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Our Experts Explain The Importance Of Safety After A Fire In Your Fort Worth Home

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Experts Explain The Importance Of Safety After A Fire In Your Fort Worth Home After a fire in your home, SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth can help get your structure and life back to normal.

Fire Damage Restoration And Fire Safety For Your Home In Fort Worth

Going through a fire is the fear of many homeowners in Fort Worth, but taking precautions can help to protect your home from the devastating effects. Doing what you can to prevent a fire is not only beneficial for your family’s safety but your wallet as well. You may be able to get privileges and grant discounts from your insurance company if you’ve taken extra measure to fireproof your home.

You need the help of professionals to restore and clean your fire damaged home in Fort Worth. With the right tools and training, SERVPRO can fix your home up to the way it was before the fire occurred. However, consider the following things to help keep your home safe from a fire.

The number of house fires that happen every year is dramatically reduced by installing smoke alarms. Smoke alarms can detect even the slightest bit of smoke and alert you before the fire gets to a size that is unmanageable. The more smoke alarms you install in your home, the more discounts you can also get on your insurance. SERVPRO technicians can also help you clean smoke and soot damage if need be.

You need to be prepared in case a fire does ignite. Sink water is not great for extinguishing a fire quickly. However, a fire extinguisher suffocates flames faster and on a much larger scale. You can keep various fire extinguishers accessible in your home to make sure you can quickly put out all kinds of house fires.

Many house fires happen from mistakes which could have been avoided if you or family members were more attentive to fire hazards. One of the best ways to fireproof your home is just by checking it for any fire hazards and re-organizing to avoid the hazards. You should, for example, clear the areas around heating vents, electrical sockets, stoves, fireplaces, lamps and other areas which could start a fire. Make sure to only smoke outdoors and extinguish your cigarettes with sand or water to be safe.

After a fire in your home in Fossil Creek, Trace Ridge, or Summerfields, SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth can help get your structure and life back to normal. We can be reached any time by dialing (817) 741-5737, so do not hesitate to call our professionals as soon as the fire is out.

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How to Remove Debris From Your Fire Damaged Forth Worth Residence

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Remove Debris From Your Fire Damaged Forth Worth Residence Removing fire debris is one of the first steps in recovering from a fire. Call SERVPRO to remove the debris and restore your home.

Is Fire Debris Removal in Ft Worth Homes Covered by Insurance?

Once a disaster has impacted your Fort Worth home, you work to understand that steps necessary to return your property to preloss conditions. Ultimately, in the case of fires, much of the work that needs to happen falls into the skilled hands of professional restoration technicians like ours. The question becomes who is going to cover the costs of restoring the property, whether this falls into the coverage that you pay for when you have home insurance, or if it becomes an out of pocket expense.

With the often widespread fire effects throughout your Fort Worth property, even fire debris removal can feel overwhelming to a homeowner. Our SERVPRO professionals can help with an honest assessment of the damage and the best approach to restoring the property as efficiently as possible. Your insurance provider requires documentation, evidence, and photographs to approve a claim for your home to get the restoration paid for, so calling our experienced team first can be a time and money saving option.

Also, by getting our professionals to your home quickly, we can implement our mitigation tactics which can keep the damage from getting worse. We have equipment designed to clean up potential water damage, improve air quality, and remove hazards that could exist from the fire spreading throughout your home. Our safety-conscious SERVPRO technicians have full-body personal protective equipment that can keep them safe through these initial efforts.

Often basic home insurance policies from major providers include fire debris removal coverage. To know for sure, you can call your agent directly to walk you through the details of your specific policy. This removal is critical to begin restoration as it removes overly damaged components and potential health hazards from the property and provides a safer environment for our technicians to restore.

With fire damage, no two homes get affected in the same way. Let our highly trained SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth fire restoration specialists offer you comprehensive service from our initial inspection through the return of your restored home. Call us anytime at (817) 741-5737.

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How Professionals Restore Your Fire Damaged Keller Home

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Professionals Restore Your Fire Damaged Keller Home One of the first steps after a fire is securing the building. SERVPRO added tarps to this house to keeps the elements out while it was being repaired.

Proven Ways of Restoring and Cleaning Fire Damaged Buildings in Keller

Apart from consuming your items and your buildings' structural components, fire damage incidents can leave behind dark stains on surfaces and discolored ceilings and walls. There is also the challenge of dealing with the odors that remain trapped in hidden locations. You are also likely to find soot and ash deposits behind walls and around the air conditioner vents. To prevent additional damage, we carefully inspect your Keller property and come up with appropriate restoration and cleaning techniques.  

