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Prioritize Fire Damage

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

Prioritize Fire Damage

Why you should have professionals help you with this:

Fires can be very traumatic. Let us help you through the process. It can be long and arduous, but we take some of the burden away from you by performing the necessary steps to get your home back to you; the way it was before the fire.

There are many concerns that need to be addressed.

  1. Water Mitigation: Standing water left behind from the fire extinguishing efforts of the local fire department have several important ramifications. The resulting water damage can be furniture, electronics, clothing, drywall, ceilings, flooring, and more. Water removal must be done quickly. SERVPRO of Casa Grande utilizes water extraction equipment and commercial drying equipment to dry the structure quickly thereby mitigating the damage. Fire damage unfortunately, has collateral damage.
  2. Smoke or Soot Damage: The smoke damage that results from a fire can be quite extensive. The smoke left behind can become embedded in your furniture, flooring, carpets, and walls. If left unaddressed, this smoke damage can remain in your property for years. Soot, another by-product of some fires, needs special attention for proper clean up to avoid staining of walls and furniture.
  3. Contents/Personal Items: In many cases, homeowners throw away good items that can be saved. We can help with this process. We will assess items and determine what is salvageable and what is non-salvageable. Some items may need to be cleaned by specialists. We can help facilitate this.
  4. Demolition: if this is necessary, we will remove and dispose of structural items damaged beyond repair.
  5. Reconstruction: We can also repair your home.

Types of Fire Extinguishers

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

The Types of fire extinguishers

There are five primary types of fire extinguishers, each designed to put out different kinds of fires.

Type A: For use with ordinary materials like cloth, wood and paper. Often found in homes and businesses

Type B:For use with combustible and flammable liquids like grease, gasoline, oil and oil-based paints. Often found in homes and businesses

Type C: For use with electrical equipment like appliances, tools, or other equipment that is plugged in. Often found in homes and businesses

Type D: For use with flammable metals. Often found in factories

Type K: For use with vegetable oils, animal oils and fats in cooking appliances. Often found in commercial kitchens (restaurants, cafeterias, catering businesses)

There are also multipurpose fire extinguishers that might be labeled "B-C" or "A-B-C." Most home improvement stores carry multipurpose fire extinguishers that cover Class A through Class C.

Help people decide when to use a fire extinguisher

Fire extinguishers can be helpful on a small fire. Consider providing a checklist to help people prepare to use a fire extinguisher on a potential fire.

For example:

  • Have I alerted others in the building that there’s a fire?
  • Has someone called the fire department?
  • Am I physically able to use a fire extinguisher?
  • Is the fire small and contained in a single object (like a pan or a wastebasket)?
  • Am I safe from the fire’s toxic smoke?
  • Do I have a clear escape route?

Use a fire extinguisher when all of these questions are answered “yes.” If you’re unsure about whether or not it’s safe to use a fire extinguisher, and for all other situations, alert others, leave the building, and call 911 from a mobile or neighbor’s phone. It is not recommended that children use fire extinguishers.

Teach people how to use a fire extinguisher

When operating a fire extinguisher, tell residents to remember the word PASS:

  • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.
  • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
  • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

Educate on the importance of fire extinguisher maintenance

Remind citizens to check fire extinguishers for:

Easy access in an emergency

Be sure nothing is blocking or limiting your ability to reach it.

The recommended pressure level

Many extinguishers have gauges that show when pressure is too high or too low.

Working parts

Make sure the can, hoses and nozzles aren’t damaged, dented, or rusted.


Remove any dust, oil, or grease that might be on the outside of the extinguisher.

Guidelines and instructions

Some extinguishers need to be shaken monthly, others need to be pressure tested every few years.

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Fire Remediation

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Casa Grande can Provide Fire Damage Restoration Services to your home

No matter how big or small your fire damage is, call SERVPRO of Casa Grande.

Many homeowners never worry about the possibility of facing fire damage to their property. Fires are not always a disaster. Some are small in scale such as a kitchen grease fire or burning appliance. The smoke and soot can find its way into the tiniest of crevices.

