Recent Fire Damage Posts

Facts About Fire!

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Death from fire are the sixth most common cause of injury/death in the U.S.

We, at SERVPRO of Tracy knows everything about fire damage and much more.

Here are JUST THE FACTS ABOUT FIRE..

  • There are more mobile home fires than regular houses and injuries related to that. 
  • The majority of fire related deaths are caused by smoke inhalation not by the fire itself.
  • Actual flames and burns are only 30 percent of fire-related deaths. Unfortunately people survive home fires with all types of burns mild and severe.
  •  First degree burns are considered mild compared to others.
  • Second degree burns are burns that affect the lower layer of skin.
  • Third degree burns, also known as a full thickness burns, affect the lowest layers and deep tissue areas.
  • We at SERVPRO of Tracy feel responsible to our community and pledge to make sure that we can prevent and or prepare for such tragedies.  Please call 209-834-0200

Tips to Prevent Home Fires..

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Home fires are preventable. SERVPRO of Tracy has the following simple steps that each of us can take to prevent a tregedy.

COOKING:

  1. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  2. Wear short, close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.
  3. Keep children away from cooking areas by enforcing a "kid-free zone" of 3 feet around the stove.
  4. Position barbecue grills at least 10 feet away from siding and deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.          

SMOKING:

  1. Smoke outside and completely stub out butts in an ashtray or a can filled with sand.
  2. Soak cigarette butts and ashes in water before throwing them away. Never toss hot cigarette butts or ashes in the trash can.
  3. Never smoke in a home where oxygen is used, even if it is turned off. Oxygen can be explosive and makes fire burn hotter and faster.
  4. Be alert - don’t smoke in bed! If you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine that makes you drowsy, put your cigarette out first.

ELECTRIC/APPLIANCE SAFETY:

  1. Frayed wires can cause fires. Replace all worn, old or damaged appliance cords immediately and do not run cords under rugs or furniture.
  2. If an appliance has a three-prong plug, use it only in a three-slot outlet. Never force it to fit into a two-slot outlet or extension cord.
  3. Immediately shut off, then professionally replace, light switches that are hot to the touch and lights that flicker.

PORTABLE SPACE HEATERS:

  1. Keep combustible objects at least three feet away from portable heating devices.
  2. Buy only heaters evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
  3. Check to make the portable heater has a thermostat control mechanism, and will switch off automatically if the heater falls over.
  4. Only use crystal clear K-1 kerosene in kerosene heaters. Never overfill it. Use the heater in a well-ventilated room.

FIREPLACES AND WOODSTOVES:

  1. Inspect and clean woodstove pipes and chimneys annually and check monthly for damage or obstructions.
  2. Use a fireplace screen heavy enough to stop rolling logs and big enough to cover the entire opening of the fireplace to catch flying sparks.
  3. Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving the house or going to bed.

CHILDREN:

  1. Take the mystery out of fire play by teaching children that fire is a tool, not a toy.
  2. Store matches and lighters out of children's reach and sight, preferably in a locked cabinet.
  3. Never leave children unattended near operating stoves or burning candles, even for a short time.

MORE TIPS:

  1. Never use stove range or oven to heat your home.
  2. Keep combustible and flammable liquids away from heat sources.
  3. Portable generators should NEVER be used indoors and should only be refueled outdoors or in well ventilated areas.

SERVPRO of Tracy, FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION SERVICES:

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires an unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We, at SERVPRO of Tracy have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care. Call SERVPRO of Tracy at 209-834-0200.

Any kinds of Fire Damage!

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage  Any kinds of Fire Damage! Have Questions about Fire, Smoke or Soot Damage? Call SERVPRO of Tracy Today – 209-834-0200

Any house or a business fire can be devastating. SERVPRO of Tracy is your number one resource during your time of loss. We are a preferred vendor for most insurance companies locally and nationally. SERVPRO of Tracy has the equipment and personnel to respond quickly and effectively to your fire damage and get you back into your home or business as quickly as possible.

