While fast action is important; the wrong action can delay or impede recovery.
• Clean and protect chrome trim on taps and kitchen appliances with a light coating
of petroleum jelly.
• Blow off or brush-vacuum loose smoke particles from upholstery, drapes and
carpets before normal traffic.
• Open windows for ventilation.
• Change furnace filter if blower was operating.
• Empty freezer and refrigerator completely, ensure the electricity is off and prop open with a rolled newspaper.
• Wash off laminate counter tops and horizontal surfaces of appliances.
• Call a plumber to drain heating system if power is off.
• Turn off electronics, particularly computers in and around the damaged area.
• Wipe or attempt to wash walls, ceilings or other absorbent surfaces.
• Use upholstered furniture if it can be avoided.
• Use food items or canned goods until advised by our technicians.
• Send smoked garments to a dry cleaner until properly deodourized.
• Consume any food from open packages in your cupboards.