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How Do I Protect My Belongings From Fire Damage?

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

fire burning paper How Do I Protect My Belongings From Fire Damage?

Losing your belongings in a fire can be devastating, especially when those items are heirlooms or irreplaceable. Since you can never predict a fire but only do your best to prevent one, it’s wise to take protective steps ahead of time to keep your belongings safe. 

What Protective Steps Can I Take To Keep My Belongings Fire Safe?

  • Renting a safety deposit box off-site in a bank or other secure location is one way to keep items safe, but it can be expensive. If the box owner passes away, things are typically inaccessible unless you have set up a contingency plan with the bank.

Documents that are often found in these safes include:

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage/divorce certificate
  • Passport
  • Social security card
  • Last will and testament
  • Tax returns
  • Property deeds
  • Fire safes come with a key or combination lock, so you can choose which one to purchase according to your preferences. Fire safes are like safety deposit boxes, except they are heat-resistant and kept in the home.
  • Check to make sure your homeowners’ insurance policy covers items lost to heat, fire, or smoke damage. Insuring your belongings will help replace those damaged if other preventative measures fail. Homeowner’s insurance will provide much-needed peace of mind regarding your valuables at risk for fire damage.

What Do I Do If My Belongings Are Damaged By Fire?

Disaster-related loss can still occur even when you have done everything possible to prevent damage to your belongings. If you have experienced a fire and are dealing with damaged possessions, you can count on SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson to help recover those items. 

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore versus replace” policy can help you save money while preserving irreplaceable precious keepsakes. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. 

We use several methods for cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or pre-clean before wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe - Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Contact us today if you have experienced fire or other disaster damage. We’ll be onsite right away to get your recovery process started.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

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