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Fire Damage in Columbus Has Long-Term Impact

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage in Columbus Has Long-Term Impact Smoke & Fire Restoration in South Columbus is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Services

Many Facets of Damage Result from Fires in Columbus

In Columbus, it takes time for your family to recover from a fire. The emotional impact is severe. Children have nightmares; pets show signs of anxiety. It is equally hard on you, as you try to keep the family running along normal lines. At the same time, you are dealing with insurance companies, finding temporary accommodations, and attempting to come up with the money to replace lost clothing and furnishings.

 
The physical effect of fire damage in Columbus is also long term. Fire can gut a home, leaving a charred mess in its wake. However, even a smaller fires can result in ongoing damage, often unseen, but major nonetheless. A smoky smell can linger for months if it is not treated promptly. Black soot can cover countertops and furniture. Appliances can break down.
 
The technicians at SERVPRO have the experience and training to handle the aftereffects of a fire, big or small. We are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, which sets the standards for the industry. We receive highly specialized training in how to clean up after a fire, deodorize, and clean upholstery and fabric. Our focus is always on cleaning and repair, restoring only when necessary.
 
We encounter fire damage on a daily basis, so we know what to look for when we conduct a comprehensive inspection and fire damage assessment. We can board up the house and install a roof tarp if needed. We are experts in water removal and drying.
 
When it comes to getting rid of smoke and soot residue, we combine multiple techniques to get the job done. For example, to remove bad odors, we might use a mix of chemical containment, vapor odor control, and thermal fogging. We have the cutting-edge equipment, tools and cleaning agents that get the soot and smell off all surfaces.
 
When you are faced with cleaning up after a blaze, we can help. SERVPRO of South Columbus is available 24/7. Call us at (614) 863-1392. We are centrally located, serving Columbus, Bexley, and Reynoldsburg.

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Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Services Available In Columbus

4/5/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Services Available In Columbus Smoke Damage in Your Columbus Home Gets a Clean Up from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Cleanup in Columbus After a Smoky Fire

Your home consists of many contents; each of these items contains a variety of materials. When your belongings get caught in a fire, smoke, soot, and heat residues develop. When a fire restoration company comes to your home, they need to understand how to deal with each of them to return your property to a quality preloss condition.
 
Typically, when a fire occurs on your Columbus area property, fire damage or the area that requires fire restoration services often contains a variety of residues. A restoration company sends cleaning and repair technicians certified in the treatment or replacement of materials found after the fire is out, to help you get things under control and return your lives to normal as soon as possible.
 
SERVPRO technicians understand that a fire progresses through a variety of stages, causing different substances to generate both wet and dry smoke residues. Even though most situations allow for accurate classification, all of these residues exist, making cleaning and restoration services rather challenging.
 
SERVPRO sends a full team of qualified professionals to your home as a response to the initial call. Technicians arriving on the scene perform a thorough inspection and assessment of your property to determine the number of damages that exist and any hazards that might cause problems as they get started.
 
After relaying all information to you and answering all of your questions to your satisfaction, SERVPRO technicians go to work eliminating problems that exist, one step at a time. The technicians use their expertise to determine which aspects affect a specific surface and decide which cleaning process would produce the best results.
 
When dealing with a predominantly dry fire, materials respond well to cleaning methods. Dry smoke residues carry aerosols through the air, leaving dry particles on the various surfaces. However, dry smoke does not stain surfaces as harshly as wet smoke and odors do not penetrate as deeply, which makes the cleaning and removal of these residues much easier.
 
Wet smoke residues present a more difficult and challenging problem. Slow-burning fires tend to work residues into crevices or confined spaces farther than other fires, causing stains and odor penetration, often trapping residues inside of specific materials.
 
