SERVPRO Releases Report for Homeowners Experiencing Nipomo Fire Damage
Professional fire damage experts, SERVPRO, this week outline the five things homeowners should avoid doing after a fire has damaged their home.
Nipomo, CA —The cleanup and restoration specialists at SERVPRO have released a recent report detailing five things one should not do if their home has seen Nipomo fire damage. Homeowners can avoid excessive fire damage by following tips listed in the report.
To view the report, click here (link), or see below:
5 Things Homeowners Should Avoid if Fire Damage Occurs
After fire damage has occurred in the home, everything can quickly become hectic. Here’s five things to avoid amidst the chaos to prevent further damage to one’s property:
Don’t clean up
It is best to wait until a repair and restoration specialist, such as SERVPRO, has assessed the damage. Avoid cleaning walls, carpets or upholstery before a professional arrives.
Don’t use electrical appliances
Fire and smoke can damage electrical appliances and make them dangerous to use if affected by the fire. Consult a repair service to asses any damage before putting the affected appliances back into regular use.
Don’t eat food that has been near the fire
Avoid eating any food that has seen fire damage or was located near the fire, excessive heat or water. This includes canned or packaged foods and beverages. Foods may have risen to an unsafe temperature during the fire and become spoiled.
Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures
Ceiling fixtures include lighting and ceiling fans. If water has come into contact with any of these fixtures the wiring may be damaged and pose an electrical hazard if turned on.
Don’t send damaged clothing to an inexperienced dry cleaner
Smoke damage to clothing can greatly damage a garment. Ask the dry cleaner if they specialize in cleaning clothing which has come in contact with heavy smoke. If incorrectly laundered, smoke odor may permanently set into the material.
Following these suggestions can save time, money and stress after fire damage has occurred in the home. The professionals at SERVPRO have responded to Nipomo fire damage in the past and are available 24/7 to lend a helping hand.
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260 N Mallagh St., Nipomo, CA 93444