RestoreCore Safety Tips

In Case of Smoke
or Fire Loss

Safety Tip Guide
What To Do Now

Throughout the House

Keep movement to a minimum and keep your hands clean. This will help prevent soot particles from penetrating upholstery, carpets, walls and woodwork thus preventing further damage.


Vacuum loose soot particles. Cover upholstered furniture with sheets.

Drapes & Carpets

Vacuum loose soot particles. Place clean, dry towels or linens over carpets in heavy traffic areas.


Wash off both sides of leaves; softened water or milk helps.

Ventilation Systems

Change furnace and air-conditioning filters. Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air grilles.

Food & Drinks

Take inventory then discard canned and packaged foods or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water. They could be contaminated.

Refrigerator & Freezer

If the electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop open the doors. Use common sense, and determine whether or not you should remove the doors to the appliance for safety reasons.

Kitchen & Bathrooms

If the heat is off during freezing temperature, pour approved antifreeze solution, such as would be used for swimming pools or RV’s down sinks, toilet bowls and tubs. Be certain that the antifreeze type that you use is approved for such use. Clean and protect chrome on faucets and appliances with a light coating of WD-40®.

Safety Tip Guide
What To Wait On


To prevent soot from setting permanently, don’t wash or paint without first contacting your RestoreCore representative.

Carpets & Upholstery

To prevent odor from setting permanently, don’t attempt cleaning without first contacting your RestoreCore representative.

Electrical Appliances

Don’t clean or repair TVs, radios, computers or any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water. Consult an authorized repair service.


Do not dry clean or launder smoke-damaged items. Contact your RestoreCore representative for special instructions.

Ceiling Fixtures

Do not switch on any ceiling fixture or fan if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be wet or damaged.

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