Recent Fire Damage Posts

With Fire Damage Comes Water, and Smoke Damage and SERVPRO® Is Here To Help

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

Garage covered in soot from a kitchen fire 24/7 SERVPRO® is ready to assist with fire damage in your home, or business.

Smoke, and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various areas within your home or business, causing hidden damage and odor. Contents no matter how small can also be affected. Our smoke damage expertise, and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a plan of action.

We work with all insurance companies and understand their requirements for claims processing.  We can help with any size disaster.

Fires, both residential and commercial, can be devastating.  Some of us have experienced this personally.  We understand the major inconvenience these disasters, small or large can cause to a family, or business.  We strive to make it "Like it never even happened," in all situations and help get a family back to normal living conditions or, a business back to full operation as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO® Understands The Importance of Time Matters

7/26/2022 (Permalink)

Burned hallway from a dryer fire When it comes to protecting your home, and contents Time Matters.

Fires, both residential and commercial, can be devastating.  Some of us have experienced this personally.  We understand the major inconvenience  these disasters, small or large, can cause to a family or business.  We strive to make it like never even happened in all situations, and help get a family back to normal living conditions or a business back to full operations as quickly as possible.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various areas within your home or business, 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 plan of action.

We work with all insurance companies and understand their requirements for claims processing.  We can help with any size disaster. We will get you back to "Like it never even happened." 

Call us 24/7 for assistance

803-581-1570 or 864-490-3954

SERVPRO® Response Time Is Key To Your Fire Damage

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

Living room that has suffered fire damage SERVPRO is quick to respond and understands the importance of Quickness Is Key to cutting down on further Damage.

Fires, both residential and commercial, can be devastating.  Some of us have experienced this personally.  We understand the major inconvenience these disasters, small or large can cause to a family, or business.  We strive to make it "Like it never even happened," in all situations and help get a family back to normal living conditions or, a business back to full operation as quickly as possible.

Smoke, and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various areas within your home or business, causing hidden damage and odor. Contents no matter how small can also be affected. Our smoke damage expertise, and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a plan of action.

We work with all insurance companies and understand their requirements for claims processing.  We can help with any size disaster.

SERVPRO is available 24/7 to assist you with your needs so we can get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Responds To Unattended Stove Fire

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

Stove and Kitchen sink both affected by an unattended stove fire Don't leave your stove unattended. Life happens, and when it does, Call SERVPRO®,

SERVPRO has been called several times for kitchen fires that could have been avoided had the source been attended. It is so easy to set a pot on the stove only to leave the kitchen and get sidetracked with yet another distraction. In the blink of an eye your home can be enveloped by fire. You could be displaced from your home, belongs lost, treasured pictures, memories in the form of heirlooms, and daily needed articles damaged, or permanently destroyed. And yes, if we are going to be real here, the ultimate loss would be loss of life.

SERVPRO cares, and to help you avoid a kitchen fire, I have listed below key elements that are fire-related hazards in a kitchen. Happy and safe cooking from all of us at SERVPRO.

Fire-related hazards in a kitchen include:

  • Flames, sparks and hot gases from food preparation can ignite residues in exhaust ducts.
  • Food preparation equipment left without supervision during operation.
  • Failure to switch-off equipment, especially at the end of activity.
  • Overheated oils that can lead to spontaneous combustion.
  • Food preparation equipment based on solid fuels. 
  • Gas blowtorches used for browning some foods.
  • Poorly operating thermostats or lack of thermostat or fault-detecting equipment
  • Faulty or overheating electrical equipment.
  • Metal exhaust flues that conduct heat and ignite nearby material, or debris.
  • Ovens without igniters/pilot lights (lit with burning pieces of paper).

SERVPRO® Is Your Resource For Fire And Water Damage

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Space heater in a burned hallway Always use caution with heaters, and electric plug in's . When you find yourself dealing with fire, or water damage call SERVPRO.

Whether it is a residential fire, or a commercial fire, either can be devastating. A family can be displaced, and a commercial fire can shut down a business, and potentially leave employees without a job. At SERVPRO® we understand how hard it can be to suddenly not be in your own home, or the stress that comes with a business having to close for repairs if necessary.  

Unfortunately, when there is fire damage, there is also water, and smoke damage. Each will have to be addressed differently to be properly repaired. Our expertise, and experience allows us to inspect, and accurately assess the extent of the damage to formulate the best plan to get you back into your home, or your business back up and running. “Like it never even happened.”

