Is it safe to enter the house after a fire?
If you have to enter your home after a fire, be extra cautious of electrical damage. Fire damage materials can retain heat.
What should I do after fire damage?
Limit your movements to prevent soot particles embedding into your upholstery and carpets. Take towels or old linens and place them on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas. Empty your freezer, and refrigerator and prop doors open if your electricity is off. If you have chrome, put a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil to clean and protect it. Wash your houseplants on both sides of leaves. Change your HVAC filters.
What should I avoid after fire damage?
Don’t try washing painted surfaces or walls before contacting your Legend Disaster Cleanup professional. Don’t shampoo carpet or upholstery. Don’t clean electrical appliances that may have been near the fire, heat or water without talking with an authorized repair service. Avoid turning on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling’s wet, as the wiring could be damaged. Don’t take your clothes to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning can cause the smoke odor to set in.
How long does it take to clean up after a fire?
Fire damage cleanup can vary depending on the severity of the situation. After our technicians arrive and access the situation, we can give you an accurate time estimate.
Can I inspect my home and belongings after fire damage?
While you may want to check the severity of fire damage in your home, it can pose as a threat to your health. It’s recommended that only a legally license inspector determine the safety of your property.
Should I throw out all of my food after a fire?
It’s possible that the fire and smoke can make your food go bad. Wait until an inspector reviews the items to determine whether or not they are safe.
How does Legend Disaster Cleanup help with insurance coverage?
We’re thoroughly familiar with the process of filing claims, so we can handle all the relevant insurance paperwork on your behalf.
If you have any further questions about fire damage repair services, contact us at 801-441-3030.