Having fire damage in your home may seem like something that only happens in books or movies. But the threat of fire damage in South Florida is very real. And although it’s not always a giant fire that burns down the home, small fires can still do a ton of damage.
Take the kitchen for example. If the kitchen catches fire and burns down the appliances, damages the cabinets, and makes it unusable for some time, it’s going to make things a little bit more difficult for you.
Even one room may require you to temporarily evacuate. If you have found yourself in a similar situation, no matter how small or large the fire was, the Dean Mitchell Group can help. We specialize in disaster restoration services that can help you with your fire damage in South Florida. In the meantime, be sure to follow these three steps to ensure your safety and help quicken the restoration.
- Call Your Insurance Company
The first thing you want to do is call the insurance company. They are going to need to be immediately made aware of the damages to best help you. While on the phone, you may not know the extent of the damage yet, but it’s still good to give them some idea.
You can also follow up with them when you know more about your situation. On the phone with the insurance company, you can discuss restoration options so you have an idea of what your policy says before we get involved.
Our team is experienced with fire damage and knows how to handle them from start to finish so we’ll have no problem picking up where you left off or getting everything done for you.
From taking inventory of what is damaged and what can be saved to handling the debris from the fire, we do it all. We know how lengthy and extensive the fire damage and restoration process is, that is why we do it all. Going between multiple companies is frustrating and creates more stress you don’t need. With us, you get everything in one place.
- Remove and Store Belongings
Now that the Dean Mitchell Group is helping you out with your fire damage restoration in South Florida, we can move on to the next step: removing and storing items.
During this stage of the process, we see what can be saved or repaired, what needs to be thrown out, and what’s left of the structure of the home. Every scenario is different and requires a different approach.
Sometimes the fire is so minor that only one room requires restoration. Other times, the entire home is affected. Whatever items are salvageable or unharmed will be removed from the home and stored. You can also go through these items and take any necessities with you to your temporary living situation. Our team works closely with you to see what got burned and damaged and what’s safe to keep.
From there, you can report the additional information to the insurance company. If any important documents such as birth certificates or social security cards are damaged beyond repair, you can also proceed with replacing all of this.
- Find a Temporary Home
Even if only one room of your home was ruined by the fire, you still need to consider finding a temporary living situation. Chances are that the home is not going to be safe to enter right away. There’s going to be a lot of smoke lingering around and water everywhere. The best thing to do is make sure you and your loved ones are okay and take the night elsewhere. When your home is ready to be lived in again, our team will communicate with you letting you know it’s safe. We know it’s hard to leave your home after the damage that has been done, but your safety matters too. And it’s not permanent! You’ll be back in your home in no time.
Reach Out to Our Team Today!
If you have recently had fire damage in South Florida, reach out to the Dean Mitchell Group. We can help you with the restoration of your home and any items that may be salvageable.
Dealing with fire damage is very overwhelming and stressful. You might not know where to start or how to address the situation. But with our team, we handle everything and guide you through the process from start to finish. To learn more, reach out to our team at (561) 881-8567.