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Fire & Smoke Damage: Top 3 Do's and Don'ts

4/28/2016 (Permalink)

Fire and Soot damage in a basement of a recent job


  1. Limit Movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.
  2. Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  3. Place dry, colorfast towels or old linins on rugs, upolstery and carpet traffic areas. 


  1. Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO.
  2. Attempt to clean electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water withour first consulting an authorized repair service.
  3. Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage. 


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