These types of fires can seem devastating, but can be remediated with the proper cleaning techniques and odor removal methods.

Our technicians are trained to IICRC protocols and use SERVPRO products to clean and break down soot and grease.

Our goal is to get you back to normal as soon as possible. "Like it never even happened."

Removing Foul Odors In Coolidge

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

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Removing Foul Odors After Coolidge House fires

There are many strategies that our SERVPRO team can employ to address foul odors that exist after a fire in a Coolidge home. Despite how quickly these odors can travel throughout the property, addressing the concerns always falls on the cutting-edge technology available to our professionals. The look of your property after a fire might be overwhelming, so taking care of pressing considerations like the smoke odors can make the damage easier to manage.

Choosing among the modern deodorization options involves several considerations beyond the severity of fire damage in Coolidge properties. Even before considering the options that exist, it might be beneficial for customers to understand the criteria for choosing one deodorization practice over another. These include:

    •    The concentration of smoke and other foul odors in the residence
    •    How widespread and far-reaching odors have become
    •    Inaccessible areas with odor concerns
    •    If relocation of the property’s occupants is necessary
    •    Materials affected by the odor

Hydroxyl Machines
Versatile tools that neutralize foul odors and volatile organic compounds in the house using radicals produced through a chemical reaction of ultraviolet rays, oxygen, and water. This cleaning process can affect a broad area.

Ozone Generators
There are portable units that can get used in the house, but ozone usually gets used most directly with items taken to the SERVPRO warehouse for cleaning and deodorization. We have an ozone chamber there to address entire roomfuls of belongings.

Thermal / ULV Foggers
Foggers are versatile machines that outdate several of the modern approaches getting used. These devices are very mobile and versatile, making them easy to transport from one area to another to deodorize an entire house. Foggers do not have an extensive range, however, so they must get moved manually to all of the areas where they might be necessary.

There are many deodorization tools that our SERVPRO of Casa Grande team uses to improve the smell of your home after a fire loss incident. No matter how severe or widespread these effects might become, we have a tool or a technique that can help. Give us a call anything that you need us at (520) 421-1894.

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Fire Damage In Your Florence Home

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Get in touch with us by calling (520) 421-1894, and we can send out a team of skilled technicians to get started as soon as possible.

DIY Cleanup is Never Enough When Your Florence Home Suffers Fire Damage

Many homeowners think that they can embark on a do-it-yourself cleanup job after suffering from fire damage if the fallout seems to be minimal. However, even without a lot of visible smoke damage or charring, taking the DIY path is not the best idea. Only working with professionals for fire damage mitigation gets you the results you need.

Fire damage in Florence calls for special care so that no area is left to chance. With a DIY cleanup, there may still be issues present like lingering odors or potential mold growth. Calling the skilled technicians at SERVPRO gives you a fighting chance you need to get your house back to normal, and “Like it never even happened.”

The Dangers of Lingering Moisture
Mold spores already reside indoors remaining inert until germination conditions occur. Post-fire, the interior of your home is soaked as flames get extinguished. If all of the water is not thoroughly extracted and moisture eliminated, mold spores begin to spread in as little as 24-hours. Our skilled SERVPRO technicians scope the area with infrared technology to see if moisture has migrated under flooring and behind walls. This is done to ensure all moisture gets eradicated before antimicrobials get applied to help inhibit the growth of mold.

Foul Odors Are Tough to Eliminate on Your Own
Soot and smoke particles range in size, with many being invisible to the naked eye. Once these particles become airborne, they spread and leave behind lingering foul odors. Smoke residue penetrates carpeting, upholstered furnishings, and other porous surfaces, calling for a multilayered approach to eliminate odors. SERVPRO technicians employ the use of thermal fogging technology and air scrubbers to thoroughly clean the interior, ridding your home of residual smoke odors.

