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How to Cope With Fire Accidents

How to Cope With Fire Accidents

Fire is not only devastating, but it can also cause damage to your home and put lives in danger. 

Fire can spread rapidly depending on the cause and the materials that got caught in it. It is best to know preventive measures before it’s too late. You can lose your property and belongings, but most importantly it can cost lives. 

 

Here are some tips to ponder to prevent fire incidents. 
 

  • Don’t leave an open fire unattended. 

  • Keep portable heaters and lighted candles away from your curtains, furniture or anything that can easily catch fire. 

  • Avoid smoking on the bed and make sure that your cigarette butt light is out before leaving it unattended. It is best to soak it in water before throwing it in the trash. 

  • Most fires start in the kitchen. Make sure you clean your stove and counter after cooking to prevent grease and oil from catching on fire.  

  • Never leave frying pans unattended, it is most likely to catch fire. 

  • Keep matches and lighters safe away from children’s reach. 

  • Always keep a fire extinguisher and plan a route for escape. 

  • Have your electrical wirings checked by a professional at least once every 5 years or immediately after buying a house. 

  • If you notice a malfunctioning appliance do not use it nor fix it if you do not have the knowledge. Have a professional or skilled person handle the job. 

  • Avoid overloading a socket and keep special outlets for special appliances. 

  • When you smell a gas leaking, keep the children out of the house and open all the windows. Immediately turn off the supply and never turn on any switch for it can cause a spark that can ignite a fire. 

 

Having a fire accident happen in your home is already devastating, but not knowing what to do after a fire can be very stressful. It can be a hard process for you. We wrote another blog discussing what to do in the wake of a residental fire.  

The first thing you would want to do is to call your insurance agent immediately. You might get a lot of calls from different contractors and public adjusters that will try to offer you a deal. We suggest that you speak to your agent to discuss your options. 
 

Then, you’ll have to call the best restoration company to help you restore your home and give you the best fire damage restoration service. Gold Choice Restoration is always ready to be at your service. You can guarantee that once the fire trucks leave we can start the job! We assure you that we can give you the best service in town. You can call us anytime at (214)989-7132, we will act fast. 

 
Insurance companies will want a detailed inventory after they have inspected the loss. It is best to separate the damaged belongings from the undamaged belongings to make it easier to sort things out. Always have the following information documented: 

 

Date of purchase 

Brand name 

Price 

Serial Number 

Model 

Description 

Include gifted items 

Remember that it is best to have the receipts stored with this list. 


Damaged property and belongings that can be saved must be taken care of immediately to prevent further damage. It is best to call out Gold Choice Restoration at (214)989-7132 and have the job done. Always keep us in mind whenever you need fire damage restoration. We strive to restore your property to its best condition. 

Things to consider when returning home after a fire 

 
Returning home after a fire can be unsafe, you need to wait for the local fire department or law enforcement authority to say that it is safe to return home.  

 
Once it is safe, make sure to wear protected clothes to keep you safe from hot spots, broken glass, and other damaged items. You might need to wear a mask to keep from inhaling ashes and fumes. 

 
Throw out food, beverages, or any medication that is exposed to heat, smoke, soot, and fumes. Never eat tinned food if rusted or bulged and do not refreeze thawed food. It can cause these items to alter its expiration and can be harmful to your health. 

 
Have all electrical wirings and appliances checked by a professional before using them. 

 
Keep a note of the best company to call whenever you need fire damage restoration service. Keep Gold Choice Restoration in a note, our hotline is (214)989-7132. You can click on the link to learn more about our fire damage restoration service. http://goldchoicerestoration.com/Our-Services/Fire-Smoke 

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