Dealing with Fire Damage in Your Nashville Home
A fire in your home is one of the worst things to go through, ever. Your home and many items of value to you may have been lost or badly damaged by the flames, the heat, smoke or water. Firefighters may have found it necessary to cut holes in walls to look for hidden flames, or in the roof to let out heat and smoke. The clean up after a fire in your Nashville home will take time and patience.
You will need to contact your insurance agent before any fire damage is repaired or clean-up is begun. You will need to be prepared with information on what will be covered, and how to find reputable companies that can take care of your property for you during this time.
You will want to take steps to find and retrieve all important documents, and replace those that have been lost or irretrievably damaged, such as birth and death records, social security cards, mortgage and banking information and records, wills, and stocks and bonds.
Try to limit movement about the home, to prevent soot particles from becoming embedded in your upholstery and carpets. You can place towels or old linens on your rugs, upholstered furniture, and foot traffic areas.
Changing your HVAC filters after a fire is a good idea, and if the power is out, empty your freezer and fridge and prop the doors open to get rid of the smoke.
You don’t want to wash any walls or painted surfaces, or clean carpets, etc. without contacting a fire damage specialist. Any canned or packaged food and beverage items that were stored near the heat or fire will need to be thrown out. If your ceiling is wet, don’t turn on any ceiling fixtures such as fans or lighting; the wiring could be damaged.
Here at SERVPRO of Belle Meade/ West Nashville, we are ready to help you in the event of fire damage to your Nashville home. We are also experienced in the areas of water damage and mold prevention and remediation. Visit our website: SERVPRO of Belle Meade/ West Nashville or contact us by phone at: (615) 358 0603.