Never let damage and foul odors linger from a DIY fire damage cleanup. SERVPRO of Casa Grande is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to address your cleanup and restoration needs. Get in touch with us by calling (520) 421-1894, and we can send out a team of skilled technicians to get started as soon as possible.

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Our Experts Are Here To Help You After A Fire In Your Coolidge Home

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Here to Help You Remediate the Fire Damage in Your Coolidge Home

Fire damage is not always catastrophic. Sometimes, it can be incredibly minimal, and you may feel that professional services are not necessary. However, even small damages should be addressed immediately, and it is essential to remember that if you're going to attempt a DIY job.

To do a DIY remediation job well, you must address the fire damage in your Coolidge home as soon as possible. For this example, let's say that an unattended candle in your bedroom caused some minor fire damage to the wall behind your bedside table. The candle caught the ends of a nearby scarf on fire, which hung from a wall mount. Luckily, before anything else burned, you were able to extinguish the fire.

The small fire left some soots stains on the wall behind the scarf and caused minimal damage to the paint on the wall. In this situation, SERVPRO recommends that you first clean the soot off of the wall the best you can. Here at SERVPRO, we use a house-made cleaning solution specially designed to lift and break apart soot. You may find yourself needing to use gentle sanding paper to take away whatever else remains before you paint over the area that the damage occurred.

SERVPRO could use advanced technological devices to reduce the malodor left behind by fire damage, such as air scrubbers with carbon filters. We could also use special paint to seal in the odor. However, it is not always easy to come across these methods as a non-professional. You could open a window and use a fan to try and air out your bedroom and reduce the scent left behind by the fire.

Should you feel like the scent lingers, or fear that you were unable to do some aspect of the remediation successfully, get help now. Speak with SERVPRO of Casa Grande by dialing (520) 421-1894. No matter the time, our techs are ready to help.

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Arizona City Home Slightly Torched from a Fire? Call SERVPRO for a Lights Out Cleanup and Restoration Service

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Red Sky Sunset in the Desert of Arizona Hey, Fire Damaged Home in Arizona City? Relax, enjoy the sunset and leave the Cleanup and Restoration to SERVPRO

Addressing the Simple Challenges Arising after Fire Damage in Your Arizona City Home

Fire incidents are very destructive and leave trails of financial and sentimental loss in their wake. Apart from the major losses, fire incidents can also pose several challenges that make it difficult to reclaim the affected property. Hiring a professional to help you restore fire damage is one way to overcome the simple challenges.

Lighting the Work Areas

If the fire damage in your Arizona City home is significant, it is likely to affect power cables and lighting fixtures. Even if not damages, it might not be advisable to switch on lights after a fire because of the risk of shorts. Since some parts of the house might not be well lit from natural light, you need other sources of illuminations. Our SERVPRO technicians use various types of temporary lighting fixtures for illumination and safety. They include:

  • Stand Lights
  • Wobble Lights
  • String Lights
  • Bulb Cages or Guards
  • Getting Rid of Smoky Odor

Cleanup Protocols and Methods

Restoration of fire damage involves several cleanup steps. However, even after cleaning surfaces, clearing debris and removing all residues, the smoky odor might persist. Although it is a simple problem, it can make the house uncomfortable. Our SERVPRO technicians use different deodorization procedures to remove such odor. We can fog the area using specialized equipment such as ULV foggers, which atomize the deodorizing agent. Fogging replicates the characteristics of smoke, allowing the deodorizer to penetrate materials and neutralize odor particles. We can also use hydroxyl generators, which chemically alter odor particles neutralizing them.

Corrosive Residues

You might notice surfaces changing color or rusting after an incident of fire damage. Such issues affect stone surfaces such as marble and metallic ones such as doorknobs. Soot and other smoke residues have corrosive properties, which cause such changes. If left unaddressed, the changes can become permanent. Our SERVPRO technicians take different steps, including pre-cleaning the affected areas and applying oil-based products to protect the materials before full cleaning.

Fire creates severe as well as simple problems. Call SERVPRO of Casa Grande at (520) 421-1894. We can ensure it's, "Like it never even happened."

