Fire Damage Cleaning Tips in West Palm Beach
Nobody in West Palm Beach wants to experience fire damage in any shape or form. For office and residential furniture and properties, fire damage is a horrible disaster, destroying belongings and putting the equity and safety of your property at risk. In West Palm Beach, ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services is your expert for fire damage and smoke damage restoration. We are equipped with the proper equipment and cleaning agents to help restore and resolve your property.
But if you’re looking to minimize the impact of fire damage, you can follow these tips below to help prevent damages.
What to Do if You Have Smoke and/or Fire Damage
Due to the instability of any chemicals on post-fire contents, efforts made by the homeowner to clean up damage prior to the arrival of professionals may cause additional damage and in some cases ruin contents altogether. Please use extreme caution when applying these tips. To keep costs and damage to a minimum call us immediately.
- If the outside temperature is above 60 degrees, air out the house to reduce smoke odor.
- Cover carpeted traffic areas with towels or old linens to prevent additional soiling.
- Discard open food packages. The food could be contaminated.
- Change the air filter on your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
- Wipe the leaves of houseplants to remove smoke residue.
- Clean Formica and chrome fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom to prevent permanent tarnishing.
- If electrical service is off, clean out your freezer and refrigerator. Leave the doors propped open or place charcoal in the unit.
- Blow off or brush-vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes, and carpets.
- Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified professional dry cleaner that specializes in smoke damage.
- Tape cheesecloth over intake and outlet air registers to capture any loose soot in the air. This is even more effective if the cheesecloth is damp.
- Wipe residue from porcelain bath fixtures to prevent etching.
Trust the West Palm Beach fire damage restoration experts at ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Servicesfor any fire damage you need to be taken care of.