Tips of what to do and what not to do after a fire damage.
Tips of what to do and what not to do after a fire damage
- Make small movements in the home to prevent soot from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
- Make sure your hands are clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
- Place clean towels or rags that you may not use anymore to cover carpet traffic areas.
- Empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open if the power goes out.
- Wash plants that are in the house on both sides of leaves.
- Change the filters for your HVAC units
- Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us first since it can increase the damage.
- Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
- Any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water should be disposed if they got damaged.
- Ceiling fixtures should not get turned on if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
- Garments cannot go to an ordinary dry cleaner. There are licensed businesses that know how to fully restore garments from a fire damage.