Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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.
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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.