We work closely with realtors, homeowners, and property managers to take the best care of your home or business. Soot is corrosive and has a heavy, sometimes unpleasant odor. Our patented products and cleaning methods, coupled with experienced technicians will make your disaster go away faster.

SERVPRO of Tracy serves Tracy, Mountain House, Lathrop, French Camp, Ripon, W. Manteca, Holt, Vernalis and surrounding areas. Our team is experienced, dedicated and compassionate. Let us show you why SERVPRO of Tracy is the only company you want to handle your fire damage. Call 209-834-0200 now to schedule your FREE Emergency Ready Plan today!!!

Back to School Safety Tips

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Back to School Safety Tips Call SERVPRO of Tracy Today – 209-834-0200

As all schools have started after a summer break, SERVPRO OF TRACY can only think of the many safety tips that parents should consider around the house.

In the Kitchen:

  • Are knives, forks, scissors, and other sharp tools in a drawer with a childproof latch?
  • Are glass objects and appliances with sharp blades stored out of reach?
  • Are matches and lighters stored in a locked cabinet?

    In Bedrooms:

    • Are window blind and curtain cords tied with clothespins or specially designed cord clips?
    • Is there a smoke alarm outside the bedroom?

    In Bathrooms:

  • Are razor blades, nail scissors, and any other sharp tools stored in a locked cabinet?
  • Are all medication bottles, loose pills, coins, scissors, and any other small or sharp objects out of reach?
  • Are all bleaches, detergent, and any other cleaning product out of reach and in a locked cabinet? 

    Electrical:

    • Have you checked for and removed other potential electrical fire hazards, such as overloaded electrical sockets and electrical wires running under carpets?
    • Are all unused outlets covered with safety plugs?

Any questions please call SERVPRO OF TRACY on 209-834-0200.

The Facts of Fire...

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Facts of Fire... Call SERVPRO of TRACY on 209-834-0200 and you will learn why we say " Like it never even happened."

We, at SERVPRO of Tracy knows everything about fire damage and much more.

Here are JUST THE FACTS ABOUT FIRE

In 2014, fires caused 2745 deaths, 11,825 injuries, and $6.8 Billion in property damage.

Three out of five home fire deaths are caused by fires in homes with no smoke alarms or not working alarms.

Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.

In fires considered large enough to activate the smoke alarm, hardwired alarms operated 94 percent of the time, while battery powered alarms operated 80 percent of the time.

When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected or dead.

One quarter of home fire deaths are caused by fires that start in the bedroom. Another quarter result from fires in the living room, family room or den.

One-third of survey respondents who made an estimate thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life-threatening.   The time available is often much less.  Only 8 percent said their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out.

 WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES

DO:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer/refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from chrome kitchen/bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.
  • If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.
  • Change HVAC filters; leave system off until a trained professional can check the system.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system. 

DO NOT:

  • Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your SERVPRO® Franchise Professional.
  • Don’t attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting your SERVPRO® Franchise Professional.
  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV sets, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Do not consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water, as they may be contaminated.
  • If ceiling is wet, do not turn on ceiling fans. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
  • Don’t send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor. 

Contact SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200 and you will learn why we say " Like it never even happened."

Garage on Fire!!

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Garage on Fire!! Restoring Tracy home after fire damage is a SERVPRO specialty. Call 209-834-0200

  • This local house in Tracy, California garage caught fire also with a car parked outside. Which damaged the entire house filled with smoke and soot. The cause is still being investigated.
  • Homeowner had been getting ready to leave for work and had forgotten something inside his home. While inside, he heard a big cracking and popping sound and came out to see the garage was on fire and also his car parked outside. Luckily he was not injured.
  • SERVPRO of TRACY were called to do content clean-up and to remove soot and smoke from walls, furniture and floors with a complete pack out of contents which were filled with smoke and soot.
  • SERVPRO of TRACY are local with their professional service team guided homeowners the procedures.
  • The owners were very happy to see their contents were being taken care of with extra care and love. They will definitely call SERVPRO of TRACY and team for their future needs and will recommend to friends and family.

