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Actions to Take Immediately after a Property Fire

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Stove top fire Know what your steps should be if you experience a fire

What steps are taken within the first 24 hours after fire damage will be a determining factor on the restoration process for your property and belongings.  You can trust SERVPRO of Santa Cruz will respond with haste and begin mitigation quickly. Our technicians are specialized in a variety of restoration services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removals as well as board-ups, deodorization, contents inventory and cleaning, loss documentation and document restoration. Our main mission is always to bring your property or belongings back to preloss condition whenever possible and guide you through what can be a stressful process.

If you have experienced a fire in your home or business, we highly suggest following these steps to help minimize damages:

  • Stay clear of the affected rooms and limit activity to minimize the movement or transfer of the smoke and soot to other areas
  • Spread cardboard or old linens to walk on carpeted traffic areas to prevent further soiling
  • Avoid washing any walls or painted surfaces; these attempts can result in smearing the soot and create additional damage. Specific measures need to be followed to ensure proper soot removal
  • If it is necessary for you to enter into the affected areas, use a proper facial mask to protect your own respiratory health

SERVPRO of Santa Cruz has been helping our community 20 years. Our highly training staff is committed to assisting our neighbors when catastrophe strikes. Call to speak with our representatives day or night, 24/7. We are always here to help (831)-457-1997.

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