Sometimes fire damage to your Keller home can cause significant exterior structural damage and leave it dangerously unstable. If that happens, it is necessary to board it up instantly. Our SERVPRO technicians offer emergency board up solutions to secure buildings that are severely damaged. Such services can also cover openings that make the structure vulnerable to animals, rain, and vandals. The goal is to provide temporary support as the necessary repairs are being carried out.  

Soot and smoke particles can penetrate and travel into various parts of the structure and affect carpets, paint, drapes, upholstery, clothing, and other contents within the building. Our SERVPRO technicians can ventilate the site and use appropriate debris removal techniques during the restoration process. We thoroughly clean and neutralize both the odors and deposits before any redecoration can take place.  

Our SERVPRO technicians can use dry sponges when removing initial smoke deposits when attending to damages caused by high-oxygen fires. We use wet cleaning methods when dealing with the destruction caused by low-oxygen fires. In such cases, the use of dry sponges can spread the soot and create smears on surfaces. In most cases, kitchen fires do not leave behind visible residues, so we thoroughly clean the area to clear the mess. If necessary, we can remove contents in the kitchen drawers and cabinets to allow access to hidden locations.  

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth is a trusted service provider that offers proven cleaning and restoration services that meet residential and commercial needs. Call (817) 741-5737 when you need our highly trained technicians to return your property to its preloss state.

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Fire Damage Technicians Out Of Fort Worth Talk About Structural Issues

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Technicians Out Of Fort Worth Talk About Structural Issues If a fire ever burns inside your Fort Worth home, the flames can cause devastation to your property.

Technicians Talk About Structural Issues

If a fire ever burns inside your Fort Worth home, the flames can cause devastation to your property. If the blaze gets hot enough, it can cause fire damage to your building materials and contents. If the conditions are ideal, flames can engulf just about anything that is in their path. The amount of time the blaze burns can make a difference as to how much fire damage takes place.

Items that are close to the source of the initial burn are the ones that get torched first. As the flames grow, your fire damage situation in Fort Worth can get worse and cause things to get ruined due to burning, charring, and soot residues. The amount of oxygen and how hot the fire got while burning can both change the types of damage caused during a burn. Slow burning, oxygen-starved blazes tend to create wet smoke that is tough to clean, but the number of objects burns may not be as high. When flames have plenty of oxygen and things, burn hot more charring on contents, and structural components are likely to occur.

Since insurance companies separate their coverage based on your contents and your building materials, our SERVPRO technicians categorize the damage caused to your home in either the contents or structure classification. If your possessions like furniture or art displayed on walls get ruined, then the problems would be placed in the estimate as damage to contents. If items such as your ceilings or walls get torched, then the problems would be classified as structural issues.

If fires do not get put out quickly, it is likely that structural components will get burnt. When things like drywall and ceiling materials get burned, they often get replaced. In some situations, our SERVPRO restoration crew has to remove and replace wooden studs or floor joists due to charring as well.

The general rule when determining whether wooden structural components are ruined or not is if there is more than a quarter inch of charring then the item must get replaced. If the charred material is less than a quarter inch deep, then it is possible to save the items by sanding them down and applying a specialized sealant paint to trap in pungent aromas. If you ever need help with structural charring issues, call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 24 hours a day.

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Firefighters That Have Responded to a Fire Can Cause Intense Water Damage in Your Fort Worth Home

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Firefighters That Have Responded to a Fire Can Cause Intense Water Damage in Your Fort Worth Home When the remains of a fire are soaked with water that was used to put out the fire, you know that it is time to contact SERVPRO for remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand That Dealing With Fire Damage Always Includes Remediating the Water Damage Caused by Putting Out the Fire 

Firefighting efforts require the use of an intense amount of water to extinguish flames, however, it can lead to your home needing urgent water damage restoration services. When putting out a fire, firefighters pump out hundreds of gallons of water in just a few seconds. The intensity of the water spray can weaken the structure of your home and also cause slippery surfaces that are not safe to walk in. Until clean up is done, and the remaining structure of your home is dry, a contractor cannot come into the space to rebuild. Fortunately, help is not far from your home.
 
Immediately after a fire has been extinguished, our job is to swiftly arrive so we may begin providing water damage restoration services in your Fort Worth home as soon as possible. It is imperative for you to call for professional help swiftly, as it increases the likelihood that our remediation is successful. The quicker we can begin to tackle removing the water, and cleaning up the space, the more likely we are to save some of the structure that has been waterlogged.
 
