Fire Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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The aftermath of a fire can leave you feeling overwhelmed.  This type of disaster can affect every inch of your home or business, and you may not know where to begin.  The first step towards a successful recovery should be to call SERVPRO of Pickens County!  Our professionals understand that you have been through a devastating loss and will treat you, your home, and your precious belongings with the respect they deserve.  We respond immediately to any fire loss in an effort to mitigate the existing damage, prevent further secondary damage, and reduce restoration costs.  Our crewmembers have specialized equipment and resources that help them respond quickly and effectively to any fire emergency in the Pickens County community and surrounding areas.  Once the heroic first responders have completed their efforts, let SERVPRO of Pickens County help you pick up the pieces and get your life back on track.  

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (864) 855-3993

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.