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Fire Damage Tips

tips for Phoenix fire damage from ServiceMaster All Care

In the event of fire damage, here are some tips of things you should should do:

  • Remember to call ServiceMaster All Care Restoration of Phoenix within the first 24 hours of the fire.  Corrosive fumes and soot from smoke and fire can cause permanent etching in less than 72 hours.
  • If the outdoor temperature is above 60 degrees, open windows and doors to help air out your home and reduce smoke odors.
  • Clean chrome, formica, aluminum and porcelain fixtures to prevent tarnishing and etching.
  • If your furnace uses forced hot air, change the air filter.
  • Tape damp cheesecloth over important documents to capture loose soot in the air.
  • Dispose of any opened packages of food.
  • If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave doors propped open.
  • Send any clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified restoration dry cleaner for thorough cleaning.

Things you should not do:

  • Do not touch anything as the oil from your hands may cause additional damage by permeating walls, woodwork and upholstery.
  • Do not try to wash walls as incorrect cleaning can add to any soot residue.
  • Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture.
  • Have all electrical appliances checked before using them.
  • Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.

For fire damage repair, Phoenix relies on ServiceMaster All Care Restoration. We offer 24 hour emergency fire damage restoration. Call 623-486-0700 or 1-877-560-9111 for immediate response.