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We Can Save Your Fire Damaged Shed In Arizona City

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Blazing fire SERVPRO of Casa Grande is at your service for the cleanup and restoration of your shed.

My Shed In Arizona City Is On Fire!

A national home insurance company shows a humorous commercial on TV where a shed is burning, and the woman is planning on building an even better shed after the fire damage. As funny as the commercial is, not many homeowners think of the consequences of their storage shed catching on fire. In reality, the smallest electrical malfunction can quickly have all your holiday decorations, paint cans, and assorted belongings up in flames, leaving you dumbfounded and in need of professional help.

Luckily for Arizona City residents, fire damage to your shed can be quickly remediated by our SERVPRO team. All you need to do is call our 24/7 number. As our trained technicians arrive at your home, they can assess the extent of the damage and take precautions to preserve the rest of your home. Keeping safety as a top priority, we explore the chemical composition of the burnt goods and draw up a plan tailored to your specific needs.  Our goal is to minimize your losses and preserve as many of your belongings as possible.

Your shed may show remains of the fire that do not respond to traditional cleaning solutions.  When this is the case, our SERVPRO crew applies industrial techniques to make your shed look like new again.  Options may include ice blasting, which penetrates your structure by using dry ice pellets and high pressure, thus removing the visible remains of the fire. We may also use specialized techniques such as the use of ozone generators to remove the odor left in the contents of your storage shed. Our goal is to leave your property in its original condition while minimizing the monetary loss associated with it.

Restoration of a fire event is not simple, and the damage can extend if the proper steps and equipment are not used. SERVPRO of Casa Grande is at your service for the cleanup and restoration of your shed. Call us at (520) 421-1894 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Professionals Can Handle Any Size Fire Damage Disaster That Occurs In Your Arizona City Home

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

For major property restoration services, contact SERVPRO of Casa Grande at (520) 421-1894 today.

Performing Major Scale Fire Damage Work In Arizona City

Major property fires do happen. Fires that burn at high temperatures and remain undetected for any period can quickly result in structural damages which could mean temporary relocation as general contractors and remodelers work toward restoring the property. Although the majority of restoration services we provide are geared toward minor or medium scale fires, we have the workforce and resources to handle any size disaster.

A home with major fire damage in Arizona City may be deemed unsafe to inhabit. However, before general contractors can move in to perform necessary structural repair, there must be work carried out to ensure that the property is safe and empty of debris, charring, and personal contents. SERVPRO offers a move-out service for residents that have been temporarily relocated and can move your contents to another location to allow reconstruction work to begin.

The role of a restorer in dealing with significant damages involves several vital tasks. Creating an inventory of all contents, including the condition of each content before packing and unpacking at an external storage location, is vital. SERVPRO use dampeners, and stabilizing ropes to ensure valuable furniture is safe during transport. If lots of water was used during firefighting procedure, it might be necessary to test humidity levels of particular furniture, upholstery or valuables and dry them onsite before transportation.

Even after contents have been inventoried and moved to an external storage facility, there is still work to do for a SERVPRO restorer. Preparing a site for remodelers or contractors is an essential task so removing debris, checking for the structural safety of floors or ceilings and bringing in temporary electricity generators can all be part of the job of preparing a site. Your technician may also be able to mitigate losses by performing emergency drying or cleaning tasks on part or all of the property. These tasks can help to reduce the chance of permanent damages occurring over time.

For major property restoration services, contact SERVPRO of Casa Grande at (520) 421-1894 today.

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Let Our Crew Restore Your Casa Grande Residence To Pre-Damage Condition

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Give our skilled crew a call anytime you need us at (520) 421-1894.

The Costs Of Fire Restoration For Your Casa Grande Residence

Emergencies and disasters can be difficult for Casa Grande homeowners to restore and repair on their own, especially when you have no idea where to begin. While many property owners seek to work on restoration and cleanup to save time and money, this rarely works as intended. In most cases, inexperienced homeowners can often make the situation worse, causing the restorative actions to take longer and to ultimately cost more money to complete. When fire loss incidents occur, compromising conditions could make comfortable living impossible for affected families.

