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Fire Damage Tips Chicago, IL
SERVPRO of Ravenswood Professionals will likely be needed to complete your cleanup, but following the steps on this page can help minimize secondary damage.


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"I live in a 6-flat condo building and the upstairs neighbor had a toilet overflow this evening. He didn't notice it, but I sure did when a few minutes later I had a waterfall come gushing down through my walls.

Servpro answered the call right away and arrived at my home in just over an hour (mind you, this was at 10:30pm on a Saturday).

The knowledgeable and friendly workers of Servpro Ravenswood have been an answer to my prayers! "
Nicole S. in CHICAGO, IL
 

Home Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

Water Damage  |  Fire & Smoke Damage   |  Biohazard Contamination

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
     
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
     
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
     
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
     

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What To Do After a Fire Chicago, IL
  • 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 your SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • 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.
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