You just had a fire in your home. Depending on the severity you put it out with a fire extinguisher or the fire company came. Either way the next step would be to call your insurance and report the fire and start the claims process. After that you may need SERVPRO to come out and board up any broken windows or doors for safety and security reasons. After this the Fire Marshall will need to clear your home as safe to enter. You'll want to start getting quotes on cleaning and repairs. During this everything in your home or business will be determined salvageable or unsalvageable. Unsalvageable items should be reported to your insurance. The cleaning and repairs process after a fire can take quite some time so prepare yourself. Granted I would definitely prefer things to take a little longer and be done thoroughly than rushed through especially with a situation such as a fire. Fire odor can linger.
Head on over to our next blog post for more information on the cleaning process!