Recent Fire Damage Posts

The Importance of a Home Escape Plan

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

A home destroyed by fire Sometimes the damage from fire is so severe we simply can't save anything, however, here is SERVPRO ready to help.

The Value Of Having A Home Escape Plan

Preparing for a fire may seem simple but having a set plan for evacuating your home in Pleasanton, CA, can save your life and the lives of your family members. Not matter how small the fire appears to be, fire damage specialists recommend immediate evacuation. The American Red Cross outlines a model fire escape plan to help keep a bad day from becoming your worst day.

1. Install smoke alarms. Every bedroom and at least one communal area in every level of your home should have a smoke alarm. For a two-story, five-bedroom home, this means you should have at least seven smoke detectors. Test the batteries in each device monthly and replace all the batteries at least once a year.

2. Discuss escape routes. Have a family conversation about what the smoke alarm sounds like and what to do if it goes off. Your emergency escape plan should include backup paths from every room just in case the quickest path is blocked.

3. Have a meetup plan. Pick a location outside your home where family members will meet if they are separated during the fire. Have a secondary place or a point of contact in case someone cannot get to the meetup area. Teach children how to call 9-1-1.

4. Practice the plan. Once you have a solid fire escape plan, practice it at least twice a year. This increases the chances of muscle memory overriding the stress inherent in an actual emergency.

5. Stop, drop and roll. Discuss with your family what to do if they or their clothing come in contact with the fire. Incorporate the stop-drop-and-roll method of putting out these smaller fires into your emergency preparedness practice sessions.

As unpleasant as the thought of a home fire in Pleasanton, CA, may be, it is important to know what to do in case such an event ever occurs. By having a fire escape plan, discussing it with your family and giving yourselves regular fire drills, you can be more prepared to face it if it happens.

Common Causes for Fire Damage

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

A room totally damaged by fire Fire Clean-Up Needed STAT!

What Is Fire Damage Restoration?

Fire damage restoration removes acidic smoke and soot damage from your property, leaving it exactly as you remember it.

Common Causes of Fire Damage

• Small Kitchen Fires
• Candles
• Smoking
• Oil or Grease Fires
• Electrical Fires
• Lightning Strikes
• Smokey Oven Fires
• Malfunctioning or Improper Use of Space Heaters
• Improper Fireplace Maintenance
• Malfunctioning Electric Blankets
• Creosote Buildup in Chimneys and Fireplaces
• Fireworks
• Turkey Fryer Fires
• Christmas Tree Fires

POST FIRE CLEAN-UP CONSIST OF:

Water Extraction and Dry Out

We pump or vacuum standing water or sewage from the affected areas.

Smoke and Soot Removal

Remove smoke and soot stains from surfaces and materials.

Deodorize and Sanitize

Deodorize and disinfect the area to prevent odors and mold from developing.

SERVPRO of Pleasanton, CA does it all and we are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Fire Cleanup

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

Jars and vessels dirty by fire, and beside them, their states after a total cleaning. Before and after picture of fire clean up.

Cleaning Up After A Fire

Fire Cleanup is one of the most labor-intensive services that SERVPRO offers!

When you and your family go through a devastating loss due to a fire, the last thing you want to deal with is cleaning up the destruction left in its wake.

As you put your life back together and start to rebuild, SERVPRO will be there every step of the way, helping you and your family get through this devastating time.

SERVPRO of Dublin, CA will be on the site within the hour to safely secure your home by boarding up entry ways and windows affected by the fire.  Board up will keep unwanted guest from entering your home and preventing any damage caused by outside elements.

 You can rest assured that you are in good hands. We will work with you and your insurance company throughout the process in order to reduce stress. We will work with you to take inventory of items lost in the fire  to ensure we get you and your family back to pre-fire loss conditions.

Soot Tags Due to Pleasanton Fire

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

Soot tags on picture and on walls Soot tag filled home in Pleasanton

Fire Damage In Pleasanton Home

Those may look like spider webs, but they're actually soot webs, or soot tags, caused by fire damage. As seen in this video, the soot particles bond together and then cling to a wall, ceiling, or in between rafters. SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin understands the stress that follows a fire loss.

One of the most common visible instances of fire damage are the black spider webs that seem to spring out of nowhere after a fire. These spider webs are actually called “Soot Tags” and actually don’t have anything to do with spider webs. So you can put your worries to rest because there is no such thing as “fire spiders” as one of our customers put it.

Soot Tags form in areas of low circulation when petroleum/synthetic-based sources burn. In a fire, the heat of the fire moves into colder areas since the air seeks to create equilibrium. Since that soot is riding the air with that heat soot particles follow the air into those colder areas with low circulation and are able to concentrate. Since that soot is a product of combustion the particles themselves are charged which makes it quite easy for them to create long chains of soot or soot tags. So while it looks like a lot of soot got stuck on pre-existing spider webs it is actually a whole new structure.

Should You Upgrade to a Smart Detector?

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke Detector Isolated. 3D rendering Ionization detectors respond slightly faster to fires that produce lots of flames.

Take A Look At The Different Types Of Smoke Detectors

While households in Dublin, CA, have used the lifesaving benefits of smoke alarm systems for decades, smart detectors are now on the market. Before you decide whether to upgrade, you can take a look at the different kinds of detectors and how they function.
Detectors fall into these main categories:

  • Ionization
  • Photoelectric
  • Dual-sensor

What Is an Ionization Smoke Detector?
This type of detector has two electrically charged plates with a small amount of radioactive material between them. Electric current flows as the air in the middle is ionized. When smoke gets in the ionized space, it interrupts the ion flow, reducing the current and triggering an alarm. Ionization detectors respond slightly faster to fires that produce lots of flames.

What Is a Photoelectric Smoke Alarm?
A photoelectric alarm has a light beam in a chamber at an angle to the sensor. When smoke enters the chamber, it reflects light onto the sensor and triggers an alarm. Photoelectric smoke detectors are slightly more sensitive to smoldering fires.
The U.S. Fire Administration said both alarms will detect smoldering and flaming fires, but because no one can predict a type of fire, it is best to have both kinds or a dual-sensor alarm for fire safety.

