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How Remediation Companies Restore Your Home After Fire Damage in Los Angeles

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Remediation Companies Restore Your Home After Fire Damage in Los Angeles Fire damage includes smoke, soot, water, and burned and melted items. SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to restore your property after a fire.

Saving Cost of Restoring Fire Damage in Los Angeles By Cleaning Contents

House fires cause a wide range of damages because of the smoke, heat, and flames, which are the three essential elements of all fires. Discoloration is common on different surfaces such as walls, floors, and ceilings. It usually manifests as yellowing a few days after the blaze. Permanent discoloration in any porous stone surfaces such as marble, travertine or granite in your Los Angeles property is also possible because of the acidic nature of soot.

The cost of replacing everything affected by fire damage in Los Angeles properties is prohibitive. Refinishing surfaces is also expensive so to save money you can opt for restorative cleaning. We offer professional restoration services that deal with the effects of the fire "Like it never even happened."

Since the damages vary in depending on the affected item or surface, different cleaning approaches are necessary for the same loss environment. For light-to-medium non-grease-based residue, our SERVPRO technicians rely on dry cleaning methods. We use vacuums or dry cleaning sponges to remove the light debris. Wet cleaning is better when removing moderate or heavy residues from the affected area. We can use plain water or water mixed with cleaning agents. In case we do not want to saturate the area, we opt to spray and wipe. This method helps protect the affected area from further damages that oversaturation with water would cause.

Some materials like upholstery present unique challenges during restorative cleaning. They might shrink if wet or their dyes may bleed if oversaturated. Our SERVPRO technicians tackle these issues by using foam cleaning instead of the other forms of wet cleaning. This simple approach involves agitating the cleaning solution in a bucket to produce foam. The technician then scoops the foam only to use it when cleaning the soiled area. Sometimes we also use pump-up sprayers to create foam from ready-to-use shampoo.

Restoring damages after a fire should not be too expensive. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Move-Outs A Necessary Step For Large-Scale Fire Damage In Los Angeles

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Move-Outs A Necessary Step For Large-Scale Fire Damage In Los Angeles Large-scale fires are unforeseeable and can be extremely stressful.

Move-Outs A Necessary Step For Large-Scale Fire Damage

No two fires are the same. How the blaze was treated, was it contained within a small area, the type of materials burned and whether the contents in the affected area are salvageable or not all influence restoration procedure. When fires burn at high temperatures, the structural integrity of your property can be put at risk. Secondary water-damage from fire-fighting efforts can also damage your furnishing, fixtures, and valuables.

When we get a call out to repair a property from fire damage in Los Angeles, they tend to be small, contained fires. We can cordon off the affected area, remove furniture to other areas of the house and set to work. However, if our fire technician finds evidence of structural damage, we may need to perform a move-out service.

Move-outs can be expensive, so at SERVPRO we always try to work onsite. However, when structural damage occurs, you and your family's safety is our first priority. The property must be vacated. We can then begin the cleanup phase using powerful, truck-mounted pumps to drain excess water. The damage that is deemed to be non-salvageable can be recorded and disposed of including building materials, furniture, clothes or fittings.

Our goal during cleanup is to prepare the affected area so that re-modeling contractors can begin restoring your home. To improve the indoor air-quality we can use Ozone generators to completely eliminate odors and harmful toxins left behind by fire. By clearing possessions and vacating the property, remodeling, repainting and cleaning work can be completed faster.

We understand that having to leave your property and stay in temporary accommodation can carry a heavy emotional burden. SERVPRO offers a pack-out service to make your situation as comfortable as possible. A pack-out service involves itemizing, removing and labeling your salvageable possessions. We can then move them to a remote facility for cleaning. In some cases, using advanced, ultrasonic equipment for jewelry and other valuables.

Large-scale fires are unforeseeable and can be extremely stressful. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has extensive experience in restoration. Call our 24/7 emergency center (818) 214-7958 now to arrange a service.

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The Common Threats of Fire Damage To Glendale Homes

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Common Threats of Fire Damage To Glendale Homes Fire Damage to Large Homes or Small Hot Tubs in the Glendale Area--Call SERVPRO

Smoke Odors, Damage, and Cleanup for Your Glendale Property Are Only a Phone Call Away--SERVPRO

While you might not ever get prepared for a fire breaking out in your Glendale home, you should know that this occurrence is likely to leave many lingering and acute consequences to face. Fortunately, you do not have to contend with all of these on your own, mainly if you or your insurance company has found the benefits of choosing professional restoration services.

The fire itself might vary from residence to residence, but the fire damage that your Glendale home experiences are typical regarding its restoration. With the extensive training that our SERVPRO professionals undergo to prepare them for fire restoration, they get certified to our high standards and that of the IICRC. This training prepares them for all facets of fire damage, the best equipment to use to a restore a home, and the kind of personal protective equipment necessary to keep themselves safe.

From the moment that our team reports to your home following the extinguishment of a fire, we work quickly to establish a full scope of the damage that your home faces and the best approach to handling each lingering effect. From smoke and soot damage removal to assessing structural integrity, we consider each part of this restoration process to be equally important.

One of the most common perils that tend to threaten comfortable living in a home following even a minor fire is smoke damages. This effect often presents itself as a noxious odor that seeps into furniture, fabrics, clothing and other materials throughout the environment. Removal of this odor might be one of the final steps of the restoration, but it leaves a lasting mark on the entire completed job. Deodorization typically gets accomplished with the use of thermal foggers after the work of hydroxyl generators has been completed. Restoring healthy indoor air quality is of paramount importance for the well-being of you and your family.

Fighting off the effects of a fire is no easy feat. You can rely on the experience and determination of our SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale fire restoration specialists to help you overcome the damage and clean up the mess quickly. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (818) 290-8255.

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Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Eagle Rock Home After an Oven Fire

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Eagle Rock Home After an Oven Fire Oven fires can be caused by excess oil and grease, overflowing batter when baking, and food scraps left in the bottom of the oven.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Restore Your Home after a Kitchen Fire

Most home fires in Eagle Rock occur in the kitchen, so it is good to be prepared in case of an emergency. Oven fires can be frightening but are generally easy to contain and can many times be prevented. They can happen when you are cooking something with a lot of grease and fat, as it can splatter and create a flame. When baking, the batter can overflow, dripping to the bottom of the oven and start a fire, or food scraps left in the oven can also catch fire.

No matter the case, an oven fire and fire damage to your Eagle Rock home is something that needs to be handled right away. Not only do you have the damage from the fire to deal with, but also any smoke that was created. Settled smoke and soot is acidic and can create further damage to your home. At SERVPRO, our staff is always on standby to help you when you need it, and we are specially trained to handle cleaning up after a fire.