Unattended Stove Is Cause Of Fire In Chester

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

Stove with pans on it and the wall behind the stove is black from an unattended stove Leaving a stove unattended can be the cause of major fire and smoke damage to your home or business.

SERVPRO has been called several times for kitchen fires that could have been avoided had the source been attended. It is so easy to set a pot on the stove only to leave the kitchen and get sidetracked with yet another distraction. In the blink of an eye your home can be enveloped by fire. You could be displaced from your home, belongs lost, treasured pictures, memories in the form of heirlooms, and daily needed articles damaged, or permanently destroyed. And yes, if we are going to be real here, the ultimate loss would be loss of life.

SERVPRO cares, and to help you avoid a kitchen fire, I have listed below key elements that are fire-related hazards in a kitchen. Happy and safe cooking from all of us at SERVPRO.

Fire-related hazards in a kitchen include:

  • Flames, sparks and hot gases from food preparation can ignite residues in exhaust ducts.
  • Food preparation equipment left without supervision during operation.
  • Failure to switch-off equipment, especially at the end of activity.
  • Overheated oils that can lead to spontaneous combustion.
  • Food preparation equipment based on solid fuels. 
  • Gas blowtorches used for browning some foods.
  • Poorly operating thermostats or lack of thermostat or fault-detecting equipment
  • Faulty or overheating electrical equipment.
  • Metal exhaust flues that conduct heat and ignite nearby material, or debris.
  • Ovens without igniters/pilot lights (lit with burning pieces of paper).

When faced with Fire or Smoke Damage your number one resource is SERVPRO.  SERVPRO will get you back to "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Is Ready To Respond When You Face A Thanksgiving Fire

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Big Cooked Turkey on a platter Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for fires.

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day, the day before Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas Eve.In 2018, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,630 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.Cooking caused almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries, and it is the second leading cause of home fire deaths in 2014-2018.Source: NFPA's Home Cooking Fires and Home Structure Fires reports.When dealing with fire damage SERVPRO is your number one resource to get you back to "Like it never even happened."  SERVPRO is available 24/7 and is Faster To Any Disaster.

SERVPRO Documents All Contents Whether Salvageable Or Unsalvageable

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

Contents in a home that have been affected by fire, and smoke damage SERVPRO provides a contents pack out after a fire in a home. Everything is documented, the unsalvageable items are also documented, and inventoried.

Once a fire has been extinguished, and a water remediation is in process, it is important to begin addressing contents that have been exposed to fire, smoke, soot, and water.  Everything is checked individually, and determined as to whether it is salvageable, or unsalvageable.  Every object is inventoried, and if unsalvageable is recorded and readied for the Insurance Adjuster to examine for loss purposes.

Anything that is deemed salvageable is boxed up and brought to the SERVPRO Warehouse to be cleaned by the Contents Crew.  Depending on the level of heat objects are exposed to during the fire will help determine if it is salvageable as the integrity can become compromised. When the SERVPRO Contents Crew comes across an object that has been compromised it too will be inventoried and placed separate from the salvageable contents.

At SERVPRO we want you back to “Like it never even happened.”

When Facing Fire and Soot Damage Call SERVPRO We Are Here To Help

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial shop walls that are covered in soot SERVPRO's highly trained technicians are available 24/7 to assist with fire damage in your home, or business.

Smoke, and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various areas within your home or business, causing hidden damage and odor. Contents no matter how small can also be affected. Our smoke damage expertise, and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a plan of action.

We work with all insurance companies and understand their requirements for claims processing.  We can help with any size disaster.

Fires, both residential and commercial, can be devastating.  Some of us have experienced this personally.  We understand the major inconvenience these disasters, small or large can cause to a family, or business.  We strive to make it "Like it never even happened," in all situations and help get a family back to normal living conditions or, a business back to full operation as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO is available 24/7 to assist you with your needs.

Call SERVPRO If You Are Dealing With Fire Damage

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Dining Room With Burned Debris All Over The Floor SERVPRO is quick to respond and understands the importance of Quickness Is Key to cutting down on further Damage.

Fires, both residential and commercial, can be devastating.  Some of us have experienced this personally.  We understand the major inconvenience these disasters, small or large can cause to a family, or business.  We strive to make it "Like it never even happened," in all situations and help get a family back to normal living conditions or, a business back to full operation as quickly as possible.

