Recent Fire Damage Posts

We're Here For ALL of Your Fire Damage Cleaning Needs!

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Dishwasher that caught fire. The dishwasher was the cause of fire damage in this customer's 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.

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 – 
(207) 324-4400

Trust SERVPRO To Help With Your Fire Damage

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

House remains from a fire damage. House fires can be overwhelming and scary. Let SERVPRO of Southern York County help with cleanup and put you at ease!

SERVPRO of Southern York County is there when you need us most. In the event you experience an unfortunate event such as a fire, SERVPRO of Southern York County is there for you ANY time of day! 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 cleaning, 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.

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 – 
(207) 324-4400

Puffback Damage In Your Home? Call SERVPRO of Southern York County!

5/18/2020 (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 puff-back is an explosion that happens 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 puff-backs and have been doing so for over 10 years.

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 –
  207-324-4400

Choose SERVPRO For Your Fire Damage Restoration Needs!

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

Soot and water stains from fire damage Soot and water stains the walls of this common hallway after the building suffered a fire.

The aftermath of a fire damage can be devastating. It's difficult to know where to begin, who to call for help cleaning up the mess. There are many factors that need to be considered, even many dangers that aren't visible to the eye. By making the choice to call SERVPRO of Southern York County, you're already on the right track to restoring your home or business properly!

Not tending to smoke damage quickly and efficiently can also cause health issues. Smoke particles are so fine that they have the ability to settle into even the smallest of crevices in your home, clothing, furniture, and more. In addition to the unpleasant odor left behind, these small particles can irritate your lungs as well as your eyes, in some cases causing severe damage if not treated.

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 – 
(207) 324-4400

Fire & Soot Damage: Facts to Keep You In The Know!

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

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 Southern York County 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 – 207-324-4400

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.

207-324-4400

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. 

207-324-4400