Did you know there are different types of fire damage? Understanding the different types of fire can help you prevent fires from happening. If a fire has occurred, did you know the area where the fire started must be secured and undisturbed until released for cleaning by an insurance representative? There is more to fire damage and fire damage restoration than meets the eye, especially here in Vero Beach where “snowbirds” are prevalent and may not know a fire has occurred in their vacation home.
To start with, a fire is usually caused by one or more of the following:
Once you have identified a fire or noticed fire damage in your home or business. a ServiceMaster by Glenn’s technician can walk you through a checklist to help you understand the procedures involved in restoring your property.
Fire damage restoration entails:
Some essentials everyone in your family needs to know are:
When your home or business has suffered damage after a fire or smoke incident, you should make sure you hire a restoration company who’s goal is to prevent permanent damage. When you have fire or smoke damage, you might think it only causes just that: fire damage or smoke damage. However fire damage and smoke damage is much more pervasive than you think.
Think about the side effects of:
and their ability to cause permanent damage.
Look at these time frames:
Here at ServiceMaster By Glenn’s, our goal when performing restoration services on smoke damage or fire damage is to return your property back to it’s pre-existing condition as soon as possible. Call us as soon as you have smoke or fire damage to prevent harmful elements from making your restoration of your property more difficult and sometimes impossible without replacement.
Many of us have experienced smoke in our lives. We know what it smells like, we know how it lingers and how difficult it is to remove. But do you really know what smoke is? Smoke is a collection of airborne solid and liquid particles and that are emitted when a material experiences combustion. The smoke you are smelling from is a byproduct of burned material. Though smoke inhalation is dangerous when it fills the air, when it settles on items throughout your home it can be extremely difficult to remove. Depending on what was burned in the fire residual smoke can be very dangerous. Many of the chemicals in smoke soot are very aggressive in nature.
The most common causes of smoke damage are:
Here at Service Master by Glen’s we have the years of experience dealing fires and smoke restoration. We know how to safely and efficiently remove smoke residue from items throughout your home with our professional cleaning services. If you have experienced a fire, recently purchased a home that has been damaged from a previous resident or has smoke damage that you just cant get rid of on your own. give us a call and we will be happy to make an assessment of your smoke odor damage.
One of the hardest smells to get rid of is smoke. Whether that smoke odor is caused from leaving things too long in the oven, burning food on the stove or something as big as a house fire, smoke damage is costly and difficult to remove if not done correctly.
If you are miserable with the smell fire damage has left over, do not worry: there are ways to minimize if not fully get rid of the smoke odor all together. It is important to hire a certified technician to do the job correctly to get the smoke odor removed professionally or you may be wasting time, money and create further damage to items in your house. Here at ServiceMaster, we specialize in this smoke odor removal by carefully and professionally removing smoke from your house utilizing the right cleaning materials and know-how.
What can you do in the meantime? Some ways you can safely start the smoke odor removal process is:
If a fire or smoke damage is causing bad lingering odors in your home or business, it is important to contact us right away. Even though smoke damage may be centrally located now, it can easily spread to other items later if not quickly treated.
If you have recently experienced a fire or smoke damage in your residence or business lately, you may not be aware that there are actually different types of smoke damage. The type of smoke damage determines how ServiceMaster By Glenn’s restores your property.
Here are the different types of smoke damage:
One thing to remember is smoke damage will not go away with simple household cleaners. It takes the work of a certified restoration technician to use the right chemicals and industrial-grade cleaners to successfully remove the smoke damage without causing damage, if possible.
ServiceMaster By Glenn’s willl send affected items out for testing. Testing allows you and your insurance company to determine what can be saved or restored and what is damaged beyond repair.
No matter whether it’s water damage, mold damage, fire damage or smoke damage, getting a certified restoration professional into your home as soon as possible after damage has occurred is imperative. In the case of smoke damage, doing so minimizes the effects of chemicals that are on surfaces and items in your home as a result of the smoke damage.
ServiceMaster by Glenn’s will immediately prepare for smoke damage smell removal from fire and smoke damage. This requires a variety of professional products, systems and specialty equipment. Multiple treatments may be necessary during the restoration process. ServiceMaster by Glenn’s has systems, deodorizers and equipment to remove a wide range of odors.
Did you know the most common type of fire damage in homes and businesses: kitchen fire damage (as reported by the National Fire Protection Agency). It takes only a few minutes for an unattended pot to catch fire.
Listed below are some safety tips while cooking in the kitchen:
Have you taken the time to put together a fire escape plan? Utilize this week to sit down and identify where the escape points are, where you’ll meet outside and what the expectations are from each member of the family. Most importantly, start implementing these fire safety tips today in your kitchen to prevent kitchen fires!
Follow these few steps to help keep fire damage under control, to a minimum and call in the professionals, ServiceMaster by Glenn’s at 877-567-4435. Even when the fire is out, the damage continues. In a matter of days, items in your home or business can go from cleanable to unsalvageable. Prompt action is necessary to help mitigate additional damage caused to your home after the fire is out.
Here are a few steps you can take:
What not to do:
It’s that time of year when we’re packing up to go see relatives up north or our relatives come to see us. Regardless, here are some valuable tips to keep in mind before you leave the house.
The most common causes of fires in commercial buildings are due to human error or human intent. The Maine Municipal Association Risk Management Services (MMARMS) reports that “Over 3,000 fatalities and 18,000 injuries occur every year in the US because of fire and fires consume $10 billion in property damage costs annually.” MMARMS also reports that 70-80,000 workplaces experience fire every year, causing disruption of public services and utilities and the loss of valuable property and information.
The loss of property use can not only cost you time, but also unrealized associated costs due to timely repairs and rebuilding. Make sure that you stay up to date on what is going on in the workplace and spot out any potential fire risks.
The top 6 common causes of fire in commercial buildings include:
If you have a fire in your business, you need to make sure the restoration company you have called on takes the necessary precautions to make sure your home can be properly restored during their smoke and fire emergency service. If you have recently had a fire and one of these steps were missed, call ServiceMaster By Glenn’s today.
What Smoke and Fire Emergency Services Should Entail:
Should you ever have need for smoke and fire emergency services, call ServiceMaster By Glenn’s.. our certified technicians will see to it that your home and belongings are properly restored.