There’s really no way that you can prepare your home or your commercial building for a fire. Sure, you can take all necessary precautions to keep a fire from occurring. But, as we’ve seen over the course of the last few months, can strike quickly and unpredictably. When you do suffer fire damage in Los Angeles, the best course of action is to give us a ring. On top of that, there are a few steps you can safely take, should you desire, which may be able to help.
Be Careful in the Building
This may sound obvious, but you need to be as cautious as possible when you move through the building that’s suffered the fire damage. In addition to keeping your person safe, you want to keep from embedding soot particles into your carpet, upholstery, and more. If you and your family walk around, you could end up doing exactly that. Additionally, you probably won’t know to what extent the fire damaged your electricity, so, you want to be careful about turning on a ceiling fixture or something similar. In fact, if you can, turn the electricity off. Many people do that and also prop open the fridge and freezer.
When you see that your belongings have soot or other signs of smoke damage, of course the first thing you want to do is clean them. That’s human nature. However, often, that’s not the best course of action. Cleaning electrical appliances that were in the fire’s path or even just close to it can cause irreparable damage. By that same token, cleaning garments that have been in and around smoke the wrong way (or even sending to the wrong cleaner) could set the smoke odor in for good. By that same token, if you have houseplants that survived the fire, you may want to clean them. However, when you do, make sure to clean the leaves on both sides.
If Any of the Above is the Slightest Bit Unsafe, Don’t Do It
You may have read to this point and thought: “sure, I can do all that.” however, if any of those actions require you to go through puddles, across areas where you could easily slip and fall, or even present any kind of threat: don’t. Just don’t do it. Call us and we’ll take care of as much of this as possible. After all, when it comes to “fire damage restoration,” we can’t restore a person, but we can restore a home or commercial building.
After Fire Damage in Los Angeles, Call Us
Once you’ve made sure that you and yours are safe, the next course of action is to give us a call. Over the years, we’ve restored so many buildings to the state they were in before the fire damage. When your building is on fire, the damage can be devastating. With our expertise and equipment, we can do more than just clean, we can restore. Call us 24/7: (855) 961-2660.