Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
A fire can occur at any time of the day when you least expect it. After the fire, damages caused by it leave you with stress, devastation, and most importantly lost on what to do next. When you don't know what direction to go to after the damages fire left in your home, we are here to help you, and guide you through the situation. We work hard to make sure your home feel like it was before the fire. Below are some tips that you can use when a fire occurs in your home as well as ways you can prevent this from happening to your home of business.
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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.