Fire Damage Restoration Process

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration Process Call SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200 for any kinds of fire damage.

SERVPRO of Tracy Professionals know just how devastating a fire can be. Fire and water damage can leave your house unsafe and unlivable. SERVPRO of Tracy technicians are trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible.

Step1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call 209-834-0200 to contact our local SERVPRO of Tracy.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Our Professionals will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. SERVPRO of Tracy Professionals will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 4: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

The SERVPRO Franchise Professionals use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls and other surfaces.

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Our technicians will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. They’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 6: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Working Fire Damage Options to Residents of Manteca

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Working Fire Damage Options to Residents of Manteca Smoke and soot residues can destroy your property after a fire if not remediated right away. Contact SERVPRO for a quick response and action plan.

Our Technicians Bring Their Understanding of Fire When Remediating Fire Damage in Your Home

Never be overwhelmed with panic after your property experiences fire damage, especially when you are a resident of Manteca. The combustion process leaves behind the smoke and heat residues that you need to handle with much care. To do the restoration correctly, make sure you contact professionals in this field.

Understanding the theory of fire is so important to control fire damage incidents in Manteca. That is what a service provider like SERVPRO, which operates in the area brings on board. As professionals, we know not all types of soot are the same. While there are those which you can effortlessly clean, some are so difficult to deal with. The secret lies in learning more about combustion and smoke.

The burning process is known as combustion, and it leads to the production of smoke. For complete combustion to take place, we must have a balance of oxygen, heat, and fuel. In most cases, achieving that balance is not possible, and it leads to incomplete combustion - which accounts for smoke residues that we see.

When your solid contents burn, they release aerosol, gases, and particles. When these particles float in the air, they form smoke. The particles in smoke can absorb odor, and that is why it smells. You should note that the smoke contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that are considered carcinogenic. That is why restorers from companies like SERVPRO wear respirators when conducting the restoration process.

After some time, the smoke lands on a surface, and it forms soot - a composition of the residues of smoke. When the soot mixes with moisture, it leads to the formation of acids. When the resulting acids come in contact with materials, corrosion and discoloration results. It implies that the sooner you restore your property, the earlier you can prevent further damage and incurring unnecessary loses.

At SERVPRO of Tracy, we respond faster to any fire damage cases irrespective of the time you contact us. Call us today at (209) 834-0200 to learn more about the available options.

For more information about the City of Manteca, California visit:  https://www.ci.manteca.ca.us/

Fire Damage Restoration In Manteca

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration In Manteca Manteca Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Efforts are the Cornerstone of SERVPRO SERVICES

SERVPRO Offers Industry-Leading Fire Cleanup and Restoration Services

The devastation of a Manteca home fire often seems beyond any remediation. Soot and smoke damage, along with charring, is exacerbated by the large quantities of water used to extinguish the flames. Modern fire damage abatement techniques employed by highly qualified restoration companies inspire hope that the harm is reversible, and your house can be made whole again.
 
Fire damage to your Manteca house can include significant water devastation and persistent odors. It is crucial that the company you chose to deliver recovery efforts be skilled in a wide range of restoration methods and techniques. Our project managers and crews train regularly, attending courses approved by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The Institute is responsible for developing industry standards the public relies upon when seeking for the best approach to return a home to preloss condition.
 
SERVPRO employs only workers who master both basic and advanced fire restoration techniques, as well as water damage remediation and odor elimination. In fact, most fire scenes require water removal and damage control before addressing the fire residues. Standing water and high moisture levels of saturated building materials lead to deterioration, and secondary damage like mold growth and restoration must happen fast.
 
Once the water damage stabilizes, SERVPRO teams begin addressing smoke and soot deposits. Ashy and light soot deposits usually respond well to vacuuming or dry sponging. Heavier residues, like those from grease fires or blazes, extinguished through chemical means, need cleansers or solvents and sometimes abrasive tools to loosen the debris. Fabrics and intricately designed items like blinds or knick-knacks require wet or dry cleaning using specialized materials and sometimes immersion or agitation.
 
