Fire and Smoke Do's and Don'ts
If you have fire and smoke damage to your property it is hard to not start cleaning yourself. Please let the professionals help you.
-Keep movement in the building at a minimum. This helps keep particles from being embedded in carpet and fabrics.
-Wash your hands a lot and be careful not to transfer or wipe soot onto something. It can make it damage the item more.
-If electricity is off empty fridges and freezers and prop doors open to prevent odors.
-Change your furnace/air conditioner filter but don't let the system continue to run. Turn it off.
-Do not try washing any thing yourself. You could further rub the soot into the item.
-Don't shampoo your carpet. Talk to a professional first.
-Don't clean any electronics without contacting a professional.
-Do not consume any food or beverages that may have been effected by the fire, soot, or smoke.
-Do not turn ceiling fans on. This will stir up the soot residue.