While You Wait For Help
When disaster strikes and you find your home and property in ruins, turn to BDR Fire & Water Restoration for a fast, efficient, and totally professional restoration job. We respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week; for most locations we can be at your door within 60 minutes of your call.
After any flooding, water damage or fire or smoke damage ask yourself the most important question:
Is it safe to stay in the house or property?
Tips on what to do while waiting for help to arrive
• Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
• Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
• Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
• Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
• Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
• Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
• Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
• Gather loose items from floors.
• Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
• Don’t leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
• Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
• Don’t use television or other household appliances.
• Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
Fire & Smoke Damage:
• Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
• Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
• Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
• If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
• Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
• Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
• Change HVAC filter.
• Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.
• Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without consulting a professional.
• Don’t attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
• Don’t use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
• Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
• Don’t send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.