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Don’t Touch Smoky Items with Bare Hands!

Even if you are allowed to reenter the damaged building,call ERS before trying to clean anything up.

Acidic smoke particulates can combine with skin oils and could irreparably damage property that ERS would have been able to save.Call or contact us by email – click the button below.

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(414) 348-9558

Don’t Touch Smoky Items with Bare Hands!

Even if you are allowed to reenter the damaged building,call ERS before trying to clean anything up.

Acidic smoke particulates can combine with skin oils and could irreparably damage property that ERS would have been able to save.Call or contact us by email – click the button below.

What Should You Do After A Fire?

A fire in a building, especially a home, is one of the most devastating things a homeowner can experience. Even if the victims of a house fire are lucky enough not to lose any family members or sustain injuries, that doesn’t mean that all is well. This is a major loss of property, personal security, and peace of mind.

However, the only way to be victimized by a house fire and come out successfully on the other side is to have and commit to a plan for recovery. Here are the things you should be doing to get on with your life after a fire.

Ensure The Safety Of Family

The first thing that should be done, especially with a residential fire, is to ensure that all family members are accounted for and safe. If some family members are away, contact them and notify them of what’s happened. The priority should always be loved ones in a situation as drastic as a house fire. This is especially important for pets, which may be harmed by smoke inhalation or other fire factors.

Notify People

Extended family members and close friends should immediately be brought up to speed about what has happened. Once the immediate family is taken care of, it’s important to let others close to you know that you’re alright. This is also where you should consider notifying any professional obligations you may have. An employer, for example, should be understanding and grant some time off in the event of a fire.

Secure Emergency Lodgings

You may need to check into a hotel or stay with another family member, but returning to your home to resume normal living activities is non-negotiable after a house fire. Depending on the extent of the damage, the roof may have holes that expose it to the elements. The danger of smoke inhalation and contamination is still high, even after the flames have been quenched.

Make sure that your family’s need for shelter is taken care of first so that, at the very least, there is a place for them to stay during this challenging period safely.

Notify Insurance

This is easy to forget, but it’s crucial. An insurance company won’t “know” that you’ve had a fire in your home unless you inform them of what’s happened. This step will be part of your financial road to recovery. The sooner you can get your insurance company notified, the faster the administrative process will compensate you for your losses.

Listen To The Professionals

Don’t enter your home to survey the damage or check the belongings until an inspection has been conducted and the property is deemed safe for entry. It’s easy to get hurt due to weak floors, broken stairs, or falling beams.

Bring In The Experts

Finally, repair and restoration after something as major as a fire is possible. Experienced professionals have been working at the site of floods and fires for decades. If you need help, Emergency Restoration Specialists have over 30 years of experience with fire and smoke damage restoration right here in the Milwaukee area.

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