Other Cleaning Tips
Consult a professional about replacing drywall and insulation that has been soaked by water from fire hoses. It can not be dried out and maintain structural integrity or resistance to mold and mildew.Pots, pans, flatware, etc., should be washed with soapy water, rinsed and then polished.Wipe leather goods with a damp cloth, then a dry cloth. Stuff purses and shoes with newspaper to retain shape. Leave suitcases open. Leather goods should be dried away from heat and sun. When leather goods are dry, clean with saddle soap. Rinse leather and suede jackets in cold water and dry away from heat and sun.Wear protective clothing, including leather gloves and heavy soled shoes.Learn more about how to clean up after a home fire, including the supplies you’ll need, how to deal with contaminated food and water, and how to repair smoke and water damage. Follow public health guidance on safe cleanup of fire ash and safe use of masks.Wet debris down to minimize breathing dust particles.