1. Make sure the building is safe to enter. Many times after even a minor fire the structure may be unstable.
2. Ensure that you hire a company that is certified in fire damage restoration. This is not a job for your local handyman.
3. When entering a fire-damaged structure, make sure that you are wearing the proper personal protective clothing. This includes gloves and a respirator.
4. Take extra care when handling any contents. Touching items may make them more difficult to clean due to smearing any residue left on the items.
Take numerous photos and make an inventory of everything located in the fire-damaged areas. It is important to gather all valuables (jewelry, paperwork, etc.) and remove them for safekeeping. Contact Dragon Restoration at (937) 428-2626 as soon as possible. The longer the soot and ash is left untreated, the more damage they may cause to your belongings.