Fire is a frightening thing, but it can be prevented with thoughtful and thorough prevention. Thing like doing a safety walkthrough of your home before leaving or going to bed, teaching your children about the dangers of fire and using extreme caution in the kitchen can all help in reducing the risk of a fire. While these are not the only methods when it comes to the safety of your loved ones and your possessions, there is really no prevention step too difficult.
When professionals are needed here is some solid advice;
- Only professional firefighters can effectively put a big fire under control using technology and knowledge about the behavior of domestic fires. Get everyone out of the house immediately and call 9-1-1 the moment you realize that the fire is more than a small, isolated problem you home fire extinguisher can handle.
- Once firefighters have put out the fire, your local Promus Restoration team can be dispatched to your home to board up the windows and doors, and make your home secure. It is a way of controlling potential external situations such as children entering an unsafe building, potential removal of your contents without your permission and just overall good control of a damaged property.
- With the board up established, Promus Restoration will meet with your insurance representative and you and will perform a thorough and systematic diagnostic assessment of the whole structure. This is done in order to identify potentially weak parts of the house that are highly susceptible to collapse. Structural issues such as cracks and loosened materials will be first managed by these professionals before other people will be allowed into the burned house.
- With safety for the structure established the next phase of the restoration and remediate phase can begin. Will an engineer be required for the structural repairs? Has a cause been determined? Do you have personal belongings that are important to you that need to be saved and dealt with sooner rather then later?