When SERVPRO arrives at the scene, the first thing we can do is a careful inspection of your home. We can identify any charred obstacles that could be hazardous and remove them. Additionally, SERVPRO can look for any structural materials that are not saveable and demolish them. Additionally, we can remove any drywall panels that have been ruined. Once the area is free of any dangers that can lead to tripping or other injuries, we can set up to dry out the remaining structure.
 
SERVPRO can set up extractors and wet vacs to remove any puddles of water from the area, as well as anything that is excessively soaked. Extractors in particular help draw water out of materials to further dry them. Additionally, SERVPRO can use tools such as dehumidifiers and ventilation box fans to help create an ideal environment for evaporation. Using these tools allows us to remove the water and moisture from the remains of your home so renovation work can be done by a contractor.
 
Do not hesitate or consider skipping this vital step between extinguishment and renovation. Dial (817) 741-5737 to get in touch with SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth. We always strive to arrive at your home as quickly as we possibly can.
 
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Going The Extra Mile For Fire Damage Restoration In Your Keller Residence

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Going The Extra Mile For Fire Damage Restoration In Your Keller Residence Fire Damage in Keller Cleanup and Restoration Needed? Contact SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Offers Off-Site Restoration to Damaged Possessions from Fire & Smoke

Once a fire in your home has gotten extinguished, you are only part of the way towards recovering from the incident. In fact, you now face damages to your property the likes of which many homeowners have never experienced before. Fortunately, even though this same damage might be out of the wheelhouse and skill sets of most property owners, professional and reliable restoration services are only a simple phone call away.

As you might now see, fire damages present themselves in several unique ways throughout your Keller home. Even areas that were not directly affected by the blaze can house lingering effects like smoke and soot damage. One of the most pressing concerns beyond the structural integrity of your home is the contents you keep inside. Our SERVPRO professionals have a plan to keep these items safe and give them the attention they need to get fully restored as well.

Pack-outs are a service offered by our professionals which remove contents of your home to keep them safer throughout the restoration process. While some of these items might have gotten damaged during the fire, this same process provides a means for these damaged items to get concise inspection and restoration to make them ready for the second phase: pack-ins.

Once the appropriate attention and work have gotten done to the removed items of your home, and the restoration within your house is complete, the contents of your house are ready to get returned. Our SERVPRO professionals carefully bring in each item and put it back in its original position, helping to make the unfortunate circumstance a distant memory as you move on with your fully restored home. Trying to prevent fires from occurring with foresight and planning can at least mitigate fire damage to your property.

Fire damage in your home might feel overwhelming to overcome at first, but with the right professional assistance, it does not have to be as daunting. You can rely on the rapid response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth fire damage restoration technicians to act quickly to get your home back to original conditions as soon as possible, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call anytime you need us at (817) 741-5737.

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When Fire Damage Takes Your Fort Worth Family Rec Room Out of Commission

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Fire Damage Takes Your Fort Worth Family Rec Room Out of Commission When a fire damages your home, call on the professionals at SERVPRO to return your home to its pre loss condition "Like it never even happened."

Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Home and Its Contents after Fire Damage

Enjoying a relaxing time with friends and family in your Fort Worth home's rec room helps you stay more productive at work while also enjoying quality family time at home. Most of the time, this stays an uneventful passing, but unfortunately, accidents can happen, also.

When activities in your Fort Worth home get cut short because of fire damage, we can help undo the damage and restore your property. At SERVPRO, we stay on top of the latest developments in the restoration industry, meaning we can always help those in our community when they need us the most. The three main aspects of fire damage all require attention and skilled technicians who can mitigate the situation thoroughly and with professionalism.

It is only through the removal and replacement of charred materials and burnt personal belongings that some aspects can regain their appearance and functionality. When walls burn, removing the damaged sections prepares the area for reconstruction work. Inventory lists of damaged clothing, toys, books, and other items help replace like-kind items, helping your family get everything back to normal faster and with less effort.

Smoke from a small fire in your rec room can travel quickly to all other parts of your home. This smoke leaves not only soot and ash in fine layers on surfaces, making everything a grimy mess, but it also invades the smallest crevices in your home's interior. Although we remove the visible remnants of the smoke, protecting your family from this carcinogenic stew, much can remain in the smaller, less-accessible areas in your home.

