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Do’s and Don’ts after a fire.

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

Do’s and Don’ts Call SERVPRO of Norcross, 770-858-5000.

What To Do After A Fire

  • Call SERVPRO of Norcross, 770-858-5000.
  • Keep you hands clean.
  • Don’t touch upholstery, walls or woodwork.
  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • 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 touch, move or clean anything until you reach our experts at Servrpo of Norcross. 
  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • 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.

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