- Safekeeping – If the area has been cleared for entrance, one of the first things you need to do is find all your important documents and paperwork like insurance papers, birth certificates, passports and others. Keep them safe at an alternate location.
- Ventilation – Fires in Tampa create a lot of smoke and soot. Open all the windows in your home so that the worst part of the smoky odor thins. Opening up your windows will also ensure that the personal belongings and items that have been doused in water while trying to put out the fire will dry out quickly.
- Inventory – Keep yourself busy by taking an inventory of all the items that you have lost in the fire or that have become unsalvageable. Your insurance company will require an in depth list of the damaged items and only you will know exactly what has been damaged in your home.
- Don’t Eat – The food and drinks that were left around in the house will have, in all likelihood, been damaged by the fire, smoke and consequent water damage. Steer clear of all health complications by not consuming any of the food, including the canned goods.
A professional fire restoration company in Tampa will guide you through all other processes like moving items out for safe keeping, cautionary practices, deodorizing and dehumidifying the area and more.
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