Fire & Smoke Damage

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Fire and Smoke Damage

After fire damage, it is natural to want to jump right in and clean the building and contents. Timely action can be a great help, but incorrect action can jeopardize or impede satisfactory restoration.

What to do in case of water damage?
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First, call Dry Out Restorations for quick professional service.

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Clean and protect chrome trim on faucets and other brightwork by washing with detergent and applying a coating of Vaseline or oil.

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Blow off or brush-vacuum loose smoke particles from upholstery, draperies and carpeting.

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Open windows for ventilation if weather permits.

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Empty refrigerators and freezers if electricity is shut off, and prop doors open with a rolled towel or newspaper to allow air circulation.

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Pour antifreeze in toilet bowls, tanks, sink and tub drains to prevent freeze damage if heat is off in winter.

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Call a plumber to drain and blow out all water lines if heat is off in winter.

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Remove pets to a clean environment if heavy fire residues are present.

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Send a sample group of garments for cleaning and deodorization in order to observe the results.

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Retain a contractor to board up open windows, roofs, or other penetrations in order to prevent additional damage.

What not to do in case of water damage?
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Wipe or attempt to wash fire residues from walls, ceilings or other absorbent surfaces.

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Use carpeting or upholstered furniture impacted by heavy residues or debris.

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Use food items or canned goods exposed to heat.

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Turn on computers, TV's, stereos or electrical appliances until they have been cleaned and checked.

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