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What You Should Do Immediately After a Fire at Your Property

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

Knowing the proper steps to take after disaster strikes can help reduce damage.

The actions you take within the first 24 hours after fire damage can be a deciding factor on whether your property and belongings can be restored or if replacement would be necessary. You can count on SERVPRO of Santa Cruz to provide a fast response and begin mitigation action quickly. Our technicians are highly trained in services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removals as well as board-ups, deodorization, contents inventory and cleaning, and document restoration. Our goal is to bring your property or belongings back to preloss condition whenever possible and help you through a stressful process.

If you have suffered a fire in your home or business, remembering to follow these tips can help to reduce damages:

  • Limit activity in the affected rooms to avoid movement of the smoke and soot
  • Lay old linens or cardboard on carpeted traffic areas to prevent further soiling and additional soot to travel to unaffected areas
  • Do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces; this can result in smearing and further damage. There are specific procedures to be followed to ensure proper removal
  • Use paper masks if you must enter into the affected areas to protect your own respiratory health

SERVPRO of Santa Cruz has been serving our community since 2001. We are committed to helping our neighbors when tragedy strikes. We are ready to assist any time, any day. Call to speak with our representatives at 831-457-1997.

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