With so many layers of effects from situations like fire damage in Casa Grande, homeowners might not realize the best approach to addressing all of these symptoms after first responders and firefighters have left the property. Instead of reaching out to SERVPRO professionals, these frugal individuals work to establish the scope of damage to their property with a full assessment. Without the sophisticated equipment and experience that our team has, however, much of the most destructive of these symptoms after a fire can go unnoticed and unresolved.

By better understanding the cost of restoration, homeowners can appreciate that while it might initially seem steep, there are many moving parts. Administrative work is an often-overlooked component to successful businesses in our industry, and these positions are critical to securing funding for restoration work through your insurance company by working directly with your adjuster to provide the necessary documentation and damage evidence to get your claim approved without delays.

Our SERVPRO team relies on our growing inventory of premier recovery equipment, and some of these tools and machines require special attention and separate delivery and pick up from sites. Instruments like our trailer desiccant dehumidifier can quickly address multiple areas of your property contending with water damage from fire extinguishment with collapsible, quick-connect hoses, but also do not typically roll out from our facility with the Green Fleet.

Every single restoration job varies in price as they all take different time, equipment, personnel, and practices to overcome. Our SERVPRO of Casa Grande team works to make restoration affordable and effective for every customer. Give our skilled crew a call anytime you need us at (520) 421-1894.

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Our Fire Damage Technicians Explain Our Various Cleaning Methods We Will Use In Your Arizona City Home

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

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Different Methods Of Cleaning Fire Damage In Arizona City Homes

When there is a fire in your home on a small scale, many homeowners clean the damage themselves and move forward getting life back to normal. This can be a mistake because if smoke residues and soot are not correctly addressed, they can spread throughout the home bringing unpleasant odors with them.

Fire damage in an Arizona City home is a task the technicians at SERVPRO have the experience and equipment to handle whether it is a corner in a room or an entire property. The cleanup starts during the initial phone call, and when our locally-based team arrives, we bring everything we need in our stocked service vans and get to work.

When the fire is localized to a particular area, we concentrate on containing the smoke residue and soot particles and stop them from spreading through foot traffic. Thick plastic barriers are placed over doorways and vents. Sheetrock and building materials that cannot be restored through cleaning are removed. Then we work on identifying the items that can be restored for the homeowner.

The goal of SERVPRO technicians is always to restore rather than replace, and we stay current on the latest advances in the restorative sciences so we can help property owners save more of their contents and home after a fire loss. Cleaning involves more than merely using sponges and wiping. Depending on the type of surface, residue or stain, we have a specialized method to remediate different materials and surfaces. Chemical cleaning is used when our technicians are tackling a residue or stain trapped in upholstery or carpeting. Different chemical combinations are used to specifically address different types of material to be lifted out of fibers.

Some sticky residues are cleaned using a method called lubrication. The technicians coat the residue and make it "slippery" so it releases its grip on fibers and can be wiped with a sponge or vacuumed away. Thick layers of dirt or residue dried and trapped upholstery can be lifted out using mechanical action. It works much like the agitator in a washing machine and breaks up and releases the dried material.

Attention to detail and expertise with restoration methods is what makes SERVPRO of Casa Grande at (520) 421-1894 the choice for turning around any size fire damage in your home. We are available 24/7 for your convenience.

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Call The Professionals At SERVPRO If Your Arizona City Home Experiences A Fire

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Call us, SERVPRO of Casa Grande, at (520) 421-1894, so we can help you with your home after a fire!

Fire Damage Leaves Homes In Arizona City With Unpleasant Odors

Mitigating the effects of a fire where structural harm occurred and where personal belongings and furnishings sustained charring, soot deposition, and melting from the heat is only part of the mitigation battle in an Arizona City home. The skilled specialists at SERVPRO care about the condition of your house and the environment in which your family lives.

