Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
If your home or business has suffered a loss due to a fire in Hampton, you can trust that our certified, trained and experienced SERVPRO® team will respond quickly and promptly to your emergency. Our 24-hour emergency cleanup service can help limit and prevent additional damage which can help in reducing restoration costs. Our skilled technicians use our specialized, state-of-the-art equipment along with access to other resources to handle fire job losses large or small, residential or commercial. We are here to help you in Hampton, Virginia.
When dealing with a fire loss, all of us at SERVPRO® of Hampton North understand that you may be feeling overwhelmed, confused, stressed and more than a little vulnerable. You and your family will be treated with kindness and your home or business with great care. Our fire brochure explains the SERVPRO® fire damage process, and explains our fire, smoke and soot restoration services.
Call in the locally owned and operated cleanup team to help make fire damage "Like it never even happened."
Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (757) 825-9700
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.