Fire Restoration Services for Monroe OH Homeowners

The U.S. Fire Administration has reported that there have been over 700 deaths in residential fires between the years of 2009 and 2011. In several of these cases, taking the proper precautions such as switching to candles that don’t require fire or cleaning all of out the lint out of the dryer’s vent would have likely prevented these disasters. If you have been a victim of a house fire and are a resident of Monroe OH, then perhaps you are interested to know about the steps that you can take towards restoration.

Monroe Fire Damage Restoration

The Facts About Fire Damage Restoration
Fire restoration is a process that can start as soon as all of the authorities say that your property is safe. One of the most destructive parts of a fire is the smoke. Smoke is an acidic byproduct which has the ability to corrode and stain all of your surfaces such as the counters, carpets and walls. And in some cases, an individual’s attempt to put out the fire can end up doing your home and business more harm than the actual fire itself This is why when the proper fire restoration takes place, most of the focus is placed on water, heat and smoke damage.

Steps You Can Take On Your Own
Though restoration is a job that is best left up to the professionals, there are a few things that you can do in order to help bring your home back to it’s former condition:Open all of your windows. This will allow air to circulate inside your home and help clear out all of the smoke. Empty the refrigerator and freezers if all of the power is out or has been turned off. When it is cleaned out, leave the doors open so that any remaining food order can escape. Take a thorough inventory of your home and all of its contents. You should take care to make a list of everything that you think should be replaced. Make sure you takes pictures of all of the damage as well.Makes copies of these picture for the insurance company, for your own records as well as for the Monroe OH fire investigators.

Things The Professionals Should Take Care Of
Though are things you can take care of on your own, there are certain tasks that you should never attempt when restoring your home or business. Its best to remember that there are several toxic gases and in some cases you could possible run into smoldering ash. Restoration services requires certain safety equipment in order to prevent certain risks. Here is list of things you should avoid: Don’t attempt to clean your wood trim, walls or other furniture that easily absorbs chemicals.Don’t attempt to sit on or rearrange any of your upholstered furniture. Don’t eat any of the food products, including items that have been canned, that were exposed to the fire or even extreme heat. Don’t turn on any of your home systems like air conditioners or furnaces.

If your home could use some fixing up just call American Builders. Find us online at, visit us in Toledo, OH at 6222 North Summit St. (or in Monroe at 3000 North Detroit Ave. or Findlay at 431 Prospect Ave.) or call us at 1-855-693-4727 (MYDISASTER).


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