Any fire, including small ones, can cause your home's indoor air quality to plummet simply because of the way fire damage affects a Arizona City house. While the smoke does eventually clear and you can once again see from one end of a room to another without smoke blocking your vision, many smoke particles still remain. These tiny remnants of the fire make your home smell and can even cause slight health effects. Spikes in humidity can make these odors more pronounced, and increases in the heat can do the same. SERVPRO is always ready to help you make your house more comfortable by getting rid of what causes these pungent odors.

Our IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) relies on ozone or hydroxyl generators to eliminate or neutralize odor-causing substances quite regularly. For smoky odors, these might not suffice as such odors come from soot particles that continually break down and re-enter the air inside your living space. We have more effective methods that keep this from happening.

Using a method that mimics smoke and its behavior during a fire helps get thermal fog into the same areas that our physical tools cannot reach. Once inside nooks and crannies behind and inside structures (both within your home's framework and inside furniture and other objects), the fog's chemical compounds bond with soot and other odor-causing substances. Now heavier, these larger molecules become much less likely to find their way into the air where you and your family experience them as odors.

Some locations, particularly the bathroom and the kitchen, often become full of steam or experience higher temperatures than other areas of your home. Because these two conditions make slight odors more noticeable, we can treat these areas with long-lasting scented gel packs. When your kitchen or bathroom contain carpet, injecting odor control liquids becomes an effective option. Our skilled specialists are here to answer your questions and provide you with guidance on how each method can help your home become more inviting and comfortable.

Call us, SERVPRO of Casa Grande, at (520) 421-1894, so we can help you with your Arizola, Florence, or Coolidge home lose the leftover smoky odors caused by fire damage. We do more than structural mitigation - we also make sure everything, including what you cannot see, is just “Like it never even happened.”

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Holy Soot! Trust SERVPRO When It Comes to Fire Restoration Services

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Our team will be there to help and restore when soot & fire damage overwhelms your kitchen.

We Offer Reliable Fire Damage Services In Arizona City

The fire in your kitchen did not cause significant damage, but it did leave a heavy presence of thick smoke inside your home. There are soot and dirt on various surfaces such as the walls, flooring, and windows as well as on soft materials like the curtains and upholstered chairs. We can properly clean your home. Our techs have the experience and training to do the job right.

SERVPRO fire damage restoration services in Arizona City can include removing soot and debris. We use sponges and a cleaning agent or water to clean lighter or ashy residue from surfaces. For hard surfaces such as countertops, the crew may employ dry sponges, a brush, or vacuuming to eliminate smoke and fire residues. In many incidences, the team sprays or wets surfaces and then wipes them down with a cloth or dry sponge. When necessary, our techs can use scraping and scrubbing methods to remove dirt and soot.

There can also be a pungent smell inside the home after a fire that can remain after the cleaning phase. When this occurs, our SERVPRO techs may use air scrubbers, high-velocity axial fans, and industrial-level foggers to force out foul odors and pull in clean air to help remove odors. The team may also employ deodorizing equipment to help purify the air and remove smoky aromas. When needed, we can utilize thermal foggers to eliminate smoke odors inside your home. The machinery we use can remove strong smoke odors fast.

Charred furniture and contents can also contribute to the strong smell of smoke inside the structure. With the homeowner’s permission, our techs can remove and discard those burned items. We also can clean, sanitize and store all contents that we save and keep them in a secure area on or off-site until the team completes the job.

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SERVPRO of Casa Grande fire damage crews can help when you have a fire in your home. Call us 24/7 at (520) 421-1894. We are close by and can restore your home to its pre-fire state when possible.

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How Our Experts Clean And Restore The Fire Damage To Your Casa Grande

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

The majority of fire damage to Casa Grande homes starts in the kitchen or the garage.

Cleaning And Remediating Fire Damage To Casa Grande Homes

Casa Grande residents are used to the heat. It is a part of living in Arizona that many residents not only adapt to but even come to appreciate after several years here. No one, however, appreciates heat when it comes with flames and smoke that pours out of their home.

