Fire Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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There is nothing worse than a fire. It can completely destroy your home, your belongings and it can be deadly.
As shocking as the appearance of a fire can be, the smell and the odors from the fire and smoke linger. Many times those minute particles that create the smell will stay and be a powerful reminder of the fire damage. We make sure to take all the odor and smell away. We make it "Like it never even happened". We understand the catastrophic effects a fire can have on a person, a family, and a business and we can help you at every step of the way.

Let your local experts handle this. 

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (800) 734-3213

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.