Fire- What To Do Till Help Arrives
When cleaning up after a fire it is very important to clean it properly or you can cause the smell of smoke to set in. You want to limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and causing more damage. Place a clean towel or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery, put a coat of petroleum jelly or oil on chrome faucets, trim and appliances. place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet. DO NOT wash any walls or painted surfaces. DO NOT shampoo carpet or upholstery. DO NOT clean electrical equipment. DO NOT send clothing to a dry cleaner.