out a fire in a home Home fire in North Des Plaines, IL

Putting Out the Flames May Mean Unexpected Water Damage

The effects of a fire to your North Des Plaines, IL, can be devastating. Along with charred belongings, the stench of smoke, and visible soot damage, the water used to extinguish the flames can also cause damage. Considering that a fire hose used by firefighters can release 300 gallons of water a minute, that could mean dealing with extensive unwanted alongside the fire damage.

After a Fire
The aftermath of the fire and potential water damage means safety should always be the first priority. Once the property is safe to enter, below are some tips to get the restoration process quickly started.

Call Your Insurer – Getting a claim started fast means returning to normal sooner. An insurance adjuster will come and inspect the damage, both from the fire and any damage incurred putting it out. Depending on the severity, discuss if temporary lodging and food expenses will be provided.
Document Everything – While you may want to dig in and start salvaging your precious belongings, photos and videos should be taken of everything that came in contact with the fire or water.
Start the Drying Process – The longer water sits, the more potential for secondary issues to form, such as mold growth. If possible and safe to do so, open windows and run fans to get the air circulating.

Professional Help
The next call you make after insurance should be to a trusted fire damage and restoration company. They will complete and inspection and assessment of the situation, work with your insurer to get the process started and help secure the home against further damage during the wait. Once the restoration process begins, they have the expertise, latest technology and industrial cleaning techniques to thoroughly dry, clean, sanitize and restore any structural problems and many of your belongings.
Any kind of fire damage can have lingering effects. Taking quick action and working with your insurance company and professional restoration service can help you get back to “Like it never even happened.”

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