Recent Fire Damage Posts

Fire Damage Restoration. Who to call?

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

It can be alarming and scary to watch a smoldering fire burst into a dangerous inferno. When a fire spreads outdoors (like a forest fire), everyone understands that trees and air aid the speed and progression of the fire. In your home, it can be more difficult to understand. Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Water damage of any sizes are welcomed!

 One of the main causes of spreading fire in a home is age – or rather, the lack of age. Newly constructed homes often contain brand new furnishings. These new construction materials combined with new furniture and fixtures tend to burn quickly because newer building materials are simply more flammable.

 Another reason home fire spread so quickly is because of the natural tendency to panic. Opening doors can provide oxygen that unintentionally feeds the fire. Running through the house trying to find loved ones or retrieve sentimental possessions is a panicked move. Don’t do it. It can be hard to keep your wits about you in a moment of panic, but it can help save the lives of the people you love. Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Water restoration and water damages are our specialty! Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call!

 Equip your home with fire extinguishers, fire escape routes, and other safety measures. In the unfortunate event of a fire, you’ll be able to escape as quickly as possible and lead your family to safety. Here at the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we are always willing and ready to help install any of these fire prevention tools in your home!

Los Angeles Fire Damage Restoration

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

A house fire can be a traumatic experience. It can have consequences far beyond the material losses of the fire. Keep reading to see three other ways a fire can affect your family and the signs you should look for. Fire damage, Fire cleanup, or any Fire remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Fire restoration and Fire damages are our specialty! Fire damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the Fire damage team to call!

  1. Separation Anxiety
    Stress following a fire can manifest as an unwillingness to be separated from each other even for brief periods of time. If your spouse is reluctant to return to work or your children balk at going back to school after a fire, they may be experiencing separation anxiety.
  2. Sorrow and Loss A house fire can cause your family to lose some items that no amount of insurance can replace. Family photos, family heirlooms, and treasured trinkets cannot be replicated. Coping with these losses can lead to initial bouts of sadness and regret.

If you or your family experience either of these follow-up effects in the aftermath of a fire, consider seeking professional help. A therapist can help your family recover and thrive again. You’ve hired one set of pros to restore your home, now employ another kind of pro to restore your family. Remind the people you love that escaping and surviving the fire is the most important thing. At the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we understand how traumatic this experience can be and will always be here to help in whichever ways we can. Highly trained technicians for Fire damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Fire damage of any sizes are welcomed!

Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

The loss suffered in a fire can range from minimal to total. In the days following a fire, your mind will dwell mostly on the safety and wellbeing of your family. SERVPRO of Park la Brea takes the following three steps to assess the level of loss in your home.

 First, we will decide what is salvageable and what is not. We will dispose of any building materials damaged in the fire that no longer safely serve their purpose or no longer meet building and safety code specifications. Highly trained technicians for Fire damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Fire damage of any sizes are welcomed!

 Second, our fire restoration experts will then examine your home for any structural damage. This type of damage must be addressed as soon as possible to determine when it is safe for your family to reenter the home, to remove any wanted possessions or to take up residency while repairs are made. Fire damage, Fire cleanup, or any Fire remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Fire restoration and Fire damages are our specialty! Fire damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the Fire damage team to call!

 Finally, we will calculate the number of financial resources it will take to restore your home to its previous state and to replace any damaged or destroyed personal property. The very first thing you should do after a fire is to take care of your family. The next step is to call on SERVPRO of Park la Brea who can help restore your home and peace of mind with our fire damage experts.

Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles can be dangerous!

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

The fire restoration process involves the repair of any structures damaged by smoke, fire, or water. Not only can the flames cause enormous damage, the ash, soot and smoke residue that remains will make the home almost noxious to live in. Both can create irritating odors, discolored walls or ceilings and cause breathing issues if there is a high concentration of ash left over. Fire damage, Fire cleanup, or any Fire remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Fire restoration and Fire damages are our specialty!

