Clearing the Ashes: Cleaning After a House Fire

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Clearing the Ashes: Cleaning After a House Fire

A house fire is a terrible thing that no one should have to experience. Dealing with the loss of your home and possessions can make you feel incredibly vulnerable, and getting back on your feet can be hard. Often times, fire damage in Orlando is only partial, which means that you have the ability to salvage part of your life instead of starting over from scratch. As relieving as it may be to find that you have not lost everything, certain risks to your home and possessions still exist after the fire is extinguished.

One of the biggest mistakes that a homeowner can make after a house fire is to immediately begin cleaning. With little to no understanding of the extent of the damage to the hou[..]Read More

Safety Tips to Prevent Fire Damage in Your Office

You take the utmost care of your home to ensure the safety of you and your family, but did you know that your office or place of work is just as, or even more, susceptible to electrical and fire accidents? This is due to the fact that places of business, especially offices, have multiple machines and electrical components functioning at the same time.

Here are a few tips to ensure electrical safety. By following these simple suggestions you could drastically reduce the chance of fire damage occurring in your office.

Don’t Overload the Outlet

Using more than one adapter in one outlet can cause electrical overload and lead to an electrical fire. Before doing this, consult an electrician to ensure that your outlet ca[..]Read More

Fire Insurance Claim Tips for All Florida Homeowners

Fire damage in Orlando is one of the most devastating things that can inflict your property. No matter how small the fire is, there will always be damage. To make sure that you have the best chance of getting help from your insurance company, the professionals at FLA-CAT have gathered some of the most important fire insurance claim tips out there:

Evaluate the Damage and the Loss

The first thing you should do after a fire is take stock of the damage. This should be done as soon as possible. Write up a list of everything damaged or destroyed. Be sure to take your time so you don’t miss anything.

Your impulse may be to immediately start cleaning up and to[..]Read More

Recovering From Fire Damage Quickly

While our modern society has progressed in many ways and is now able to stop thousands of potential disasters in their tracks, fire is still a common danger. A fire in your home or business is devastating. You may be facing loss of property, money, and even wellness or life. However, with Florida Catastrophe Corporation (FLA-CAT) by your side, you can get fire damage repair in Orlando quickly, efficiently, and safely.

If you or a loved one has suffered a fire in your home or business, follow these steps to ensure that you will quickly recover from all aspects of the fire damage.

Think Big Picture

Yes, your home or business has suffered fire damage, and ye[..]Read More

Types of Smoke Damage

House fires are devastating.  Once you get over the initial shock, it's important to stay as positive as possible and take action.  When it comes to assessing what's left behind, be mindful of the different kinds of damage, visible and non-visible, that affect your family’s health and safety.  Often times, there's damage done to a home even when it isn’t burnt by the flames.

Two Kinds of Damage

When it comes to smoke damage, there are two different but equally harmful and destructive types: visible soot and invisible odor/residue.

There are a variety of different forms of soot, many of which can be cleaned up. Dry smoke, or the result of a fast bur[..]Read More

How to Fire-Proof Your Kitchen

A fire is one of the most devastating events that can happen to your home. Unattended candles, discarded cigarettes, and faulty electrical equipment are just a few hazards that can cause fires, but your kitchen is actually the breeding ground for potential fire hazards. Firefighters and emergency personnel are there to help save your life, not your property so it's important to take the proper precautions to avoid a fire in the first place.

Cooking brings families together and provides an outlet for creativity for those who like to cook, and a treat for those who like to eat, but did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and injuries?  By following a few safety tips you can prevent home fires.

Things to Remember After a Fire

Enduring a fire on your property can be an extremely upsetting experience. After experiencing a Florida fire damage to your home or business, you may feel overwhelmed and underprepared. FLA-CAT wants to make sure that you remember the things you must complete after a disaster hits. This article offers a better understanding of what you should do immediately following a fire.

The first thing you need to do is ask a professional if it’s safe to enter the building. A home damaged by fire can be structurally unsound, and you’ll want to make sure, not only that the fire is extinguished, but that the fire authorities have gone through the area and have given you a clear understanding of the severity of the da[..]Read More

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: Understanding Smoke Damage

When dealing with indoor fires, usually it’s the fire damage that is most readily visible and most concerning. While people are generally aware of the harmful effects of smoke on humans and our respiratory systems, they are not always aware of the many ways that smoke can actually harm a building.

The same harmful particles that affect human organisms negatively, like carbon monoxide, formic acid, methane and traces of heavy metals, can also significantly damage your home long after the firefighters have left. Take a look at some of the reasons why smoke damage should be taken as seriously as fire damage.

Smoke Damage Occurs Extremely Quickly

What begins as a little discoloration can end in thousands of dollars in[..]Read More

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