Crucial Steps to Take After a Fire
At AIRTEK Inc, we certainly hope you never have any kind of fire in your house, except where it belongs like a fireplace. But if you do have a fire, even a small one, here’s what you need to do.
If you haven’t already, call your insurance company. They may have some requirements and probably have some suggestions as well. It is important that you do whatever they say has to be done.
Cover any carpet, dry furniture, books and other stuff with towels or sheets. If you can get tarps, that’s even better. Large plastic bags can also work, if the item will fit. Don’t close up the bag. It needs to breath. If the items are wet, don’t cover them. That encourages mold and mildew.
Open windows. Secure the property as best you can and call AIRTEK Inc.
We’ll come out and help you do the hard stuff. We can board openings and haul out destroyed items. If need be, we’ll stretch tarp across the roof to stop further environment damage. Your home probably has enough water in it after the fire. You don’t need rain on top of that.
We’ll get as much of the water out as fast as we can. Our truck mounted equipment is heavy duty and it can move a lot of water in a hurry. When we’re done with water removal, provided the items don’t get soaked again, the little moisture remaining will be gone quickly.
We get rid of the smoke and soot. We get it off the furniture, the walls, ceilings and other surfaces. Removing soot is not something you should try to do. You may wind up just spreading it around and embedding it deeply into the various surfaces.
At AIRTEK Inc, our equipment can even remove smoke odors. Anything that can be salvaged, we take care of that. If the item is questionable, we’ll ask you about. You’ll get an honest opinion about how much of it we can salvage. We know that some items have a priceless sentimental value to you and we take extra care with that.
Next is the restoration process. If it’s beyond our abilities, we’ll work with the contractor you select to get your house back into shape. We hate when people have to deal with these types of life altering situations, but we are glad to help in any way we can.
AIRTEK Inc is a fire and smoke repair company in Hudson, MA. Call (978) 567-1072 if you need fire and smoke restoration in your house. We look forward to the opportunity to service your home or business.