Fire & Smoke Tips

After any fire damage situation your primary focus should be safety first

  1. Is it safe to stay in the house?
  2. Electrical and, “slip and fall,” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  3. Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  4. Wet materials can be very heavy, be careful!
  • 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.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

Things you should not do:

  • Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces, or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your Anytime Certified Professional.
  • 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 send garments to any ordinary dry cleaner, improper cleaning may set smoke odor.
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