SERVPRO of Park La Brea knows just how devastating a fire can be. Our team is trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible. Our Fire restoration process involves:

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration

All in all, while this may seem like a long and complicated process, we are here to ease your mind and take away your worries. We are here to help you in your time of need. While we hope a disaster like this never happens to you, we hope that if it does, you are prepared. Fire damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the Fire damage team to call! Highly trained technicians for Fire damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Fire damage of any sizes are welcomed!

Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles can happen one day. Be Prepared!

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Home fires, no matter what caused them, can be extremely scary. But keep calm and learn what to do if a fire happens in your home. This is how to get everyone out safely and as soon as possible. Fire damage is not something that should be taken lightly, and fire cleanup and fire remediation teams should be contacted immediately.

The very first thing you need to do is alert everyone, but make sure not to panic. If there’s a kitchen fire, or if an electrical failure caused a fire, alert everyone as soon as you see it or sense the smoke. These are the first steps of serious fire damage. SERVPRO is here!

Once everyone is aware, follow the escape plan you had when you learned how to be prepared for a fire. It’s extremely important you know the best route out of the house and guide everyone out as quickly as possible. Safety is always our number one priority with any fire damage and through every fire cleanup. SERVPRO will help.

While you’re heading out, remember not to go back or delay to look for material things, go to the door and get out. In case you can’t walk, or can’t see due to the smoke damage, crawl to the floor and move like that until you reach the door. Smoke and Soot can make the conditions of the home very unsafe during fire damage. SERVPRO is the way to go!

Again, if by any chances you’re caught on fire, remember to immediately stop, drop and roll to stop your clothes from burning and getting bad burn injuries on your body. Once you’re out, count everyone to make sure you are all safe. Los Angeles homes, typically older homes, are more likely to suffer from more serious fire damage. As a result, it is important to contact a fire remediation team immediately for fire clean up!

Last, but not least, call 911 as soon as you have the chance. Don’t try to investigate the fire or go back in for personal belongings for any reason. Once the fire department has marked the area safe to enter, call SERVPRO of Park la Brea for a quote and to treat the fire damage!

Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles. Are you prepared?

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Although preventing a fire should always be a priority, sometimes accidents happen and we still need to be prepared to run away from the fire, the ashes and the smoke. Lucky, preparing for such an event is easier than you think.

  1. Have Smoke alarms set. These alarms can detect fire pretty quickly and go off the second they sense smoke, potentially saving your life. Install them all around the house, not just near the kitchen.
  2. Have a fire extinguisher ready at all times to disperse smoke and put down the fire, especially near the kitchen area, since most accidents like these are kitchen fires.
  3. Make sure you have an escape route. During the fires, the ashes and smoke can be pretty deceiving, so make sure you know your way out.
  4. Learn how to stop, drop, and roll. This simple technique can not only stop your clothes from burning, but it can stop the fire overall and avoid a bad burn.
    Learn how to move by crawling on the floor and avoiding all the smoke floating around. This particular one can potentially gain you more time and help you escape quickly.

Being prepared for a fire is all about planning ahead and controlling yourself in the situation. Fire and smoke can be terrifying but being prepared and knowing what to do could save your life.

Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles in any home!

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

First and foremost, fires can be extremely dangerous and scary if they are not dealt with promptly. In most cases, fires are caused by simple mistakes. Left the stove top on? Forgot the lasagna in the oven? Didn't burn out that candle? These are all, simply ways in which a fire can start. Fire damage in the Los Angeles area, considering our tight community, is very impactful. Fire cleanup, fire damage, and fire remediation specialists are here to help at SERVPRO of Park la Brea

For starters, when it comes to preventing kitchen fires, never leave your kitchen unattended when cooking. Keep stoves with hot oil in the back of the kitchen at all times, and never leave without turning them off. Same goes for when using the oven, never leave it alone. Fire damage is unforgivable! But the fire cleanup team is here to help! Soot clean up, smoke removal, and more!

When it comes to the rest of the house, follow these simple tips to prevent fires in your home:

  1. Do not leave any flammables near the kitchen. Nor sprays, oils, cleaning utensils. Absolutely nothing that can burn quickly.
  2. Keep an eye for old outlets extenders or old chargers. They can heat up and explode, causing an electrical failure at home, and even a huge fire.
  3. Never, ever, extinguish oil fire with water! This can cause a reaction and the fire would just spread, burning everything nearby.
  4. Pay attention to weird smokes or odd odors, these can tell you when something in your house is burning up and you can stop it before it turns to a whole house fire.