What Is a Smart Detector?
A smart detector uses traditional technology, but it can notify you and alert emergency services when no one is home because it connects to the internet. This technology can save you from a more extensive fire that might require mitigation from an emergency restoration company.
You can also choose a device called a listener, which alerts you when it picks up the specific frequency of an alarm. Another option is a smart battery, which fits an alarm like a 9-volt battery but notifies you if the alarm is activated or the battery is low.
You have many options when it comes to choosing a smoke alarm system. A smart detector offers some advantages over traditional detectors, but the most important choice you can make is to keep a working system in your home at all times.

Fire Damage in Dublin, Ca.

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage inside bedroom caused by candle The candle left unattended blew up and started the fire inside the bedroom.

This condo located in Dublin Ca suffered a fire when the homeowner left a candle burning unattended and it exploded.

Never leave a candle unattended.

Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.

Never touch or move a candle while it is burning or while the wax is liquefied.

Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch remains in the container or 2 inches if using a pillar candle.

Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the candles to burn improperly.

Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts before re-lighting.

Never use a candle as a night light or while you may fall asleep.

These are just a few safety tips to keep you and your family safe. Remember accidents happen when you least expect it. Prevention is the key.

Avoiding Cigarette Fires in Your Home

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

A man's hand putting out a cigarette Make sure to completely put out your cigarette.

A cigarette fire in Dublin, CA or anywhere else it could occur, is preventable by practicing a bit of common sense while indulging in a habit that many find relaxing. Fire cleanup, whether a small convenience or major undertaking, is an activity that no one would find relaxing.

Ways To Avoid Fires from Cigarettes

It is a fact that smoking indoors is a leading cause of house fires. Before lighting up, consider the following tips to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

• Smoke outdoors. Homes are filled with flammable materials; an additional benefit to smoking outside is that you can avoid the need to deodorize your home from cigarette smoke.
• Do not smoke while taking medications that increase drowsiness. Avoid alcohol consumption that might also make you less aware of your surroundings.
• Make sure to completely put out your cigarette. Cigarette butts can smolder for hours.
• Never smoke in bed. You are more likely to fall asleep there, and bedrooms are typically filled with combustible materials.
• Empty ashtrays regularly to avoid an ashtray fire.
• Use an ashtray with a wide base or with a weighted bottom to prevent tip overs.
• Do not smoke around medical oxygen tanks. They can explode from exposure to sparks or flames.
• Use water to make sure that cigarettes are completely out before putting butts into trash receptacles.
• Do not leave a lighted cigarette unattended. Pets, children, or even gravity could dislodge it and bring it into contact with flammable material.
• Vaping also poses fire and burn risks because electronic cigarettes can, and have been known to, explode.

All fire personnel know that a cigarette fire is an all-too-common occurrence that can be easily avoided with some foresight. Responsible smoking practices can serve the dual purpose of indulging in a personal pleasure and keeping yourself and others safe.

What You Need to Do After a Home Fire Is Extinguished

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

inside of a home totally destroyed by fire Fire damage to a Pleasanton, CA home.

What Do You Do After A House Fire

After you’ve escaped your home and had firefighters extinguish the flames, it might feel like your job is done. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. To ensure your home’s getting the proper treatment and fire restoration services it really needs to get back to normal, you’ll need to do just a few things, including:

  • Call your insurance company
  • Steer clear of your property
  • Contact a fire and smoke cleaning crew in Pleasanton, CA

By taking these steps, you can rest assured you’re getting the maximum amount of help when it comes to getting your home back in livable condition.

Insurance

After emergency services, your insurance company should be your first call. With most plans, fire insurance is included, and it likely covers at least some of the damages to your home. Agents can direct you to cleanup professionals supported by your plan, and help you financially throughout the entire process.

Call in the Professionals

Once you’ve spoken to your insurance agent, it’s time to call in the cleaners. One of the most crucial services these types of pros offer is an emergency board-up, which means they’ll quickly and expertly patch any damaged portions of your roof or siding to keep rainfall from causing even more hardship.

Find Somewhere to Stay

It’s critical to remember that in most cases, you won’t be able to live in your house again until repairs are complete. Therefore, you should find a family member or friend to stay within the meantime. If none are available, consider finding a hotel for the time being. It’s always good to make these decisions ahead of time as a part of your fire escape plan.

It’s not always easy to break through the shock of a house fire and get things on track. By following these steps as closely and quickly as possible, you can get your life back on track sooner.

8 Ways to Prevent Fires

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

8 ways to prevent fires

1. Have smoke alarms installed

Fires often occur at night when you’re asleep and spread so rapidly that some people are overcome by fumes before they even wake up. Smoke alarms will give you early warning and save lives.

Smoke alarms will be most useful if placed:

• Near a doorway or stairway (on the ceilings)
• On every floor of the house
• In each bedroom or at least in the corridor outside each sleeping area.
• In the kitchen (every so often, you might get a “false” alarm when you’re cooking. If you turn it off, don’t forget to turn it back on!)

2. Have fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers. That’s plural, as in more than one. Many people just have one for the kitchen, but you should have one in every room, especially if you have a fireplace or use space heaters. Don’t forget the garage and attic, places where people store gas cans, old clothes, and lots of other combustible stuff.

3. Watch the wiring

Electrical fires can be some of the most dangerous, so keep a close eye out for frayed wiring, especially if you have pets in the home. Especially puppies who like to chew on everything. Other pets, like cats or adult dogs, might urinate on sockets while marking territory. Unintended “pets”, like mice and rats, can also do damage by gnawing on wires.

Also:

• Never run electrical cords under rugs or furniture. Not only are these things combustible, but you can’t see if the cord is frayed or has been damaged.
• Overloaded electrical sockets are a major cause of fires. If lights are flickering or your breakers are tripping frequently, you’ve got a problem. In these cases, the light switch or receptacle plate may feel hot. Get it replaced immediately by a professional.
• Loose plugs that don’t fit snugly into sockets can cause sparks and heat buildup.
• Never try to force a three-prong plug into a two-plug outlet.

