Fire Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Your first priority should always be the safety of yourself and others when a fire breaks out on your property in Pflugerville, TX. Once the fire has been put out and the smoke has settled, your property might be left with fire, smoke, and soot damage. Water damage is also common to see after a fire. Our SERVPRO of Pflugerville team is the local leader in fire damage cleanup and restoration in the Pflugerville area. No matter how big or small the loss might be, you can count on our team to be there to help!

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (512) 990-4776

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (512) 990-4776

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.