Smoke and soot particles are products of incomplete combustion. They are carcinogens which are thought to be dangerous and can begin to degrade contents of your home within just a few days. When dealing with smoke and soot, SERVPRO techs wear respirators, gloves, and other protective clothing. Ventilation is essential, and if possible, we let the contaminants in the air outside.

Our restoration professionals evaluate the contents of your home to determine if they need to be replaced, or if we can successfully restore them to a preloss condition. Sentimental value, cost, and antique value are all taken into consideration. In many cases, if the items are not directly damaged by the fire or excessive heat, they can be salvaged and restored.

Odor can also be an issue. The first step in getting rid of these odors is getting rid of the source. We can eliminate the odors many times with cleaning methods, but sometimes the item itself may have to be discarded.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale takes all the necessary steps to restore your home in Glendale, Eagle Rock, or Highland Park back to its preloss condition after a fire. Get in touch with us as soon as possible by dialing (818) 244-6005 so we can help you avoid additional damages and get your home back to the way it was.

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What You Should Do When Your Eagle Rock Property Sustains Fire Damage

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What You Should Do When Your Eagle Rock Property Sustains Fire Damage Fire damage can be a grave nightmare in any home.

When Your Property Sustains Fire Damage

Fire damage can be a grave nightmare in any home. For example, the cleanup process can still be immense even if the physical loss in the wake of a minor kitchen fire is relatively small. A blaze can leave behind greasy soot, char, stains, and odors. When it comes to these types of messes, the truth is that every one of them requires a different solution to correct. There is no one fix-all solution to the damage that is left behind, which can be overwhelming when it comes to the remediation process. Fortunately, professional help is close at hand and equipped with all of the necessary tools to clean up after your small house fire.

Upon receiving your call, our technicians strive to arrive at your Eagle Rock residence to remediate the fire damage as soon as possible. Once there, we can inspect the damage done to your property and take inventory of any of your belongings that may have been lost. Once cataloged, we can begin the remediation process.

There are many ways that SERVPRO can address the messes left behind by fire damage. Our technicians can address soot that has adhered itself to the surfaces of your belongings in three different ways; agitation through mechanical means, lubrication, and chemical solutions. We can address cleaning your walls through wet cleaning or dry sponging.

When it comes to odors, SERVPRO technicians can use air scrubbers, thermal foggers, and ozone machines to neutralize scents depending on the severity of the fire in your home. In most cases, ozone machines do not need to be used unless necessary as they require a vacated home. Most of the time, using a combination of air scrubbers and ventilation box fans can rid your home of the unwanted odors.

When your home sustains fire damage, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (818) 244-6005. 24/7, we can take your call and send our technicians to your home to start the remediation as soon as possible.

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Fire Damage and Smoke Cleanup in Your Glendale Home

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage and Smoke Cleanup in Your Glendale Home If an overloaded outlet causes an electrical fire in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO for help.

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

The electronics you use every day in your Glendale home can cause fires. One example is an outlet that is overloaded with power cords. All your appliances also need proper ventilation. If they do not, they can overheat, and in turn, create a house fire. Also, make sure your electronics are not out of date. Antiques are beautiful, but it is not worth burning your home down to use them. Any old electronics should be inspected by a licensed technician to make sure they are still functioning safely and adequately.

As with any other fire, electrical fires of any kind can be very destructive to your home in Glendale. As soon as the fire is out, it is vital to address the fire damage quickly, so your home does not sustain additional damage. The soot and smoke left behind are acidic and continue to harm your structure and belongings. Plus, if water was used to put out the fire, mold growth can begin in a short period. SERVPRO is always standing by to help you in a situation like this.

When dealing with fire damage cleanup, one crucial step for us is cleaning up the soot, and smoke left behind. As burning materials decompose, they release solid particles, aerosols, and gases which become suspended in the air. Oxides of nitrogen are made when organic compounds burn, and sulfur dioxide is made when inorganic compounds burn. Smoke also consists of fine particles of aerosols and matter. Solid particles are of unburned material are usually carbon. Aerosols are very fine liquid or solid particles suspended in the gases. These particles are what makes the smoke visible, and they also absorb odors, making a soot smell. 

SERVPRO staff clean and sanitize your home of the soot and odors along with cleaning up the other fire and structural damage. Soot residues contain different kinds of acids, which can cause discoloration and corrosion if they stay on the materials over time. Therefore, damage continues to be done to your home until the soot is cleaned.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is trained to thoroughly clean and repair your home in Highland Park, Eagle Rock, or Glendale after fire damage has occurred. Reach out to us at (818) 244-6005 as soon as the fire is out so that we can avoid more damage being done to your home by the soot.

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Fire Damage From Damaged Electrical Cords In Your Glendale Home

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage From Damaged Electrical Cords In Your Glendale Home Electrical cords which have been damaged in your Glendale home can cause devastating fires.

Fire Damage From Damaged Electrical Cords

Electrical cords which have been damaged in your Glendale home can cause devastating fires. There are some things you can keep in mind to protect yourself from this happening, such as regularly inspecting any cords for damage, and replacing them right away. Try and keep cords from high-traffic areas, so they do not sustain damage and don’t have them somewhere you or your family members can trip over them.

Fires and fire damage from frayed and damaged electrical cords is something that needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible. Your Glendale home may have other types of damage such as some and soot, plus water from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO has the training and the tools to assist you in fixing and cleaning up all kinds of damage.

Not all fires create the same damage levels, nor do all fires need the same restoration procedures. When the fire damage is minor, smoke residues affect just specific areas or rooms. There is light to moderate residues from smoke, and our restoration processes could include dry and wet cleaning of walls, ceilings, contents, and floors. Not many areas need to be repainted, and only a few items should need replacement.

When SERVPRO staff find damage which is medium, there are moderate smoke residues, and more items need wet cleaning to dislodge residues. We also see an increase in how many items require replacement and how many areas need repainting. We may need to refinish floors, and damage from heat to cabinets, drywall, cause additional materials to be replaced. Smoke odors are noticeable and may require additional deodorization after we finish cleaning.

When it comes to significant fire damage, heat and fire damage is more severe closest to the fire’s source. Structural finishes and framing can be charred, making structure repairs needed. Smoke residues are spread throughout a big portion of your home, and the odors are strong. We need to employ emergency services such as boarding up your home, creating a source of electricity and getting rid of charred and smoke-filled debris. Our restoration process involves extensive cleaning of your home and possibly require us to pack and move out any contents which are salvageable for cleaning off-site. We likely need to use multiple methods of deodorization as well.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale take the time to thoroughly clean and repair your home in Highland Park, Atwater Village, or Eagle Rock after fire damage. Just call us as soon as possible at (818) 244-6005 after a fire so we can help restore your property.