It may be astonishing to the layperson just how many examples of fire damage can be recovered with the proper education, tools, and professional products. SERVPRO has a restoration mindset, saving you time and money by finding a way to bring structures and contents back to life rather than tearing out and replacing damaged materials and possessions. Even something as tough to manage as persistent smoky odors can be eliminated through our gradually more technologically advanced methods. We move from a good scrubbing to the use of thermal fogging or hydroxyl generators to change the chemical composition of odor particles, rendering them neutralized.
 
Cleaning up after a fire is a complicated business, but SERVPRO of Tracy is more than up to the challenge. Call us at (209) 834-0200 as soon as the firefighters release your property for restoration, and we will begin the many tasks necessary to transform your home to its previous state, “Like it never even happened.”

Information and Visuals about this CA town, click here.

Delivering Fire Damage Solutions That Manteca Residents Can Trust

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Delivering Fire Damage Solutions That Manteca Residents Can Trust If you experience fire damage in your home, call SERVPRO to help you through every step of the restoration process.

Rely on SERVPRO for Smoke & Fire Cleanup and Restoration

If you have ever faced fire damage in your Manteca area home, you understand how frightening and traumatic these type of incidents can be. Everything from a small to large fire causes significant damage that makes a recovery rough.

Facing this type of event for the first time can be overwhelming. You need someone on your side that understands how to react to different kinds of fire damage on your Manteca property. Not only that, you need to decide which company to contact, long before you ever have a problem. Making fast, informed decisions after fire takes hold can make a huge difference in the quality of the restoration you receive. The longer you wait, the more time smoke and soot residues have to settle in, penetrating even the toughest most durable surfaces, creating damage that might have been avoidable otherwise. 

SERVPRO provides you with 24-hour emergency response services, giving you access to highly trained professionals, industrial-grade equipment, and a vast amount of resources whenever you need us. Choosing to use us as your restoration specialists, means that you gain access to valuable information that helps limit your losses and gets you the help you need immediately after disaster strikes.

SERVPRO has a variety of EPA-registered disinfectants, dry chemical sponges, HEPA filtered vacuums and foggers that make removing stubborn odors, easier. With advanced odor elimination training, our cleaning technicians combine a variety of methods to make smells disappear, providing solutions that make it, “Like it never even happened.”

We provide you with quick, efficient restoration services while also completing any repairs or some reconstruction necessary to finish the job entirely. SERVPRO manages your complete restoration process from start to finish, providing full-service solutions to fire, smoke, and water damage in your home.

Take advantage of services available throughout your local area, contact SERVPRO of Tracy for additional information or to schedule your home’s restoration, now. We give you access to IICRC-industry certified professionals and everything you need to get back on track, call today. (209) 834-0200

Click here for more information about the Manteca Fire Department.

Fire and Smoke Damage Tips

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

  • Limit the movement in the structure to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean.  Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Blow or brush-vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes and carpets.
  • Place clean towels on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely, and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances with a light with a petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Pour RV antifreeze into sinks, toilet bowls and tubs if heat is off during freezing season.
  • Wash both sides of leaves on indoor plants.
  • Change HVAC Filters.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system.

Fire Restoration Services Available To Homeowners In Tracy

8/23/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Restoration Services Available To Homeowners In Tracy When the Firefighters Leave Have SERVPRO Ready with Cleanup and Restoration for Your Tracy Property

Trust SERVPRO for Professional Fire Damage Recovery Services

Firefighters respond to many calls throughout the Tracy area every year. The majority of which involve cooking related incidents, dated wiring, or misuse of electrical heating devices. With the proper amount of preparation and a small change in behavior, you can avoid many common causes of house fires.