The majority of fire damage to Casa Grande homes starts in the kitchen or the garage. Each location has its difficulties when it comes to cleaning smoke residues or disposing of property too damaged for repair. SERVPRO response teams can remediate damage effects from either location and for the rest of the home.

In a kitchen fire, there are a large variety of materials that can catch fire and put out a tremendous amount of smoke. If the fire burns slowly, these residues stay primarily in the kitchen or spread throughout the home when it burns faster. Cleaning kitchen smoke residues, especially from burning meat are especially difficult.

Our technicians begin by wiping down every surface in the kitchen with a sponge and water or a cleaning agent. This initial cleaning provides more information about the type of residues present and how thick they might be. For hard surfaces like marble countertops or metal appliances, SERVPRO team members use the strongest cleaning chemical available since the surfaces resist pitting from the cleaners and residues both.

With other surfaces, the smoke residues can penetrate much deeper. Linoleum floors and plastic cases on appliances like coffee makers expand with the heat, allowing the residues and smoke odors to get much further. For fires that burned over a longer period, these surfaces can even form bubbles and warp from the heat. If this happens, team members dispose of the property as quickly as the homeowner allows.

Garage fires can burn faster than kitchen fires since there are often more flammable chemicals termed accelerants. There are fewer residues from the smoke, but the physical damage is usually much worse as heat and flames burn, crack, and split exposed framing and other structural supports. With these fires, one of our inspectors examines everything the flames got close to and determines if the structural items can be cleaned and restored.

If they cannot, our teams can remove and replace wall framing and minor supports. For large beams or the structure of a load bearing wall, team leaders always recommend bringing in a licensed contractor to makes repairs.

At SERVPRO of Casa Grande, it is our privilege to help return our neighbors to their homes after a fire. If you need us, call (520) 421-1894 today to schedule a visit.

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Concerns That Might Surprise You After Fire Damages Your Maricopa Home

8/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fires can start in many places and damage can spread quickly throughout your home. Contact SERVPRO to put our experienced technicians to work for you.

Team SERVPRO Understands the Major Issues Affecting Your Home After a Fire

Common sense seems to dictate that the aftermath of a fire in your Maricopa home primarily presents as burned wood and other structural components followed by an abundance of soot. Although these issues are typical during fire restorations, they are far from the only problems posed by a residential fire. Hiring a full-service restoration company capable of addressing the whole spectrum of damages you might face is critical.

Before the restoration crew turns its focus to soot cleanup and restoration of charred building materials, the first Maricopa fire damage task needing completion for your home is water removal and structural drying. Firefighting can use hundreds or more gallons of water to knock down the flames that otherwise might consume the entirety of a residence. Water damage is as much if not more destructive than the harm caused by fire. Failure to remove standing water and the residual moisture within 24 to 48 hours risks mold damage and progressive deterioration of porous building materials.

The flooding caused by firefighting also creates slip and fall risks and the threat of electrical shock when SERVPRO’s crews are at work. Our management team assesses the danger before beginning the water remediation. Our fully-stocked service vehicles provide portable power generation for pumps and water extractors if the electricity is shut down for safety purposes.

As the water concerns recede, SERVPRO technicians begin investigating the extent of the fire damage. We use IICRC best practices when pairing fire damage cleanup challenges with the appropriate professional remediation products and tools. In addition to crafting a plan to clear away smoke and soot residues, we also evaluate the safety of retaining food found in cabinets, pantries, refrigerators, and freezers.

The heat of the fire can raise the temperature of canned and bottled goods, supporting the growth of hazardous organisms. Soot can be fine enough to work its way into jarred food by moving up the threads under the cap. Bulk and boxed foods are prone to soot, water, or firefighting chemicals tainting their contents. Even if food containers appear unblemished, SERVPRO experts often advise discarding the potentially contaminated food.   

