Acting fast is the key to restoring your home and your life.
What to Do After a Fire
- Do not enter the property until the fire department deems it safe. Following a fire, ceilings, floors, and staircases become extremely dangerous.
- Call your insurance agent and Menold Construction and Restoration at 877-636-6537.
- Call your utility providers and let them know about the fire. Your utilities may need to be shut off temporarily.
- Work with the fire department to finalize their reports and make sure you get a copy.
For additional information, check out FEMA’s After the Fire guidebook.
Restoring Your Home from Fire Damage
Fire damage to your home can seem overwhelming—especially when combined with the water, soot, and smoke damage that follows. Acting fast to return your damaged property, vehicles, and household contents to pre-loss conditions are important for your safety and your peace of mind. Our trained, skilled professionals will:
- Survey the impacted residence and its contents.
- Test the smoke residue to determine the severity of the smoke damage and to establish the extent of mitigation needed.
- Examine and protect unaffected areas to limit the spread of subsequent smoke and soot damage.
- Assist you in inventorying your personal and household contents, clothing, and appliances before relocating them to our secure off-site location for processing and storage.
- Carefully clean, repackage and store all of your personal items until your home is ready for you to move in.
- Ensure you receive consistent progress updates, answering any and all questions you may have about the process.
- Complete all structural repairs, reconstruction and final cleaning as appropriate.
- Pack and deliver your content, clothing and personal items to your completed home.
How to Prevent Fires
While home fires can occur at any time and for a number of reasons, they are often preventable. Keep your family and employees safe by keeping the following in mind.
- Make sure smoke detectors are functional. Change the batteries regularly and make sure there are smoke detectors outside of every bedroom in your home.
- Most fires start in the kitchen. Never leave cooking food unattended and always keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
- Keep bonfires, grills, and burn piles away from any structure.
- Make sure everyone knows two ways out of the building.
- Never smoke inside.