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Fire Restoration 101: Safety First

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

kitchen after fire House fires have many sources. This one was caused in a kitchen by a dishwasher malfunction.

After your fire has been put out you may be left with the question, “What should I do next?”  SERVPRO of Gurnee can help.  We will walk you through your next steps. Safety is our number one concern until help arrives, so here are some basic do’s and don'ts:


  • Limit movement in damaged areas
  • Keep your hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork
  • If the electricity is off, empty the freezer and refrigerator completely.  Prop doors open to help prevent odor.


  • Don’t touch contaminated surfaces
  • Don’t attempt to clean walls, carpet, contents, or other contaminated surfaces
  • Don’t use food, cosmetics, or mediations exposed to soot.
  • Don’t send clothing to ordinary cleaner; improper cleaning may set odors

No one wants to experience a fire in their home or business.  If you experience this and need help, please give us a call at 847-838-2954.  SERVPRO of Gurnee has the expertise and experience to assist you in the cleanup and restoration of your property.  We are here to help!

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