Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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Here are some tips to help you mitigate the damage to your home in the event that you do experience a fire:
1. Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring
2. Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas to prevent tracking
3. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs
4. Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces
5. So not shampoo carpet or upholstery
6. Do not clean any electrical equipment
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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.