DCS Cleaning Tips & Resources
DCS Cleaning Service is here to help and professionally take careof
all your cleaning needs, but we’d like to offer some tips, resources
and suggestions to make your “cleaning” tasks a little easier.
Disaster Cleaning and Restoration
What to do in case of a flood?
Avoid downed power lines and smell for gas when entering your home or
office. Wear protective clothing like rubber gloves and boots when cleaning
"When in doubt, throw it out":
Dispose of food, beverages and medicine exposed to floodwaters and mud,
including canned goods, capped bottles and sealed containers. Water may
not be safe to drink, clean with, or bathe in after an emergency such
as a flood. Use only bottled, boiled, or treated water until your water
supply is tested and found safe.
What to do in case of a fire?
CARPET / RUG / UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
AIR DUCTS / DRYER VENTS
Smoke and Fire Damage
The following Emergency Tips were compiled by members
of the National Institue of Fire Restoration and are based on their wide
experience in this field. It is not likely that you will require all the
procedures listed, so examine your situation and use those steps which
common sense dictates. The National Institute of Fire Restoration contractor
in your area is a good person to know - and a good company to rely upon.
After a fire, it is natural to want to clean a building and its contents.
Timely action can be a great help, but incorrect or delayed action can
jeopardize or impede successful restoration.
|Do . . .
||Do Not . . .
- Clean and protect chrome trim on kitchen appliances with a light
coating of petroleum jelly or other oil such as WD40.
- Blow off or brush vacuum loose smoke particles from upholstery,
draperies, and carpets.
- Open windows for ventilation.
- Change furnace filter and make sure blower is operational.
- Empty refrigerator and freezer completely if electricity is off,
and prop the doors open with a rolled towel or newspaper.
- Clean and protect smoked bathroom faucets, tub fittings, and towel
bars with a light coating of oil.
- Pour antifreeze in toilet bowls, sinks, and bathtubs to prevent
freezing if heat is off in the winter.
- Wash plants with water on both sides of leaves (water softener
- Call plumber to drain heating system if heat is off in the winter.
- Remove pets (especially birds) to clean environments.
- Wipe or attempt to wash walls, ceilings, or other absorbent surfaces.
- Use upholstered furniture if it can be avoided.
- Use exposed food items or canned goods that have been subjected
to excessive heat.
- Use TVs, stereos, or electrical appliances until they have been
cleaned and tested.
- Send smoked garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning
may set in smoke and odor.
Quoted from Disaster Restorations
|Do . . .
||Do Not . . .
- DO contact your restoration specialist for immediate emergency
clean-up & drying services.
- DO start clean-up and removal of excess water using any method
such as a shop vac, using absorbent white or light-colored towels,
and be sure to blot vs. wiping.
- DO wipe all water immediately from hardwood surfaces and furniture,
and blot fabrics and carpets.
- DO use a screwdriver to make holes in ceilings to allow water to
drain into a bucket. This can help to relieve water weight and prevent
additional damage to ceilings.
- DO move furniture away from water damage and place pieces of wax
paper under furniture legs. This prevents further damage to furniture
and carpet and prevents rust stains from furniture.
- DO open wet items to immediately start the drying process by allowing
air to flow over them.
- DO NOT step into a flooded basement or deep water if you have submerged
electrical cords or components as this may lead to electrical shock.
- DO NOT leave dark-colored items such as books, paperwork, clothing,
stained furniture, or anything that has colors or dyes onto a wet
carpet or surface as this may cause permanent damage.
- DO NOT turn on electrical devices or use wet electrical outlets
until completely dried these may need to be inspected by an electrician.
- DO NOT leave wet items in plastic bags or boxes - these items should
be opened and spread out to immediately begin the drying process.
- DO NOT put wet items on top of dry furniture.
- DO NOT leave metal items such as file cabinets or exercise equipment
directly on the flooring as they may leave rust stains. If possible
use wood blocks to lift metal items and to provide airflow.
Quoted from Roth Cleaning