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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What NOT to do After a Fire

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

title over the remnants of a burned home Prevent and protect your home from fire damage with help from SERVPRO.

Fires are dangerous, even in the aftermath. It’s pertinent that you know what to do, and more importantly, what NOT to do after a fire breaks out in your home or business. There are a few very critical actions you should avoid when dealing with a fire outbreak, remember these four fire don’ts:

DO NOT enter the building until you are given professional advisory that it is safe to do so. 

DO NOT turn on any gas, water, or electric utilities until a professional has assessed the severity of the situation. 

DO NOT start or move any vehicle that has been impacted or affected by the fire. 

DO NOT attempt to clean any soot, smoke, or burn damage yourself. Wait for the professionals with the proper experience to arrive at the scene. It’s important to not risk anything or leave any factors up to chance without the proper education. 

One of the most important things you CAN DO after fire damage is to call your local SERVPRO. We are your trusted fire damage restoration company and will take care of any mitigation, restoration, and clean-up services you could possibly need after a fire strikes. We guarantee it will be no sweat off your back.

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