Causes of Home Fires

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

A small candle fire caused all of this damage!

Whether we liked it or not, home fires are very common, and the truth is, they can be caused by anything. It’s not only about a hot stove left unattended, or an overheated oven anymore, there are many things in your home that can potentially cause a fire.

  1. Kitchen Fires: Probably the most common ones, kitchen fires happen all over the country. Hot stoves, hot cooking oil, heated ovens and flammable objects near a fire, all can turn into a horrible accident.
  2. Electric Fires: Leaving your electronics plugged in overnight can potentially overheat the outlet and cause an electric failure that turns into a house fire.
  3. Candles/Matches: Lighting up a fire or a match in the wrong place can also start a fire, especially if you leave candles on flammable surfaces, it can lead to the fire spreading and burning everything on its path.

   As you can see, a lot of things can burn and start a fire. However, it is very easy to prevent these kinds of scenarios. There are many precautionary measures to make sure this does not happen. Call SERVPRO of Park la Brea to find out how! 

Fire? Smoke? Soot? Oh my.

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO uses our high-efficiency air scrubber to remove airborne particles that are invisible to the human eye!

Small fires don’t stop when you extinguish them away. Sure, the fire is gone, but the smoke, heat, and ashes can cause just as many problems to your house, turning a small fire into major damages.

For example, small fires can leave big marks on your walls, floors, and ceilings due to the heat coming from the flames. These types of marks are usually black and are extremely hard to remove.

Not only that, the smoke and ashes from a small fire can damage your electronics. Actually, smoke can get into electronic devices, causing them to malfunction and even cause the circuits to fail.

More so, the heat itself can melt objects that the fire didn’t get to touch. This includes electric outlets, electronics, clothes… Whatever was near the small fire at the moment it happened. Not to mention the smoke and burnt odor that can stay in your house for days, weeks, or months.

Asmall fire can be the cause of major damages around your house, even after the fire itself has been put away. Because of this, it is important to have your property checked, even if there is not substantial visual damage, by a professional!

Fires, How To Prevent them!

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

A beautiful home damaged by kitchen smoke damage!

First and foremost, fires can be extremely dangerous and scary if they are not dealt with promptly. In most cases, fires are caused by simple mistakes. Left the stove top on? Forgot the lasagna in the oven? Didn't burn out that candle? These are all, simply ways in which a fire can start.

For starters, when it comes to preventing kitchen fires, never leave your kitchen unattended when cooking. Keep stoves with hot oil in the back of the kitchen at all times, and never leave without turning them off. Same goes for when using the oven, never leave it alone.

When it comes to the rest of the house, follow these simple tips to prevent fires in your home:

  1. Do not leave any flammables near the kitchen. Nor sprays, oils, cleaning utensils. Absolutely nothing that can burn quickly.
  2. Keep an eye for old outlets extenders or old chargers. They can heat up and explode, causing an electrical failure at home, and even a huge fire.
  3. Never, ever, extinguish oil fire with water! This can cause a reaction and the fire would just spread, burning everything nearby.
  4. Pay attention to weird smokes or odd odors, these can tell you when something in your house is burning up and you can stop it before it turns to a whole house fire.

Fires will Burn without an Alarm!

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

A Fire Alarm on the ceiling of this long hallway!

Although preventing a fire should always be a priority, sometimes accidents happen and we still need to be prepared to run away from the fire, the ashes and the smoke. Lucky, preparing for such an event is easier than you think.

  1. Have Smoke alarms set. These alarms can detect fire pretty quickly and go off the second they sense smoke, potentially saving your life. Install them all around the house, not just near the kitchen.
  2. Have a fire extinguisher ready at all times to disperse smoke and put down the fire, especially near the kitchen area, since most accidents like these are kitchen fires.
  3. Make sure you have an escape route. During the fires, the ashes and smoke can be pretty deceiving, so make sure you know your way out.
  4. Learn how to stop, drop, and roll. This simple technique can not only stop your clothes from burning, but it can stop the fire overall and avoid a bad burn.
    5.Learn how to move by crawling on the floor and avoiding all the smoke floating around. This particular one can potentially gain you more time and help you escape quickly.

