Creating a Recovery Plan After a Natural Disaster

When the worst happens and your Port Orange, FL home is affected by a fire, flooding or another natural disaster, don’t panic. What you need to do is take immediate action to make sure your property is protected and you can rebuild your life. Here’s what you need to know.

Understanding Fire Damage

The biggest mistake you can make after a fire is assuming that now that the fire has been put out, your property is safe. The reality is that fire starts a number of chemical reactions that can continue to damage your home and your belongings for several days after the fire itself. Items that were salvageable can become damaged beyond repair if those chemical reactions aren’t interrupted.

You need to get a fire restoration professional to your home right away to secure the building, pre-clean your belongings and start the process of limiting fire damage. Remember, soot and smoke get everywhere, so you need a thorough professional to properly clean, restore and deodorize your home.

Minimizing Water Damage

Whether your home was affected by flooding or sprayed down with water when firefighters arrived, water damage can become a serious problem. Again, immediate intervention is critical. When water flows freely, it can cause severe damage to your home including the drywall, flooring, appliances, and structural components.

A water damage mitigation professional will assess the situation and take immediate action to make sure your home is protected. This includes thorough water removal and concentrated drying efforts to get that water out before it can cause additional permanent damage.

When you’re hit by a natural disaster, it’s important to keep a level head and seek professional help right away. Your home can recover from almost anything with the right recovery plan, but you do need to act quickly. We have the experience and recovery plan to help minimize the loss of your personal items and damage to your home. To learn more, check out our restoration services online or call us today at (386)267-5806.

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