Smoke and Soot Damage After a Fire
A fire in your home can have devastating consequences. Aside from major structural damage, the soot and smoke left behind after even a small fire can have lasting effects. There are steps that you can take after a fire to minimize the damage to your carpets, upholstery, and personal items.
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.
- Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
- 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 the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County.
- 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 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.
Trust the restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Hamilton County with all of your clean up needs after fire or smoke damage. Call us anytime at 317-773-0422 and we will be onsite quickly to assess the damage and get to work. Our goal is to make your home "Like it never even happened."