Recent Fire Damage Posts

The Most Common Cause of Fires is Cooking in the Kitchen

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Santa Clara at 408-392-9700

Fires can and do happen anywhere and anytime, they do not take holidays off. Did you know the most common cause of house fires is cooking in the kitchen? SERVPRO® of Santa Clara is here for you when disasters such as water or fire damage strike. Whether it be from smoke in the break room at work from popcorn left too long in the microwave, or a space heater left too close to a blanket at home, we are Here to Help® you get your life back to normal. We know that just because we deal with emergencies every day, you do not. So we are here to share our decades of experience with you, as we guide you through the process of making it “Like it never even happened.” We are with you all the way. Our crews work with you and your insurance to take care of the details to insure you can come out after the disaster as if the fire never occurred. We walk with you through the process, guiding you with answers, advice and experience through to the other side where life will come back together.

We are always here to help you, Call Us Any Time at 408-392-9700

Fire Smoke & Soot Cleanup Services

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause an Invasive Odor in Your Home. Call the experts at SERVPRO of Santa Clara

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 Santa Clara 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 – 408-392-9700

Disaster Preparedness - Make a Go Bag

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Disaster Preparedness

The recent fires in California emphasize that the need for an emergency plan for each household is essential in staying safe during these emergencies. SERVPRO of Santa Clara expresses that an important component of practicing safety is making a Go-Bag.

SERVPRO of Santa Clara has put together a list of items that are needed for your Emergency Go-Bag. These items should be ready to go and are simple to grab during an emergency if you must evacuate quickly. You might not always be at home when a disaster strikes so make sure you keep additional supplies in your car and at work. Make sure to take your Go-Bag with you if you are not going to be home for an extended period of time. Disasters are unpredictable. 

Put the following items together in a backpack or another easy to carry container. Make sure each member of your family or household has one of these Go-Bags, that include supplies for your pets, in case family members are separated during the evacuation. 

  • Flashlight
  • Radio- Battery Operated
  • Batteries
  • Whistle
  • Emergency Cash and Change for Laundry and Phone Calls
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Changes of Clothing
  • Water and Food to Last a Few Days
  • Photos of Family Members and Pets for Identification Purposes
  • List of Emergency Contacts
  • List of Allergies to Food and Medications
  • Copy of Health Insurance and Identification Cards
  • Prescription Medications and First Aid Supplies
  • Extra Toiletries
  • Extra Keys to Your Home and Vehicle
  • Any Special Needs Items for Children, Seniors or People With Disabilities

Make sure you are keeping yourself and your family members safe during these unpredictable emergencies.

Call your local fire department or American Red Cross for further preparedness tips and practices.

SERVPRO is the Answer for Fire Damage Restoration

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage can range from small to devastating. This is a reminder to check your smoke alarms frequently. Call SERVPRO of Santa Clara at 408-392-9700

If your home has sustained Fire and Smoke Damage, our first concern is for the safety of you and your family. Then there is also the concern that this type of loss can destroy pictures, possessions and memorabilia that is irreplaceable. Our priority is to save and restore the items that are precious and mean the most to you.

We will also guide you through your insurance claim and provide the expertise to communicate the information necessary for your adjuster to keep your claim moving toward completion. Our goal is to ultimately have this behind you and get your life back to normal. We take seriously the tag line that we help make it "Like it never even happened." We are here for you and will provide the professional services necessary. This includes everything from Inventory Loss Lists, to Packing, Moving, Cleaning, Storage and Delivery of your salvageable contents. We also provide Board-up and Roof Tarp Services and address any Water Damage caused by Fire Fighting efforts. Once Restorative Drying is completed and your home is deodorized and sealed, our Construction Division will replace the damaged materials that were removed during mitigation and truly make it “Like it never even happened."

We have been providing fire and water clean-up and restoration as a SERVPRO Franchise since 2001. We have an IICRC Master Fire & Smoke Restorer, Master Textile Cleaner, Master Water Restorer and a General Contractor on staff. We also have an American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) Board Certified, Microbial Remediation Supervisor. We want you to feel confident that you have chosen a Provider that really cares and can provide you with the Professional Services you need for complete satisfaction. SERVPRO of Santa Clara is here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Who Do I Call For Fire Damage Services?

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Every Fire is Different - Restoring Fire damage requires a "Customized Restoration Plan" SERVPRO of Santa Cruz will formulate the right plan for you.

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate wall cavities, ceiling cavities, attic spaces and the sub-area crawlspaces of your home or business. Because of this it is a challenge to address hidden damage and the resulting odors that can permeate long after the damage initially occurs. Our smoke damage expertise and experience enables us to locate hidden damage. Our thorough Initial Inspection will provide you with an accurate assessment of the extent of damage and a comprehensive plan of action to bring your home and life back to normal again.

There are several components to consider when dealing with a fire damage:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and the upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping throughopenings where pipeswere installedbetween levels.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

That is why consideration of the type of smoke produced by the fire is extremely important to facilitating the removal process. Because there are different types of smoke there are different types of soot residues found after a fire damage. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Santa Cruz will test the soot to determine what type of smoke damage it is and the best way of treating it. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information gathered in the pretesting process. Here is some information on the types of smoke and residue -

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 so does the smoke.

Protein Fire Residue - Produced by evaporation of material rather than from the fire itself. - Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

SERVPRO's 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 knowledge to fully restore your home after a smoke or fire damage. Our staff will always treat you and your home with the utmost respect and care.

Did you know SERVPRO of Santa Clara is a 24/7 Full Service Restoration Company that will work with you from start to finish and make your home like new again, "Like it never even happened."

Have questions about Fire, Smoke or Soot Damage?

Call us today!

(408) 392-9700

What to do after a fire damage at your property

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Santa Clara at 408-392-9700

The first 24 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Santa Clara provides timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to deodorization, contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help to ensure your property and belongings are restored to preloss condition when possible. If you do suffer a fire in your home or business, remember to follow these tips to minimize damages; limit movement in the areas affected to prevent further damages. Place old linens on carpeted traffic areas to prevent soiling and do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces. SERVPRO of Santa Clara have been serving the community since 2001. We are dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened.” We are ready 24/7, 365 at 408-392-9700 to help you. #SERVPRO #waterdamage #LikeItNeverEvenHappened #santaclara #sanjose

Faster to your Santa Clara comercial or residential fire

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Santa Cruz will restore your fire and soot damaged property with industry leading service and trained technicians.

Title: SERVPRO of Santa Clara Comercial and residential Smoke and Soot Cleanup

Category: Fire Damage

Photo Caption: Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Santa Clara county Home.

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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 Santa Clara 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 – 408-392-9700

http://www.SERVPROsantaclara.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration