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