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How To Secure Damaged Roofs and Other Problems After a Fire

4/24/2022 (Permalink)

Interior of a home ravaged by fire in Celebration, FL

A fire in your home or in a commercial building can lead to a variety of problems and delays. A fire restoration company can take care of these problems and prevent new ones from occurring, but what happens if the structure is severely damaged? Here are three things you can do to prevent further damage while you are waiting for the full restoration of your home or office.

1. Cover Any Openings

Often, fires can damage the walls and roof of any structure, causing them to cave in and expose the interior rooms to the outside world. Roof repair may take a while to complete. To prevent further damage from rain, wind, or other outside conditions, consider covering any openings with tarps. Your professional restoration company may offer tarp services, or you can purchase some supplies from a local appliance store.

Using tarps to secure all openings is a quick, easy fix that can save time and money in the future. Once all holes are covered, you can wait for fire cleanup services, to permanently fix the openings.

2. Secure Your Building

If your home or office was severely damaged in a fire, you might have temporarily relocated. However, it’s still important to secure the damaged structure to avoid any break-ins or other unpleasant situations. You may want to board up easily-accessed windows with plywood. Another great way to secure your property is to add stronger locks to all doors that enter the property.

3. Protect Valuable Equipment

If you can re-enter the property after the fire, salvage all equipment that is important or vital to you. Soot and smoke from the fire can permanently damage objects if they are not treated. While you are waiting for fire cleanup, you may want to clean and protect affected items.

By doing these three things, you can take care of your property and prevent further damage. Once fire cleanup services come and repair the damage, you can be assured that your building will be completely restored. Call SERVPRO of Osceola County, for all of your fire restoration needs 407-933-0707.

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