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Fire Damage In Your Matthews Home

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

Experiencing a fire-damaged home in Matthews can be quite traumatic. Once you come to terms with the loss of valuable possessions, you also need to think about cleaning up and restoring your house. Once you know everyone is out of harm's way, and the fire has been extinguished, you can begin thinking about the steps needed to get your life and your home back to normal.

Do Not Enter a Home Damaged by Fire

Although you may be tempted to go back into the house to access the damage, you need to wait until a professional gives the ok. The structure could be damaged, and there could be dangerous chemicals in the air that can cause respiratory problems. The electrical systems in the home can also be affected and could cause electrocution. A professional needs to check out the home and make sure it is safe.

Contact an Insurance Agent

Your homeowner’s insurance agent will assess the damage and determine what type of coverage should be included in your claim. An adjuster will come out to the home and provide an estimate of the damage and can recommend a fire restoration company. SERVPRO of East Mecklenburg/Matthews can come in to clean and repair damage and restore your home as quickly as possible.

Call a Fire Restoration Company

It makes sense that your house is cleaned, dried, and restored correctly by professionals from a fire damage restoration company. These technicians are trained to identify problem areas and determine what can be saved, what can be cleaned, and what should be disposed of.  An experienced company will inspect your home and determine if mold is an issue, and if so, begin working to remove it from the home. SERVPRO will use high-velocity fans to move air and dry out the areas and will remove the debris to prevent further damage. 

Although dealing with a fire can be emotionally draining, working with a fire damage restoration company can make the process easier. Getting your home promptly back to normal will allow everyone in the family to move on with their lives.

SERVPRO of East Mecklenburg / Matthews is locally owned and operated so we are part of the Matthews community too. When you have a fire, flooding or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

As fire and water damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly.  Please call 704.874.8001