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Fire Damage Cleanup in Wichita, KS

Even when the fire is extinguished, the damage continues. Much of the material used in furniture and flooring is synthetic. When burned, synthetics create a variety of complex chemical reactions. After only a few days, these items go from cleanable to unsalvageable. If you have fire damage to your home or belongings calling ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink promptly will take you a step closer to saving your valuable possessions.

  • Do not attempt to use ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. A short-circuit could result.
  • Wipe leaves of houseplants clean to remove smoke residue.
  • Tape cheesecloth over intake and exit hot air registers to capture any loose soot in the air. Damp cheesecloth is better.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can transfer to upholstery, walls, and woodwork causing more damage.
  • Cover carpeted traffic areas with towels or old linens to prevent more soiling.
  • If electricity is off, clean out freezer and refrigerator and leave doors propped open, or place charcoal in unit.
  • Wipe residue from porcelain bath fixtures to prevent etching.
  • Change air filters on forced hot air furnaces.