What to Do After a Fire in Your Home?

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What to Do After a Fire in Your Home?

Standing in the aftermath after a house fire is an overwhelming experience. For most, we think it would never happen to us and so we might not have a plan of action when disaster strikes. After a house fire in your home follow the guidelines below to ensure you are on the quickest path to restoration.

Find a Safe Place to Stay

After contacting any family members who weren’t with you at the time of the fire, it’s time to figure out accommodations. You will not be able to stay in your home following the fire due to health concerns. Until you are cleared for reentry you’ll need a place to stay. Your homeowner’s insurance policy will most likely cover food, shelter, and clothing for a period of time after the fire. This is called “Loss of Use or Loss of Rents” coverage and is pretty standard for most policies. However, if recovery [..]Read More

How Do I Prevent Mold After Water Damage?

What Is the Best Method to Clean up Water Damage?

No matter how minor your water damage may be, it’s important to clean up properly after any amount of water gets inside your house. This will help you prevent any potential mold. The best steps to take to clean up water are the following:
  • Unplug all electronics near the water
  • Move everything you can to a dry place (electronics, furniture, movable possessions)
  • Clean up the water with a wet/dry vacuum cleaner (you can rent one or hire a professional)
  • Make sure the flooded area is completely dry (use fans and a dehumidifier
  • Disinfect the flooded area to get rid of any [..]Read More

Severe Weather in Central Florida Brings Potential for Tornadoes

In late February, a major storm system swept across the Eastern United States, bringing severe weather to Central Florida. Torrential rain and dime-sized hail brought traffic to a complete stop on County Road 437. With reports of quarter-sized hail around the Sanford area, Florida appeared to be facing another disastrous bout of unexpected weather.

On the 23rd, the severe system forced the delay of the Daytona 500 as tornado warnings spread throughout the region following a sighting just north of Orlando.

  • Harsh rainfall that led to dangerous track conditions led to the initial delay

  • The grandstands were evacuated after tornado warnings and fans were forced to take shelter underneath t[..]Read More

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