The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2014, there were 1.3 million fires reported in the United States, resulting in $11.6 billion in property damage. The tragedy and recovery from losing a home is as complex as building the home and life that breathed inside it.
The American Red Cross provides a recovery document for those affected by a fire that addresses the emotions felt after a disaster entitled “Picking up the Pieces after a Fire.” This multipage brochure focuses on the steps to deal with the loss of a home and its contents, including staying safe immediately after the incident, checking the safety of your home, and recovering emotionally and financially. The emotional impact is multi-faceted: “People may experience fear concerning their safety or that of a loved one, shock, disbelief, grief, anger and guilt. Memory problems, anxiety and/or depression are also possible after experiencing a disaster.” So when you are facing a myriad of emotions, how do you address your home’s physical recovery?
With professional fire restoration, reviving parts of your life and home quickly becomes a reality. Repairing fire and smoke damage is a complex task. ServiceMaster Clean 24-Hour is a licensed and bonded company that specializes in fire and smoke restoration services. We can handle cleanup from start to finish and as part of the fire damage restoration process, we handle the delicate tasks of removing ash from all of your electronics, appliances, books, artwork and important documents. The loss of precious and sentimental belongings is already a burden. Leveraging our expertise allows you to attend to other areas of recovery.
Our technicians, in addition to having years of experience, are required to attend continuing education courses regarding the latest techniques and equipment. These updates help us continually provide more comprehensive services. We understand the value of your time, recovery and peace of mind.
By: Melissa Hardin Baysinger