Fire Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Each fire damage event is different and the scope of the damage varies. The immediate concern should always be protecting yourself and others on your Conroe property during a fire. But once the fire fighters have put out the flames and the smoke has settled, who do you turn to?

Our SERVPRO of Lake Conroe, Magnolia, Cleveland team is the #1 choice in fire damage restoration and cleanup in the Conroe area. Our team has the experience, the training, and the equipment necessary to take care of a fire loss of any size. 

Down below you can read some tips of the do's and don'ts after a fire. Take a minute to review these Fire Damage Tips to better prepare yourself in the event of a fire!

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What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • 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 attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • 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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