What To Do After A Fire
Use caution when reentering or cleaning your home. Consult your fire department
as well as repairmen and other specialists in home restoration. You may accidentally
cause even more damage to your possessions and your home if you reenter and try
cleaning without knowing the special needs and dangers involved. You may be unfamiliar
with the special problems posed by fire, smoke and water damage that result after
a large home fire.
We've included a brief list of things to be aware of, but you should consult specialists
who can personally inspect your home:
- Immediately contact me.
- Be careful of electricity when there is water damage. The risk of shock is great.
- To avoid electrocution, don't use damaged electrical appliances and outlets.
- Let valuable rugs, leathers, and furs that have sustained water damage air dry.
- Don't wash walls and carpets without first consulting a professional. Improper cleaning
methods could result in even more damage.
- Limit movement within your home as you might accidentally damaged household goods
and stamp dirt and soot permanently into your furniture and carpet.