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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Damage Tips

9/11/2015 (Permalink)

A kitchen fire in Jerymn, Pa that SERVPRO was called to clean.

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.

if you experienced a fire at your home or business call the professional at SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barres area leader in smoke, fire and water cleanup and restoration. (570) 235-1646. We help make it, “ Like it never even happened”. Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Servicing all of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties.

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