Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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Knowing what steps to take after a fire loss can be difficult. Though you cannot always prevent a fire from breaking out in your Dallas home or business, it is still important to be prepared. Knowing what steps to take after a fire can keep you and others on your property safe and limit the damage done.
The first priority is obviously the safety of you and others present. It is also crucial to call your local fire department as quickly as possible. The next step to take is to call your local fire restoration professionals. We will quickly arrive and get to work as soon as the flames have been put out and the smoke has settled.
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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.