Answered: Your Most Burning Questions about Fire Damage

August 17,2020

It is always a good idea to call in a fire restoration and remediation company if your property suffers from fire damage. Smoke and soot are some of the most stubborn fire products. You need an expert hand to handle these and other issues related to the fire incident. The aftermath of fire often leaves you with many unanswered questions. Talking to fire restoration and remediation entity such as Alorair will help you find many of the answers that may be driving you crazy. You need a fire restoration company that has experienced technicians and what it takes in a wide range of disaster management skills. Nevertheless, there are some do-it-yourself solutions to your fire damage headache.

Immediate Action

If a fire erupts in your home, you first need to muster the courage to stay calm. Do not panic. Panic prevents you from staying sober and thinking straight. Quickly evacuate any occupants of your premises. Make sure that everyone is safe before you embark on a property saving mission. If there is a standby fire extinguisher, access it as soon as possible and try to extinguish the fire. We know that some fires may have already gone out of control by now. If that is the case, then you need to call emergency services as soon as possible. After the fire is extinguished, the remaining water may cause second-degree damage. Alorair provides AlorAir Storm Elite dehumidifier, a dehumidification device for rapid drying, which can ensure that the humid environment around your house turns into a sufficiently dry, healthy, and comfortable environment.

Urgent Questions and Answers

What happens to the items I have left at home?

Usually, your insurance company will advise you on which items must be stored away. In such a case, the insurance personnel will remove the items and keep them safely elsewhere. The items that have suffered total damage because of the effect of smoke and soot will be disposed of as required by the local authority regulations.

Does insurance provide board up?

Some insurance companies provide the board up option in their fire damage policy. Check your insurance to be sure about where you can spend your night in case your home is too burnt up to stay in. usually, it is safer to board away from the scene of fire because the effects of smoke, soot, and other odors can be unhealthy. Boarding up is advised to avoid incidents of theft in the aftermath of a fire.

Can I stay in my home in the aftermath of a fire?

It is your discretion to choose where you will spend your night or nights but it is always a good idea to find a place to board up. As mentioned earlier, the aftermath of fire comes with smoke and fumes that can harm your health. However, if the fire was contained fast and only affected a section of your home, leaving other sections that you can use to spend your nights intact, then, you can freely stay at your home in the aftermath of a fire. In order to ensure that smoke does not endanger your health, you can consider renting or buying AlorAir Cleanshield HEPA 550 air scrubber. It is specially designed to remove all particles that may contaminate the lungs and cause health problems.

Do we need help to clean up the soot and smoke?

Answer: Yes. You need help. Smoke and soot are hard to check in the aftermath of a fire. You need an expert hand to confirm the extent of penetration. Trying to do it yourself could compromise your insurance claims later.