After a fire damage incident in your house, everyone seems to have great advice of what you should do -- call your insurance company, secure the property, call a restoration team, and so forth. But something they don’t mention is the list of things you should strictly avoid doing after having a fire incident in your house. Here is a list of things you should avoid in the aftermath before seeking professional help.
1. Get rid of all the food items that were there in the house during the fire, including canned food. The excess heat can render the food useless and dangerous to consume. They should be discarded and in some cases, the cost can be itemized and get them replaced as a part of your insurance claim.
2. Hire professionals to clear the fire and ash remains. Trying to clean it on your own and doing it the wrong way can damage your walls, ceilings and other surfaces and leave residues behind. These residues often result in various breathing problems for people living in the house.
3. In case of heavy smoke, avoid reusing the carpet and upholstered furniture. It is advisable to get them replaced as they can give rise to various respiratory problems.
4. Do not turn on any of the electrical appliances in the house without getting them professionally checked and cleaned. Reason for this being that the dust present inside these can lead to a short circuit and damage the equipment.
5. Last but not the least; do not enter the house unless you’re given assurance from a licensed authority about the structural integrity of the house. Although the house might have many valuable things which you need to recover, your life is more precious. It’s best to hire a professional to salvage all the goods and get a complete restoration done before entering the house again.
At Classique ChemDry we have experienced professionals who can quickly and efficiently investigate the fire-damaged property. We estimate the extent of damages which can be a result of the fire, smoke, and water. We also devise a proper plan of restoration for the fire-damaged site.
Give us a call on 1800 213 006 or visit www.classiquechemdry.com.au and we will be there to assist you!