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Smoke and Soot cleanup

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage?

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 Savannah 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 SERVPRO of Savannah Today – 912-234-9690

SERVPRO of Savannah responds to fire damage

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire can make the difference between restoring vs. replacing your property and personal belongings. 

Allow SERVPRO of Savannah to respond and help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.  We provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to content claims inventory and document restoration.  These services help ensure your property is restored to preloss condition when possible.  

Contact SERVPRO of Savannah to arrange service.  Our trained professionals will be on-site quickly to start mitigation services.  SERVPRO of Savannah will communicate with the appropriate person to provide a verbal briefing of the scope.  We are happy to work with insurance companies to relieve some of the stress.     

Contact SERVPRO of Savannah with any fire, smoke or soot damage.  912-234-9690

Fire Damage Can Affect the Whole House

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

According to redcross.org, home fires are more likely to start in the kitchen than any other room in the home. The second leading cause of home fires are heating sources like wood stoves, and fireplaces. 

A fire in one room can damage belongings and surfaces throughout you entire home or odors that could last for years. 

SERVPRO of Savannah understands how a fire can affect your life.  Our office consist of a 24 hour emergency response team, trained in caring for both the home and homeowner.  

Trained, uniformed technicians are on-site of a fire damage within hours to begin emergency mitigation services.  By responding quickly with a full line of fire cleanup and restoration service, SERVPRO of Savannah can help you regain control quickly and help you protect your home and belongings. 

SERVPRO of Savannah's professional fire crew have the ability to help, should the need arise. Call 912-234-9690

Until SERVPRO of Savannah arrives to assist in a fire

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Helpful tips until SERVPRO of Savannah arrives to assist in the fire damage:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
  • Coat chrome faucets, trip and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet. 
  • Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Do not clean any electrical equipment.
  • Do not send clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor. 
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and carpets. 
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call SERVPRO of Savannah Today – (912) 234-9690

Emergency Ready Profile for Commercial Building

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Is your commercial building prepared if there is an emergency?  If water is pouring into your business in the middle of the night, does your night staff know what to do to stop further damage and who to call for help? 

SERVPRO of Savannah can help prepare you and your staff in the event of an emergency.  The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a free service offered by SERVPRO to equip you with the necessary information.  Just enter the contact information and location of important shut-off valves into the ERP app and this information is at the finger-tips of anyone who needs it.  You can also keep printed copies around your office to reference anytime as well.   

Give us a call and we are happy to help you get this free ERP app set up and include the information that is important to you and your business.   

Call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690.   

What happens when a structure is not dried out properly?

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

We see water damage from Savannah residents on a daily basis.  Water damage can occur from leaks, broke pipes, storms, etc.  

But what happens when a structure is not dried out properly?  

MOLD!  

Mold can grow grow in as little as 48 hours.  

What to do when you find mold?

Get SERVPRO of Savannah there fast. 

Protect your company, your clients and yourself.

Be wary of any company who pre-tests, remediates and post-tests.  

Use an independent, third party firm to do the testing, write the protocol and post-test. 

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690.  We will send out a trained professional who will examine the structure for visible signs of mold, check for moisture and check the humidity.   Our teams follow protocol to rid your home of mold and bring the levels back to normal.  

We Specialize In Flood Cleanup & Restoration

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Savannah sees flooding often since we are a coastal county.  A home can flood at any time due to heavy rainfall in a short period of time or when storms come in during high tide.  However, flooding could also occur due to the following events:  

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

Let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. 

Have questions about flooding?  Call us today.  We’re ready to help 912-234-9690.

We are Flood Specialists

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

We are Flood Specialists:

SERVPRO of Savannah is ready to assist if you have unwanted water in your home or business.  Our technicians are highly trained to respond to water disasters of any size with the professionalism and training necessary to ensure the space is restored as quickly as possible.  

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Call SERVPRO of Savannah today at 912-234-9690 and our professional team of technicians will respond quickly to your home or business.  We are here to help!

SERVPRO of Savannah restores messes of all degrees

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

Whether it is an act of vandalism or a full on crime scene, SERVPRO Technicians are trained to cleanup and restore messes of all degrees: 

Bloodborne Pathogens

SERVPRO Professionals remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO Technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize the scene.

Crime Scene Residues

From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO Professionals can clean and restore your property and contents.

Arson and Vandalism

SERVPRO Professionals are recognized as leaders at helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. Our professional team also provides general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and human or animal waste.

Sewage Backup

Sewage backups and black water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO Professionals remove the sewage, contaminants and moisture, disinfecting and deodorizing as they clean.

You don’t want to sit in a house or business contaminated with anything listed above, so make sure you call SERVPRO of Savannah at (912) 234-9690!

Hurricane Season is here

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

NOAA.gov informs us that hurricanes, tropical storms, and tropical depressions pose a variety of threats to people. Most importantly, long-lasting damage can occur from wind, heavy rainfall, and storm surge, which is the number 1 cause of loss of life during hurricanes.  Tornadoes and rip currents are additional threats that can result from hurricanes. The best time to  prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.  

Be sure to listen to local authorities and follow their instructions to keep you and your family safe from unpredictable weather conditions.   Once the weather passes and you are able to safely re-enter your home or business, call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690 if you find water in your space.