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Structural Fire Damage

Unfortunately a local business had a fire occur at it's loading dock causing a widespread water damage throughout their entire building. We were onsite within 30 minutes and were able to respond in a prompt matter to prevent the company's inventory to be damaged. Because majority of the fire occurred on the trucks outside the warehouse there was not much soot in the facility but there was plenty of water damage. Our technicians placed air movers, air scrubbers, hydroxyls, and dehumidifiers to dry out the structure.

Fire Safety Tips

If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open. 

Clean and protect chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances with light coating of vaseline or oil. 

Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, the wiring may be damaged. 

SERVPRO Fire Damage Tip!

Different types of fires require different types of extinguishers. For examples, a grease fire and an electrical fire require the use of different extinguishing agents to effectively and safely put the fire out. 

5 Tips To Prevent Kitchen Fires!

The kitchen is the cornerstone of any amazing home, but still holds the potential for devastation through fire. Keep these tips in mind the next time you are about to prepare a meal! 

1. Never throw hot grease in the trash can.

2. Never leave your food unattended while it's actively cooking. 

3. Be aware of the items around the stovetop.

4. Make sure your smoke detector has working batteries, with a recommended change of every 6 months. 

5. Watch your clothing, loose clothing can easily catch fire by accident. 

Fireplace Safety by SERVPRO of West Springfield & Newington

Fireplaces are a wonderful part of any home, but can also pose a potential danger if not properly taken care of. Follow these steps to help ensure the safety of your home!

1. Burn only dry, split firewood. Avoid chemically treated firewood.

2. Install a chimney cap.

3. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

4. Close damper when fireplace is not in use.

5. Schedule a yearly fireplace and chimney inspection. 

The SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Process

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration