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Fire and Smoke Damage

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Here are some emergency tips to assist you in taking the proper action until your SERVPRO Professionals arrive.


  • Limit movement throughout the residence. This can help prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and/or carpet.
  • Keep hands clean. Having soot on your hands can help soil additional upholstery, walls, etc.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linen, on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances.
  • Change HVAC filter. (Leave system alone until a trained professional can check the system)
  • Clean both sides of leaves from house plants.


  • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces before contacting a SERVPRO Franchise professional.
  • Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture.
  • Attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TVs, Radios) that may have been close to fire, hear or water.
  • Consume any food or beverages that may have been close to fire, heat, or water.
  • Send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

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