Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
There is no question that a fire can leave behind a ton of damage in your Aliso Viejo home. A small kitchen fire can still cause a ton of soot and smoke damage to spread throughout your property. Knowing what steps to take after a fire isn't common knowledge. Though safety should be your top priority, it is also important to know who to call after the fire has been put out. Down below we have listed some do's and don'ts after a fire.
The fire damage cleanup process is not easy and due to the nature of the damage, it can be hazardous as well. Take a second to review our Fire Damage Tips down below and remember to call our team for all your fire, soot, and smoke cleanup needs!
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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.