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List of things NOT to do after a fire damage

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

When a disaster happens such a fire loss there are things you need to do in order to stay safe after the fire is put out and you're able to safely enter the property.

Below is a list of things to stay away from after a fire loss for your safety.  This is not a complete list and is only a helpful tool in the event something arrises you aren't sure if safe after a fire happens in your home.  

  • DON'T Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your SERVPRO franchise professional.
  • DON'T Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture.
  • DON'T Attempt to clean any electrical appliances (including tv's, radios etc.)
  • DON'T Consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to the fire, heat or water.
  • DON'T Turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement could cause secondary damage.
  • DON'T Send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

SERVPRO certified technicians know exactly what to do with smoke affected garments and household items.  We are capable of cleaning and restoring many items that might otherwise be tossed.  It's our goal to help you save as many items as we can and help you deal with the insurance company on the items that are not salvageable.  Contact SERVPRO of South Louisville if you have a fire at your home or commercial property.

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