Hidden soot can cause problems as the particles disintegrate and become airborne again. Not only do they produce an ongoing foul odor, ruin your food's appeal, and make your home smell terrible, they can also expose your family needlessly to the same carcinogenic compounds found in the original soot. We often use thermal fogging to rid homes of such problems. The fog follows the same pathways of the fire's smoke, and wherever the chemical agents encounter soot, reactions between the two changes the soot into an inert substance, unable to enter the air again. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) handles this and other related tasks after this and other types of disasters.

We partner with qualified specialists who can restore electronic equipment after a fire. Both heat and smoke that entered into the housing of your devices can cause problems. After any disaster that might affect your video games, computers, or other gear, these should remain unpowered until after a thorough inspection. Circuit boards and other connections can short out if you power on damaged equipment, rendering your equipment useless or in need of expensive repairs.

Wanting to help families in our area recover as quickly as possible from the trauma of fire damage, SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth can be contacted by dialing our local number, (817) 741-5737, at any time, day or night, 365 days a year.

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Fire Damage from Hair Straighteners and Curlers in Your Fort Worth Home

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage from Hair Straighteners and Curlers in Your Fort Worth Home Leaving hair straighteners and hair curlers unattended is a fire hazard and can leave your home in need of fire damage restoration services.

Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

For many people, a hair straightener or hair curler is an essential daily beauty aid. These devices can, however, pose a fire hazard if they are unattended. If you regularly use one of these items in your home in Fort Worth, you should avoid leaving it plugged in when it is not in use, and always ensure you are placing them on a non-flammable surface to avoid combustion. The fire risk that straighteners and curlers pose should not be underestimated, as if left alone even for a short while, small fires can spark and spread, causing additional damage.

Fires from these devices are no less scary than any other fire, and the fire damage they can leave behind in your Forth Worth home can be devastating. You may wonder how your home is ever going to look the same, or where to begin. That is where our technicians at SERVPRO come in. We are here to help you after a disaster like this anytime you need us.

When cleaning your home after fire damage, there are four fundamental elements which are required to suspend residues so we can remove them. Temperature is first, as heat increases how fast the chemical reactions in the cleaning products are. We choose the right temperature depending on the solution for cleaning and the material being cleaned.

Agitation is the next step in SERVPRO’s cleaning process. We agitate surfaces by using brushes, towels, water and air pressure, and the sonic vibrations found in ultrasonic machines. Agitation loosens residues from surfaces and spreads the cleaning products over the surface.

The professional cleaning products go through several chemical reactions with surfaces and residues. We choose the right cleaning product depending on what action we desire, like emulsifying, dissolving, oxidizing, bleaching, or changing ph. The amount of dwell time which is needed for professional cleaning and deodorizing products varies depending on the kind of residues and products.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth takes the time to thoroughly clean and sanitize anything in your home in Trace Ridge, Heritage Trace, or Fossil Creek that is salvageable after a fire. Just give us a call at (817) 741-5737 as soon as the fire is out so we can help you restore your home.

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Fire Damage Specialists in Keller

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Specialists in Keller Keller Kitchen Fires Cause Lots of Smoke Damage--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Odor Removal

SERVPRO FST Technicians Can Clean Up and Restore Smoke and Fire Residues

Nobody ever expects it to happen, but from time to time it still does. No matter how careful you are, it is still possible for a small fire to start inside your Keller home. Often small fires start in the kitchen during the cooking process.
 
Sometimes appliances malfunction or you accidentally get that cooking grease a little too hot. Anytime fire breaks out inside your home you had better call in SERVPRO's fire damage experts in Keller. Even if the fire seems small, there is possibly more damage done to your home than you realize.
 
For instance, if a fire gets started in the kitchen say on the stove, the area on the stove that the fire burned possibly appears only slightly charred. However, it is possible that there is damage caused that is not so noticeable. Anytime a fire burns inside the home the heat from the fire and the smoke it sometimes creates negatively affects areas of the home beside the exact location the fire's source.
 
If a fire starts on a stovetop, then the first place the flames and smokes head is directly up towards the kitchen's hood system, if there is one. The heat from the fire possibly burned or caused smoke damage to the venting system. Heat generated from the flames can also char or cause damage to other areas of the kitchen that might not be in plain sight. It is possible for heat and smoke to get behind cabinets and appliances and cause damage to those areas.
 
