Recent Fire Damage Posts

House Fire Prevention

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

House fires can cause serious property damage, but they can also be dangerous or fatal to members of the household. While the most important thing is making sure smoke alarms are always operational, there are other methods for preventing house fires as well.

House Fires in Numbers

Many people would likely underestimate how frequently house fires happen. The National Fire Protection Association reports that house fires occur at the rate of nearly three per minute.

Cooking incidents are the most common house fire cause by far, but there are many other things that can lead to a flame.

House Fire Prevention Guide

Because house fires can so rapidly spread, the dangers of a simple mistake can be grave. Methods for stopping a house fire from happening are important to be aware of:

Smoke alarm maintenance. Smoke alarms are the fastest way to make everyone aware that a fire could be starting. Perform battery tests monthly to ensure they are operational, and update the unit every 10 years.

Lint disposal. The inside of a dryer can get extremely hot, and if there is a build-up of lint in the collection tray, it can easily combust. Empty the lint tray after each load to prevent this.

Open flame precaution. Most people are around open flames each day without even considering it. Cooking or candle flames can easily get out of hand and should never be left out of sight.

Wiring checks. When frayed or compromised, everyday objects such as extension cords or phone chargers can become a fire hazard. Look at wiring frequently and replace once they are worn.

Chemical caution. Flammable chemicals are often in household products, which will typically be indicated on the label. Keep these products away from direct light or heat sources.

If your home has suffered damage from a house fire, give us a call. We are certified in fire and soot remediation, and here to help 247.

What Should I Do With My Electronics After a Fire?

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

If you recently dealt with a fire in your home, you understand firsthand the destructive effects that fire and smoke can have. If you’re fortunate enough to stay in your home, you still have to deal with some fire cleanup issues. One of the most pressing questions is deciding whether you can salvage your electronic devices. Fortunately, there are specialists who can help clean, preserve and restore these belongings.

What Can the Pros Handle?

You rely on electronics every day for work and pleasure. If these suffer smoke damage after a fire in your North Lawrenceville, house, you need someone with the tools and expertise to help them function properly. Smoke remediation specialists can take care of the following items:

  • TVs
  • Computers
  • DVD players
  • Stereos 

How Smoke Harms Your Devices

First, it’s important to understand the negative consequences when smoke comes into contact with these electronics. Acid inside the smoke can corrode the metal in these machines. Without proper and swift intervention, the items will stop working. 

A Professional Approach

In the midst of fire cleanup, you should never try to operate your electronics. This could pose dangers to you and could further harm the devices. You can and should, however, call a professional cleanup team to inspect the damaged belongings. The team will evaluate the severity of the issues and determine whether they can be salvaged. The pros have the right blend of experience and techniques to carefully and effectively clean the devices. 

What The Pros Will Do

If the cleanup experts determine they can save your electronics, they will start with basic steps such as wiping surfaces with a cloth and using compressed air to blow soot out of vents and ports. If these interventions aren’t successful, the team will move on to more specialized tactics. 

Fire cleanup can be extensive enough, but when you add electronics to the mix, there’s a lot to worry about. However, it can comfort you to know that with the right help, you can continue to use these important devices.

How Professionals Restore Fire Damaged Homes in North Lawrenceville

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning is one of the most critical steps to restoring any disaster or emergency that could affect your North Lawrenceville residence. With the many levels of hazards and effects that could result from widespread fires in your house, we understand the vital role that cleaning has in making your home safer after an emergency. With the extensive training and certifications that our professionals obtain through the IICRC as Fire & Smoke Restoration and Odor Control Technicians, we have continued education to offer the most complete and efficient restoration package for fire loss incidents.

Our cleaning technicians can perform multiple tasks in removing and restoring your North Lawrenceville home. Our SERVPRO professionals have a ready trailer stocked with an array of recovery and mitigation equipment that can help our team get right to work on reducing the severity of fire loss effects in your property. From the time that our professionals first arrive, we work quickly to reduce the presence of hazardous effects to ensure that cleanup can begin when it is meant to start.

Cleaning technicians on our team take on many of the roles to recovering your fire damaged home. From deodorization to indoor air quality concerns, our experts have an array of essential equipment that can work around the clock to continue purification and deodorization efforts while other effects like soot and smoke residues get addressed throughout the property.

From the initial mitigation work that begins as soon as our SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville team arrives at your address to the tireless efforts of our cleaning crews working to make these damaging effects “Like it never even happened” for your property, we can effectively address every facet including necessary reconstruction and renovation to bring your home back to original condition.

Cleaning up after a widespread disaster like a fire can feel overwhelming, but with our detail-oriented professionals, we can address each facet of fire loss recovery efficiently. Our SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville team has the expertise and equipment to help.

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Make Sure Smoke Alarms Are In Good Working Order

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

The first responders in North Lawrenceville along with SERVPRO North Lawrenceville are committed to keeping our community a very safe place to live, work and play. It is important to remember that smoke alarms save lives. If they are maintained and in good working order they can play an integral role in saving the lives of your family members. Smoke alarms afford you the opportunity to leave your home quickly.