When you are looking for help with restoring your property after a fire, contact SERVPRO of South Columbus. We are here to help and get things back on track in a timely and efficient manner. (614) 863-1392

Facing Fire Damage Restoration Head-On In Wrightsville Beach

3/23/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Facing Fire Damage Restoration Head-On In Wrightsville Beach When it comes to choosing between restoring or replacing, our SERVPRO technicians choose restoration.

Your Wrightsville Beach Fire-Damaged Home Can Be Restored By SERVPRO


The majority of damage caused by a fire in your home happens when the fire is out, rather than when it is blazing away. The acidic residues left behind by a fire get introduced to water during suppression efforts and continue destroying your home even after the flames are gone.

This devastation makes responding to and dealing with the fire damage situation in your Wrightsville Beach home crucial. Obtaining the help provided by expertly trained professionals allows you to reclaim the majority of your property and any of its contents affected by a fire successfully.

When it comes to choosing between restoring or replacing, SERVPRO’s restoration first mentality leads our technicians to find solutions to meet your unique circumstances. Often meeting or exceeding any expectations you may have had before work began.

SERVPRO technicians receive IICRC certification training in fire and smoke restoration procedures. Combining this training with years of experience in dealing with materials such as carpeting, upholstery and other fabrics while also using specialized equipment to clean, deodorize, and restore various surfaces found in your home.

Water extraction equipment, such as hand-held and truck mounted extractors of varying sizes allow us to remove standing water from a variety of areas, including those that are hard to reach. We also use air movers, dehumidifiers, and fogging equipment helps us protect areas of your property and limit further damage while your restoration is underway.

SERVPRO cleaning technicians put various methods to use, scrubbing any lingering smoke or soot residues from all of your home’s surfaces and removing acidic substances that cause additional damages to develop. Using a variety of cleaning methods to remove residues in an efficient way that limits damage to various materials and restores items quickly and efficiently.

By applying the appropriate professional techniques to different surfaces throughout your home, we can often restore a variety of contents that might seem unsalvageable, which makes it important for you to allow our technicians the opportunity to inspect each item thoroughly before determining its fate. We have been extremely successful in restoring many items that you cherish to a quality pre fire damage condition.


Locally Owned Company with National Resources


Time is essential during your restoration process, contact SERVPRO of South Columbus today for expert help restoring your home after a fire. (614) 863-1392 

Preparation Against Fire Damage On Your Townsend Property

2/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Preparation Against Fire Damage On Your Townsend Property Smoke and Fire Damage in Townsend

Be Prudent to Prevent Damages to Your Townsend Home Caused by Fire

As a crackling campfire or a cheerful blaze in a fireplace, fire offers heat, light, and comfort in most situations. However, a small fire can also become life-threatening within just two minutes, engulfing an entire structure in as little as five minutes.
 
According to the American Red Cross, a large number of homes throughout the Townsend are ill-prepared for fire damage. Most have broken or untested fire alarms, and avoid putting in the time required to come up with an escape plan, much less conduct preparedness fire drills to ensure everyone's safety, which is something we should all encourage changing.
 
Smoke alarms and a proper escape plan are the essential building blocks of a proper preparedness plan. However, that is only the beginning. SERVPRO encourages everyone to apply themselves to fire safety in their homes.
 
Electrical appliances are a fantastic convenience, but they can also be a major fire source. Dangers often include flickering lights caused by loose outlets, leading to an unusual amount of heat, scorch marks or frequently blown fuses. Frayed electrical cords, placing cords under carpeting or rugs, or leaving them where people can trip over them cause hazards that you should avoid.
 
Be smart when using candles by placing them in the proper candleholder, or on a heat-resistant surface, while making sure that the open flame is the appropriate distance away from flammable objects. Never use candles in a place where children or pets can reach them and knock them over, or leave them unattended for any reason.
 
Remain particularly safe when cooking in your kitchen, pay attention, stay on task and keep safety in mind. Get others fired up about safety in your home, let the people you love know that their safety is important and include them in your fire drills to ensure that they make it out too.
 
