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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What Not to do when you have Soot Damage

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

A fire can leave behind soot, smoke damage and a host of other problems. Ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough professional cleaning. If your home or business suffers a fire, first contact SERVPRO of Columbus/S. Muscogee/Chattahoochee Counties before attempting to clean yourself. It is important NOT to do the following even though you think it might help the situation: 

  • Do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces. 
  • Do not attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture. 
  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TVs, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat or water. 
  • Do not consume any foods or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water as they may be contaminated. 
  • If ceiling is wet, do not turn on ceiling fans. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage. 
  • Do not send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor 

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