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Fire Restoration for Homeowners
Some cleaning after a fire can be done yourself but the only way to ensure proper removal of soot is to contact a professional restoration company. Fire damage to your home or business can be a troubling time. Your priority will be to focus on rebuilding and clean up and ProRestore Services is here to help with some tips on do it yourself fire restoration.
Use caution if you decide to do some of the cleanups after a fire. Never start your cleaning process until you’ve attained the proper safety attire. Wear heavy-duty gloves, safety goggles, and a facemask. Carefully cover your nose and make sure your safety glasses have no place for dust or soot to get into your eyes.
Do it Yourself Fire Restoration Tips
What to do:
1. Avoid soot particles from being embedded into your home's carpets and tracked throughout the rest of the property by limiting movement through your home until properly cleaned.
2. Avoid soiling your home's upholstery and walls, by keeping your hands completely clean at all times. To make this easier, use disposable gloves and change them multiple times throughout your cleaning process.
3. Remove perishable items from the refrigerator. Prevent additional foul odors by removing your fridge from its electrical source and propping the refrigerator and freezer doors open.
4. Wipe soot from metal surfaces and fixtures such as sink faucets and appliances.
5. Use a damp rag or cloth to remove soot from household plants.
6. Leave your air conditioning system off until a trained professional can check the system. Remember to change the filter once operational.
What NOT to do:
1. Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting a professional fire restoration company.
2. Don't attempt to shampoo carpet, rugs, or upholstered furniture without first consulting a professional fire restoration company.
3. Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV, kitchen appliances, etc.) which may have been close to fire, heat, or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
4. Don't consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat, or water. There is a high probability that these food items have been contaminated.
5. Don't turn on any ceiling fixtures if you suspect that your ceiling is wet. Wiring may also be wet or damaged and can cause an electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
6. Don't send garments to a dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.
If soot contaminates items in your home or business, an Orlando fire damage restoration service provider like ProRestore Services must assess the damage to see if restoration is possible. A professional company can properly assess the damage, provide closer estimates for the cost of repairs, work closely with your insurance company, and ensure that damage is restored properly.
If you need assistance with fire restoration call ProRestore Services at (407) 710-8787 and we will happy to assist you!