If a fire incident happens in your home, you are likely to discover fire, smoke, and water damages that you have no idea how to handle. You are far from alone, SERVPRO's restoration professionals are available to assess the situation, limit further damage by placing protective tarps and boarding up the impacted areas.
 
SERVPRO can also provide you with any water removal, cleaning and sanitization services needed to remove smoke and soot from your living space, as well as complete an entire restoration process to assist you with providing you with a quick, efficient solution to get things back to normal.
 
Contact SERVPRO of South Columbus immediately for additional advice about preparedness options or to gain the services from a professional company that is on your side. (614) 863-1392

Fire Damage Cleanup in Canal Winchester

12/6/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup in Canal Winchester Your Canal Winchester Property Contains Smoky Residue and Odor After a Fire

Relieve Stress-Let SERVPRO Restore Your Fire Damaged Home

Fires, whether small or large, are devastating and destructive. Dealing with the effects of fire is mentally and physically exhausting. For many homeowners who have experienced such a disaster, the fire damage has permanently destroyed valuable homes and property, plus precious memories. That is why you need a full-service contract company, such as SERVPRO, which will work hard to clean and restore your home after a fire.

Our professional staff will fully reconstruct any structural damage caused by the fire damage, and inspect for any more loss from water and smoke damage in Canal Winchester. After a fire, you must consider the fact that not only will there be damage from the fire, but there could be water damage as well from the firefighting efforts and damage from smoke and soot that reach beyond the effects of the flames. These things need to be taken care of as soon as possible, and in a professional manner, to prevent any more damage from occurring.

SERVPRO staff will also work with your insurance company to make sure that your property is restored to its pre-loss condition. Our aim is to give you ease your mind during this stressful time and to help you and your family return quickly to the comfort that you are used to enjoying. We will handle any of the small details of restoration and cleaning as well so you can concern yourself with other facts of life. We understand that this time is stressful enough without having to deal with all the restoration problems, too.

Soot and smoke can damage your belongings and property, causing odors which will linger for years if they are left untreated. Our expert team will, therefore, get your home back into shape in a timely fashion. We will take an approach which is meticulous and thorough in repairing and restoring your property. When you call our team at SERVPRO, you will be benefitting from our compassionate approach to customer service and industry experience. As part of our repair process, we will perform services that include:  
Soot removal
Furniture and floor cleaning
Deodorization and Disinfecting

While we might not be able to expedite the healing process from the emotional impact of a fire, we will make the cleanup process successful and efficient. If you need such services, refer to our team at SERVPRO of South Columbus. You will be dealt with fairly when you call us at (614) 863-1392.

When Fire Damages Your Home In Lithopolis Call SERVPRO For Professional Restoration

11/10/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Fire Damages Your Home In Lithopolis Call SERVPRO For Professional Restoration Terrifying and overwhelming, a fire in your home is a significant life event.

Fire Damage And Your Home

Terrifying and overwhelming, a fire in your home is a significant life event. Unlike minor emergencies or routine house maintenance you can handle yourself, recovering from a house fire is a process that requires guidance from our highly-qualified SERVPRO professionals. Fire damages not only your home’s structure and belongings it can also unleash dangerous compounds that will diminish air quality inside your house, possibly putting your family’s health at risk. The fire may have been controlled with retardants from pressurized extinguishers as well as water, both of which may have doused the blaze but also add to the chemical and microbial residue that must cleared properly by trained individuals.

Greasy and toxic soot and residue from a fire are not simple to remove and your attempts to scrub away smoke and heat damage may make things worse rather than better. Our staff follows protocols that are based on experience and research into the best practices for fire damage restoration. Let the major cleaning be done by us in accordance with these industry standards so that your home is ready for habitation quickly.

