Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Fires can occur at your home or business with little warning and sometimes no time to save precious items. Important documents can be lost within the matter of seconds that may not be able to easily be replaced. Always be sure to keep valuable items and documentation in a type of fire safe box. You will be happy you did and you will have a peace of mind knowing your possessions are safe. If you have experienced a fire and are unsure if your items are salvageable, give us a call at SERVPRO of Rock County. We have tools and equipment that are specialized in saving and cleaning digital devices and paper documentation. Never face disaster alone. Give us a call today!
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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.