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What To Do Until Help Arrives, Emergency Tips For Your Burlington Home!

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

What To Do Until Help Arrives, Emergency Tips For Your Burlington Home!

These emergency tips will assist you in taking the proper action for Fire & Smoke damage until SERVPRO of Burlington East arrives!

Fire & Smoke Damage

DO:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colourfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant
  • If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures
  • Change HVAC filter, and leave system off until a trained professional can check the system
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth (Cheesecloth is a cotton cloth that is loosely woven and resembles gauze. It comes in seven grades, from open to extra-fine weave), over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system

DON’T: 

  • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without contacting SERVPRO of Burlington East
  • Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting SERVPRO of Burlington East
  • Attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service which SERVPRO of Burlington East can provide you with
  • Consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water. (They may have been contaminated)
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage
  • Send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor

Please, if you have any questions about fire and smoke damage, do not hesitate to call us. When can answer any questions and/or come to your place to look at the damages.

Call SERVPRO of Burlington East today at (289) 313-8888 

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