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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What To Do Until Help Arrives

1/5/2019 (Permalink)

A fire can leave behind soot, smoke damage and a host of other problems. Ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors will often need a thorough professional cleaning. If your home or business suffers a fire, it is important to take the appropriate steps to prevent further damage until SERVPRO of Morris/Ottawa can arrive . The following tips may help reduce damage and increase chances of a successful restoration.


-Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.

-Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery and carpet traffic areas. 

-If electricity is off, empty freezer/refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor. 


-Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces.

-Don't attempt to shampoo any carpets or upholstery.

-Don't attempt to clean any electronics

-Do not consume any food that may have been contaminated by the fire.

-If ceilings are wet do not turn on lights or ceiling fans as the wiring may be wet.

SERVPRO of Morris/Ottawa is here 24/7 for all your fire restoration needs. Give us a call today (815)416-0075.

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