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After the firefighters leave your home, you may be anxious to get the fire damage restoration process started. Although it’s best to call us at AdvantaClean of the Capital Region right away for help, there are a few things you can do to keep further damage from occurring.

Handling Fire Damage: What Should You Do After the Flames are Put Out?

Fire Damage

  • Open Things Up. If it’s safe to go back in your house and the weather outside is nice, open up all the windows in your home. If you want to enhance the amount of air flowing through your home during the fire damage restoration process, you can also place fans near these open windows.
  • Cover High-Traffic Areas. After a fire ravages your property, soot will likely be everywhere. To keep it from getting spread around, cover up the carpet in high-traffic areas with old linens or towels.
  • Evacuate Your Pets. Once the fire is put out, even though it may be alright for you to go back in your home, it may not be a good idea to let your pets roam around. Consider taking your pets over to a friend or family member’s house as the fire damage restoration process takes place, and bathe them soon after the fire occurs to remove dirt and soot from their fur.
  • Get Out Your Vacuum. While you wait for our team of restoration professionals to arrive at your home, get out your vacuum. Then, using the brush attachment, blow off your home’s draperies, carpeting, and upholstery to get rid of loose smoke particles.