You should always get help to recover from fire damage on your Tracy property. If you find yourself facing a similar situation, avoid entering your home without the proper protection and assistance. A qualified technician can locate hazards, assess damages, and help protect everyone involved.  

SERVPRO believes in informing our customers, giving you the ability to make educated, sound decisions that help protect your investment. Before we get into services we have to offer, here are a few helpful tips to prevent common mistakes made by homeowners after a fire.
 
Food Products - You should avoid keeping any food items, including canned goods. High temperatures cause these items to become unsafe to consume. This pertains to food stuffs in the proximity of the fire or the firefighters' water or foam exposure. However, you should maintain a full itemized list for insurance claim purposes.

Entering Your Home - All of the traffic into and out of your home after a fire can cause more damage. Ash and smoke residues affect each type of surface differently, making something as simple as walking through a damaged area cause, even more damage by tracking around soot and charred particles.

Handling Items - Always let a trained professional inspect every item before making a decision. We have various services available to save many contents affected by a fire. A properly trained technician can help you decide whether an item is worth restoring or not.

At SERVPRO we provide you with access to IICRC-industry certified technicians, advanced equipment, and valuable services that make a recovery easier. Services provided by a licensed, certified professional can give you the best possible chance of restoring your property, contents, and personal belongings, after an emergency situation occurs on your property. Small fires also can cause seemingly minor smoke and odor disturbances that never seem to go away. We can contain affected areas, reduce the circulation of smelly particles, and deploy hydroxyl generators and ozone machines to alter the offending elements chemically.

SERVPRO also offers an Emergency Ready App, available for your personal computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. You can create a Ready Profile that helps send valuable information to your restoration team, organizes home contents for insurance claim paperwork, and makes your recovery even faster. We help you create and organize a safety plan, fully inspect your home for possible hazards, and help you take care of any problems that may already exist.

Contact SERVPRO of Tracy to begin your home’s restoration or consultation at (209) 834-0200.

More information on this city right here.

Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action. 

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.  

    Different Types of Smoke

    There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Tracy will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our SERVPRO of TRACY Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke or Soot Damage?
Call SERVPRO of TRACY Today
 – 209-834-0200

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke and Soot Cleanup Cleanup Smoke and Soot in this beautiful house.

SERVPRO Franchise Professional understand how disruptive even small fires can be in a commercial setting. SERVPRO also realizes important of fast appropriate action in limiting damages to your most valuable assets contents.

For this reason Franchise Professional offer 24 hour emergency response, and are committed to being on site at your facility within 4 hours of notification to begin emergency mitigation services.

SERVPRO OF TRACY has over 13 years of experience as a leading fire and water clean up and restoration provide for insurance industry has proven that emergency response and mitigation services are key to helping business owners recover faster following a fire or water damage.

When a fire occurs in your facility, you can trust SERVPRO OF TRACY to be there to help you get back into operation quickly.

Contact 209-834-0200 and you will learn why we say " Like it never even happened."

Back To School Home Safety Tips

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Back To School Home Safety Tips Back To School Home Safety Tips ! If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with us, contact us at (209) 834-0200

As we are nearing the end of July, and parents are enjoying their last few weeks before school. SERVPRO OF TRACY can only think of the many safety tips that parents should consider around the house.

In the Kitchen:

  • Are knives, forks, scissors, and other sharp tools in a drawer with a childproof latch?
  • Are glass objects and appliances with sharp blades stored out of reach?
  • Are matches and lighters stored in a locked cabinet?

In Bedrooms:

  • Are window blind and curtain cords tied with clothespins or specially designed cord clips?
  • Is there a smoke alarm outside the bedroom?

In Bathrooms:

  • Are razor blades, nail scissors, and any other sharp tools stored in a locked cabinet?
  • Are all medication bottles, loose pills, coins, scissors, and any other small or sharp objects out of reach?
  • Are all bleaches, detergent, and any other cleaning produc

Electrical:

  • Have you checked for and removed other potential electrical fire hazards, such as overloaded electrical sockets and electrical wires running under carpets?
  • Are all unused outlets covered with safety plugs?

