Fire Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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The fire and embers have been extinguished and now you are left with the aftermath of fire damage. SERVPRO of East Central Cincinnati understands the emotional and physical devastation that occurs after fire damages affect your property.

Trust the Pro's

SERVPRO of East Central Cincinnati is trained and ready to mitigate, cleanup the smoke and soot damages and handle your personal belongings as well. Our team is trained in industry standards and every one of our projects follow IICRC guidelines to ensure full restoration while being safe. We want nothing more than to help you through every step of the restoration process and bring all of your belongings to pre-fire damage conditions.

Fire Damage Tips

While you wait for our emergency services to arrive. There are a few steps you can take to get started on cleanup after a fire. 

  1. Always prioritize safety before taking action. 
  2. Once the property is deemed safe, if you see any personal belongings that have not been damaged, take them to a dry and safe place. 
  3. Limit movement around the property and place clean towels or linens over high-traffic areas. 

Once our emergency fire restoration team arrives on your property, we will take over the cleanup process. We're here to help. 

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (513) 561-7378

What To Do After A Fire

  • 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 electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without 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 ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.