Fire Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Fire damage can be devastating, but it doesn't have to be the end of your home.

Here are some tips on what to do if your house catches fire:

Get out of the house. Get your pets and family out of the house and call the fire department immediately. Don't try to save your belongings - SERVPRO of Sunnyvale North will restore them if they are damaged.

SERVPRO of Sunnyvale North will arrive quickly and help get your home back to its predamaged condition as quickly as possible by providing professional fire and smoke damage restoration services that are customized to meet your needs.

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (408) 890-7777

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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