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Putting out a fire can be worse than the fire itself

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

Tips on Fire Damage Fire Damage Tips You Can Do Until Help Arrives

Fire damage in a business can be stressful for owners, property managers, employees, and tenants. Property damage, equipment damage, document loss and temporary business closure are just some of the concerns you may experience.  

  • Here is what you can do until help arrives:  

DO: 

  • Limit movement in the facility to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring. 
  • Place clean towels or old lines on rugs and high traffic areas. 
  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliance with petroleum jelly or oil. 
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between office furniture legs and wet carpets.  

DO NOT: 

  • Wash any walls or painted surfaces.  
  • Shampoo carpet or upholstery. 
  • Clean any electrical equipment.  
  • Send clothing to dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.  

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