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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Securing Your Property After a Fire

10/13/2016 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be devastating. Call SERVPRO to remediate!

There are Many Reasons to Call a Professional Company After Suffering Fire Damage to your Home

When you experience a fire on your property, you may have to leave quickly, leaving your property open and vulnerable. It is important to make sure that your home or business is secured because it protects you, your neighbors and aids in your insurance claims. When you call SERVPRO, they inspect your property and when needed, make it secure.
There are several key areas that must be secured from a fire damage event in Chattanooga. These include the perimeter, doors, windows and other damaged areas, like the roof. Doors and windows should be boarded up; roofs may need to be covered with a tarp to keep out inclement weather, insects, and animals.
Walls and floors are inspected for their stability. They too may need to be covered with a temporary shoring. The perimeter requires temporary fencing around your property. There are a couple of reasons why securing your property after a fire is necessary. One reason is to keep others protected. Children and pets become curious and wander onto the unsecured property and become injured.
If your property is left unsecured and someone gets hurt, you are held financially liable. The second reason to protect your property after a disaster is to keep thieves from stealing what remaining valuables you have and possibly causing additional damage. Also, securing your property helps to prevent inclement weather from causing more damage and to keep animals or insects from chewing on electrical wires and other belongings.
SERVPRO uses a variety of materials and methods to prop up weakened walls and floors. This allows their professional technicians to work safely on damaged areas. In some cases, family members and employees can continue to live or work in the property during their restoration process. As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO offers a broad range of services, including fire damage restoration, temporary fencing, board-up services, and more.
As experts in disaster remediation, SERVPRO of East Chattanooga is armed with the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. We are locally owned and operated, plus we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have any questions about a board-up and/or insurance claims, call us today at (423) 326-1406.

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