When Can I Retrieve My Personal Belongings and Important Documents after a Fire in Toms River?
Fire Damage In Toms River
When a fire occurs in our Toms River community community, it can be devastating to the occupants. If the fire can be extinguished quickly, the damage may be limited. However, there is always fire, smoke, and water damage from the fireman's efforts to quell the blaze. Everyone wants to know when they can get into their home, retrieve essential belongings, including keepsakes, mementos, and papers.
One of the first tasks for our SERVPRO team of Toms River is to work closely with the fire chief and the homeowner to evaluate the site. Our objective is to ensure that it is safe to enter. Safety concerns include electrical issues, slips, and falls due to wet conditions and structural integrity. Every fire damage site in Toms River is different and must be assessed. We can work closely with the homeowner to retrieve items safely before restoration begins.
Do I Need to Make Alternate Housing Arrangements?
Our SERVPRO of Toms River team can work closely with your insurance representatives to help answer this question. Depending on the amount of damaged caused by the fire, homeowners may be able to re-enter and live in a portion of the home that is undamaged. Larger fires with lots of smoke odor damage usually require the residents to make alternate temporary living arrangements.
Our teams follow a seven-step process for both small and large fire emergencies. The first two steps involve assessing the amount of damage, safety issues, and determining the amount and type of equipment needed. Next, compromised windows, walls, or roofs are boarded up or covered by tarpaulins to prevent further damage.
We remove all water and dry your home if needed before focusing on removing smoke and soot from all surfaces in the house. All items in the home are cleaned and sanitized as well as removing any remaining odors. Restoration of various structural elements may be required along with repairs to walls, carpet, and flooring.
Call SERVPRO of Toms River at (732) 349-9898 to assist with your emergency fire damage and restoration needs.