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After a Fire Tips

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Cleanup after a fire or smoke damage is a job for an IICRC Certified firm. Sometimes cleaning up after a fire without the proper method can cause further damage. Depending on the source of fire determines how SERVPRO of Gurnee & SERVPRO of Libertyville/N. Chicago City/Lake Bluff will go about cleaning up after a fire. Here are some tips that can help minimize the damage after a fire until a crew arrives:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading
  • Do not send any clothing to a local dry cleaner because improper cleaning may set in odor
  • Do not shampoo carpets, upholstery, or furniture
  • Do not attempt to clean electronics or electrical equipment
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet
  • Coat chrome faucets, trim or appliances with petroleum jelly or oil

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