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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Important Things To Do Before Fire Damage Cleanup

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

As you stand there watching flames consume your business or home, it's difficult to imagine anything worse. What's more, you still have to face more destruction after the fire trucks leave. Possibly charred beyond repair, you will find numerous belongings as well as your burned structure. Sometimes, however, only minor damage results, if you’re lucky. However, major fire damage cleanup will still be needed due to water from the firefighters, contamination from soot and smoke, and more.

Fortunately, fire damage cleanup today can be executed by reputable, trained professionals. We'll introduce you to just such a team shortly. For now, however, let's look at some of the things that need to be done before fire damage cleanup/restoration can begin. Remember, this will be a major undertaking. It can be emotionally draining as well as physically.

Fire Damage Cleanup – What's Involved?

Before you face all the challenges involved in fire cleanup/restoration, STOP! Breathe. Before things return to normal, know ahead of time that it's going to be a bit of a long haul. Prepare yourself. You will face the stress and anxiety of the situation better if you try, as much as possible, to get ready for it. Be patient.

Here's what you need to do.

Have You Contacted Your Insurance?

If your insurance company hasn’t been contacted yet, do so immediately. This way, you can get hold of a reputable restoration company and get the project started. There is every chance the restoration process needs to be authorized by your insurance company. So, find out for sure. Then, cleanup can begin in earnest.


To house you and your family, you may need an alternate place, even if the fire was on the small side. Before you move back in, you want everything cleaned and thoroughly checked. Many health risks can be posed by burned material. For your health, fire/smoke damage cleanup is essential. But so is cleaning up ash, soot, and smoke damaged materials.

Your Property

While you're waiting on the restoration, against the elements and further damage or theft, securing of the property will likely be insisted upon by your insurance company. It's a good idea regardless. For ceiling holes and other areas, tarps may do the trick. For covering up missing doors and windows, however, you'll want to hire a board-up service.

Now it's time to get hold of a professional fire restoration team. One you can rely on and who will get the job done as quickly as possible, as professionally as possible, and with expert knowledge and equipment.

Call SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City To Clean Up Fire Damage

The SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City team knows – through extensive education and experience – the damage a fire can cause. But we’re ready, rest assured, and waiting for your call!

We offer cleaning services, residential services, and commercial services that cover the damage done by fire, water, mold, and so much more. As well as being locally owned and operated, within the restoration industry, we are a valued and trusted leader. We use highly trained restoration technicians and the most advanced restoration and cleaning equipment available.

Call us at 201-656-0035 or contact us through our convenient online form. Remember, too, that we have 24-hour emergency service and are faster to any disaster than our competition.

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