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Approaching the Fire Damage to Your Eagle Rock Residence

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Approaching the Fire Damage to Your Eagle Rock Residence SERVPRO's trained technicians have specialized equipment to rid your home of the odors left behind by a fire.

SERVPRO's Trained Technicians Fully Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

With the often-incredible heat that pours through southern California throughout the year, it is not hard to see how so many Eagle Rock homes become susceptible to fires. Even those that did not ignite in your home might affect your entire neighborhood before it gets officially extinguished through efforts from local firefighting teams. While the panic and fear of losing everything are in the forefront of your mind when the fire is still alight and burning, the afterthoughts beyond extinguishment are heavily about what you have to do next to put your home, and your life, back on track.

Fire damage to your Eagle Rock home might take a lot of different forms, especially when you consider the magnitude of the blaze from incident to incident. When you first call our SERVPRO technicians, we can hurry out to assess the damage to your home and come up with a detailed and thorough plan to restore all of the affected areas and get your house back to preloss conditions. You are intricately involved in this step of the process, as your priorities and input allow our team to better complete their tasks according to your list of priorities.

With situations that have left very little physical damage to the house, your priorities might be something as simple as getting the bad smell out of your house where your kitchen drapes went up in flames. Our IICRC-certified technicians have specialized equipment, like dense fogging machines, which allow them to deodorize the air and neutralize molecules of foul odors. Fogging leaves behind no trace of a bad smell at all, and allows you to scent the air as you see fit.

For more complex cases with much structural damage, our team works quickly to save the things that are reparable. This restoration includes all of the contents of your home in the affected areas, but also a complete cleaning of the walls and floors where smoke and soot damage has likely left a residue. Scrubbers are used for this process and do a thorough job of either completely restoring the walls in question, or at least preparing them for a new coat of paint in the future.

Depending on the complexity of your fire damage, there are numerous approaches that our skilled professionals can take to restore the damages. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is always ready to be of service. Give us a call anytime at (818) 244-6005.

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Fire Damage Restoration in Eagle Rock

9/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration in Eagle Rock Fires can be devastating. After ensuring your safety and the safety of your family, contact SERVPRO to inspect the property right away.

Comprehensive Remediation Efforts Take Experience and Training

Homeowners often are reluctant to leave their homes when local wildfires threaten residential enclaves like Eagle Rock. If evacuation looms, know that professional help is available round the clock from our seasoned fire damage restoration crews. Modern fire recovery practices transform sooty and odoriferous homes back to preloss condition successfully and quickly.
 
The hot, dry summer encourages fire damage too near the Eagle Rock neighborhood for comfort. The vibrant mix of businesses and homes is irreplaceable, but safety must come first. Fortunately, our local restoration company has all the tools, training, and strategy necessary to transform your home to “Like it never even happened” condition if charring, smoke, and soot take their toll.
 
Let the local firefighters do their jobs while you and your family retreat to safer spaces. Then partner with SERVPRO to sort through the aftermath of the blaze. Fire damage restoration is at the heart of what we do, using tactics developed in conjunction with our training resource -- the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration, and Certification.
 
Expect SERVPRO to complete a thorough assessment of the condition of your home. The safety of the restoration crews and your family are paramount, so electrical hazards, slip and fall issues, and any instability to the floors or structure inform the development of the recovery plan. Fire damage restoration often starts with water damage abatement. Water is as or more destructive than the flames, and a failure to attend to water removal, drying, and specialized services like electronic or document drying must happen fast or the harm increases. Mold growth is a real concern, especially if water is allowed to remain for more than 48 hours.
 
Once our SERVPRO team completes water remediation, we move on to cleaning and restoring damage done by flames, soot, and smoke. Fire residues are corrosive, etching metals and glass, discoloring fabrics and plastics, and destroying the finishes on wood and laminates. The longer the soot coats and infiltrates surfaces and objects, the more likely deterioration entrenches and odors persist. Light ash and soot vacuums and dry sponges successfully. Stickier residues require spray and wipe techniques, and sometimes solvents. Superficial charring and severe soot coverings may need an abrasive cleanser and a textured sponge or scraper.
 
SERVPRO’s focus is restoration, and our technicians master methods that return the beauty of your home without the expense, mess, and disruption of demolition and repair. We also achieve odor elimination using progressively more technologically advanced methods.
 
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale offers fire damage restoration based on proven procedures and the industry’s best practices. Call (818) 244-6005 for our support and a recovery plan that covers all the issues.

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Highland Park Kitchen Mishap Mitigated By SERVPRO Fire Damage Team

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Highland Park Kitchen Mishap Mitigated By SERVPRO Fire Damage Team If water put out the fire, SERVPRO’s first job is to remove and dispose of the moisture.

Our SERVPRO Has the Best Fire Damage Team in The Restoration Industry 

Busy lives are full of missteps, some more dangerous than others. Walking away from the stovetop happens when kids call or the doorbell rings, but so then do kitchen fires. SERVPRO experts help put your cooking areas, and other affected areas of your home, back together after fire damage.

Sorting out a disagreement between a pair of siblings took you away longer than expected from a pot of water boiling, waiting for some pasta. Instead of cooking dinner, the pot boiled dry and superheated, igniting some potholders, causing fire damage to your Highland Park home. Our fire damage restoration crews are always on standby for situations such as this. We are ready to assess and begin the cleanup and restoration as soon as the fire department gives the go-ahead.

National statistics point to unattended cooking as the most common cause for the 62 percent of home fires attributed to ranges or cooktops per year. SERVPRO team members train on a regular basis to Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards to be prepared in industry best practices. A project manager assesses the extent of the damage in the kitchen and other areas of the house and develops a plan to meet your specific needs.

If water put out the fire, SERVPRO’s first job is to remove and dispose of the moisture. Drying techniques begin if the area is very saturated. Then cleanup of soot, chemical residues from fire extinguishers, and smoky odors ensues. The coatings left by fire damage is highly acidic and corrosive. Waiting even a few hours before starting the cleaning process permanently discolors and etches plastics, glass, and metal.

High on the SERVPRO’s checklist is turning off your HVAC system if it is still running as it will spread soot and other residues throughout your home. If smoke sucked into the vents duct cleaning is on the agenda. We match building materials and the character of the sooty coatings when cleaning. Lighter dustings of ash and soot vacuum or dry sponge off well. We use HEPA filtration in our professional vacs. Stickier damage often responds to a spray and wipe technique. Items with many bevels or surfaces like cut glass dishes or window blinds need immersion or even ultrasonic cleaning, requiring a certified technician to operate.

