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Understanding Water, Fire & Mold Damage Restoration Processes

Types of Fire Extinguishers & Why They’re Different

We all understand what a fire extinguisher is, at least on a basic level. It’s a portable device designed to help put out small fires that aren’t spreading. They’re easy to use if you understand the PASS acronym (pull, aim, squeeze, and sweep) and are effective when used properly.

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How and to Use a Fire Extinguisher Properly

The invention of fire did so much for the development of our society and continues to prove its worth to this day. Of all the glory fire brings us, it also presents a wide amount of danger to you, your family, and your home. Preparation and awareness are key when managing any fire.

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Preventing Fire Damage in Tampa Throughout the Holiday Season

The holiday season is full of joy, cheer, and time spent with loved ones. Many people consider this their favorite time of the year and can’t wait to indulge themselves in the holiday traditions we’ve grown to love so dearly. It’s what makes this time of the year so magical.

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What’s the Fire Damage Restoration Process Like in Tampa?

There’s nothing more frustrating and overwhelming to a homeowner or business owner than having to deal with the aftermath of a fire. Since it doesn’t take much to start a fire and certainly doesn’t take much to spread, there’s no telling how bad a fire can get.

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How to Remove the Smell of Smoke After a House Fire in Tampa

Fires inside the home happen every day in the United States. In fact, fire departments respond to over 350,000 home structure fires every year. While these fires vary in size and magnitude, they all leave behind the same unwanted mess and fire damage cleanup.

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5 Most Common Causes of Fire Damage in the Home

Did you know the United States will experience nearly 380,000 house fires each and every year? Some of these fires will result in little damage, but others will call for the best fire damage restoration Tampa has to offer. Either way, DriRite is here to help you!

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Summer Fire Prevention Tips for Homeowners in Tampa

As we enjoy the summer sun and try not to melt from the Tampa heat, we should also make sure we are protecting our homes from fire damage Tampa residents have experienced in years past. Often, our fun summer activities lead to an increase in emergency calls to Tampa area fire departments and then to fire restoration Tampa companies like us. While you can’t always prevent a fire event, there are some steps you can take to protect your home and family.

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Fire Damage Restoration Involves More Than a Simple Cleanup

Fires are devastating. No one wants to see their home in flames, but it happens. According to the National Fire Protection Association, “US fire departments responded to an estimated average of 354,400 home structure fires per year […] and $6.9 billion in direct property damage.”

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Things to do after a fire

If you’ve been touched by a home fire, we here at Dririte of Tampa know there are some key things to take care of first to ensure your home is clean. Here’s a key list of things to do. Read More »

Fire Restoration in Tampa

Having a fire in your home is completely devastating. Personal treasures such as wedding albums and family heirlooms can be lost forever. No amount of money can replace those items. To make matters worse, anything the fire does not destroy is consumed with the smell of smoke. This can be a very difficult time for a family. Not only do they need to find temporary housing, but they basically need to start from scratch! The things we take for granted every day, such as reaching under the cabinet to grab a pot to start dinner, going into our dresser to find something to wear, or just grabbing our favorite book to read before bed may now be temporarily impossible.

Fortunately, living like that is just temporary. How temporary depends on a few factors such as:

How fast can you perform the Fire Restoration?

1)      Was the fire isolated to one room or area?

2)      How quickly was the fire extinguished?

3)      Were firefighters needed to put the fire out? This can cause secondary damages like                    flooding

4)      What type of fire was it? Grease fire, electrical fire, etc

5)      Was the A/C running?

6)      How fast can the company you hire repair your fire damage? Always ask for references!!

Fire Restoration Contractors in Tampa

When performing bids for fire restoration we always tell our clients to ask for references from each company that comes out to bid. In this day and time, it seems like more and more companies over promise and under deliver. Make sure you ask the references if the work was completed on time and if all the subcontractors were paid. The last thing you need is a subcontractor liening your restored home because the contractor never paid him!

Performing a fire or smoke restoration can take a few days or a few weeks depending on the scope of the project. We just recently completed a kitchen fire restoration in Tampa within three weeks. This included cleaning all the contents in the home from smoke damage, ordering two new kitchen appliances, ordering and installing new custom kitchen cabinets, painting a few of the rooms, and installing new carpet.

Every fire restoration is different. I sincerely hope that you never experience a fire in your home. If you do, we are here for you. We perform fire cleanup and fire restoration in Tampa and the surrounding counties. Give us a call and we can come out and give you a free estimate to repair and restore your home after fire or smoke damage.

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