Fire Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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When Fire damage Strikes your Llano Grande home or business, you may be left wondering what to do next?  As the temperatures in the RGV rise and the frequency of rain begins to cease, fire is a concern. Our dry climate is home to fires every single year, and, in some cases, those fires can wreak havoc on forests, grasslands, homes, and more. It’s important that any amount of fire can be dangerous, whether it’s a small flame or a raging forest fire. SERVPRO of Llano Grande strongly encourages you to always keep safety in mind and move in the opposite direction of any major fire event.



SERVPRO of Llano Grande is here to Provide you with some tips you can use for when Disaster strikes your Home or Business:



It's best to keep your distance from the damage until a professional clears you to begin cleaning up the mess.

  • Tip #1 – Ventilate. ...
  • Tip #2 – Protect Unaffected Items. ...
  • Tip #3 – Call Fire Damage Restoration Professionals. ...
  • Tip #4 – Avoid Electrical Outlets. ...
  • Tip #5 – Throw Out Any Contaminated Food.

Once you have taken these steps, You can now rest assure that the pros at SERVPRO can help make Fire damage in your Llano Grande property "Like it never even happened".

 

 

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (956) 464-1100

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.