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Emergency Checklist for Fire Damage

Your Checklist for Fire Damage Cleanup

There’s often much more to fire cleanup than you might imagine. From smoke and soot to partial or complete structural damage, fire cleanup can be a daunting task. To keep your client from feeling overwhelmed—and to ensure that the process is proceeding as it should—share this checklist for proper fire cleanup.

  • Notify your insurance agent as soon as possible to report fire damages.
  • Avoid returning to the property until officials indicate that it’s safe.
  • Refrain from cleaning any surfaces until the structure and premises have been professionally evaluated. This is especially important because smoke or fumes can be hazardous to your health.

Once you get approval to re-enter the premises, there are a few more things you can do to help facilitate the fire cleanup.

  • Throw out any open food packages as they could be contaminated.
  • Have smoke-damaged clothing professionally dry cleaned.
  • Wipe any residue from hard surface areas like fixtures, counters and non-upholstered furnishings.
  • Change the air filter in your furnace.
  • Open windows to increase proper ventilation.
  • Have upholstered furnishings and carpet professionally cleaned.
  • Avoid using any electrical appliances until they are checked by a professional.
  • Handle all items with care since soot on your hands can easily transfer to walls, woodwork and upholstered furnishings.
  • Contact a professional cleaning company for help before attempting to clean your walls. Improper cleaning may make the problem worse by spreading soot residue.

When fire strikes a residence or other structure, insurance adjusters are often called upon to provide expertise about fire cleanup. Naturally you want to be prepared to field your clients’ questions. These tips from the fire cleanup professionals at Stanley Steemer provide you with the added expertise so you can assist your clients when an emergency occurs.

As your partner in fire cleanup, Stanley Steemer is ready to respond—quickly, efficiently and with the expertise you would expect from a company that’s been in business for more than 60 years.

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