Fire Damage Tips: What To Do Until Help Arrives
Experiencing a fire damage situation, whether at your home or place of business, can be scary and stressful. You may not know what to do after the fire is out.
After any fire damage situation, your first priority should be your safety. Is it safe to stay inside your house? If you do stay in the home, be sure to only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
What To Do After A Fire
- Limit the movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into the carpet and upholstery
- Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and high traffic areas
- Change your HVAC filter to filter our as much of the soot in the air as you can
What Not To Do After A Fire
- Do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces yourself
- Do not attempt to use any electrical appliances that may have been close to the fire, hear, or water without consulting an authorized repair service
- Do not turn on any ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet
- DO no send any affected garments to an ordinary dry cleaner - improper cleaning may cause the smoke odor to set into the clothing