Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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The best steps to take after a fire damage event can be completely unknown, especially if you have never experienced a fire on your Houston property prior. The main concern is always the safety of you and others on your property. While you wait for our crew to arrive at the scene of the loss, there are a few things you CAN do and a few things you CAN'T do.
Take a minute to read through all our fire damage tips down below. Even if you haven't suffered from a fire, these tips are a great way to feel better prepared in the event of one.
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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.