Fire Restoration Emergency Tips

Recovering from a fire can be physically and mentally challenging. After fire damage, it is natural to want to clean your property and get life back to normal. Quick action can be a great, but improper or delayed action can risk restoration and cause even more damage.

It is important to understand the risk to your safety and health after a fire is out.

We recommend that you only do activities that are safe for you to perform. Remember, J & R Restoration is ready to assist you after a fire with fire damage restoration and help you get back to normal. Call today for 24/7 fire restoration service.

Until Help Arrives - What to do after fire or smoke damage

Do…

✓ Contact your local disaster relief services such as American Red Cross or Salvation Army
✓ Limit movement in the home to prevent ash particles from being embedded into upholstery, walls, and carpets.
✓ Place clean sheets on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
✓ If electricity was lost and is off, empty freezer and refrigerator.
✓ Wash houseplants thoroughly.
✓ Remove pets to a clean environment.
✓ Change air conditioning filters and keep an eye on the new ones.

Do Not…

✓ Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting J & R Restoration.
✓ Use TV’s, stereos, or other electrical appliances until cleaned and checked.
✓ Do not eat, drink, or breathe in anything that has been near the fire's flames, smoke, or soot
✓ Send smoked clothing to an ordinary dry cleaner. Incorrect cleaning may set smoke and odor.

 

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We recommend that you only do activities that are safe for you to perform after experiencing fire damage. Remember, J & R Restoration is ready to assist you after a fire and help you get back to normal. Call today for 24/7 fire restoration service.