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How to Manage Fire Damage in your Orange County Home or Office

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

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If you’ve been the victim of a fire in your home or business, you know the devastation which comes with the experience. When the fire trucks have departed, you are left to manage the damage to your Orange County home or office. The first question is often where to begin, after all, you are facing fire and smoke damage, but also water and flooding damage from the valiant efforts of the firefighters.

Professionals at SERVPRO of Fontana are ready to help

With the expertise needed to clean up and restore your home to the condition it was before the fire. They know how to get the job done effectively including the removal of smoke odors and soot. While you wait for the SERVPRO of Fontana team to arrive, there are some steps you can take to manage the situation, beginning with a determination of whether it is safe to stay in your house. Often electrical problems, wet surfaces, and other damage can create hazards for you and your family.  

Be careful!

Take care and limit movements in areas with the most damage as you can further set soot into your carpet and upholstered furnishings. If you need to walk around, place towels over rugs, upholstery, and carpeting. If your electricity is off, you’ll want to empty the refrigerator and freezer and prop the doors open. You can also take the time to wipe off your indoor plants, change your HVAC filter, and attach double layers of cheesecloth to air handler vents.

Let us take care of the cleaning

There are also steps you should leave up to the SERVPRO of Fontana professionals. Don’t wash walls or other painted surfaces, or attempt to clean your carpet or upholstery. Let SERVPRO of Fontana get the job done right for you! You’ll also want to avoid turning on appliances, lighting, or ceiling fixtures until you are certain wiring has not been damaged. Your SERVPRO of Fontana professionals are ready to respond quickly following a fire, which can limit further damage and reduce your restoration costs. They will see that your home is restored to pre-fire condition with water removal and drying, plus the removal of smoke and soot, as well as any cleaning and repair needed.

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