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What to Do if Your House is on Fire

1/30/2023 (Permalink)

How to Handle a House Fire

Fires are one of the most destructive natural disasters that can affect your home. If your house catches fire, it's important to know how to handle the situation and protect yourself and your loved ones. The Suffolk County fire restoration and repair professionals at SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma are here to share what you should do if you ever find yourself in this situation.

Immediate Action

If you notice a fire in your home, you should get out of the house as quickly as possible. Leave all belongings behind and exit the building immediately; don't stop for anything! Once everyone is outside, call 911 so firefighters can be dispatched to your location. Ensure to provide them with a detailed description of where the fire is located and how quickly it moves. 

If you live in an apartment complex or high-rise, make sure not to use elevators; they could become stuck in an emergency. Instead, take stairs or ladders if available. Also, regardless of your living situation, keep doors closed when leaving rooms — this will help prevent any flames from spreading throughout. Lastly, plan two evacuation routes ahead of time so that everyone in your household knows where to go in an emergency.

After You’ve Left

Once you have exited your home, stay outside until authorities arrive on the scene and give you further instructions about going back inside. In some cases, depending on the damage caused by smoke or flames, it may not be safe for anyone to enter for several days following the incident. If that is the case with your home fire, contact friends or family members who may be able to provide temporary housing until safety has been restored. You may also need to contact your insurance company or landlord to start filing claims.

Fire Damage Repair and Restoration Services in Suffolk County, NY

No one wants their home to catch fire, but sometimes things happen beyond our control. If your home has sustained fire damage, SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma is here to help. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to help restore your home and get you back on track, "Like it never even happened."

Contact us today at (631) 585-0007 or fill out a form for assistance!

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