Fire Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Do you know what to do after a fire?

Obviously, the safety of you and others in your Anaheim home is the most important to consider. But what do you do after the flames have been extinguished? Experiencing the wrath of a fire is not something that anyone wants to envision, however, it is important to be prepared! Once the firefighters have been called and are on the scene, you can call our SERVPRO of Anaheim West team. We will respond immediately en begin strategizing a plan to get your property cleaned up and restored back to pre-fire conditions as quickly as possible.

We urge our Anaheim community to take a few seconds to review our Fire Damage Tips listed down below to learn more about what to do and what not to do after a fire.

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (714) 533-1989

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.