Dealing with Fire and Smoke Damage in the Chicago Area- Fire Restoration Tips

Chicago Fire Restoration Services by ServiceMaster of Lincoln Park

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, 370,000 fires were reported in 2011, which caused over $6.9 billion in property damage. Response time matters when it comes to restoring yourfire-damage-cleanup-chicago home or business to its pre-fire condition. If a fire disaster should occur in your Chicago home or business, fire restoration will be the least of your worries once you’ve called ServiceMaster of Lincoln Park. We have helped many homes and businesses in the Chicago area quickly recover from fire and smoke damage. With our swift response, more of your furniture and belongings are saved and your business or home is back to normal…FAST!

Be Prepared

While ServiceMaster of Lincoln Park begins the tasks required to restore your damaged home or business, you’ll have plenty of calls to make, especially to your insurance company. The best way to handle fire damage restoration is to be prepared in advance. Investing in a fireproof box or safe should be your first step. Purchase one large enough to protect all your important documents, particularly insurance papers, birth and marriage certificates, passports, vehicle titles, and any other legal documents that you wouldn’t want to lose. Take the time to document all the valuables you own and keep that documentation in the safe or box. A list or even a video inventory of all valuables in the home (like jewelry, artwork, or prized collections), any home improvements or additions, and all automobiles will ensure the insurance claim process is easier. Put a business card for ServiceMaster of Lincoln Park in the box or safe as well so you can give them an immediate call and start the fire restoration process as soon as possible.

Be Proactive

The best way to prevent fires is to make sure all the safety devices in the building are inspected as needed and operational. Educate the entire family or staff regarding escape plans, fire extinguisher locations, and how to react to emergency situations. Before winter arrives, contact your local gas company and see if they offer furnace inspections, and be sure to replace any filters when they are scheduled to be changed. Ensure the chimney is clean and free of soot and creosote before firing up the wood stove or fireplace. The first weekend of November brings the end of Daylight Savings Time. As you go about setting the clocks back one hour, take the time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors as well.No matter how well you try to prepare to prevent a problem, disasters can happen. If you suddenly find yourself in need of fire damage restoration services, contact ServiceMaster of Lincoln Park as soon as possible. With our highly trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment and cleaning processes we’ll make sure your get back on your feet in as short a time as possible!

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