Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Smoke can definitely make a big impact for your health due to the hazards of cleanup and restoration. Within the first 24 hours, we can figure out whether we can restore or property and belongings
There are serious effects of smoke and sooth after the fire. Inhaling smoke is the leading cause of death in fire victims. Inhalation of smoke and soot can cause illnesses.
First thing to do in fire damage is to find the best fire damage restoration specialist to assess the damage and to ensure you are doing the right steps.
The actions that you do can make a big impact to your health and safety.
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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.