You may be anxious to clean your home after a fire, but unless
you take the time to get professional advice you may be wasting
your efforts or creating further damage. Follow the steps below to
Contact Your Insurance Agent
Call your insurance agent immediately once the fire is out. They can provide advice on restoration or replacement of damaged items.
Get the Air Moving!
Get the air moving inside your home. Open windows to ventilate areas. Install a fan to circulate the air. If there has been water damage and the weather is warm, you will probably need to keep the windows shut and run a dehumidifier. In cold weather your heat will help.
Check With the Fire Marshal
Make sure you get permission from the Fire Marshal to safely re-enter your home before doing so. Even after a fire is out your home could have hidden dangers.