Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Many household fires are started or ignited by issues that could have easily been stopped if dented soon enough. Unfortunately, accidents still happen and household fires still occur. We have identified four easy tips that we suggest you adopt as protocol in the event of fire damage.
1. Do not enter into the structure unless allowed by Emergency Personnel
2. Assess the damage to your property
3. Notify your Insurance Agent
4. Call a fire restoration technician
If you follow these four steps, you can greatly decrease the amount of damage to your property. If you have experienced a fire, do not hesitate to call us in order to have one of our expert crews assist you!
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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.