Fire Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Did you have a small fire in your house?  Can you smell the lingering effect from the damage throughout the house? Did you know that SERVPRO is able to respond quickly and take immediate action. A fast response can limit damage, prevent further damage and can reduce restoration costs. We have a highly trained crew that specializes and have the resources to handle the job, large or small. We here at SERVPRO care how this affects you and your family. We we'll treat you like we treat our own family with the empathy and respect that you deserve. We will come and make it "Like it never even happened." 

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (619) 447-7776

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.