If charring or melting is severe in the kitchen, some materials or appliances may need replacement. Otherwise, we strive to proceed with a restoration mentality, saving you time and money and minimizing disruption to your daily routine.

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SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale awaits your call to (818) 244-6005 if you need fire damage restoration. Immediate action is necessary and we answer calls 24/7.

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When Fire Damage in Glendale Threatens to Ruin Your Family's Summer

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Fire Damage in Glendale Threatens to Ruin Your Family's Summer Take Care with BBQ Fires at Your Glendale Cookout

Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Home In Glendale After a Fire

Mid-summer is a time of fireworks and cook-outs, getting together with friends and family, and watching all of the kids play and explore. With all of that relaxation and summer fun comes the risk of fire. Blazes can begin small and seem to be inconsequential, but even small fires can burn out of control quite fast.
 
Glendale parties and festivities can lead to accidents that create extensive fire damage to area homes and properties. For example, if charcoal lighter fluid is placed too close to where people are cooking, or if the wind is not taken into consideration when setting off fireworks, either scenario can result in major disasters.
 
Outdoor fire damage is just as destructive as damage located inside a home, and if it affects the exterior of the roof or walls, pests and the elements may have been given a new way to get inside your home. Wiring and insulation could also have been damaged, as well as water pipes and interior walls. A small fire can result in a much larger problem.
 
The professionals at SERVPRO are skilled at assessing how much damage exists, giving them valuable insight into what needs to be done so that your home is returned to the state it was in before the accident happened. With our experience in repairs and restoration, we can make things “Like it never even happened.” We have expertise in both indoor and outside restorative repairs on homes, so no matter how big your summer disaster was, we are always able to undo the damage.
 
Fire damage is often accompanied by other distinct types of damage. These include water and smoke, and we have the experience to eliminate these kinds of problems, also professionally. With fires, scorching can be present, as can the melting of plastics and rubbers. Removing this type of debris, along with anything that was destroyed, is inventoried so you can keep track of these kinds of losses, but we do our utmost at keeping this list to a minimum. Anything that can be repaired or cleaned, and therefore restored, receives gentle but thorough restorative care, just as if the item belonged to us.
 
Sometimes, outside fire damage consists of only charred and blackened surfaces, such as stone, tile, or brick. We have pressure washers and special cleaners that can restore these surfaces back to their original appearances. Cracked sections, damaged by the intense heat that can often be produced by fire, can be replaced, leaving the area fully restored and like new once again.
 
Fire damage can happen both indoors and outside your home. When either occurs, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is always ready to help get things back to normal again. Fires are known to result in very traumatic situations, no matter the unique circumstances. We can help reduce this trauma and stress by eliminating the damage. Call us at (818) 244-6005, 24/7, and we can help your family move past this and any other kind of disaster.

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Knocked Over Lamp Creates A Hot Mess In Highland Park

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Knocked Over Lamp Creates A Hot Mess In Highland Park The heat from many kinds of light bulbs is capable of igniting draperies, bedding, and even rugs and carpeting, among other things.

Fire Damage Caused By Knocked Over Lamp

The worst thing that happens when a light is left on is not necessarily a high electric bill. The heat from many kinds of light bulbs is capable of igniting draperies, bedding, and even rugs and carpeting, among other things. SERVPRO is a resource for the homeowner recovering from a fire set by this or any method.

Although you cannot be certain exactly how it happened, fire damaged your Highland Park home after a lit lamp overturned in a bedroom. Perhaps a pet knocked it down, or it was teetering on the edge of a bedside table, but the bed linens caught fire. Fortunately, a neighbor noticed smoke billowing out of an open window and called 911. You rushed home to find the fire out, but damage in the room, the attic and the roof above it.

A call to SERVPRO immediately has our crew arriving right after the fire department authorizes reentry. Fire damage usually poses a complex set of issues, including the obvious charring and destruction to contents and structure, and also water and chemical residue damage, depending on how the first responders extinguished the fire.

Our project manager begins ordering the crew to secure the affected areas from the elements. If the fire burned through the wall or roof to the outside, this is crucial. Then an assessment of the damage ensues. SERVPRO technicians train in safely restoring fire damage, including ensuring that flooring is walkable and that no structural supports are in danger of falling. Water and chemicals make floors slippery, demanding extra care when moving through the rooms for the cleanup crew and the residents.

Items destroyed by flames are bagged for disposal by local rules. Porous articles like mattresses rarely survive unless they untouched by charring, and even then soot and smoke damage counsel replacement in many cases. Clothing and linens clean up well through laundering or dry cleaning, a task the homeowner may take up to free SERVPRO for more technical matters.

Furniture with soot or other residue needs a dry or wet cleaning, depending on the amount and stickiness of the coating. Our staff uses the least intrusive technique that is effective. Vacuuming and dusting are good for light coverage, while spray and wipe to abrasive cleaners may be needed in other instances. SERVPRO staff checks for charred areas as they emit odors even if cleaned, and determines whether sealing or removal is the best option.

Structural charring requires replacement of key supports, and damaged ceilings and drywall replacement may be less expensive and quicker than laborious cleaning and sealing. Throughout the process of restoration, our project manager and office staff work with your insurer to limit your out of pocket expenses. We provide as much evidence, including our professional opinions, as possible to prove your fire damage claim.

Your first call, after 991, should be to SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale when a lamp starts a household fire. Our dispatchers await at (818) 244-6005.

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Fire Damage in Highland Park can Affect Your Home's Security

4/11/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage in Highland Park can Affect Your Home's Security Making sure that you can get in and out of your home by checking how doors close and even lock is crucial after a fire damage event.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Assess the Damage After a Fire in Your Home


One thing about house fires that is true in almost all situations is that some damage is not as visible in some parts of a home as it is in others. Some damage is in the loss of utility. A door may seem undamaged, along with its frame, but after a fire, no longer open and close correctly. Windows can also be affected this way. Heat and moisture from fighting that fire can cause wood to swell. Even after remediation has been completed, small things like this can pop up.
 
Situations that affect a Highland Park area home's level of security after fire damage has been remediated still needs to be remediated. Security needs to be restored. These types of fire damage-related issues can appear weeks or months after a fire. Having a situation such as this develop does not mean that the remediation immediately after a fire was unsuccessful. Wood that expands can become more porous, which in turn allows more moisture in the future to be retained, leading to swelling.
 
Restoring openings to your home that have become impossible to close and open correctly and quickly pose risks to your security. Intruders can gain easier access, and in the event of another disaster, leaving your home might be more difficult, resulting in the loss of precious seconds when they count the most.
 