4. Be careful cooking

If you’re frying or grilling food, stay in the kitchen! Even a short time out of the room might allow a fire to go unnoticed until it’s too late. Don’t cook with a stove, oven, or grill if you’re sleepy or if you’ve been drinking alcohol. A microwave oven is safer, but fires are still a risk.

Don’t wear long flowing sleeves when you’re cooking, even if you’re used to wearing a house robe while getting the kids ready for school in the morning. Speaking of kids, keep them 3 feet away your stove or oven; children are notoriously curious about fire and heat.

If you’re cooking with oil, it’s a good idea to have a lid handy for the pan you’re using. A lid would suffocate the fire and give you time to turn the oven off. Don’t try to move the pan or throw water on the burning oil, it will splatter and burn you.

5. Monitor and maintain other appliances

• The lint trap in your clothes dryer, if left clogged, can cause fires by overheating the appliance. Clean it out after each load.
• Houses with furnaces have a built-in fire hazard and have to watch it closely. Replace filters diligently and keep clutter several feet away. Let professionals establish and monitor settings and do needed repairs and maintenance.
• Portable space heaters are handy, but be certain to remove any nearby combustible clutter at least 3 feet away in every direction. Get a heater that has an automatic shutoff function if it falls over.
• Operate and re-fuel portable generators only outdoors, where there is adequate ventilation.

6. Keep the small fry away from the flames

Kids are notoriously curious about fire and flames. Teach them that fire is not a toy, it’s a tool. Establish a few rules:

• Kids stay 3 feet away from cooking stoves and fireplaces, as mentioned earlier, except under your direct supervision.
• Kids do not handle matches, lighters, or lighted candles, except under your direct supervision.
• Kids don’t use barbeque grills, except under your direct supervision.
• Kids are to follow established escape routes in a fire (more below)

7. Use sense if you smoke

Smoking is a fire hazard, so avoid the activity inside the house and, especially, don’t smoke in bed. Avoid smoking when you’re drowsy, on certain meds, or have been drinking alcohol. Make sure that all cigarettes and cigars are completely out before you toss them in the trash or, better yet, have an ashtray with sand in it available.

Never smoke in a home in which someone uses oxygen. Oxygen is extremely flammable, even explosive.

Come to think about it, isn’t this a great time to quit smoking?

8. Establish escape plans

You should be already looking around the house for at least 2 ways to make a rapid exit from the house. If there’s a second floor, the family should know how to easily open the windows and deploy a ladder, in case they can’t get downstairs. Conduct fire drills regularly so that everyone knows exactly what to do in a fire, with a designated meeting spot outside the home.

You might not be able to protect your family from every calamity. With a little planning and some common sense, however, you’ll be able to spot every fire hazard short of a flaming meteorite hitting your home. Find those hazards and eliminate them and your home will become a whole lot safer.

What To Do After A Fire

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Is it safe to stay in a house with smoke damage?

The first step after a fire is calling emergency services such as the fire department. Once the fire is out and your home is deemed safe, you can enter your property. The next call is to your insurance company to start the claim process. They’ll assess what happened, and see if you need temporary housing while the extent of the damage is determined. Your homeowners policy could reimburse you for additional living expenses while your home is uninhabitable.

The next step is to find a reputable cleanup company like SERVPRO which specializes in fire damage cleanup. SERVPRO specializes in smoke damage, furniture, electronics, clothing, and textile cleaning after they’re damaged by smoke or water. 

Remember! Just because the fire is out and you’re allowed to enter your home, doesn’t mean it’s safe to move back in. Smoke and soot can stick to the walls, furniture, and floors – which is not only smelly and unattractive but also potentially damaging. Smoke and soot can also affect your health, and fires can release dangerous toxins. At SERVPRO of pleasanton/dublin your family's safety is our number one concern. Take a look at Mesothelioma.com which warns about the consequences of breathing unsafe air. While you can’t completely avoid fires, you can minimize the damage it does to your home. SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin is there in your time of need (even when you feel that things are out of control). We are here for you and your loved ones 24hrs a day 365 days a year! 

Fire Evacuation Plan

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency Response Plan Make a fire emergency response plan today!


CREATE A WILDFIRE ACTION PLAN

Your Wildfire Action Plan must be prepared, and familiar to all members of your household well in advance of a wildfire. Use the checklist below to help create your plan. Each family’s plan will be different, depending on a variety of issues, needs, and situations.

Ensure you plan with COVID-19 in mind. Ask friends or relatives outside your area if you would be able to stay with them, should the need arise. If you do need to evacuate and plan to stay with friends or relatives, ask first if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have people in their home at higher risk for serious illness. If that is the case, make other arrangements. Check with hotels, motels and campgrounds to learn if they are open. Also get set by learning about your community’s response plan for each disaster and determine if these plans have been adapted because of COVID-19.

Your Wildfire Action Plan Checklist

Create an evacuation plan that includes:

  • A designated emergency meeting location outside the fire or hazard area. This is critical to determine who has safely evacuated from the affected area.
  • Several different escape routes from your home and community. Practice these often so everyone in your family is familiar in case of emergency.
  • Have an evacuation plan for pets and large animals such as horses and other livestock.
  • Family Communication Plan that designates an out-of-area friend or relative as a point of contact to act as a single source of communication among family members in case of separation. (It is easier to call or message one person and let them contact others than to try and call everyone when phone, cell, and internet systems can be overloaded or limited during a disaster.)

Be Prepared:

  • Have fire extinguishers on hand and train your family how to use them (check expiration dates regularly).
  • Ensure that your family knows where your gas, electric, and water main shut-off controls are located and how to safely shut them down in an emergency.
  • Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit for each person, as recommended by the American Red Cross. (See next section for details.)
  • Maintain a list of emergency contact numbers posted near your phone and in your emergency supply kit.
  • Keep an extra Emergency Supply Kit in your car in case you cannot get to your home because of fire or other emergency.
  • Have a portable radio or scanner so you can stay updated on the fire.
  • Tell your neighbors about Ready, Set, Go! and your Wildfire Action Plan.

