Recent Fire Damage Posts

Escape route

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO we see all types of losses occur. We have seen devastating fires damages ravage homes and one tip we have for anyone is to have a plan in place just in case a fire may happen. SERVPRO recognizes the importance of being prepared for an unfortunate event, some things to remember;

Draw a map of the home, show all doors and windows.
Show clear and all escape routes.
Visit each room.
Make sure your smoke alarms are in working order.
Choose a meeting spot.
Talk about the plan every so often so everyone is constantly up to date.
Go over emergency contacts with the household.
Most importantly, practice your escape route.

These simple yet life saving tips helps during a time where every second counts. These plans help with the panic that may set during this unfortunate time and allow everyone to know, where they are supposed to go, how, and allow everyone to meet at the same location.

SERVPRO of Southern York County is here to help and if you have any questions regarding fires damages or about your smoke alarms, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.



4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Throughout the year SERVPRO gets calls about fire damages and puff backs. Puff backs are not as extensive as a house fire but can be just as costly. A puffback the malfunction known as a puffback is not so easily dealt with. A puffback is an explosion inside the burner chamber of the furnace or boiler which causes black smoke to slowly be continuously dispersed through the home. The smoke slowly happens over time and clean a black residue over everything in the home. 

Most of the time they are caught relatively quickly, but this can be overlooked if the problem originates in an area of the home not frequently used. Since the issue happens slowly over time and can go unnoticed and cause a great deal of damage. SERVPRO of Southern York County has cleaned hundreds of puffbacks and have been doing so for over 10 years. IF you have any questions about our cleaning process or having a possible puffback please feel free to give us a call. 


Charred wood?

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern York County has got hundreds of calls over the years regarding fire damages. There are many ways to approach fire damage to a home or business. In almost all cases SERVPRO is there to remove the damaged materials and clean the remaining areas. But cleaning these areas is never a walk in the park. In many cases, we need to use a technique known as soda blasting to get the wood back as close to preloss condition as possible. 

Soda blasting is a combination of compressed air mixed with essentially baking soda to "blast" the wood in small sections to slowly work away the charred wood areas and leave the unaffected wood intact. This process can take hours or days depending on the size of the loss. 

After the soda blasting is completed SERVPRO is then able to do a final cleaning of the home and provide odor sealing to ensure the odor is eliminated. 

For more information on soda blasting or fire damage please feel free to call our office anytime. 


Fire damage

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern York County is there when you need us most. If in the event you experience an unfortunate event such as a fire SERVPRO of Southern York County is there. For over 30 years SERVPRO has been assisting with homeowners in Maine with tragic events. 

SERVPRO has been involved with many different multitudes losses, from small kitchen fires to whole homes being affected and even complete home or business losses. SERVPRO of Southern York County has been a local leader from over 15 years lead by our local owner John Giunco. Whether it be cleanings, demolition, move outs, inventory of lost items and goods, or roof tarping SERVPRO is available 24/7.

If you have questions about a possible puff back, soot damage or fire damage, please feel free to call out local office anytime. We would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.