Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
After any fire damage situation in Bath, ME and surrounding areas, your primary focus should be safety first. The first question you want to ask yourself is "Is it safe to stay in the house? Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns. After fire fighting efforts, water is also a concern. That holiday fire or seasonal family dinner fire has to be put out somehow. With water present along with smoke and soot damage, we understand the feeling of feeling helpless. SERVPRO of Bath/Brunswick is a phone call away and ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Wet materials can be very heavy, so you caution when lifting your belongings. If you have Smoke or Fire Damage, give us a call today!
Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (207) 721-8500
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.