If the structure is safe for you to enter after a fire, placing clean sheets or towels on furnishings or walkways is something you can do to minimize the spread of soot and other residues. Empty pantries of food for disposal if exposed to smoke and heat. Remove cold and frozen food from non-functioning freezers and refrigerators. Upholstered furniture and clothing must be handled by workers who are experienced in smoke and residue removal to ensure lingering odors or emissions do not harm your health. SERVPRO staff will have specific suggestions for things you can do to limit further damage to your home and health while we take on the job of cleaning, restoring and repairing walls, ceilings, flooring and fixtures.

Team with SERVPRO of South Columbus after a fire damages your home, learning from local pros what a homeowner can do and what should be left to restoration experts. A call to (614) 863-1392 anytime or day of the year will send an inspector to discuss with you to create the best plan for your situation.

Fire Damage Experts of Ohio

7/19/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts of Ohio SERVPRO Is Ready to Restore Your Reynoldsburg Fire Damaged Property

SERVPRO's Expertise Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Property

The history of this part of Ohio began in the early 1800's. Many older buildings have been turned into quaint businesses, points of interest, and museums. We are proud to be a part of this community.

 This city is located just east of the capital of Columbus. The city carries the motto “The City of Respect.” Due to its historical importance to Ohio, fire damage in Reynoldsburg would not show any respect; it would be devastating. The buildings in and around this peaceful suburban community have been standing for many years.
 
However, when a fire does break out, business owners and homeowners will require specialized equipment and experience. Also needed are skilled experts who know how to handle all types of fires and the end results. SERVPRO adheres to The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification--IICRC guidelines, following best methods for fire damage restoration. This means that we are highly trained with constant continuing education in this field. We are team members of the National Disaster Recovery Team, part of the national franchises to help others in our area, and out of state. Our knowledge and experience help Ohioans with all of their natural disaster or accidental restoration needs. Let our experience and strong customer satisfaction achievements help you.
 
Along with our expertise, we work with the best equipment that is available in the industry. Our fleet of vehicles contains truck-mounted water pumps, portable pumping systems, air movers, dehumidifiers, ozone machines, foggers, and portable generators. Our supply of industrial chemicals, cleaners, and products is always top shelf. With a careful plan of action, we guarantee your satisfaction with the fire damaged restoration to your home or business.

We are a trusted leader in the disaster restoration industry. We help with Ohio's residential and commercial fire damage mitigation and reconstruction problems. Please call our experts anytime with our 24 hours a day emergency services, seven days a week. Our quick response to your disaster can help you avoid any further secondary damages and to prepare your property for restoration.
 
As a member of the community, we at SERVPRO of South Columbus are locally owned and operated. Contact us immediately when there is a fire or any other type of damage to your property. Call (614) 863-1392 and let us help you to restore your life and valuable property.

We're Here To Help with Fire and Water Damage!

4/21/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We're Here To Help with Fire and Water Damage! Stove fires are always at the top reasons for a fire. Never leave a stove unattended when using it, because that quick minute can lead to a disaster.

Anyone who has suffured a fire loss, can attest to the great emotional stress inflicted upon all involved.  We at SERVPRO of South Columbus see it all to much, but are trained to help people process the wide range of emotional outbursts such as fear, pain, anger, sadness, etc. and we try to be very sensitive to what our clients are "feeling".  No judgement, just help! 

Fire and Water Damage are two core components of our business.  We help you get back to normal (if there is such a place) as quickly as possible.  We understand loss of possessions is difficult, but loss of life (human, animal, plant) is devastating!  So I offer a couple of suggestions after you get out safely:  Dont make any decisions, sign forms, or anything else that requires much thinking for at least 24 hours, because frankly--you're probably not thinking correctly due to the stress!  Let the professionals in your life handle all the details, such as who will come clean, repair, replace, etc. all your items. These people are your insurance agent, adjuster, property manager, and the like.  As an established and trusted brand SERVPRO of South Columbus can also be one of those people, as we like to watch out for our clients and customers--not just get get a job!  We are 24/7 and here to help  614-863-1392.