Fire damage check list

From smoke damage and soot to partial or incomplete structural damage, cleaning up fire damage can be a daunting task. Whether you have hired a home restoration company to clean up or you’re doing it yourself, here’s a checklist for a proper fire damage clean up.

  • If you have a property insurance, notify your insurance agent as soon as possible to report the fire damage.
  • Avoid returning to the property until the officials specify that it’s safe.
  • Since smokes and fumes are hazardous to health, avoid cleaning any surfaces by yourself until the premises and surfaces have been professionally evaluated.
  • After you are allowed to re-enter the premises, throw out any open food package.
  • Clothing with smoke damage should be professionally dry cleaned.
  • Change the air filter in your furnace.
  • Open windows to allow proper ventilation.
  • Have upholstered furnishings and carpet professionally cleaned
  • Avoid using any electrical appliances until they are evaluated by a professional.
  • Handle all the items carefully since soot can easily transfer from walls to woodwork and upholstered furnishings.

Fire damage can worsen if it is not dealt with properly. Contacting a professional home restoration company can help solve your problem of fire damage with the proper skills and equipment. Rainbow International can help you with cleaning your fire damage, with experts that know everything that needs to be done.

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