Tips For Fire Damage

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Things you can do in the event of fire damage:

  • Call ServiceMaster All Care Restoration within the first 24 hours of the fire. Corrosive fumes and soot from smoke and fire can cause permanent etching in less than 72 hours.
  • Air out your home by opening windows and doors to reduce smoke odors (if the temperature is above 60 degrees).
  • Prevent tarnishing and etching by cleaning chrome, formica, aluminum and porcelain fixtures.
  • Change the air filter on your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
  • Tape damp cheesecloth over important documents to capture loose soot in the air.
  • Dispose of any opened packages of food.
  • If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave doors propped open.
  • Clothing with heavy smoke damage should be send to a qualified restoration dry cleaner.

Things you should not do:

  • Do not touch anything. Oil from your hands cause additional damage by permeating walls, woodwork and upholstery.
  • Do not try to wash walls as incorrect cleaning can add to any soot residue.
  • Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture.
  • Have all electrical appliances checked before using them.
  • Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.

For fire damage cleanup, Tucson relies on ServiceMaster All Care Restoration. We offer 24 hour emergency fire damage restoration. Call 520-495-0036 for immediate response.