After you have suffered damage to your home or office, making sure everyone is safe is priority one. Clean out small wounds and bandage to prevent infection. If anyone has more serious injuries like severe burns or other health concerns, get assistance from a medical professional immediately. If you have pets, make sure they are unharmed or if needed contact a veterinarian.
After the disaster, your first instinct most often is to go back in your home or office and grab items that you might be able to salvage. Our recommendation is to avoid entering the property until it has been thoroughly inspected and while a firefighter or another official may have deemed it “Okay to Enter”, it does not mean it is safe.
Depending on the severity of the damage to your home, finding somewhere safe for you and your family to stay temporarily may be necessary. Even if the damage does not seem severe, it still could be unsafe to stay in your home. Small fires, for example, can have a significant amount of smoke damage that is not healthy for you or your loved ones to breathe. Family or friends are often first choice people call or we can assist in finding a place for you and your family to stay temporarily.