Recent Fire Damage Posts

Philadelphia Residents Thanksgiving Day Turkey Frying

11/4/2018 (Permalink)

Every year deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving causes more than $15 million in property damage. Most of which are from Fryer Fires, but also many water &  plumbing issues as well. Here are some brief tips about Fryer Fires:

1. KEEP YOUR DISTANCE....10 FEET AWAY FROM YOUR HOUSE, DECK, GARAGE OR TREES

2.THAW AND PAT DRY YOUR TURKEY

3. ALWAYS BE PREPARED AND HAVE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER NEARBY. 

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!! FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT SERVPRO SPRING GARDEN / FAIRMONT IN PHILADELPHIA AT 215-791-2302

Philadelphia Residents: Summer Grill Fire's

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Spring and Summer is the perfect time of year for a cook-out and grilling dinner. SERVPRO of Spring Garden/Fairmount wants all of our Philadelphia friends to be safe when grilling!

Fire's can be caused easily on a grill; gas grills are known for having a grease fire & charcoal grills can catch fire depending on what you are using to grill with, IE; using wood-chips to flavor the food.

Here is basic safety advise for a grill fire:

When you are grilling make sure there is always a fire extinguisher near-by along with safety goggles and heavy gloves. These are necessary to put out a fire on your grill.  Also have your local fire department information.  Should a grill fire happen, immediately use the extinguisher, gloves, and goggles to put the fire out. If you are using a gas grill turn the gas off completely. Have a person near-by call the fire department or 911 if you can not control the fire.

Grill Fire's can become large & cause damage to you home or outside deck, SERVPRO of Spring Garden/Fairmount is prepared 24/7 & 365 days a year for emergency services . Call for service at 215-791-2302. 

You can also request service through our website "Request Service Online" or Facebook: SERVPRO or Spring Garden & Fairmount: Fire, Water, Mold Emergency Services. Click the "call" button on page or message us. Links: www.SERVPROspringgardenfairmount.com  www.facebook.com/

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Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage in Philadelphia? Useful Information

12/8/2016 (Permalink)

Fire, Soot, or Smoke Damage in Philadelphia? Useful Information for Home Owners!

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.  Our technicians are IICRC Certified, highly trained, & very experienced in this field. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care. We do go above and beyond to make you home "Like it Never Even Happened"

Soot & Smoke Restoration Services

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. From there our certified and highly trained technicians can properly begin the mitigation & restoration process. 

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 Spring Garden/Fairmont 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. 

 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 215-791-2302 Available 24/7 & 365 days a year.

Christmas Tree & Lights - Fire Safety Tips for our Philadelphia Family's

11/30/2016 (Permalink)

Philadelphia Fire Hazard, - Christmas Tree! Although a fake tree, still a danger: 1. Close to two heating sources 2. lights on during the night.

Attention our Philadelphia Friends & Family: Avoid a Holiday Fire Disaster! 

Did you know that Christmas trees alone result in 13 million dollars, annually, in property damage? More importantly, these fires present real risk towards family, friends, and homes! While having a live tree in your home is a tradition to many & beautiful, beware of dangers and take simple precautions; The combination of tree dryness, electrical malfunction with lights and poorly located heating sources can make for a devastating combination.

BUT IF YOUR HOLIDAY IS JUST NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A LIVE TREE, FOLLOW THESE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP THREATS AT BAY:

  • Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire, so look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t break easily from its branches. The tree shouldn’t be shedding its needles readily.
  • Always place your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights, and keep the tree base filled with water to avoid a dry-out.
  • Make sure all your indoor and outdoor Christmas lights have been tested in a lab by the UL or ETL/ITSNA for safety, and throw out any damaged lights.
  • Any lights you use outdoors must be labeled suitable for exterior placement, and be sure to plug them into a ground-fault circuit interrupter protected receptacle.
  • Keep all your holiday candles away from your Christmas tree, surrounding furniture and décor.
  • Bedtime means lights off! ­ Don’t forget to turn your Christmas tree lights of each night.

When your tree begins to drop its needles, it’s time to say goodbye to your evergreen foliage until next year. So this year, follow our tips to avoid becoming another statistic. 

Remember to call SERVPRO of Spring Garden if emergency services are required @ 215-791-2302.

Available 24/7 & 365 days a year.

Happy Holidays from all of us at SERVPRO Spring Garden / Fairmont!

 

Fire!!!! Tips on what to do in the event of a FIRE for our Philadelphia Residents

11/22/2016 (Permalink)

Tips on the FIRE Do's & Don'ts

What to do: Immediately contact 911, Your Insurance Carrier and your local SERVPRO Professional

  1. Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  2. Blow or brush vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes and carpets.
  3. Place old towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  4. Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  5. If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open.

What NOT to do:

  1. Send garments to ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor. Your local SERVPRO Professional can assist you with professional dry-cleaners to treat the odor.
  2. Attempt to clean any electrical appliances, TV sets, radios, etc. that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service. Your local SERVPRO can assist you with this as well.
  3. Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your SERVPRO Professional.
  4. Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting your SERVPRO Professional.

SERVPRO of Spring Garden / Fairmont                                         215-791-2302                         Available 24/7 & 365 Days a Year

Philadelphia Residents: Thanksgiving Turkey Frying

11/17/2016 (Permalink)

Fire from using a Turkey Fryer - significant damage to the home and content in need of Emergency Service. SERVPRO Spring Garden 215-790-2302

Every year deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving causes more than $15 million in property damage. Most of which are from Fryer Fires, but also many water &  plumbing issues as well. Here are some brief tips about Fryer Fires:

1. KEEP YOUR DISTANCE....10 FEET AWAY FROM YOUR HOUSE, DECK, GARAGE OR TREES

2.THAW AND PAT DRY YOUR TURKEY

3. ALWAYS BE PREPARED AND HAVE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER NEARBY. 

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!! FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT SERVPRO SPRING GARDEN / FAIRMONT IN PHILADELPHIA AT 215-791-2302

Philadelphia Residents: We Specialize in Soot cleaning

11/17/2016 (Permalink)

Philadelphia Residents....If you are starting to turn your boilers or heaters on for the winter months, occasionally you will experience a "puff back" due to the heater not being serviced annually.    A puff back can create soot through out your house which would need to be professionally cleaned by our certified technicians.   If you experience a "puffback" please call us at 215-791-2302.....