Poor Air Quality

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

DANGERS CAUSED BY FIRE AND THE DEADLY SMOKE IT PRODUCES

Smoke inhalation symptoms

Smoke inhalation can cause several signs and symptoms that can range in severity.

Cough

The mucous membranes in your respiratory tract secrete more mucus when they become irritated.

Increased mucus production and the tightening of the muscles in your airway lead to reflex coughing.

Mucus may be clear, gray, or black depending on the volume of burned particles in your trachea or lungs.

Shortness of breath

Injury to your respiratory tract decreases oxygen delivery to your blood.

Smoke inhalation can interfere with your blood’s ability to carry oxygen.

Rapid breathing can result from an attempt to compensate for the damage done to the body.

Headache

Exposure to carbon monoxide, which occurs in every fire, can cause headache.

Along with headache, carbon monoxide poisoning can also cause nausea and vomiting.

Hoarseness or noisy breathing

Chemicals may irritate and injure your vocal chords and cause swelling and tightening of the upper airways.

Fluids may collect in the upper airway and result in a blockage.

Skin changes

Skin can be pale and bluish due to lack of oxygen, or bright red due to carbon monoxide poisoning

There may be burns on your skin.

Eye damage

Smoke can irritate your eyes and cause redness.

Your corneas may have burns.

Decreased alertness

Low oxygen levels and chemical asphyxiates can cause changes such as confusion, fainting, and decreased alertness.

Seizures and coma are also possible after smoke inhalation.

Soot in the nose or throat

Soot in your nostrils or throat are an indicator of smoke inhalation and the extent of the smoke inhalation.

Swollen nostrils and nasal passages are also a sign of inhalation.

Chest pain

Chest pain can be caused by irritation in your respiratory tract.

Chest pain can be a result of low oxygen flow to the heart.

Excessive coughing can also cause chest pain.

Heart and lung conditions can be made worse by smoke inhalation and can cause chest pain.

Should you have any of these symptoms you should seek medical attention immediately.

Fire Damage Cleanup

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of kitchen fire Fire and smoke damage in the kitchen

A fire is a very traumatic experience that can have consequential effects both physically and mentally, and which also impacts people's lives due to the nature of the loss. Smoke and soot have devastating effects on a person's health, the structure of the home or business, and all the contents within.

Fire can be very severe in doing extreme damage to everything within the home or building. Sometimes a fire is not as severe and only does limited damage, but sprinkler systems or fire department hoses and personnel can do much more damage than the actual fire.

This is where SERVPRO comes in. We are here and have qualified technicians who have been trained to get your home to preloss conditions, restoring peace of mind.

Kitchen Fire

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of a kitchen burnt due to a fire Kitchen cleanup due to fire damage

First, let me tell you that no-one was seriously injured in this fire.

The home was unoccupied and the cause is currently unknow pending an investigation.

What I can tell you is that SERVPRO responded to this fire immediately and was able to minimize the damage by assisting neighboring units using air filtration devices also known as "Air Scrubbers". We also extracted water and set necessary equipment in order to minimize moisture levels inside the home.

Things happen and when they do, SERVPRO will be there in your time of need.

Electrical Fire

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

House engulfed in flames due to an electrical fire Fire Damage Cleaning and Smoke Damage Cleaning

When you choose SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin following a fire loss, we take several steps to guarantee your home and everything you own is cleaned properly and restored to its preloss condition.

We begin by securing your home with temporary roof tarping, board-ups, and remove all debris or hazards to prevent further damages. Our fire restoration technicians’ inventory, photograph, and pack-out all of the contents in the areas of your home affected by the fire. They are brought to our warehouse where we remove smoke and soot damage from items such as dishes, collectibles, and fragile items. We use IICRC cleaning methods to remove fire and smoke damage from furniture, upholstered items, draperies, and rugs. We also provide document drying and art restoration services, as well as certified electronics cleaning for laptops, TV’s, and small appliances. Our goal is to put back peace of mind knowing everything will be taken care of by the professionals at SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin.

Fire Damage Cleanup

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleanup

Repairing after fire damage can be difficult and time consuming. Smoke permeates any porous surface, including walls, ceiling tiles, and insulation. Soot and ash cover the damaged area, and there may be extensive water damage as well. Before you attempt to repair fire damage yourself, follow these tips:

Assess the Damage

Never enter a fire damaged building until the fire marshal has inspected the building and determined that it is safe to enter. Contact your insurance agent and your landlord if you rent the property. They will tell you to stay out of the building until they arrive to document the damage.  If a few square feet are affected and the damage is minor, you may be able to clean it yourself using household cleaning products. If the damage is more extensive, you should hire a professional fire damage cleanup service. They will prevent further damage to your home and possessions, and fully restore and repair your property. A fire damage repair team will also tell you which possessions can be restored and which must be replaced.

Prevent Further Damage

In many cases, water damage is more widespread than the actual burned area. Open windows and doors, and set up fans to ventilate the area as quickly as possible. Remove wet carpets, rugs, and other textiles to a dry area to prevent mold and mildew growth. Follow these tips to minimize the damage.

Place foil, plastic or wooden casters under furniture legs to avoid staining the carpet. Remove any brass or copper items and clean them immediately with a specialized cleaner to avoid smoke etching. Do not attempt to clean fire damaged carpets or other textiles with a regular vacuum. The rotating brush will grind soot further into the fibers, damaging them beyond repair.

It is important to begin fire damage restoration as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. The service technicians at SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin are available, 24hrs a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.   You can relax, knowing that your home and possessions will be cleaned, deodorized, and repaired by reliable, knowledgeable professionals.

Contaminated Food

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

spoiled food due to smoke damage Pictures of spoiled food due to smoke damage.

We recommend discarding food and utensils if damaged by a fire. If you decide to go against this recommendation use extreme caution when trying to save food after a fire. Food, utensils and medications damaged by heat, smoke, chemicals or water may not be safe for consumption. Food in cans or jars may appear to be okay. But if it has been close to the heat of the fire, it may have tainted the food within and may no longer be edible. Heat from the fire can activate food spoilage bacteria or cause undesirable flavor.