If the power is even temporarily knocked out during the fire, food in refrigerators and freezers are potentially ruined for human consumption. Although the seal might seem tight, soot again often finds its way into these appliances. Consult with the SERVPRO crew to make the smart and safe decision between on retaining the frozen and chilled food or discarding it.

The fire damage suffered by your home and contents can be wide-ranging and impossible for a layperson to assess thoroughly. Contact SERVPRO of Casa Grande at (520) 421-1894 for reliable assistance to protect your home’s integrity and the health and safety of you and your family.

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How We Work To Overcome Common Fire Damages In Your Maricopa Home

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

No matter how severe the soot and smoke damage may be, our technicians will work around the clock to restore your home.

SERVPRO Can Help Restore Your Maricopa Home After A Fire Strikes 

While smoke and soot damage are leading complaints regarding the effects from house fires, there are effects that many Maricopa homeowners do not think about as well. Firefighting is critical to avoiding total loss structure fires throughout the area, but this extinguishment effort can often come with lingering acute damage of its own.

Even with smaller and more contained situations, fire damages in your Maricopa home can still vary greatly. From the smoke and soot damages mentioned above to the need for cleanup and renovation, the list of what needs to be done to bring your home back to original conditions can feel extensive. Fortunately, with the help of professional restoration services, you can get to this end goal far more quickly.

Our SERVPRO professionals take some time to assess the farthest reaches of this damage and to determine the equipment necessary to restore your house successfully. Soot damages require concentrated cleaning efforts with everything from wet/dry sponges to high-powered vacuums. This process is intricate, primarily because soot can spread out a considerable distance from the heart of the fire itself.

Smoke damages often present themselves in the form of a harsh lingering odor to face. This effect is one of the final ones to get addressed because there are so many cleaning actions and other efforts that can negate the deodorization effects.

As was mentioned earlier, there are times when the extinguishing efforts can leave damages of their own for our SERVPRO restoration specialists to overcome. Often, this damage is present as pooled water throughout areas where fire hoses were necessary to overcome the growing situation. Our technicians treat these effects as part of the whole, employing water damage recovery techniques to dry out the affected areas.

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While restoration might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when your home falls victim to a fire, having the right restoration team can make all of the difference in getting your home back to preloss conditions as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Casa Grande fire restoration technicians are standing by for any emergency you might have at (520) 421-1894.

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Choosing Professional Restoration After A Fire In Your Maricopa Home

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Maricopa House Fire Cleanup and Restoration Met Their Match with SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers a Fire Damage Restoration and Cleanup Service to Beat Your Expectations

Fires are something that no Maricopa homeowner wants ever to have to deal with, but the unfortunate truth is that many residences in the area experience a fire to some degree every year. Contending with the damages is a challenge, especially when you are not sure where to begin the process. Most seek out the experience and quality work of professional restorers to bring their home back from a fire, regardless of the degree of damage present.

If you are only experiencing a fire for the first time, you might not be aware of how widespread fire damages can be in your Maricopa house. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you to understand better the full scope of the damages that your home faces as well as the appropriate actions that must get taken to restore the damage.

Homeowners insurance is often the primary means of paying for professional restoration services, and the project manager assigned to your disaster can help you through this process. Our team can meet with the insurance adjuster and specify the actions that must get taken for the home to get fully restored and an estimate of what this work costs. This service we provide helps you to worry about more important things during this troublesome time than jumping through insurance hoops.

Once the assessment completes, our SERVPRO team gets to work quickly in restoring the damages present in your home. We understand and appreciate the difficulty some families have with remaining in a home that has lingering effects from a recent fire, so we work to ensure that the most pressing and troublesome symptoms get addressed first. This assurance relies heavily on your communication with both the technicians working in your home and the project manager overseeing the work to relay the issues that hinder living in your house.

While every fire that homeowners experience does not require great lengths to restore, professional restoration can help ensure that things get done thoroughly and to the highest quality. You can trust the experienced restorers at SERVPRO of Casa Grande to help you overcome any disaster or emergency in your home. Give us a call today at (520) 421-1894.

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