Fire & Smoke Damage

After fire damage it is natural to want to jump right in and clean the building and contents. Timely action can be a great help, but incorrect action can jeopardise or impede satisfactory restoration.

 

Do...

  • Clean & protect chrome trim on faucets and other bright work by washing with detergent and applying a coating of WD40, Vaseline or oil.
  • Blow off or brush - vacuum loose smoke particles from upholstery, curtains and carpeting
  • Open windows for ventilation if weather permits
  • Empty refrigerators and freezers if electricity is off and prop doors open with a rolled towel or newspaper to allow air circulation
  • Move pets to clean environment if heavy fire residues are present
  • Board up open windows, roofs or other penetrations in order to prevent additional damage

 

Do Not...

  • Wipe or attempt to wash fire residues from walls, ceilings or other absorbent surfaces
  • Use carpeting or upholstered furniture impacted by heavy smoke residues or debris
  • Use food items or canned goods exposed to heat
  • Turn on computers, TV's, stereos or electrical appliances until they have been cleaned and checked
Fire and Smoke Damage
Fire and Smoke Damage