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Do's and Don'ts of Fire Damage Recovery

8/30/2020 (Permalink)

The Do’s and Don’ts of Fire Damage Recovery

A fire is one of the most damaging and traumatic events that can happen to a home or business. Although the safety of everyone in the building is the top priority, knowing the steps to take to recover from fire damage can provide a clear road map to normalcy. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind.


Cover carpets.

Even when the flames are extinguished, fire damage can continue if the necessary precautions aren’t taken. A lot of ash and soot hangs in the air after a fire. When this material settles, it will damage your carpets and floors. To mitigate these effects, cover these surfaces with old towels or sheets. The extra barrier will keep them free of soot and make them easier to clean.

Call professionals as soon as possible.

Although there are some basic actions you can do yourself to help recover from fire damage, most of the work is for professionals only. Call a restoration company after a fire to keep you safe and pave the way for a speedier recovery for your home or business.


Clean furniture or upholstery yourself.

While it might be tempting to start cleaning as soon as possible, doing so can do more harm than good. Without professional experience and know-how, cleaning furniture and upholstery can spread the damage and soot to other areas of the items. It’s best to leave the heavy lifting to Fire Damage professionals.

Use electrical appliances.

Fire can impact different appliances in different ways. Even if an item seems to be in good shape, the blaze could have unexpected effects that make it dangerous for use. Refrain from using any electrical appliances until they’ve been tested. 

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