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Fire Damage Tips for El Centro, CA Property Owners

Thursday, September 26th, 2013


When your property suffers from smoke or fire damage in El Centro, CA, you need professional assistance to help cleanup the debris, salvage your belongings, and restore your property. The experts at ServiceMaster A Plus Restoration are your local experts for the job. For emergency services, we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as know that disasters can strike any given time and we want to be ready to help you during your time of need. When you call, we’ll have a team assembled and deployed out to your location within just hours. As you wait for the professional fire damage restoration crew to arrive, there are a few things you can do to help minimize damages and save belongings.

Due to the instability of any chemicals on post-fire contents, efforts made by the property owner to mitigate damages prior to the arrival of professionals may cause additional damage and in some cases ruin contents altogether. Please use caution when applying these tips. If you are ever unsure about your skills to accomplish such tasks, do not take any action and wait for the professionals to arrive.

  • Wipe the leaves of houseplants to remove smoke residue.
  • Carefully blow off or vacuum soot from surfaces, floors, and fabrics.
  • Wipe down fixtures to prevent permanent tarnishing.
  • If there is no power, clean your refrigerator and either leave the doors propped open or place odor-absorbing charcoal in the unit.
  • Cover carpeted areas with old linens or towels to prevent additional soiling.
  • Toss any open food packages, as they may be contaminated.
  • Place a damp cheesecloth or finely knit cloth over air vents/registers to capture soot and dust in the air.
  • If possible, change the air filter on your air systems.
  • If the weather is applicable, open all windows and doors to aerate the property and remove smoke and any odors.

For high quality disaster restoration services for fire damage in El Centro, CA, always rely on ServiceMaster A Plus Restoration. We’re your dependable expert that aims to get your property back to normal as soon as possible, with high quality services. For more information or start a service, please contact us today!

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