Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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We aren't exactly sure when and if your going to experience a fire damage but we are sure that we can better prepare you or be there for you in the case that it does happen. We offer free (ERP's) emergency ready profile which is a printable or digital document that provides you with a plan of action on who to call what to do and tips on the situation as well as shut off valves and breakers.
Following these guidelines can help save lives and dramatically reduce the overall amount of fire restoration that is needed after an emergency.
- Access to a fire extinguisher - Businesses are required to install fire extinguisher's throughout their building, but it's a great idea to have access to one at your residence as well.
- Educate tenants / employees - Make sure all personnel in the building is educated on the best course of action to follow in case of a fire. Ensure everyone is aware of all fire escape routes and educated on how to properly use a fire extinguisher.
- Use fireproof storage - If the unthinkable does unfortunately happen and a fire occurs at your building, you don't want to lose your valuables. It's a great idea to invest in fireproof storage to keep your valuables safe.
If disaster does occur, our fire restoration team is here to help. Our staff is highly-trained and equipped to make it "Like it never even happened."
Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (904) 290-4040
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.