Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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How To Clean Up Fire, Soot, and Smoke Damage
It is every property owner's worst nightmare to imagine a fire breaking out on their Houston property. Fires can quickly completely destroy your property entirely. Even a small fire can leave your home or business with extensive soot and smoke damage that migrates across your entire property.
If your home or business has suffered from a fire damage event, give our SERVPRO of Town & Country team a call and take a few minutes to read through our Fire Damage Tips to learn more about the steps you can take after a fire!]
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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.