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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Do I Handle Water Damage After Putting Out A Fire?

6/26/2023 (Permalink)

When a fire occurs in your North Nashville home, smoke, soot, and charred remains won't be the only thing you must worry about. Damage from the water used in firefighting efforts must also be managed. 

If it's too much for you to handle alone, contact us at SERVPRO of North Nashville.

SERVPRO of North Nashville has the water damage and fire damage training and expertise to help you through this tough time. We have specialized fire damage and water damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to handle fire and water damage and can quickly restore your home to its pre-fire condition. 

What Steps Do I Need To Take While I Wait For SERVPRO To Arrive?

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • If the electricity is off, empty the freezer and refrigerator and prop the doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of the leaves.
  • Change the HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What Are Some Things I Need To Be Aware Of?

  • Please don't attempt to wash walls, painted surfaces, or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Only attempt to clean electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water after consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Check out our Fire Brochure for more helpful information!

The SERVPRO of North Nashville team is available anytime to help you with fire safety, and we can be onsite immediately if a fire does break out. In addition to fire damage, we handle damage from water, mold, and much more. 

Call us today at (615) 876 9551 for more information on ways we can help you "make it like it never happened!"

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

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