Recent Fire Damage Posts

Microwaves are better than ovens

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Huron, Sanilac & North Tuscola 989-673-7680

SERVPRO of Huron, Sanilac & North Tuscola is committed to doing our part to battle climate change and save our precious natural resources. Throughout the month of April we will be providing green tips and information to help you know how Recycle, Reduce and Reuse. Using a microwave instead of a stove can save energy, microwave ovens use around 50% less energy than conventional ovens do. We are committed to making our community both here locally and globally better and stronger for this generation and ones to come. We are ready 24/7, 365 to help you, call us at 989-673-7680 so we can help make it “Like it never even happened.” when disaster from a bathtub overflow on your second floor causes water to come through light fixtures downstairs into your kids play area. We are here to walk through the process with you from start to finish, helping to answer questions and guide you through the distressing situation.

Cooking fires are leading cause of fires

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Huron, Sanilac & North Tuscola 989-673-7680

ire can and do happen anywhere and anytime, they do not take holidays off. SERVPRO® of Huron, Sanilac & North Tuscola is here for you when disasters such as water or fire damage strike. Whether it be from a smoke in the breakroom at work from popcorn left to long in the microwave, or a space heater left to close to a blanket at home, we are Here to Help® you to life as it was before the disaster. We know that just because we deal with emergencies every day, you do not. So we are here to share our 26 plus years of experience with you, as we guide you through the process of making it “Like it never even happened.” Our crews work with you and your insurance to take care of the details to insure you can come out after the disaster as if the fire never occurred. We walk with you through the process, guiding you with answers, advice and experience through to the other side where life will come back together. We are always open to help you, call us at 989-673-7680.

Grease Fires Can be Deadly

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

This melted microwave was the result of a grease fire. The range had already been removed by firefighters when we arrived on the scene.

Grease Fire Do's and Dont's

There are many different ways a fire can break out, one of the most dangerous being a grease fire. If you lack experience putting out a grease fire, know that you do not treat it the same as you would a "standard" fire. There are certain things that you must do and things you absolutely must NOT do. Please consider the following:

Do

  • Turn off the stove or heat source
  • Smother the fire with the pot lid. Without oxygen, the fire cannot survive.
  • Use baking soda to douse the flames. Flour and other items will not work
  • Use a Class B dry chemical fire extinguisher
  • call 911

Don't

  • Try to put out the flames using water. It will splash the grease, causing the fire to spread
  • Move the item. This could also cause splashing, spreading and could potentially burn you
  • Try to use anything other than baking soda. It will not help

Call SERVPRO of Huron, Sanilac & N. Tuscola Counties (877)673-7680

The Thumb Smoke and Soot Cleanup

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

This smoke damage was caused by a faulty fuel oil furnace.

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 Huron, Sanilac & North Tuscola 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?
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