Every 18 Seconds A Fire Occurs: What you shouldn’t do after fire damage by Anastasia Ellis

Every 18 Seconds A Fire Occurs

Have you thought what you would do in case of a fire in your home or business beyond calling 911? After the firemen are gone, what then?

What you shouldn’t do after fire damage:

Do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces. This may set the stains.

Watch for safety issues and be careful.

If electricity is off empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open. This stops food odors in your appliances.

Limit any movement in the affected area. This prevents smearing the soot particles.

Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire or water damage. Do not use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored       close to fire, heat or water. They may have been contaminated.

Do not turn on ceiling fans.

SERVPRO of Santa Clara’s first step in any fire situation is to calm the customer’s fear. The second step is to pre-test the smoke and soot damage to determine what type of fire has taken place. Pre-testing determines the cleaning method, as well as, what can be restored versus replaced. Knowing the type of smoke damage occurred and the behavior patterns of the smoke, is key to a successful restoration. SERVPRO of Santa Clara technicians are equipped to diagnose the damage and to restore the property to its pre-loss conditions.

SERVPRO provides emergency disaster restoration services after a building has suffered a fire or flood. Trained SERVPRO technicians can reverse the affects of soot, smoke and water damage. Disaster services include everything from drying and deodorization to move outs and storage.  SERVPRO of Santa Clara offers specialized cleaning of carpets, floor, walls and other areas. It can also perform on-site dry cleaning of draperies, steam cleaning of furniture and application of stain and soil protectants. Anastasia Ellis 831-334-7343 SERVPRO of Santa Clara