The smoke coming from open flames possibly causes a lot of extensive damage itself. Smoke can get to other areas of the home and ruin contents and building materials. Smoke and soot are abrasive and can etch glass, and pit other hard surfaces. Oily fires can also easily stain porous surfaces like drywall. SERVPRO's team of experts know how fires burn and can clean up the damage that occurred during a fire.
 
If you ever have a fire take place in your home, it is smart to call in the experts because they know exactly where to look for damage. moreover, how to restore your home to its preloss condition "Like it never even happened." Anytime even the smallest fire starts inside your house it is wise to call SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth at (817) 741-5737 for help 24/7.

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Eliminating Smoke Damage in Fort Worth

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Eliminating Smoke Damage in Fort Worth SERVPRO has the knowledge and equipment to get rid of lingering odors left behind from smoke during a fire in your home.

Professional Equipment to Rid Your Home of Lingering Odors after Fire Damage

The majority of costs to a Fort Worth homeowner, after a fire, come from lingering odors. That is because most fires do not cause structural damage or even significant damage to a home. The flames usually happen in a single room like the kitchen, and only smoke gets into other areas of the house.

Lingering odors are probably the most challenging part of fire damage in a Fort Worth home to remove. Owners replace burned property and paint over scorch marks pretty quickly. Even property water-logged from fire-fighting efforts can usually be dried using the right equipment and given enough time. It is not always that simple with odors, but SERVPRO maintains the equipment needed to get the job done.

Ventilation Fans – Our technicians start the process using these machines to move up to 5000 cubic feet of air per minute through a home. These fans also serve a second purpose by blowing air through rooms and across surfaces damp from the efforts to put out the fire.

Ozone Machines – These devices force oxygen molecules to react with odor-causing molecules in the air. This forced action oxidizes the molecules, breaking down the odor completely. It is incredibly efficient, but technicians using the devices have to wear protective gear. While engaged, this ozone gas is dangerous to pets, residents, and items with natural rubber. After the devices are shut off, the gas quickly converts back to oxygen.

Pressure SprayersSERVPRO technicians use these machines to apply deodorizing and other cleaning agents directly onto the affected property. They are very useful on upholstered fabrics and carpets that have substantial amounts of odor-causing smoke residue.

Injectors – These devices are small, commercial grade pumps designed to remove odor-causing stains on a rug or piece of furniture. Our IICRC-certified technicians use them with a large needle to inject a deodorizer directly into the stain. We use this device where possible to avoid reupholstering an item like a sofa.

SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth attempts to restore every home to its original, pre-fire condition. That means not just the personal property, but the first breath that homeowners and residents take when they walk back inside after we finish work as well. For more information about what we can do for your home, call (817) 741-5737 today.

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Appliance Failure Causes Fire Damage In Fort Worth

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Appliance Failure Causes Fire Damage In Fort Worth Smoke Odors and Damage Are Eliminated with SERVPRO's Help to Fort Worth Properties

Smoke Odors and Residues Damage Fort Worth Properties and Need Immediate Attention

Air conditioning is a necessity in our hot and humid climate. On occasion, AC units or supplemental fans spark a blaze that causes damage in residential buildings. Typically these fires result from faulty wiring or the use of extension cords not rated for the load. SERVPRO technicians train to restore homes affected by this type of fire.

Wire or cable insulation defects or wear is the source of about a third of the over 7,400 fires reported each year with AC or fans as a contributing factor. Fire damage to your Fort Worth home links to a sparking cable connected to your AC unit. Although the fire itself had only a brief tenure, heavy smoke moved throughout your home, through open spaces and the HVAC system. We prepare for these factors through continuing education for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industry through its certification programs, also know as IICRC.
 
SERVPRO crews take care that any chance of electrical shock during their work is eliminated by ensuring the power is off. Chemical extinguishers knocked down the flames, so water damage is not an issue this time. Our project manager assesses the space where the fire blazed and walks through the rest of your home to determine how involved other areas are, looking for smoke residues and smells.
 
Working quickly because smoke and soot damage is so fast-acting and devastating, our crew cleans every surface. The smoke residue, in this case, is likely sticky so solvents and abrasive cleaning tools may be used according to our workers’ training. These products show the best outcomes in the hands of certified professionals. SERVPRO specialists inspect and clean out the HVAC system, looking for soot and chemical remains that must not be circulated later within your home.
 
Expect the presence of an acrid smoke smell throughout the rooms of your home, even far from the fire. It may take some tries, but our deodorization experts will rid your home of the smoky odor. First burned materials are bagged and removed. Our technicians then use spray and wipe methods to remove the smell. If that does not complete the task, airborne sprays and ultimately thermal fogging methods seek out the particulates holding the odor in the air. The small droplets of spray or the combusted particles of thermal fogs neutralize the odor molecules, changing their composition, so the unpleasant aromas disappear.
 
