Recent Fire Damage Posts
Fire Clean-Up Specialists
Cleanup of fire damage is not the job for a do-it-yourself property owner. The entire process can be very overwhelming for a homeowner, and SERVPRO is here to help! Its important to remember that while physical damage is obvious, the odor and soot clean up is difficult. Different fire sources require different cleaning procedures to return a residential or commercial property to its preloss condition. Restoration of a property can be very complex and proper smoke and odor removal are tasks that require experienced technicians that are certified in these specific areas. All of our technicians are IICRC certified and have studied the best techniques to restore your home! Don't wait or try to handle this damage on your own, call your fire specials at SERVPRO!
Every year SERVPRO is called out to address fires in our county. Many of these fires start in the garage. Most of the fires are caused by electrical shortage/malfunctions or by improperly stored flammable liquids. Its important to stay safe! Follow this simple tips to keep your friends and home safe from possible fires:
- Store oil, gasoline paints, propane and varnishes in a shed away from the home.
- Keep items that can burn on shelves away from appliances
- Plug only one charging appliance into an outlet at a time. Don't use an extension cord when charging an appliance.
If you experience a garage fire let SERVPRO help you! Our team is certified, trained and prepared to bring your home back to like, "it never even happened!"
Here is photo of a garage fire prior to SERVPRO coming in to clean.
With any size fire it is our goal at SERVPRO of Greater Highland/White Lake to turn a fire damaged home into a safe, clean living environment. Making as if, "it never even happened!"
To do this, we require our crews to be properly trained, which is why every member on our crews is IICRC Certified! Each crew member attends multiple classes throughout the year, which provides three days of training and testing. It’s important that we take excellent care of your home, making sure that each personal item is cared for and treated properly. Each home is different which makes it important that our crews have the best knowledge for every situation they are put in.
You can trust and rely on SERVPRO of Greater Highland/White Lake. We are here to help you!
Here is a photo of fire and soot damage.
A fire is one of the worst experiences someone can go through. Not only do we have to deal with the emotional loss, but the loss of our belongings. As you begin the restoration and mitigation process let SERVPRO of Greater Highland/White Lake be one of your first calls. Our team is certified, and trained to work under these high pressure situations. Our crews try their very best to save precious family heirlooms, important photos, documents or whatever the homeowner needs.
In the photo, you can see that the damage went into the structure of the home. Our SERVPRO crews are IICRC certified and prepared to go into every pocket of the home to remove soot, and the smell of smoke. We are truly there to help you during this time!
Here is a photo of a sample soot testing.
With house fires, it’s important to remove all of the soot which leaves the smell of smoke behind. Our technicians always start by testing a small area on a wall to find the best way to remove the soot off the walls. In this photo, it shows the small area tested. There are many ways for our SERVPRO technicians to clean the walls, but it’s important to test and recognize the best way to properly clean without damaging paint, or wallpaper.
It’s always important for SERVPRO to take the best possible care of our customers belongs. Whether it’s a child's toy, a family heirloom, or an old dresser. At SERVPRO of Greater Highland/White Lake we care, and work to make sure your items are cared for in the best manor.
Fire Clean Up
A fire is life changing. Let SERVPRO help you get your life back on track!
With any size fire it is our goal at SERVPRO Greater Highland/ White Lake to turn a fire damaged home into a safe, clean living environment. Making as if, "it never even happened!"
To do this, we require our crews to be properly trained, which is why every member on our crews is IICRC Certified! Each crew member attends multiple classes throughout the year, which provides three days of training and testing. Its important that we take excellent care of your home, making sure that each personal item is cared for and treated properly. Each home is different which makes it important that our crews have the best knowledge for every situation they are put in.
You can trust and rely on SERVPRO of Greater Highland/ White Lake. We are here to help you!