Toxic fumes can contaminate food items as well. Items stored in permeable packaging should be thrown away. If you detect an off-flavor or smell in refrigerated foods, dispose of them as well. Your family's health is not worth the risk.

ALWAYS WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!

Be thorough in inspecting kitchen items for water, smoke, chemical and heat damage. When in doubt, throw it out.

Throw out any of these items if they have come in contact with water or chemicals used in fire fighting:

  1. a) Fresh produce, meat, poultry, fish and eggs.
  2. b) Opened containers and packages.
  3. c) Containers with peel-off tops, or cork-lined, waxed cardboard or paraffin (waxed) seals.
  4. d) All food in cardboard boxes, paper, foil, plastic, cellophane or cloth.
  5. e) Spices, seasonings and extracts, flour, sugar and other staples in canisters.

Throw away any items that were charred or near the fire. Heat damage may not be apparent on the outside of canned goods, but extreme heat can harm the contents. Throw them away.

Throw away any raw foods stored outside the refrigerator like potatoes or fruit, which could be contaminated by fumes or chemicals.

Why Call SERVPRO When You Have Fire Damage In Your Home

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

When you find that your property has incurred fire damage, responding immediately is important and can save thousands of dollars. If you don't take the appropriate course of action, your home could be subjected to secondary water damage (firefighting efforts), structural damage, and health hazards. The best course of action to take during the aftermath of a fire is to call the professionals at SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin. Once SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin has arrived on the scene we will start to asses the damage and come up with a game plan to get your home on its way to preloss conditions.

Each house fire is unique and will have a distinct impact on your home. A small kitchen flare-up may only require smoke odor and soot clean up to prevent staining. More extensive damage such as the ceiling, drywall, and flooring damage would constitute a more comprehensive plan for fire damage restoration. SERVPRO's technicians are certified in all aspects of clean-up. We possess the equipment, training, and experience to resolve all aspects of the fire-damage restoration treatment.  Some of the services that SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin offer include:

  • Water Extraction 
  • HVAC system cleaning
  • Debris removal
  • Extensive drying and Dehumidifying 
  • Odor Removal
  • Potential structural rebuild
  • Fast Response--usually on-site in about one hour

Over the years, our company's professionals have become very proficient in offering clients, cutting edge fire clean-up services they need and deserve. We, at SERVPRO, are always ready to serve you in your hour of need and take pride in providing stellar customer service.

The next time you have fire or smoke damage in your home you should call SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin at 925-426-2303

Hydroxyl Generators and Odor Removal

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Hydroxyl Advantages

Unlike ozone, atmospheric hydroxyls are safe for people, animals, plants and all sensitive materials like rubber, plastic, leather, vinyl, electronics, paper and artwork. Contents can be wet while being deodorized without the risk of bleaching. Jobs can be streamlined when the contractor is able to deodorize while drying, cleaning and demoing. Both contents and structure can be treated at the same time, and as conditions permit, certain packout activities can be avoided or substantially reduced. In many cases, residents can stay in their home or businesses and remain open, while avoiding costly business interruption.

Hydroxyl machines have proven to be effective for almost any odor. They are commonly used for treating odors caused by fire and smoke, water losses, mold and VOCs. This technology is regularly deployed on losses ranging from large big box retail and industrial fires to residential Category 2 and 3 water losses. Hydroxyls have also proven to be very effective for odors that are difficult for ozone or other deodorization methods, such as those caused by protein fires, fuel oil, biohazard and sulfur compounds.

The overall safety and simplicity of the hydroxyl technology creates a lot of flexibility for contractors. Machines can be moved around while contractors work. They can be moved to more difficult areas and can even be left behind for lingering odors. Difficult items can be tented for some containment and a greater concentration of hydroxyls if necessary.

All contents can be treated with no risk of damage. This provides contractors with the opportunity to restore all items including electronics, artwork and important papers or collectables of significant retail or sentimental value.

Hydroxyl applications are a gentle and safe form of deodorization. As a general rule of thumb, hydroxyls generators cover approximately 1,000 to 1,500 square feet with normal 10 to 15 foot ceilings when treating moderate to severe odors. There are many factors that can affect this, such as the severity of odor, layout of the structure, whether or not contents are on-site, how long you have to complete the job, etc. Some deodorization can be done within only a few hours, but most applications take three to four days. Large industrial hydroxyl generators are also available for very large losses and have been successfully used on losses of several million cubic feet and more.

Just as in nature, very low concentrations of ozone are necessarily produced as a by-product of the UV irradiation process. Because of this, reasonable safety precautions are required for the most powerful machines on the market when used in very small and unventilated spaces. When using these machines, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and safety guidelines. The hydroxyl technology is relatively simple to use on small and large losses. Basic air movement principles are applicable, however proper training is recommended to maximize the use of this new and exciting technology.  

Fire Extinguisher Cleanup

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning Up Halotron Fire Extinguisher Residue

Some older fire extinguishers use Halon as the primary extinguishing agent. While these are no longer in production, you may still have a Halotron fire extinguisher that you recently used to douse a blaze. While Halon leaves behind no visible residue, it’s still important to clean areas that come into contact with this extinguishing agent to remove smoky smells from the fire and neutralize the surface.

Apply diluted degreaser to the affected area. Use a sponge for small spots or a spray bottle for larger surface areas.

Apply a neutral cleaner to remove any remaining residue.

Wipe away all cleaning products and allow the surface to dry.

It is also important to wear personal protective equipment during the cleaning process to avoid injury.

If you have any questions/concerns regarding the cleaning process call SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin. We are here for you 24hours a day 365 days a year.

The Importance of Smoke Detectors

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

What you see here is the aftermath of a kitchen fire caused by accidentally igniting potholders on her stove.  The homeowner had turned on the gas burner as usual to boil water for her afternoon tea then went upstairs waiting for the kettle to hiss.

 What she did not realize is that she had turned on the wrong burner which started a fire on the stove melting the microwave and burning the cabinets immediately above.

Luckily her smoke detectors alerted her of the danger and she quickly ran down the stairs to find her kitchen in flames! She put the fire out as quickly as she could.

Once she gained her breath she did what any sound minded individual would do.. and that is call SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin to save the day who arrived on the scene within the hour!

The 7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

The 7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire

Install the right number of smoke alarms. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.        

 

Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what to do when they hear one. 

 

Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room of your home and know the family meeting spot outside of your home.

 

Establish a family emergency communications plan and ensure that all household members know who to contact if they cannot find one another.

 

Practice escaping from your home at least twice a year. Press the smoke alarm test button or yell “Fire“ to alert everyone that they must get out.

 

Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.

 

Teach household members to STOP, DROP and ROLL if their clothes should catch on fire. 

If you do nothing else:

  • Keep items that can catch on fire at least three feet away from anything that gets hot, such as space heaters.
  • Smoking materials are the leading cause of residential fire deaths in the United States. If you smoke, take precautions: Smoke outside; choose fire-safe cigarettes; never smoke in bed, when drowsy or medicated, or if anyone in the home is using oxygen.
  • Use deep, sturdy ashtrays and douse cigarette and cigar butts with water before disposal.
  • Talk to children regularly about the dangers of fire, matches and lighters and keep them out of reach.
  • Turn portable heaters off when you leave the room or go to sleep.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended, even for a minute.

Where There Is Smoke There Is Fire

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Suggests to Use Smoke Detectors for Fire Damage Protection

Smoke Damage in Sunol Can Be Restored by SERVPRO

Once fire and smoke damage has taken place on your property, there will be a comprehensive range of actions you'll need to do for the purpose of getting your home back to its original condition. Learn more about how to expedite and optimize the fire and smoke damage restoration processes by reviewing the information provided by SERVPRO.

Call The Fire Damage Professionals Second. Call Your Insurance Agent First.
Your agent will send out an insurance adjuster to survey the fire and smoke damage. Chances are he will recommend SERVPRO as a qualified restoration company at the top of his list. Our agent will conduct a thorough property assessment that enables us to gauge the extent of damage to your Sunol home and our protocol for smoke damage restoration will be advised. We can work with your adjuster to develop a cost effective program and help you achieve a stress-free claim process.

Why Calling Professionals Quickly Is So Important
Fires can lead to unwanted odors that spread through your property and even penetrate your personal belongings. We will use specialized equipment to eliminate smoky odors from your ventilation system and personal belongings and remove standing water on your property as a result of the extinguishing efforts of firefighters. Smoke and soot can start to damage your countertops, glass, metal, and furniture within minutes. The longer the soot remains in place, the more difficult it will be to wipe down while eliminating staining.

What Can You Do To Expedite The Recovery Process?
Although you should not attempt a DIY project once a fire has transpired on your property, there are numerous things you can do to ensure that the recovery process is completed quickly and correctly. For example, you should keep your hands clean at all times and limit movement throughout the house to ensure that soot particles aren't spread from one region of the property to another. Turn off your HVAC system to curb circulation of smoke and soot to otherwise unaffected areas of your home. Remember, safety first. Rely on SERVPRO technicians to accomplish all aspects of fire and smoke damage restoration.

Let Us Help You.  Our industry experts are IICRC-certified and offer a fast response to limit smoke damage in your home. Additionally, they're passionate about offering the excellent customer service that keeps you calm throughout the remediation process. We can safely get you back home "Like it never even happened."

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 for your property. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin is proud to serve our local communities. Call us 24/7 at (925) 426-2302

Fire Clean Up

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Imagine the aftermath..

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts.

SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. 

We Have a Restore vs. Replace Mentality

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals clean and restore your property using specialized equipment and cleaning techniques. Their “restore first” mentality reduces interruption and gets you back to your life.

Fire and Water damage restoration, is the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have extensive training and equipment to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Learn More

SERVPRO is here to save the day, from start-to-finish!

Preventing Fire Damage – Tips for Smoke Damage & Restoration

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire fighters hard at work!

Preventing Fire Damage – Tips for Smoke Damage & Restoration

When a fire hits, it hits. There’s not always much you can do but sometimes there is. It’s important to know that when a fire hits your home, proper care of your property can help or deter from the restoration process. At CRBR we are here to help you every step of the way, that’s why we’re going to give you a few tips on what you should (or should not) do when the remains of fire damage has left behind smoke damage.

Smoke and fire damage can be sever to physical property. A small fire can create volumes of smoke damage within a structure and depending on what is burned in the fire, poisonous gases can be released within the smoke and air flow of the structure. Kitchen fires are one of the most common types of fires and although they often leave smoke behind, they sometimes leave unseen damage to the untrained eye.

Here are a few things to remember when it comes to smoke damage and restoration:

1. You may be anxious to clean your home after a fire, BUT FIRST you should contact your insurance agency and Cleanrite-Buildrite so that we can effectively assess the damage. We can begin the process of helping you to restore your property correctly.

2. Make sure that you have permission from the fire marshal before reentering your home. You want to make sure that it is safe before you go in. If you must enter the structure, please remember to wear a protective device over your mouth and nose to prevent inhaling any toxins left by the fire. If your haven’t had a professional fire restoration company in your home to clean the toxins, you don’t know what kind of air you’re walking into.

3. Don’t attempt to clean any household textiles, carpets, upholstered furniture or draperies because you will likely cause additional and possibly irreparable damage. Smoke is oily and requires cleaning in a very specific way. We do not recommend try to do this yourself.

4. If you have an operating filter and are able to get into the house, remember to change the furnace filter at least once a day until the filter shows no soot.

5. Smoke odor can remain in clothing, furniture, carpets and draperies after any retail spray or perfume evaporates unless it is properly deodorized by a highly-effective ozone treatment. Without an ozone treatment you will not be able to get smoke odor out of clothing, furniture, carpets, draperies and often other prized possessions.

6. Smoke will enter and remain in and between the walls of the living space. If it is not properly removed, the smoke odor will reoccur, particularly during damp periods.

7. To prevent additional soiling, cover clean items with plastic while further repairs are being carried out in the dwelling.

8. Carpets should be cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner (ahem). Sometimes the carpet will need to be cleaned twice or completely replaced.

9. Do not attempt to wipe down the walls. Professionals can use specific “chemical sponges” that effectively clean smoke and soot from different surfaces, saving money and mitigating further damage.

