Fire Damage Restoration and Mitigation
Experiencing a fire can be one of the most traumatic experiences of a person’s life. From furnace "puff-backs" to major fires, these events often produce significant property damage and can seem an overwhelming setback to those affected. At Paul Davis, we realize that getting your life and property back to normal as quickly as possible is our highest priority.
Paul Davis has a team of certified restoration experts on-call 24 hours a day to respond to emergency fire losses. Once on scene, our technicians will work with you and your insurance company to accurately assess the damage, secure your property, and begin restoration work as soon as possible. If your property has been affected by fire or smoke damage, call (800) 325.4636 to speak with a Paul Davis restoration expert immediately.
What You Can Do
There are some steps you can take before we arrive in order to minimize additional damage. However, always adhere to the recommendations of your fire department or other responding agencies as your health and safety are the highest priority.
- Contact your insurance company and a qualified restoration company immediately.
- If you have lost power and it is safe to do so, remove perishable foods from your refrigerator and freezer and prop the doors open with a rolled towel. The odor created by spoiled food is usually impossible to remove.
- Open windows to vent smoke and start drying process.
- Keep a listing of anything you have discarded and receipts for any expenses you incur in protecting your property.
- Remove all pets to a clean environment.
- Make a list of medications you will need if you must relocate.
- If you must relocate, even temporarily, give your insurance company a phone number where you can be reached.
- Re-enter your home unless the fire department has told you it is safe to do so.
- Attempt to vacuum carpets, clean walls or ceilings, or remove drapes.
- Use do-it-yourself deodorizers or carpet cleaners. These may offset the effectiveness of professional formulas.
- Consume food items exposed to smoke or canned goods that have been subjected to excessive heat.