Fire Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Fire Safety Tips

Obviously, Fires are incredibly detrimental and tragic. When in these unfortunate situations your number one priority is to remain safe when dealing with the fire and the aftermath of it. 

  1. If you are unsure on how to properly clean the fire, Please hire a professional
  2. Clean floor and more importantly carpets to prevent soot in the carpet, this is hard to clean 
  3. Do not mishandle damaged or blackened materials from fire damage. This is to avoid debris. AVOID CONTACT OF DEBRIS TO EYES/MOUTH
  4. Remain from movement in the home to avoid weakened walls and floors 

Following these tips will help you making a Fire Damage run more smoothly.

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What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

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