Many locks on the market today are made of highly durable plastics. While these are suitable to keep out most burglars, the plastic components can melt during a fire. Some of these locks remain functioning for a while, but then stop working and fall apart internally. If this is the case in your situation, replacement of the lock is a simple enough process.
 
We can repair these conditions and restore the safety your family deserves. Working to restore homes of our neighbors, family, and friends, we know a safe and secure feeling is important to every family. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can help you with the latent and hidden effects of fire damage. No matter when you need us, we are always available at (818) 244-6005.

How Serious is the Fire Damage in Your Highland Park Home?

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Serious is the Fire Damage in Your Highland Park Home? Let SERVPRO restore your damaged space after a fire. Call for quick action.

SERVPRO Separates Fire Damage Cases into Three Categories

Residential fires are more common than you might think, particularly in suburban areas with lots of timber framed houses. Illinois is one such area and its residents often experience accidents and mishaps in the home. In most cases, these incidents are minor and result in moderate fire damage which can be cleaned up in days.

The more severe cases present a bigger challenge, but remediation experts like SERVPRO are trained to find long lasting solutions. We provide fast, efficient repairs for fire damage in Highland Park properties and the surrounding regions. No matter the severity of your fire, our technicians are ready to help reverse its effects.

Keep reading for information on the various fire damage categories to understand more about the severity of your situation.

Category One (Least Severe)

Usually, Category One damage is the result of something like a small kitchen fire. It is identified quickly and extinguished before items have started to burn. The biggest priority for SERVPRO is the fine layer of soot and ash which covers the affected area. Often, it makes the damage look much worse than it is because electrostatically charged smoke clings to surfaces.

Category Two (Moderately Severe)

If parts of walls or ceiling get burned, the damage is more serious than Category One. Consequently, a structural assessment is required before the clean-up begins. It will determine whether there any weaknesses to the building. Damaged ceiling trusses need replacing and this is not possible until the safety of the area is assured.

Category Three (Most Severe)

Category Three is the most serious type of fire damage. It involves extensive damage to ceilings and the primary roof structure. There is severe staining on the floor and walls. High powered jet wash equipment is needed to remove large areas of oily, greasy soot. Damage this serious can take a long time to remediate, but our experts work closely with homeowners to put together a tailored repair schedule.

If a fire has caused damage to your home and you need a reliable clean up service, talk to the technicians at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale. We are the helping hand that can bring your property back to life. Call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

Fire Damage Restoration Services In Atwater Village

2/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration Services In Atwater Village Smoke Detectors in Atwater Village Save

SERVPRO Offers Many Atwater Village Damaging Solutions Post Fire

Many people assume that once the fire is out, that the damage accumulating in their home has stopped. Unfortunately, that is not the case; both the acidic residues left behind by the fire and the water used during suppression efforts cause damages to continue even when the flames disappear.

We understand how difficult it is to deal with fire damage and the aftermath it causes in your Atwater Village home. Which is why we provide you with an experienced team that is ready to assist you through this challenging time. Providing expert guidance and professional restoration services you and your family need to reclaim your home successfully.
 
The choice between restoration and replacement may not be as clear as you think. However, SERVPRO technicians are highly trained, and IICRC certified in several relevant areas including, fire and smoke restoration, upholstery cleaning, odor control, and fabric cleaning, along with any water damage restoration services you might need.
 
Each and every situation that SERVPRO deals with requires a unique solution to address. However, we use specific information gathered during your initial phone call to ensure that you receive the right team for the job, fully prepared to begin your restoration as quickly as possible.
 
Once the SERVPRO technicians arrive on your property, we start by inspecting the affected area on site to help identify potential hazards while also determining the extent of any fire, smoke, soot, and water damages that exist.
 
With all of the futuristic advances in technology, many synthetic materials involved in a fire cause chemical reactions that continue after the fire ends. Therefore, the impacted area needs the proper assessment performed to help pinpoint the damaged areas and develop a safe, effective restoration plan to address your situation properly.
 
Our technicians perform emergency board up and roof tarp services when necessary to protect your building's envelope and limit additional damages from forming. While utilizing professional-grade equipment such as water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers to remove standing water that exists and dry the entire area completely.
 
Any restorable items or structural materials receive a thorough cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorization, often helping restore a wide array of articles, including some of the things you may have thought unsalvageable like, electronics, papers, or fabrics found in your home.
 
Our entire restoration process is designed to make it seem as though the situation never happened, which may involve repair, replacement, or reconstruction efforts as well.
 
Make the call to SERVPRO of Eagle Rock - South Glendale for access to the expertise and resources you need to begin your home's restoration today. (818) 244-6005

How Restoration Experts Deal with Fire Damage in Eagle Rock

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Restoration Experts Deal with Fire Damage in Eagle Rock SERVPRO Tip: Smoke Detectors Save Lives and Protects Property in Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock Fire Damage Ranges from Small to Severe

Once the immediate emotional and physical responses to a house fire have been soothed, there are all kinds of practical considerations to think about. This is particularly true if the damage is extensive. There may be severely degraded walls, soot-blackened furnishings, and the presence of residual smoke. All of these things require specialist attention if a homeowner wishes to move back into the property at some point.

If your home has been hit by fire damage in Eagle Rock, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed. It is really important that you start the repair and restoration process as soon as possible. The chance of saving your furniture and possessions is much greater if you respond quickly. Fortunately, the experts at SERVPRO are committed to carrying out repairs in a way that is sensitive, simple, and efficient.

This guide to the three main types of fire damage will help you determine the extent of the problem and get the help that you need.

Minor Fire Damage
This category of fire damage is usually used to describe incidents that have been spotted and neutralized quickly. So, for example, a pan may have caught on fire in your kitchen, but been extinguished before it could do any permanent damage. This is the most common type of fire damage, and our technicians handle it all the time. There is only a light coating of smoke residue on the walls and ceilings. There may be slightly degraded patches on door frames and walls, but only a small amount of repainting is needed. The majority of the damage can be removed with dry and wet cleaning tools. It is unlikely that furniture or other items will need to be replaced.

Medium Fire Damage
The amount of smoke residue is greater if the fire damage is moderate. A more extensive restoration process is required to remove the effects. There is likely to be a distinct and lingering odor, which requires special attention from the technicians. SERVPRO deals with smoke smell via the use of highly effective ozone machines and deodorization equipment, including thermal foggers.


Dry cleaning is unlikely to be suitable for this task, so wet cleaning tools will be brought onsite to eradicate soot and smoke. There may be multiple spots on the walls and ceilings that require repainting. In some cases, cabinets, drywall, and floors will need urgent repairs. The likelihood is that some items and belongings close to the fire will have to be replaced.

