Did You Know: Fire Damage Can Lead to Water Damage
Fires by themselves can cause massive damage to anything, especially your home. In minutes, your home, possessions, everything can go up in flames and be turned to ash. However, fire damage isn’t the only problem you’ll have. There is also the effort to fight and put out the fire in which firefighters need to use mass amounts of water.
What to do Following a Fire
First and foremost, after alerting the authorities, GET TO SAFETY. Then you need to let firefighting crews do their job. They will use a lot of water to make sure the fire is out for good. This can result in major water damage, and possibly even mold depending on how long remediation takes, in the building. Here’s what you should do next:
- Take photos and contact your insurance
- Avoid contact with anything affected by the fire.
- Contact us to start fire and water cleanup and remediation professionally
Water Restoration Issues
A firefighters goal is to get the fire under control, and ultimately completely extinguish it, as fast as they can. This means that they will have to spray much water to achieve these goals. This effectively puts an end to the flames, it will cause other problems including water damaged walls, ceilings, furniture, electronics, etc.
We Come In To Help
We do our best to save as much of your home as possible. We do this to help speed up remediation and to keep as much of your. Next we will remove the water and moisture left behind from the fire crew. Our specialists use high-powered industrial extractors to remove any moisture from the area as quick and efficiently as possible. We do our best to determine what can be saved and restore it "Like it never even happened." We then use a variety of equipment and technology to remove any trace of fire or smoke damage from your property and your possessions.
SERVPRO of Montebello is here to help with all your fire or water damage needs. We are open 24/7 365 days a year to help you get back to normal. Call us at (323) 215-1997