Any questions please call SERVPRO OF TRACY on 209-834-0200. Free estimate for Tracy Residents.

How Professionals Handle Fire Damage Restoration

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Professionals Handle Fire Damage Restoration Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage for your business or home Call Us Today on 209-834-0200

How Professionals Handle Fire Damage Restoration - Tracy, California


Fire damage restoration service is required when there is fire in home or fire in business. If you have experienced a fire in your residential or commercial property, it is imperative to call a fire cleanup company immediately.

SERVPRO of Tracy, California is a fire cleanup and repair must begin immediately in order to prevent further problems. The longer you wait, the better chances of mildew and mold growth to occur from fire and water damage. The appearance of mildew and mold can be problematic and dangerous for fire cleanup efforts.

Hire Professional Fire Restoration Service.

Hiring a professional service for a fire damage event is the most important action to take. Reputable fire damage companies have a team of qualified professionals who are fully trained and certified to provide fire cleanup. They have the licensing, equipment and experience to handle any issues related to fire in home or fire in business and fire restoration project.

With knowledge and compassion, reliable professionals respond quickly, understanding that a fire in home or fire in business is an emergency situation.

Here are the basic steps taken by fire damage restoration company, SERVPRO of Tracy to provide fire cleanup after fire damage.

Urgent Response

When the fire in home or fire in business is out, fire and smoke damage repairs must begin as soon as possible to maximize effectiveness. Professionals arrive at the location and quickly move into action to remove the smoke smell and address other urgent matters.

Recognizing the trauma and stress that occupants experience, fire damage restoration professionals work quickly and effectively to mitigate damage, including soot damage and smoke damage. They work on salvageable property and materials, such as metals, fixtures, household items and other contents. Their state-of-the-art equipment and advanced cleaning processes and techniques enable them to prevent replacement costs, leading to reduced costs.

Accurate Assessment

Certified fire damage restoration professionals assess the situation to determine the residential or commercial fire damage mitigation needs. They assess the impact of fire damage, including soot damage and smoke damage. They keep you informed, helping to overcome your loss and explaining their cleanup process in a way you can understand what they're doing, and what to expect when the project is completed.

The damage assessment usually involves examining both inside and outside of your property to give you an estimate for the repair, cleaning and restoration costs.

Thorough Treatment

When necessary, residential or commercial fire damage treatment may include smoke smell removal, complete fire damage and soot damage cleaning and sanitation, duct and air vent cleaning, and professional deodorization.

We, at SERVPRO of Tracy begin the process by removing water, ash, and soot. To accomplish this, professionals use specialized equipment, like vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, and air movers. Water and smoke can soak the carpeting and seep into drywall. If so, they will remove these materials to eliminate the smoky smell.

We handle your property and belongings with utmost care and respect as if it was our own. Whether it's a residential or commercial fire damage event, experienced and reputable professionals take extra care to remove all of the smoke smell and protect your property.

Avoid The Stress And Inconvenience

 SERVPRO of Tracy, a comprehensive fire clean up and damage restoration service can reverse much of the impact of fire and soot damage. Cleanup, repairs and restoration with a reputable team of professionals can make a very frustrating event much less unpleasant.

Regardless of the extent of the damage, hiring certified professionals to handle the repair and restoration of your home or commercial property is worth the cost to help bring things back to normal.

Considerations

Residential or commercial fire damage can be a devastating incident. Fire cleanup and getting rid of smoke smell require knowledge and skill and trained technicians have the expertise to provide the service. If your home or business has suffered a fire damage, you can rely on qualified professionals to mitigate damage, including soot damage and smoke damage.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 209-834-0200

Tracy Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Tracy Smoke and Soot Cleanup Have Questions about Fire, Smoke or Soot Damage? Call SERVPRO of TRACY Today – 209-834-0200

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Tracy will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke or Soot Damage?
Call SERVPRO of TRACY Today
– 209-834-0200