Understanding simple facts about fires can help save lives.

  • Have a fire evacuation plan for your family
  • Keep doors closed. This can prevent smoke and fire from spreading quickly.
  • Test your smoke alarms monthly. If they are older, replace them especially if they are 10 years or older. There have been so many advances that can help save lives.
  • The alarms should be interconnected. If one alarm sounds, they all sound – alerting your family to potential dangers.
  • When an alarm sounds, move quickly and safely outside your home. Treat every alarm as a serious matter.
  • In the event of a fire emergency call 911, immediately and stay outside. 
  • Should there be an unfortunately disaster, call us at SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville. “We are faster to any disaster!” Call us (678)376-5515 SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville

Smoke Damage

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

We all have fond memories of our youth. Many of them center around camping with family and friends. Sitting around the campfire, sharing stories and memories, roasting marshmallows or making smores and trying to gleefully stay away from the smoke.

Unfortunately, the memories of "what smoke"  can do and how it invades our livings areas, impacts our clothing or electronics is often forgotten no matter how small or large. Smoke damage while often limited in sight and forgotten about can result in significant damage if left untreated.

Let the service professionals at SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville assist you in identifying and then remediating your smoke damage. Whether it is cleaning your structure, re-painting walls, cleaning carpets or cleaning apparel we do it all and will make sure your experience of fire is "Like it never even happened."

Thanksgiving Reminder

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Its the time of year where people like to cook those delicious fried Thanksgiving turkeys. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville would just like to provide you with a friendly reminder. 

When cooking your turkey in a deep fryer, please remember to do so outside. This is due to the moisture mixing with the oils causing popping, and it could potentially boil over and this could cause not only a mess, but a fire could happen as well. So for everyone's safety, please do not cook these inside but outside, and make sure to keep it supervised just in case it does do this.

Please enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday safely. Don't let it be ruined by a turkey fryer mishap.

Happy Thanksgiving from SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville.

Only One Fire Matters

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

National fire statistics indicate that a residential fire occurs approximately every 90 seconds somewhere in the United States. However, when your home is the one that suffers from a fire, only your home matters. 

Your belongings are important to us here at SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville. We offer a variety of services to better assist you with your contents claim during this type of disaster.

  • Emergency Inventory
  • Pre-Loss Inventory
  • Complete Inventory
    • Total Loss Items
    • Questionable Items
    • Restorable Items
  • Electronic Reporting
    • Customizable reports that can include images for easy reference

Using these services we can be much more accurate and efficient when assisting you with your contents during a fire related disaster at your home. If your home has suffered a fire loss, please call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville to get assistance with your contents right away.

Even a Small Fire can Cause a Big Odor

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire, smoke, and soot damages in your home can create unpleasant and permanent problems if not properly addressed. As various materials burn, the smoke produced travels throughout the home leaving resides and deposits on surfaces and in those hard to reach places. Unless fast, professional action is taken, these residues and deposits can cause permanent damage to contents, and the home itself. The odors can come back as well. Unfortunately, trying to clean it up yourself can cause even a seemingly small fire to become a much larger problem.

Instead call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville. Our professionals are trained and equipped to find the sources of the smoke odors and to effectively eliminate them from your home. Proper deodorization is vital as the odors may appear to be gone only to resurface later.

Call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville, 678-376-5515, if your home has had a fire and you are concerned about the smoke odor.

What To Do Once The Fire Is Out

7/27/2017 (Permalink)

To you, it is more than just a business, it is your livelihood. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville understands the feelings of frustration and overwhelming concern related to handling fire damage. Their priority is to help you regain control and get your doors open again. Within eight business hours of arriving at your facility, SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville technicians will discuss the extent of the damage and steps they will take to help restore your building, equipment, and furniture. Responding quickly to a fire damage can save your company money, reduce more extensive damage, and shorten the length of down time. 

Armed with industry approved equipment and expertise, SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville will make every effort to restore your business to preloss conditions when possible. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 678-376-5515, to help you get your business back in business.

Lawrenceville Smoke and Soot Cleanup

5/2/2016 (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 North Lawrenceville 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 your Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?


We can help!


Call Us Today – 678-376-5515

What To Do Until Help Arrives? (Fire-Damage)

2/12/2016 (Permalink)

Major losses in one's home or place of business are not regular occurrences. Here are some helpful tips to assist you when you suffer a fire loss.


Do:



  • Limit movement within the home to prevent soot from getting embedded into the carpets and upholstery.

  • Keep your hands clean and try not to touch the walls to prevent further soiling.

  • Leave HVAC system turned off until checked by a professional.


Don't:



  • Attempt to clean the affected areas without first consulting with your SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville professional.

  • Consume food or beverages that were stored close to the fire. They could be contaminated.

  • Send garments to the dry cleaner. This could result in setting the smoke odor.


When in doubt, Call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville (678) 376-5515. We are here for you 24/7.