Call (817) 741-5737 to get SERVPRO of Northeast Ft. Worth on the job after your electrical fire. Prompt, polite and professional, our technicians are eager to restore your home to preloss condition.

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Fire Damage in Keller Business

4/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage in Keller Business SERVPRO is there for you when you have fire damage.

Your Keller Business Needs to Look and Smell Inviting after Fire Damage Restoration

Presentation is important for any business, and doubly so in the service sector. If you own or manage a store or restaurant, your customers will likely be discouraged or even scared off by obvious signs of damage and visual blemishes on your property. SERVPRO knows first-hand that some of the most thorough visual damages to a building can come from fires, whether through the burn itself or any associated events and factors. These blemishes and issues are commonly cleaned up by our restoration teams, to ensure that once a company's doors get back open, they stay open.
 
Burn Marks
 
Burns and char easily rank among the most visible types of commercial fire damage in Morgan Park, immediately giving away to any observer the fact that a fire has burned in the area. Blackened or darkened materials, even if they have no other major damage beyond discoloration, can still be resource and time-intensive to cover up, often requiring a wide cleaning and repainting job to make sure colors blend well and no burn material remains.
 
Smoke and Ash
 
Smoke and ash leave a profound impact on a building, to both the sight and smell of anyone nearby. Smoke is a pervasive scent and easily noticeable in most cases, but can also leave behind a great deal of smearing and coat surfaces. Depending on the type of smoke and conditions of this fire, this may be a relatively easy cleanup job, or a more thorough repainting may be in order.
 
Structural Damage
 
SERVPRO can also help to restore mild structural damage caused by a fire, rebuilding walls, floors, supports, and other elements of a building if they have been burned through or collapsed on. We always aim to restore before replacing, and in this way can potentially save you thousands in reconstruction costs where they are not necessary.

SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth is always here to help in time of fire restoration please feel free to call us at 

817-741-5737

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Smoke and Soot Damage in your Fort Worth Home

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke and Soot Damage in your Fort Worth Home Soot damage from a collapsed fire place.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  


Smoke and soot facts:



  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.

  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.


Different Types of Smoke


There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:


Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber



  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.


Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood



  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.


Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire



  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 


Our Fire Damage Restoration Services


Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.


Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today  817-741-5737

Avoiding Fire Damage to your Keller or Fort Worth Home

3/16/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Avoiding Fire Damage to your Keller or Fort Worth Home Soot and fire damage in Fort Worth home

Electrical Safety steps to avoid a fire in your Fort Worth and Keller Home: 

Most electrical fires are caused by faulty cords, plugs and appliances so knowing safety and fire prevention are keys in avoiding fire damage to your home or business.  The following are steps that homeowners and commercial property managers can take to avoid costly fire and soot damage.

Electrical Cord Safety:

  1. Inspect all cords for frayed or damaged casings
  2. Never damage or break off the third prong in a plug
  3. Never break off a third prong plug and plug into a two prong outlet
  4. Replace all 2 prong outlets with 3 prong outlets
  5. Do not pull out cords from the cord always pull out plugs from the plug.
  6. Use surge protectors sparingly as it is possible to overload a circuit if too many plugs are pluged into one outlet.
  7. Extension cords are to be used as temporary cords.
  8. Use the correct gage when using an extension cord
  9. Try to keep cords from running underneath a carpet or rug
  10. Keep cords away from water and heat sources

Appliance Safety:

  1. Follow manufacturers instructions
  2. Disconnect small appliances when not in use
  3. Disconnect appliances when you are going to clean them
  4. Unplug small appliances if you are going to leave town for an extended period
  5. Check phone chargers for overheating

By following some of these simple systems of checks and balances a homeowner can possibly avoid a damaging fire.  For more information please consider going to https://www.safeelectricity.org/

At SERVPRO Northeast Fort Worth we are there to help our customers in a fire and soot damage situation with fast service in order to get you back on your feet.  Please feel free to contact us at :

817-741-5737

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Smoke and Soot Cleanup

2/24/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  


Smoke and soot facts:



  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.

  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.


Different Types of Smoke


There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Northeast Fort Worth will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:


Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber



  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.


Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood



  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.


Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire



  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 


Our Fire Damage Restoration Services


Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.


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