Fire Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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After a fire on your Houston property has been extinguished, you might be confused about what steps to take next. Our SERVPRO of Kingwood & Humble team wants to be there to help you with all your cleanup and restoration needs, but while you wait for our crew to arrive at your property, there are a few do's and don'ts to consider. These steps help give more insight into what might be necessary to consider following a fire. 

If you have any questions or are in need of emergency fire cleanup services, don't hesitate and give us a call today!

Take a minute to review our Fire Damage Tips down below to be better prepared in the event of a fire!

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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.

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