Smoke, and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various areas within your home or business, causing hidden damage and odor. Contents no matter how small can also be affected. Our smoke damage expertise, and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a plan of action.

We work with all insurance companies and understand their requirements for claims processing.  We can help with any size disaster.

SERVPRO is available 24/7 to assist you with your needs so we can get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Technicians Are Highly Trained To Get You Back To "Like it never even happened."

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

In the bedroom looking into the hallway which has black footprints from soot SERVPRO technicians are IICRC and prepared to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

When the fire department arrives their main focus is on putting out the fire to help keep the fire from progressing causing more damage.  Fire fighters will come in and out of your home or business. Besides the fire damage you will now also be dealing with water damage, and if that isn't enough you will also have smoke, and soot damage. The fire damage, water damage, smoke damage, and soot will be dealt with by SERVPRO. SERVPRO will come in and access the damage, and address each issue as deemed in their protocol.  A Water Mitigation will be performed, all damaged contents from the fire will be inventoried for you, and your insurance company. The smoke leaves soot on the walls, floors, and your contents.  Will also pack up contents for cleaning and these items will also have an inventory compiled for documentation. Demolition  will be performed by SERVPRO and all the debris removed.  With all this completed SERVPRO  performs an Odor Removal. We are committed to getting you back to "Like it never even happened."

Space Heater Causes Major Fire Damage To Rock Hill Residence

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Burned entrance to a room and burned space heater A space heater improperly maintained, or placed can cause devastating fire damage to a home or business

Whether it is a residential fire, or a commercial fire, either can be devastating. A family can be displaced, and a commercial fire can shut down a business, and potentially leave employees without a job. At SERVPRO we understand how hard it can be to suddenly not be in your own home, or the stress that comes with a business having to close for repairs if necessary.  

Unfortunately, when there is fire damage, there is also water, and smoke damage. Each will have to be addressed differently to be properly repaired. Our expertise, and experience allows us to inspect, and accurately assess the extent of the damage to formulate the best plan to get you back into your home, or your business back up and running. “Like it never even happened.”

After a School Fire SERVPRO Provided a Contents Pack Out

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO boxes in a room that is getting packed out after a fire After Fire Damage SERVPRO brings in a Contents Crew to provide a Pack Out.

Once a fire has been extinguished, and a water remediation is in process, it is important to begin addressing contents that have been exposed to fire, smoke, soot, and water.  Everything is checked individually, and determined as to whether it is salvageable, or unsalvageable.  Every object is inventoried, and if unsalvageable is recorded and readied for the Insurance Adjuster to examine for loss purposes.

Anything that is deemed salvageable is boxed up and brought to the SERVPRO Warehouse to be cleaned by the Contents Crew.  Depending on the level of heat objects are exposed to during the fire will help determine if it is salvageable as the integrity can become compromised. When the SERVPRO Contents Crew comes across an object that has been compromised it too will be inventoried and placed separate from the salvageable contents.

At SERVPRO we want you back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO is Prepared to Handle Your Residential or Commercial Fire

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

Two dinner plates covered in soot from a fire With a fire comes smoke which will leave a coating of soot

Whether it is a residential fire, or a commercial fire, either can be devastating. A family can be displaced, and a commercial fire can shut down a business, and potentially leave employees without a job. At SERVPRO we understand how hard it can be to suddenly not be in your own home, or the stress that comes with a business having to close for repairs if necessary.  

Unfortunately, when there is fire damage, there is also water, and smoke damage. Each will have to be addressed differently to be properly repaired. Our expertise, and experience allows us to inspect, and accurately assess the extent of the damage to formulate the best plan to get you back into your home, or your business back up and running. “Like it never even happened.”

(Cherokee,Chester,Fairfield,and Union counties) Smoke and Soot Cleanup

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Ready to Roll

Fires, both residential and commercial, can be devastating.  Some of us have experienced this personally.  We understand the major inconvenience  these disasters, small or large, can cause to a family or business.  We strive to make it like never even happened in all situations, and help get a family back to normal living conditions or a business back to full operations as quickly as possible.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various areas within your home or business, 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 plan of action.

We work with all insurance companies and understand their requirements for claims processing.  We can help with any size disaster.

Call us 24/7 for assistance

803-581-1570 or 864-490-3954