Recent Fire Damage Posts

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.

Fire Cleanup

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

on left are oil lamps covered in soot and on right are oil lamps clean and white Before and after picture

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 Pleasanton/Dublin 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.

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