Every year in Livingston County, SERVPRO of Brighton/ Howell is called out to address fires that begin in the garage and that is why we try to educate homeowners on possible fire hazards. Most of these fires are caused by electrical shortages/ malfunctions or by improperly stored flammable liquids. This fire was caused when a charging station was placed on top of an appliance with flammable liquid inside, the heat from the charger ignited the liquid.
Follow these simple tips to keep your family and home safe.
- Store oil, gasoline, paints, propane and varnishes in a shed away from your home.
- Keep items that can burn on shelves away from appliances.
- Plug only one charging appliance into an outlet and don’t use an extension cord when charging an appliance.
- Always make sure to have a fire extinguisher on hand for emergencies
If you experience a garage fire, and need help with the after math, SERVPRO is here for you!
This fire was caused by something left cooking on the stove.
Kitchen Fires: The heart of the home is the kitchen, so it's no surprise that cooking fires are one of the most common types of home fires. Kitchen fires typically happen when the stove is left unattended, this can occur at any time of the year. If a fire starts in a pot or pan on the stove, these are some things to remember:
Most fires can be prevented by never leaving food cooking unattended.
Water should never be used to try to extinguish a grease fire - This can result in an explosive reaction that could quickly spread the fire throughout the home.
Another method used to extinguish a cooking fire is to keep a lid for the pot or pan nearby. If the contents ignite, quickly cover the pot or pan with the lid and turn off the stove. This takes away the heat and oxygen needed to sustain the fire.
With SERVPRO's knowledge of the mitigation and reconstruction industry you can rest assured that SERVPRO® can bring your home back to pre-loss condition.
Residential and Commercial Fires
This was a fire in an apartment building.
Clean-up of fire damage is not the job for a do-it-yourself property owner, the process can be overwhelming and is very complex. It's important to remember that while the physical damage is obvious, the odor and soot cleanup is difficult. Different fire sources require different cleaning procedures to return a residential or commercial property to its pre-loss condition. Our experienced technicians have been trained and are certified in how to properly remove soot and smoke from every surface, and SERVPRO has specialized products that aid in the cleaning. We also work with a network of contractors, that can restore damaged, pictures, clothing, electronics, documents and furniture. Once the affected areas are cleaned, other techniques such as Ozone and Fogging with odor reducing products can be used to rid the structure of the odor that is associated with all fires. Call your fire specialists at SERVPRO of Brighton/ Howell and Greater Highland/ White Lake.
Commercial Fire Damage
This is soot and smoke damage to a warehouse.
Commercial Building Fire: Coping with the aftermath of a fire can be chaotic for anyone, but for a business owner it can be even more stressful. First instinct is to clean up and get back to the daily operations of running a business. Unfortunately, fire damage clean up can be an involved and complex process, many are overwhelmed and wonder “Where do I start?”. SERVPRO® helps businesses get back to the normal day to day operations by efficiently and quickly cleaning affected structure of the building and processing the fire damaged items.
SERVPRO's fire clean services include: Pack out, cleaning and storage of affected contents in SERVPRO's warehouse until fire clean up is completed. Structural cleaning of business or residence including soot removal, deodorization, ozone, cleaning walls, ceilings, floors, fixtures, air ducts and hard/soft surfaces.
SERVPRO® recognizes all of our client's needs: Employees are cross trained to have the ability to "pitch in" wherever needed. Stephanie, in our marketing department, is pictured here in the training process!
Unknown Cause of Fire
This is a photo from a fire with an unknown cause that started in a garage.
This was a fire that SERVPRO of Brighton/ Howell and Greater Highland/ White Lake was called out to. It is believed that the fire started in the garage, however, Cause and Origin was unable to determine the source. The house and its contents sustained heavy soot and smoke damage, and the family lost their car as well. Our crew spent several weeks on site helping the family sort through their belongings and helping them restore the items that could be saved.
A house fire can be one of the traumatic situations a person could ever go through. Let SERVPRO of Greater/Highland White Lake help you through this time, to restore as many items as possible. Our crews are there to help you, and your belongings!