Severe Fire Damage
The most serious type of damage is from a big fire that has been allowed to burn unchecked for a time before being extinguished. However, it may be that the severest damage is limited to one room and the rest of the house has been spared. The smoke residue will be thick and its odors strong and deeply unpleasant. In most cases, we require residents to move out of the property completely while restoration work is carried out. The process may be short or lengthy, and supplies may be used to protect the structure from the elements (boarding up the windows, and a tarp service, for example). Your furniture and other items will be transported as a pack-out to our cleaning facility so that restorers can attempt to save as many possessions as possible.

Fire damage is a really tough thing to handle. It can turn a life upside down, so our job is to get repairs started quickly and with the minimum of fuss. We’ll work closely with you to save as much of the property as we can. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is a locally based franchise, and you can get in touch with us at any time for help. Call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.

Repairing Your Property After Fire Damage

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Repairing Your Property After Fire Damage Got fire damage? Don't stress, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale can clean up the mess!

Repairing Your Fire Damaged Property

A Los Angeles residential fire can be difficult for a homeowner to deal with, causing significant property damage throughout the home. The fire may have caused damage to several rooms or even to the entire home. Perhaps the fire was localized to one room, but the smoke and water damage from the firefighting effort may have spread to other areas of the property. With fire, smoke and water damage spread throughout the building, you may be worried about the amount of time and effort it will take to restore your home to its former condition. 

Taking the Right Initial Steps

You can begin the repair process after a Los Angeles residential fire almost immediately after the flames have been extinguished. Initially, take the time to survey the damage and determine the type and location of the damage in the home. If you have water present in the home, the smart idea is to use professional water extraction services to remove the water and dry out the home. This will help prevent mold growth from developing because of the moisture in the space. Then, you can move forward with the cleaning and repair process. 

Cleaning the Space

If your home has been damaged by a residential fire, you may need to clean the smoke damage away. Smoke can cause odors and stain inside the home. Some areas may need to be professionally cleaned. For example, carpeting and upholstered surfaces can be professionally steam cleaned to remove the stains and odors left behind by smoke. Professionals know how to remove the smoke damage from different surfaces in the home for the best results. 

Repairing the Fire Damage

The next step to take after a residential fire is to fix the damage. Removing charred materials is necessary, and these will need to be replaced with new materials. Construction efforts may be required in some cases. In other cases, the fire damage may only be superficial or cosmetic, but with all cases, fire-damaged surfaces will need to be replaced or repaired. This process can take time and effort, so many homeowners choose to outsource the work to a professional team. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

A residential fire can be difficult to deal with, causing destruction to your home and even causing you to relocate temporarily until the damage is repaired in some instances. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/South Glendale is the skilled team you want working for you when you have fire damage to contend with. Our locally owned company is available to respond to your request for assistance quickly, so call our office today at (818) 244-6005.

Fire Damage 101

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage 101 Let the professionals at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock take care of your Glendale electrical fire!

101 Info About Fire Damage 

Fire damage in Glendale can occur in a moment's notice resulting in substantial property damage and loss. Determining the extent of damage is critical to predicting the outcome of the fire clean up and restoration attempt. Identifying the source of the fire is necessary to understand what conditions were favorable to ignite the fire. Although there are numerous causes of an electrical fire, one of the most commonly overlooked causes is overloaded electrical receptacles.

There is a strong possibility that an electrical fire in Glendale can occur due to a combination of problems, such as an overloaded electrical receptacle with a malfunctioning appliance plugged into it. Overcrowded electrical outlets can overtax the electrical circuit and set the stage for an electrical fire. The most obvious sign of an overcrowded electrical outlet is an electrical receptacle that contains several dual, or triple outlet extenders plugged into the primary receptacle. Although this appears to be convenient to plug in multiple power cords, this increases the chances of an electrical fire. Perhaps the underlying issue surrounds the fact that the age of the home is incapable of keeping up with modern needs. Older construction adhered to the building codes that were current at that particular time. 

It is important to recognize the warning signs of a potential electrical fire in the Glendale home. If the electrical outlets appear to be emitting what feels like heat, this is a sign of a probably overloaded circuit. Anytime the outlets feel hot to the touch; the outlet is more than likely overloaded. Anytime that you smell a burning smell from the outlet, immediately unplug power cords from it and do not use it. The electrical wiring is situated behind outlet boxes in the wall, and the wiring runs behind walls. There is a significant chance that an electrical fire can lead to a house fire for these reasons. 

A related concern that may predisposition the home to an electrical fire is observing flickering lights or noticing that the lights appear to be dimmer than usual. This is a problem because homeowners may confuse this with a light bulb getting ready to burn out. While this also resembles the signs that a light bulb may be reaching its maximum capacity, it is important to monitor this to ensure electrical safety. Homeowners should never make assumptions when it comes to electrical safety and the safety of those who reside within the home. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

The possibilities of an electrical fire are serious concerns that must be dealt with in an urgent matter. In the event of an electrical fire, contact our team of professionals at SERVPRO of Eagle Rock at (818) 244-6005. Our team will bring their wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership to your home. 

Full Restoration Services for Fire Damage Are Available

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Full Restoration Services for Fire Damage Are Available If Your Home in Eagle Rock Suffers Major Fire Damage, Call SERVPRO to Help You.

Fire Damaging Restoration is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO's Services

The horror of a residential fire continues even after the flames are put out and you figure out where your family will sleep at night. You also have the official inquiry from your insurance company on the horizon. It seems like nothing is going your way, but there is a road that you can take to snap your streak of bad luck. You can call upon the services of an Eagle Rock fire damage service that will get to work immediately to address your emergency and restore your property back to its original condition.

Restoring the Effects of Eagle Rock Residential Fire Damage

The debris left behind by Eagle Rock residential fire damage needs to be cleaned up and repairs made. It's important that you contact a local fire damage cleanup and restoration service like SERVPRO to get started on addressing and correcting the emergency as soon as possible.

At first sight, you might be tempted to tear down the building and start again with a replacement, but the fact of the matter is that your insurance coverage may not permit it. Of course, this is in the extremest case of devastation.  Meanwhile, you have to stay somewhere else while waiting for the new building to be put up. It is more practical and cost saving to allow us to restore rather than replace your property if it is feasible.

We Offer Complete Fire Damage Restoration from Top to Bottom

You should realize that fire damage cleanup doesn't end when the flames are put out. On the contrary, the massive task of restoration is only beginning at that point. Debris needs to be removed, and water damage should be taken care of immediately to prevent the growth of harmful mold and bacteria. Structural damage has to be fully assessed and corrected.

