Recent Fire Damage Posts

Help is on the way!

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Help is on the way! What to do

What to do... 

Your home suffered a fire loss. The first responders came and went and your home is in shambles. A host of other problems now rest before you. Damage to the ceilings,walls,content,care pets and flooring. Trying to solve these problems on your own can be daunting. That is why you should call the professional at SERVPRO or Allegan and Barry County. The following are tips that may help reduce damage and increase the chance of a successful restoration.

  • Don’t attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your local SERVPRO of Allegan and Barry County. This attempt could set soot into the surface.
  • Limit  movement in the home to prevent soot from being embedded into soft upholstery and carpet.
  • If electricity is off empty the refrigerator and freezer completely and wipe clean to prevent odors.
  • Do not attempt to eat any food or beverage that may have been stored near the fire,heat or water.

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 Us Today – 
269-686-0664

Allegan & Barry County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Allegan & Barry County Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Allegan & Barry County Home.

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 Allegan & Barry County 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 Us Today – 
269-686-0664

Fire Safety 101

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

A single flame can become a raging fire in a matter of moments. For this reason it is important for you and your family to be prepared. Fire prevention is key! Here are a few tips to help you stay safe.

  • Keep all fires and heaters well guarded. 
  • Keep portable heaters and candles away from furniture and curtains. 
  • Don't dry or air clothes over or near the fire, or the cooker
  • Do not smoke in bed
  • Never leave a pan unattended 
  • If there are children around, keep matches and lighters well out of reach
  • Fit approved smoke detectors on each floor. 
  • Plan your escape route.

Remember Get out, stay out and call for HELP! 

Remember SERVPRO® of Allegan & Barry County (269-686-0664) is always here to help 24/7! Faster to any disaster.