Fire damage that is not necessarily from the fire
We have heard it said a couple of times that what we do for restoration is not about the money it costs, but more about the time of loss. Time is the one thing you can not replace or restore. As much as we would love to give back the time lost out of your own home and bed, it is simply impossible. Fires in our opinion are the most time consuming. They bring not only the fire damage, but water damage as well, that necessary to put out a fire. But there are other damages that come with fire that also has to be restored.
Damage that is a necessary part of the job that brave men and women who fight fires, is caused in the effort to extinguish the fire. Sometimes it is necessary to vent the smoke out of the home by “venting a roof”. A fireman’s axe is a vital piece of their equipment. Not only does this help them clear smoke-filled rooms it can help them create escape routes to help save lives of both occupants and fellow fire fighters. They may also need to forcibly enter the home or business to start fighting the fire. Training with this equipment is key.
Some tips to keep in mind.
- Prepare for the event of a fire. Know what the plan is to evacuate your home or office.
- After the fire is out there is the business of figuring out what is salvageable and what is not. This also is a lengthy process. Keeping a high value items list of contents of your home off site will help.
- Never leave candles or cooking burners left unattended.
- Never overload a plugin circuit.
- Keep SERVPRO of West Forsyth County’s number 336-946-1131 handy for all types of disaster restoration needs.