These issues require your urgent attention if you are going to reclaim your property. Preserving your property is precisely why you need the services of a fully qualified and experienced professional cleanup and restoration authority. When you contact us, the first step we take is to conduct a full inspection of the building and give you a comprehensive assessment of the damage.

Once the initial assessment is complete, we will provide you with an estimate of the work required and the cost that this job will entail. You are not under any obligation until you agree to the services. At that point, we will begin our work of fire damage restoration.

Dealing Proactively With Eagle Rock Residential Fire Damage

We are a locally owned and operated franchise. We offer restoration service when you contact us at any time of the day or night. We can also serve clients throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area, including Glendale, Atwater Village, Silver Lake, Cypress Park and Washington Heights. When you need prompt attention to your fire emergency, we are here to serve you. Call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock/Glendale at (818) 244-6005.

Glendale Fire Damage - Cleanup Tips

5/13/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Glendale Fire Damage - Cleanup Tips Glendale Fire & Smoke Damage Could Use Professional Clean Up from SERVPRO

Call SERVPRO for Immediate Glendale Fire Damage Restoration

Anyone who has suffered Glendale fire damage can tell you how important it is to hire professionals to help with the cleanup process. After a house fire, you may be anxious to clean your home, salvage what you can and get your life back to normal. However, getting professional advice and help can save you time and prevent you from creating further damage. Professional fire restoration services, like those offered by SERVPRO, are highly successful at restoring household items and personal belongings.

While you are waiting for the fire restoration professionals to arrive, here is what you can do to get the process started and prevent additional damage from occurring.

First, make sure you have permission from the fire marshal to re-enter your home safely. Once you can safely and legally re-enter, your first goal should be to get the air moving. If large volumes of smoke and soot have been a by-product of the fire, do not do the following unless you have been advised that it is okay. Open as many windows as you can to increase the ventilation and allow fresh air to enter the interior. If you have ceiling fans, turn them on. You can also bring in additional fans to help move more of the air around. It is important to note that your furnace filter will need to be changed daily until it shows no signs of soot. If you have called in SERVPRO, you should sit tight because they will arrive very quickly to assess the fire damage.

If your home has also suffered water damage due to the fire, you will want to dry these items thoroughly as soon as possible. Fans and dehumidifiers will be needed to help dry out carpet and draperies. If these articles are not dried thoroughly, they may become damaged beyond repair by mold and mildew. Any items made of brass or copper will need to be cleaned using a brass or copper cleaner as soon as possible. This is because smoke, acidic by nature, reacts with brass and copper within 24 hours after exposure.

Soot can easily stain carpets, draperies and other household textiles due to its oily base. Before any cleaning or deodorizing can occur on these items, any soot must be thoroughly removed. It is best to hire a professional fire and smoke restorer who can remove any soot with a heavy-duty professional vacuum, and also special dry sponges. Trying to remove soot from textiles with your vacuum or vacuum attachments can force the soot further into the fabric, making it harder to remove. These items may also need to be properly deodorized before cleaning. Hiring a professional to help you remove smoke odor from textiles is highly recommended. Experts have access to various chemical agents and equipment like thermal foggers that help break up the smoke molecules to eliminate the odors. The type of material (fuel) that burned in the fire is a factor in determining the extent of damage from smoke and soot. The experts from SERVPRO  follow the procedures as established by the IICRC in all phases of fire damage clean up.

Your locally owned and operated SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is ready at a moment's notice to help you mitigate \Glendale fire damage. We have the equipment, tools, experience and knowledge to help you clean up after a house fire. Call us today for 24/7 service at (323) 410-0041.

Fire Damage Los Angeles - Los Angeles Residential Fire Damage Restoration

4/29/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Los Angeles - Los Angeles Residential Fire Damage Restoration When you have Los Angeles fire damage questions, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock has answers! Call us today!

Residential Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles 

In the event of fire damage in Los Angeles, problems can arise not only from the fire itself but also from smoke, soot, debris and destroyed objects, and also water damage from firefighting efforts. Ultimately, fire repair can be a long and difficult process, and potentially compromised structural integrity can even lead to injury. Because of this, Los Angeles fire damage restoration is typically best left to local professionals and carefully aligned with insurance policies. 

Fire Damage 

Fire damage to your Los Angeles residence itself can be the most difficult hurdle in many cases. Burned objects, wood, furniture, flooring, or anything else can be especially difficult to remove without specialized tools. Additionally, it can be tough to tell which objects can be salvaged and which are damaged beyond repair thanks to commonly heavy amounts of soot and ash. Depending on the intensity of the fire, this may require a full team of people to clean up. 

Smoke Damage 

In addition to darkening and staining even the hardest to reach corners, smoke can also leave a pervasive smell long after the house is visually clean. This is due to tiny and microscopic particles of smoke, which often work their way into the walls and floors of the house itself. Cleaning up smoke in a Los Angeles home typically requires special equipment and a lengthy cleaning time. 

Water Damage 

Water damage often surprises homeowners as being an even larger problem than the fire damage itself. Whether through firefighters' hoses or burst pipes, heavy water damage is relatively common among fire-damaged Los Angeles homes. Depending on the scale and intensity of the water damage, this may require extensive reconstruction efforts. 

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 If your Los Angeles home has experienced fire and smoke damage of any kind, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock at (323) 410-0041 for additional info or repair services. 

Los Angeles Fire Damage--The Importance of Restoration

4/26/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Los Angeles Fire Damage--The Importance of Restoration SERVPRO Tarps the Roof Damage then Starts Fire Damage Restoration and Repair

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock Handles Los Angeles Fire Damage Restoration Services

A fire can rage through your home without warning, and everything from a lightning strike to a grease fire in the kitchen can result in considerable damage from a Los Angeles residential fire. After the fire has been extinguished, your first thought may be related to how you will repair the fire damage and what steps need to be taken to restore your home to its pre-loss condition. Professional services can help you reclaim your home in the fastest time frame possible.

The Damage from a Fire
At first glance, you may consider repairing minor fire damage on your own, but you should be aware that the damage from a Los Angeles residential fire may be more widespread than you initially think. The section burned by the fire is only one of the areas that may need attention; there may be water damage from the firefighters who extinguished the flames. There may also be considerable smoke damage throughout the home because smoke circulates and is generally not localized to the area where the fire raged.

What Professional Services Can Do for You
Professional fire damage repair services may include water remediation services as well as smoke damage repair services. Professionals from SERVPRO will take a multi-pronged approach to restoring and repairing the damage throughout the home so that life can return to normal once again.

