How to handle fire and smoke damage in your Western Dutchess County home or business
Dealing with a fire brings a whole set of things to take care of that you probably haven’t given much thought to before at your Dutchess County property.
We’re here to help you every step of the way in terms of what to do and not to do in case of a fire. Once the firemen have deemed it safe to go in (in some cases they won’t), here are some important things to consider in this situation:
-DO NOT attempt to consume food or beverages that have been stored close to fire, heat or water. They could be contaminated.
-DO NOT wander around inside the property. Keep your movements limited to help prevent soot particles from getting embedded into upholstery and carpet. Keep your hands clean to avoid further soiling.
-DO NOT turn on ceiling fixtures, they could’ve gotten wet or damaged and could cause electrical shock. In most cases, the electric has been turned off anyway as to not be a danger for the firefighters.
-DO NOT attempt to clean carpets, garments, electrical appliances, walls or painted surfaces BEFORE contacting SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County professionals. We are trained and certified with most innovative equipment and most effective methods of cleaning smoke and soot from everything in your home, including electronics, paperwork, photos and artwork. Let our teams take care of the hard part, it’s one less thing for you to have to consider in a time like this.
SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County will work directly with your insurance company to help get your home and life back the best way possible. You’ll be amazed at how clean, fresh and back to normal your property or business will be using the experts from SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County. Check out some of our work here!