Being prepared for fire

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

The best way to deal with a fire in your home or office building is to be prepared for when the time comes. No one wants to think a fire could happen to them until it does and majority of people don't have a plan in place should this ever happen. SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin is here to help with the restoration of the fire or smoke damage but the first call should always be to the local fire department.

We are fortunate enough to work with Fire Departments when it comes to restoring a home or commercial building from fire damage because we take pride in knowing we are helping our community members get their belongings and lives back together after a disastrous event.

If you would like more information on the services we offer please reach out at 925-426-2302.

Fire Damage and what it means to you

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

When a fire occurs that best thing to be is prepared. This is easier said than done. Accidents can happen due to human cause or faulty wiring in walls or appliances, etc. While we never want anyone to experience this, we hope that you call us at 925-426-2302 and let us help you to minimize damage and get your life back together. 

With our 24 hour emergency service, no job is too big or too small for us to come and make a difference in your life. Our main goal is to take care of you and your belongings and try to limit the damage and clean anything that we can. We work closely with multiple insurance carriers and understand the process and work with you to make sure you are in the loop at every stage of the process. 

Call us directly at SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin at 925-426-2302.

When Fire strikes

8/26/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke damage removed in a ceiling

When there is an accident and a fire begins to form the best thing to do is remain calm. If you have a fire extinguisher near by it is good to know how to use it. If the fire is too big it is best to get to safety and call 911. 

When things like this happen, SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin will be there to transform your residential dwelling or commercial building back to normal and in working order. We understand times like these are stressful and can be scary so it is our job to make you feel taken care of and in the know of our process.

It is our goal at SERVPRO to save as much as we can and complete demolition on as little as we can so your life is as less impacted as it can be. For more information or to use our services call us at 925-426-2302 day or night. 

Smoke damage

8/26/2017 (Permalink)

Smokey mess

Smoke damage can be overwhelming and cause an extensive amount of damage to your belongings. We at SERVPRO have the expert technicians with state of the art cleaning products and training to clean many different types of textures and surfaces to remove smoke damage in your home. 

Our technicians document with photos of anything that may be unsalvageable or questionable because our customers are our utmost concern. Whether it is in a home or an office building we give 100% effort to clean and make it "Like it never even happened."

Should you or anyone you know experience smoke or fire damage, call SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin day or night at 925-426-2302 and we will be able to assist you with getting your building back together. We are faster to any disaster!

Pleasanton/Dublin Residents: Fire damage and what to do

7/28/2017 (Permalink)

Heavily damaged residential home due to fire.

Fire damage large or small can have a lasting effect on all that are involved. If you ever experience a fire in your home or commercial building there are a few things you can do to prepare:

What you can do:

  • Have an emergency plan in place beforehand and a safe spot to meet away from the structure.
  • Call 911 to report the fire to the authorities.
  • utilize proper fire safety equipment

The following days can be very tough after a fire large or small and that is in part of potential smoke damage that occurred as a result. SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin is equipped to restore your home by either cleaning and treating smoke damaged items or structure or removing them altogether for proper reconstruction to take place.

If you or someone you know has had fire or smoke damage, call SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin at 925-426-2302 day or night.

Pleasanton/Dublin Smoke and Soot Cleanup

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Pleasanton/Dublin Home.

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 Pleasanton/Dublin 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 – 925-426-2302

When is the last time you cleaned your dryer vent?

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire damage to dryer.

5 Warning Signs That it’s Time to Clean Your Dryer Vent. 



  1. Drying time for clothes takes longer and longer.

  2. Your clothing and the outside of the dryer are very hot.

  3. You notice a burning smell.

  4. The vent hood flap doesn’t open properly.

  5. It’s been longer than a year since your last inspection.


As a property owner you can take steps to keep your dryer vent clean. Emptying your dryer's lint trap after each load is essential. You can also detach the vent from the back of the dryer and use a vacuum or a long-handled appliance brush to clean the duct.


You can also hire a professional Air Duct Cleaning company to ensure it’s done correctly.


It’s a great way to stay proactive and protect your property from a needless fire.

Homeowner suffers a Fire Damage in Hayward

3/28/2017 (Permalink)

This damaged kitchen was caused by an electrical fire.

 


A fire damage is one of the worst types of disasters that we see in our industry. 


People often think there is no hope for their irreplaceable items. Depending on the severity of the fire damage, the following items may be salvageable. 



  • fabrics - blankets, clothes, curtains, plush

  • toys

  • wicker

  • glass

  • metal

  • porcelain

  • crystal 

  • electronics

  • paintings 

  • documents 

  • photos 


 


Our company motto's is "Restore over Replace SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin understands how devastating this can be and genuinely wants to help.


We do our best to save as much property as possible. Replacing can be very costly and it's our goal to make the restoration process as stress-free as we can.  


We are a National Partner of the American Red Cross, through this generosity ARC will help empower homeowners and businesses to reopen quicker and get their lives back. 

A Look at Pleasanton Fire Damage

3/12/2016 (Permalink)

Flames Can Cause Plenty of Fire Damage

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Pleasanton Property

After Pleasanton fire damage, circumstances can be very overwhelming for anyone. All of your possessions and property are covered in soot and degraded by smoke damage. Remember you can repair or replace objects, but not people. As long as everyone is safe, you can fix yourself or call in the fire damage restoration experts from SERVPRO to restore your ruined home.

Keep yourself highly organized. Document all conversations with the insurance company. Take photos. Keep all of your receipts and documents. Keep your original documents and provide only copies when requested.

Call your insurance agent first. It is required that you file your claim as soon as you can, and it is best for you to do this promptly. Further, you need to submit a proof of loss claim. The more quickly you can do this, the more rapidly you can get an adjustor to assess damages.

Call a trusted damage restoration company. Look for a company that also handles remodeling and construction services. This research will save you time and money. SERVPRO offers a comprehensive program including water extraction, drying, cleaning, repairing, restoring, and total remodeling.

