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The Dos and Don’ts of Fire Damage

5/15/2021 (Permalink)

DO keep hands and feet clean to not further spread soot throughout the house and onto furniture, carpet, walls, and woodwork.

DO lay clean towels or old linens down on carpet or rugs to walk on as to not spread soot further.

DO empty fridge and freezer if electricity is off, and prop doors open.

DO change your HVAC filter.

DO coat chrome in your house with petroleum jelly to protect it from soot.

DON’T attempt to wash/paint any surfaces or deep clean any carpets without contacting SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights first to ensure safety.

DON’T attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been near the fire or water, including the ceiling fan. Wires may have been damaged and could cause electrocution.

DON’T consume any canned/packaged food or beverage that was stored near fire or water.

DON’T send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner to remove smoke odor, as this may set in the odor even more. 

For all fire damage emergencies, call SERVPRO of Beachwood / Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498 and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

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