Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
What You Can Do Until Help Arrives
* Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
* Place clean towels or linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
* Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
* Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
* Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.
* Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.
* Do not clean any electrical equipment.
* Do not send clothing to a dry cleaners since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.
* Do not use household cleaning agents on anything porous.
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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.