Do’s And Don’ts Of Dealing With Fire Damage Repair

fire damage repair minneapolis, fire damage cleanup minneapolis, professional fire damage repair minneapolisThere is a lot of chaos that follows a house fire. Amidst the fear and destruction, everything seems hectic. In order to provide the best results for you, your loved ones, and your Minneapolis home, it is important to know how to respond to a fire, and what not to do during the repair. We at 24Restore would like to introduce some general “Do’s and Don’ts” to help give some guidance and directions following a fire.

DO’S

  • Have a fire escape plan, and practice it. Getting everyone out of the house is the number one priority when a fire starts, and without a working and practiced escape plan in place, this step becomes much more difficult. All members of the household should know the escape plan for each room, and each room should have two designated exit routes. Then, a designated safe meeting place outside of the home must be established so that all members of the household know where to meet. As soon as the fire starts and alarms alert you, follow the fire escape plan so that everyone can be evacuated quickly and safely.

  • Have at least one fire extinguisher accessible in your home. If the fire is small and contained in one area, use the extinguisher to attempt to put it out. However, do not spend too much time attempting to put out a fire that is resisting (more on this to come in the Don’t section). 

  • Stay below the smoke when exiting the home. The chemical make-up of smoke can cause serious damage to the brain and lungs. Smoke will kill you before the fire does if too much is inhaled, so stay low.

  • Initiate a quick response by first alerting emergency response personnel (firefighters), and then alerting a fire damage repair crew so that they can begin mitigating the damage as soon as the flames are out.

  • Let firefighters know the location of the fire, and how many family members are still in the house if not everyone has made it to the designated meeting spot. This will help firefighters drastically increase the odds of getting the fire out quickly and locating family members in time to get them out safely.

DON’TS 

  • Do not attempt to put out any fire by yourself if the flames are not responding to your efforts. Even small fires can grow very quickly, and will easily get out of hand. Do not waste valuable escape time trying to unsuccessfully extinguish a fire on your own; evacuate immediately. 

  • Do not enter a burning home under any circumstances. Even after the flames have been extinguished, you should not re-enter the building until a professional has deemed it safe to do so. Fires cause a lot of destruction, and the integrity of the home will more than likely be compromised, making entry unsafe. Gas leaks, smoke in the air, and electrical circuit malfunctions are all other risks that follow after flames have been extinguished, so extreme caution should be used before going back inside.

  • Do not try to clean, wipe, or repair any fire or smoke damage from your home on your own. Fire damage cleanup and repair requires necessary components and processes that are completely unique to fire damage. Trying to clean and repair fire damage on your home can actually lead to more damage, so by working with professional fire damage repair and restoration companies you ensure that no detail is overlooked and every issue is addressed.

24 Restore offers 24-hour fire damage repair and restoration company in Minneapolis. We will have our team en route to provide emergency service within one hour to prevent any further damage to your irreplaceable belongings and home and will do whatever it takes to help you and repair your home after a fire. 

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