Steps to Take After a Wildfire Ruins Your Home
Even a small fire in your home can lead to serious damage. The building itself is often badly damaged by flames, smoke, and water from the fire department. And that’s just a kitchen fire. After a wildfire, there may be little left, and anything leftover will need to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before anyone can use the item. Then, you have the damage from the fire department. They may need to cut holes in the walls to scour the place for hidden flames. It’s a complete mess. After a wildfire, know that you’re not alone. The community bands together. Here is how to recuperate after a wildfire.
Entering a Fire Damaged House
After wildfires rip through the area, many residential neighborhoods will be devastated. Upon returning home, your first instinct will be to rush inside and check the damage or salvage your possessions.
Either way,a house fire leaves behind contamination and structural damage. Both are quite dangerous. Watch out for tripping or falling hazards, ash and soot contamination, hazardous materials, and poorly ventilated areas where carbon monoxide may have built-up.
Call a Restoration Company
If you have a local restoration company that is available to help, give them a call. Most fire damage restoration companies offer 24-hour service. Upon calling, you’ll likely be greeted by a knowledgeable technician who is willing to arrive within the hour.
During the restoration process, which can get quite expensive in a short time, your home will be repaired or fully reconstructed, possessions inside will be salvaged, and contamination will be addressed.
Sell Your Home
After a severe wildfire, you may not wish to remain in the area. The terrible loss and bad memories of the fire could have long-lasting effects on you psychologically. You’ll always remember the wildfires.
If you choose to sell, know that most real estate agents won’t take the house. It’s a liability and an unknown investment risk. A real estate investor, however, will gladly offer you a fair price for your fire-damaged house.
Following a wildfire, if you choose to sell your house, contact Sell My House Today. We’ll make you a reasonable offer for your house, no matter its condition, within 24 hours. Give us a call at (719) 476-2727!