At SERVPRO of Eagle Rock, we understand how important it is for your home to be restored to its former condition after a fire, and we also understand the urgency of the repair project. You can count on our locally owned and operated company to respond quickly and work diligently until the job is done. Call us 24/7 at (323) 410-0041 for an initial consultation for your Los Angeles fire damage repair needs.

Fire Damage Eagle Rock - Professionals for Eagle Rock Residential Fire Damage

4/8/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Eagle Rock - Professionals for Eagle Rock Residential Fire Damage SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is available around the clock to respond quickly to your fire damage emergency needs.

Eagle Rock Residential Fire Damage Calls For the Professionals 

Fire damage in Eagle Rock occurrences should be met with professional support. It is not ideal to try to take on Eagle Rock fire damage on your own. You are unable to see the full extent of the damages that the fire causes in your home. While you can assess some of the fire damages, you can miss a lot of the damages and as a result, your home is left with discoloration and other burns from the fire and smoke. This is why you should call an expert to deal with all of the damages caused by the fire. 

Dealing with fire damage in Eagle Rock is tough. For one thing, it is tempting to address the fire damage yourself. The idea of saving money is very attractive. Therefore, many try to take on their project to save money. Unfortunately, fire damage can run surprisingly deep with all of the smoke and soot that overtakes the home and various items in the home. When there is a fire, the damages occur long after the fire is put out. This is why it's important for people to hire a professional to check out the full extent of the damage. 

Even with the financial challenges, it is important to call a professional. For one thing, a professional service can save money and time. You can also go through a recovery process that is much more simple. The fire damage restoration professionals know how to restore the property and find all of the damages that the fire has done to the home. They have a procedure that they go through to make sure that the house is fixed and restored in a way that makes it safer. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

The process that the Eagle Rock fire damage professionals go through is very simple. They start with the cleaning process. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock contractors ensures the cleaning of every bit of debris, soot, smoke and other issues caused by the fire so that they can get to the restoration process. They use special equipment to clean out everything. Of course, before cleaning, the professionals go through the assessment process. They then go to the repair process. After that, they go through the restoration process so that they make sure that your home is safe. Give them a call at (323) 410-0041. 

Recovering from Home Fire Damage in Los Angeles

12/10/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Recovering from Home Fire Damage in Los Angeles According to an NFPA survey, only one-third of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.

What To Do After A Los Angeles Residential Fire

What Can A Fire Damage Restoration Company Do For You?

One of the most difficult enterprises for a homeowner is recovering from a Los Angeles fire damage. Typically, these damages entail thousands of dollars in recovery services. Additionally, fire damage can result in the loss of personal possessions, thereby causing emotional scars and compromising the residential property owner's well-being. Despite the challenges that result from fire damage in Los Angeles, attaining professional restoration services can shorten and simplify the recovery process. Learn more about how fire damage restoration contractors make it happen by reviewing this short outline:

 Cleaning

 One of the most important services that a restoration professional will provide is cleaning your home. This is a multi-faceted process that involves the use of specialized equipment to ensure that your home is restored to its original safe, sanitary condition. Before starting the cleanup process, contractors will complete a thorough assessment of your property to determine the extent of your damages. Once the assessment is complete, the contractors will know exactly which methodologies to implement throughout the restoration process.

 Repairs

 Once contractors have cleaned your property, they will address any damages that require repair. This can include plumbing damage, carpet and drywall damage, and structural damage. To ensure that the repair process can be completed quickly, most firms will send multiple contractors to your property. The length of time it will take for them to complete the repair process is contingent upon the extent of the fire damage in your Los Angeles home. This means that the project could take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

 Mold Prevention And Elimination

 The excess water that is oftentimes left on the property following fire extinguishing efforts creates the ideal breeding ground for mold. However, contractors will use several methodologies to prevent the mold from surfacing on your property. In the event that you already have a mold issue, they will eradicate the fungus with skill and speed. 

When you find that your residential property is impacted by fire damage, don't worry. Instead, call the professionals of SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified technicians work with diligence and orientation to detail to ensure that the restoration process is completed thoroughly and correctly.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

 As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is strategically located to respond quickly to your flood and water emergency event. When fire damage occurs in Los Angeles, Glendale, or Washington Heights, we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! (323) 410-0041

How Fire Damage Restoration Services Improve The Safety Of Your Washington Heights Home

8/18/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Fire Damage Restoration Services Improve The Safety Of Your Washington Heights Home House fires can cause a plethora of problems, some of which include financial loss, frustration, and stress.

How Fire Damage Restoration Services Improve The Safety Of Your Home

House Washington Heights fires can cause a plethora of problems, some of which include financial loss, frustration, and stress. As a result of all these anxiety-inducing realities, many homeowners are tempted to run back to their homes right after a fire in an attempt to retrieve any valuable items that they can. This is not a reasonable course of action to take. In addition to putting your life in danger, this activity can cause further damage to your home. Rather than running back into your home, you should call SERVPRO. These professionals possess the tools and techniques necessary to return your residential property to its original condition. Learn more about how attaining professional fire damage restoration services can optimize the appearance and integrity of your home by reviewing the following information:


Assessing Your Home’s Damage
When you call SERVPRO for assistance, their first course of action will be to come to your home and perform an assessment. This assessment will help them determine the extent of the Washington Heights fire damage in your home. The assessment will involve an inspection of your entire home. The professionals will also decide which tools are necessary to restore and clean your property, how long the restoration process will take, and how much the repair process will cost. Part of the assessment will include the restoration professionals ensuring that your property is safe to enter. This portion of the assessment must be completed prior to the repair and cleanup process. In some cases, the homeowners' insurance will cover these costs.


Cleaning, Repairing, and Restoring Your Home
Once they have ensured that your residential property can be entered safely, restorative companies will go in and start the cleanup procedure. This procedure will include the elimination of any moisture that remains in your home. This part of the cleanup process is important because it helps preclude mildew and mold growth. SERVPRO professionals will also appropriate special tools to get rid of the ash, soot, and water from your house. They will also remove any flooring that has endured damages from water or fire. The length of time it takes to complete the restoration process is contingent upon the depth and scope of damage done to your property.


Conclusion
Although enduring Washington Heights fire damage in your home can be a challenging situation to grapple with, attaining professional restoration services can ease the burden. When you start searching for the ideal fire damage restoration company, the search stops with SERVPRO. Our company has extensive experience and education in the restoration field, and our deepest passion is providing swift services to ensure that your home is fully restored as fast as possible. Contact us immediately, so we can get your home back in its original condition.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is locally owned and operated—so we are part of the Los Angeles community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large-scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Our expertise in fire damage is extensive. SERVPRO utilizes IICRC training as part of our on-going education to stay ahead of the curve. Call us for help. (323) 410-0041