Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Before a fire occurs, your primary focus should be safety first and the first step of making sure you are safe is having a plan.
SERVPRO wants to make sure you and your family is covered in case a fire breaks out, by giving helpful tips to use before you are faced with a fire.
- Make sure you check your fire alarms regularly and practice the fire safety plan at least twice a year
- Create a fire safety plan
Teach your kids 2 possible exits, and how to get out on their own
- Create a family emergency communication plan (where to meet afterwards)
- Teach stop, drop, and roll
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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.