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3 Tips for Recovering From a Fire

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Thick smoke engulfs a home, foreshadowing the blazing destruction to come. Home fire in Coventry, MA.

Steps To Recover From A Home Fire

Has your home in Coventry, MA, suffered from a fire? While you wait for a fire cleanup specialist to arrive, here are some steps to take to get things back to normal.

1. Take Care of Yourself
It may sound trivial or like a joke, but one of the most important steps to take after a fire is to take time to care for yourself and your family. If you are able, try to eat balanced, healthy meals and drink plenty of water. If at all possible, try to maintain your normal routine. All of these steps allow you to maintain a sense of stability after suffering from a fire. Allow yourself to grieve and feel; a home fire is a serious loss and it's important to treat it as such.

2. Salvage
Although many precious items may have been lost in the blaze, it's usually not a complete loss. Exercise caution when retrieving items, as some areas of your home may be unstable. When looking to clean items impacted by smoke damage, use a mixture of 4-6 tablespoon of tri-sodium phosphate and one cup of bleach for every gallon of warm water. For further fire cleanup, clean your walls from bottom to top to prevent streaking. Additionally, lessen your chances of mold growth by wiping down wet surfaces with a ratio of one cup bleach to one gallon of warm water.

3. Request a Fire Report
The last thing anyone wants to do after a devastating fire is to mess with logistics and insurance companies. One of the easiest ways to get started with your insurance company is to request a fire report from your local fire department. This report gives needed information about the cause of the fire and provides a legitimate source of proof for your insurance company.
Fire cleanup is not an easy process, but with some support and knowledge, things are a bit easier.

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