After assessing the damages, your property must be secured. A good quality fire damage restoration company can provide this service. We can board up exposed exterior walls, doors, and tarp roofs to keep out the elements. You must stay vigilant because a home or business damaged by fire can be a target for thieves and vandals.

Next the damage restoration company and your insurance company should work together to compile a recovery plan. This plan will involve assessing structural damage, determining which items can be cleaned, salvaged or replaced, and what items must be wrapped and safely removed. Further, the team should be able to inventory, move, and keep your belongings in a secure location for cleaning and storage until your home has been repaired and restored. SERVPRO has a proprietary software program called the CCIS-Contents Claim Inventory Service-to accomplish these important tasks. We are preferred fire damage service providers to most large insurance and property management companies. So coordinating the entire restoration process is simplified for you, as we alleviate unnecessary stress to you.

Do not try to wash residue from walls (soot will leave streaky stains), use carpet or furniture with heavy damage, consume any food products or goods exposed to fire damage. Do not attempt to test electronic devices or appliances on your own if there is standing water and dangerous debris within the structure.

With patience and a team of trusted fire damage restoration pros from SERVPRO, your fire damaged Pleasanton property can be restored to its preloss condition "Like it never even happened.

We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO of Pleasanton / Dublin specializes in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive fire damage cleanup and restoration training to get your property back to pre-fire condition. Call 24/7 for help. (925) 426-2302

How Should I Handle The Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Process in My Sunol Home?

1/9/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Suggests to Use Smoke Detectors for Fire Damage Protection

Smoke Damage in Sunol Can Be Restored by SERVPRO

Once fire and smoke damage in Sunol has taken place on your property, there will be a comprehensive range of actions you'll need to do for the purpose of getting your home back to its original condition. Learn more about how to expedite and optimize the fire and smoke damage restoration processes by reviewing the information provided by SERVPRO.

Call The Fire Damage Professionals Second. Call Your Insurance Agent First.
Your agent will send out an insurance adjuster to survey the fire and smoke damage. Chances are he will recommend SERVPRO as a qualified restoration company at the top of his list. Our agent will conduct a thorough property assessment that enables us to gauge the extent of damage to your Sunol home and our protocol for smoke damage restoration will be advised. We can work with your adjuster to develop a cost effective program and help you achieve a stress-free claim process.

Why Calling Professionals Quickly Is So Important
Fires can lead to unwanted odors that spread through your property and even penetrate your personal belongings. We will use specialized equipment to eliminate smoky odors from your ventilation system and personal belongings and remove standing water on your property as a result of the extinguishing efforts of firefighters. Smoke and soot can start to damage your countertops, glass, metal, and furniture within minutes. The longer the soot remains in place, the more difficult it will be to wipe down while eliminating staining.

What Can You Do To Expedite The Recovery Process?
Although you should not attempt a DIY project once a fire has transpired on your property, there are numerous things you can do to ensure that the recovery process is completed quickly and correctly. For example, you should keep your hands clean at all times and limit movement throughout the house to ensure that soot particles aren't spread from one region of the property to another. Turn off your HVAC system to curb circulation of smoke and soot to otherwise unaffected areas of your home. Remember, safety first. Rely on SERVPRO technicians to accomplish all aspects of fire and smoke damage restoration.

Let Us Help You.  Our industry experts are IICRC-certified and offer a fast response to limit smoke damage in your Sunol home. Additionally, they're passionate about offering the excellent customer service that keeps you calm throughout the remediation process. We can safely get you back home "Like it never even happened."

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 for your Sunol, Dublin, or Pleasonton property. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin is proud to serve our local communites. Call us 24/7 at (925) 426-2302

How To Choose A Fire Damage Restoration Company In Dublin

10/14/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Will Tarp the Roof During Fire Damage Restoration

How and Why SERVPRO Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Home in Dublin

When you find that your property in Dublin has incurred fire damage, responding effectively and immediately is important. If you don't take the appropriate course of action, your home could be subjected to secondary water damage (firefighting efforts), structural damage, and health hazards. The best course of action to take during the aftermath of a fire is to hire a fire damage restoration company. Learn more about how to select a company.

Obtain A Referral from Your Insurance Agent

One strategy you can employ to gain assistance from a fire damage restoration company is to request a referral from your insurance company. Insurance companies have a list of preferred vendors on a national and local level. SERVPRO is one such provider whose name appears on over 300 lists from insurance companies, local agencies, government entities, and property management firms. An added benefit of hiring a referral from your insurance provider is that it increases the likelihood that your agent and the fire damage restoration representatives will work well together. With such close cooperation and coordination, the final costs and time to complete the restoration can be lowered.

Do Your Research

Each house fire is unique and will have a distinct impact on your home. A small kitchen flare-up may only require smoke odor and soot clean up to prevent staining. More extensive damage such as the ceiling, drywall, and flooring damage would constitute a more comprehensive plan for fire damage restoration. SERVPRO's technicians are IICRC certified in all aspects of clean-up. We possess the equipment, training, and experience to resolve all aspects of the fire-damage restoration treatment.  Some of the services that our fire damage restoration company offers include:

·          Water Extraction 

·          HVAC system cleaning

·          Debris removal

·          Extensive drying and Dehumidifying 

·          Odor Removal

·          Potential structural rebuild

Why Choose SERVPRO?

Once a fire has affected your residential property in Dublin, your living space becomes dangerous. To ensure that the fire remediation process is completed quickly and correctly to restore safety and sanitation, consider SERVPRO. Here are just a few of the great benefits that we have to offer:

·          24/7 Emergency Services

·          Highly Trained Water, Mold, and Fire Remediation Specialists

·          Fast Response--usually on-site in about one hour

·          Trusted Industry Leader With More Than 1,650 Franchises

·          Preferred Vendor For Many Local And National Insurance Companies

Over the years, our company's professionals have become very proficient in offering clients in the Dublin area the customized, cutting edge fire damaged services they need and deserve. We, at SERVPRO, are always ready to serve you in your hour of need.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Pleasanton/Dublin is locally owned and operated and we are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale water, fire, and storm disasters.

We proudly serve Pleasanton, CADublin, CA, and surrounding areas. Please call us. (925) 426-2303