Recent Fire Damage Posts

Smoke or soot damage in your home or commercial building?

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

Have you had a fire occur in your home or commercial building that caused either smoke or soot damage to your home? Call SERVPRO of Victorville/Adelanto/Victor Valley today! We have the technology to determine to full extent of all damages done, even some not seen by the naked eye. Is there an odor that is lingering after the loss occurred? SERVPRO has the state-of-the-art tech and cleaning products to restore your home or commercial building to what it once was. Including the best of the best deodorizers and foggers. Give us a call and we can answer your back within 1 hour of the call and be onsite within 4 hours. We can give you and your family immediate assistance as quickly as possible to get you and yours back into your home!

Safety Smoke Alarm Tips

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

Safety Smoke Alarm Tips

Smoke alarms only properly work by maintaining the unit itself. The following tips will assist you on maintaining your unit in your home or business:

  • When the low battery alarm goes off, replace batteries IMMEDIATELY.
  • Replace smoke alarms every 8 -10 years to ensure that they unit is working properly.
  • Test all units monthly.
  • Clean all units at least every 6 months. You can use a small brush to do so.

Here at SERVPRO of Victorville/Adel we assist with any fire damages done to your home or business, but we also would like to make you aware of ways to prevent fires from also starting or harming anyone in your home or place of work. These life-saving devices are can be easily purchased anywhere and only require a few minutes of maintenance each month.

SERVPRO Fire Pet Safety Tips

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of South San Bernardino City we not only care about the safety of our customers, but as well for their loving pets!

Below are some helpful tips for your furry friends to help with their safety against fires:

  1. Don’t leave an open flame unattended. Pets are naturally curious so when it comes to open flames like a stove or candles, it’s a sure way for potential disasters.
  2. Secure stove knobs. Be sure to use covers whenever you leave home.
  3. Avoid candles. If you have pets (especially cats), a lit candle can be a fiery temptation.
  4. Secure your fireplace. Sparks can fly out and either harm your beloved pet or if they have a pet bed near by it, it can catch fire.

If you've recently had fire or smoke damage, call SERVPRO of South San Bernardino City today!

Victorville Smoke and Soot Cleanup

1/22/2020 (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 Victorville/Adelanto/Victor Valley 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 – (909) 521-7999