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Why choose SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville for Fire Damage Services?

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

There are numerous causes of fires in homes and businesses. Depending on what materials burn, this can produce different types of smoke and soot.

Below is a list of the types of smoke and soot and their characteristics:

Wet Smoke – Caused by burning plastics and synthetic materials; Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary.

Dry Smoke – Caused by burning paper and wood; Fast burning, high temperatures, dry, powdery, non-smeary residues.

What to do after a fire:

  • Keep hands clean and wear gloves so as not to further soil the upholstery and walls
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas to avoid spreading soot
  • If the electricity is off, empty the freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open to avoid odor from rotting food

What NOT to do after a fire:

  • Do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville
  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Do not use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Do not send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may result in permanent damage.

Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville for all your fire damage needs. We service El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Diamond Springs, Shingle Springs, and Placerville. Available 24/7 at 916-933-3890.

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