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Fire Damage must knows

7/3/2023 (Permalink)

Fire safety written out over fire background Fire Safety

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first.

-Is it safe in the house?

-Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.

-Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

-Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

-Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into the 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 cheesecloths over air registers. 

-Don't attempt to wash any walls, painted surfaces, shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your SERVPRO Franchise Professional.

-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 the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.

-Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor. 

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