Has Your Paramus Home Been Effected by Fire Damage?
We understand how stressful dealing with fire damage can be, even small fires can cause soot and smoke damage to other parts of the house. The team at SERVPRO of Paramus is certified and trained. We will get your home cleaned up and restored to your satisfaction quickly. This are a few tips that can help while you wait for technicians to arrive.
What can be done after a Fire?
- Limit movement in the home. Just by doing this one thing it can help prevent soot particles from being embedded into carpets and upholstery.
- It’s also helpful to keep your hands clean by not touching any of the effected surfaces, so the soot doesn’t soil any unaffected upholstery, walls, and woodwork
- If you do need to move around the affected area you can place towels or some type of covering over the rugs, carpets, and upholstery in order to prevent transferring soot to unaffected parts of the home.
- If the electricity went off and has been off for some time, you should empty any food that can spoil from the freezer and refrigerator. After it has been cleaned out find something to prop the doors open.
- If you have an HVAC system the filter would most likely need to be changed before it’s turned back on.
Things That Shouldn’t be done after a Fire
- You shouldn’t attempt to clean/wash any of the walls or painted surfaces, also do not attempt to use chemicals/soaps to wash any carpeting and/or upholstery without contacting/notifying us.
- Do not attempt to clean electrical appliances that may have been effected by the fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
- Don’t use any canned/packaged food or drinks that were stored near the fire and effected areas.
- Don’t attempt to turn on ceiling fixtures if the area is wet or severely damaged, since the wiring may be effected.
- Don’t send any garments to an ordinary dry cleaner, since standard cleaning techniques may set smoke odor.
Give us a Call Today
If your Paramus home or business has experienced a fire damage event, SERVPRO of Paramus is here to help. We have the equipment along with the experienced personnel to get the job done quickly and correctly. When we are all finished restoring your home or business it will be “like it never even happened.”