Being prepared for a fire is all about planning ahead and controlling yourself in the situation. Fire and smoke can be terrifying, but being prepared and knowing what to do could save your life.

How to evacuate a Fire!

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Home fires can happen in even the newest of homes!

Home fires, no matter what caused them, can be extremely scary. But keep calm, and learn what to do if a fire happens in your home. This is how to get everyone out safely and as soon as possible.
The very first thing you need to do is alert everyone, but make sure not to panic. If there’s a kitchen fire, or if an electrical failure caused a fire, alert everyone as soon as you see it or sense the smoke.
Once everyone is aware, follow the escape plan you had when you learned how to be prepared for a fire. It’s extremely important you know the best route out of the house and guide everyone out as quickly as possible.
While you’re heading out, remember not to go back or delay to look for material things, go to the door and get out. In case you can’t walk, or can’t see due to the smoke damage, crawl to the floor and move like that until you reach the door.
Again, if by any chances you’re caught on fire, remember to immediately stop, drop and roll to stop your clothes from burning and getting bad burn injuries on your body. Once you’re out, count everyone to make sure you are all safe.
Last, but not least, call 911 as soon as you have the chance. Don’t try to investigate the fire or go back in for personal belongings for any reason.

Important Steps In Fire Restoration

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Soot and smoke residue caused by a fire in home.

The fire restoration process involves the repair of any structures damaged by smoke, fire, or water. Not only can the flames cause enormous damage, the ash, soot and smoke residue that remains will make the home almost noxious to live in. Both can create irritating odors, discolored walls or ceilings and cause breathing issues if there is a high concentration of ash left over.

SERVPRO of Park La Brea knows just how devastating a fire can be. Our team is trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible. Our Fire restoration process involves:

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration

All in all, while this may seem like a long and complicated process, we are here to ease your mind and take away your worries. We are here to help you in your time of need. While we hope a disaster like this never happens to you, we hope that if it does, you are prepared.

2 Reasons Home Fire Spreads So Quickly in your Home

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

It may seem like a destroyed fire detector, but this detector saved a family of 4.

It can be alarming and scary to watch a smoldering fire burst into a dangerous inferno. When a fire spreads outdoors (like a forest fire), everyone understands that trees and air aid the speed and progression of the fire. In your home, it can be more difficult to understand.

 One of the main causes of spreading fire in a home is age – or rather, the lack of age. Newly constructed homes often contain brand new furnishings. These new construction materials combined with new furniture and fixtures tend to burn quickly because newer building materials are simply more flammable.

 Another reason home fires spread so quickly is because of the natural tendency to panic. Opening doors can provide oxygen that unintentionally feeds the fire. Running through the house trying to find loved ones or retrieve sentimental possessions is a panicked move. Don’t do it. It can be hard to keep your wits about you in a moment of panic, but it can help save the lives of the people you love.

 Equip your home with fire extinguishers, fire escape routes, and other safety measures. In the unfortunate event of a fire, you’ll be able to escape as quickly as possible and lead your family to safety. Here at the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we are always willing and ready to help install any of these fire prevention tools in your home!

2 Ways Fire Affects The Life Of Your Family

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

Family is always most important in any scenario. Protect your family always!

A house fire can be a traumatic experience. It can have consequences far beyond the material losses of the fire. Keep reading to see three other ways a fire can affect your family and the signs you should look for.

  1. Separation Anxiety
      Stress following a fire can manifest as an unwillingness to be separated from each other even for brief periods of time. If your spouse is reluctant to return to work or your children balk at going back to school after a fire, they may be experiencing separation anxiety.
  2. Sorrow and Loss                                   A house fire can cause your family to lose some items that no amount of insurance can replace. Family photos, family heirlooms and treasured trinkets cannot be replicated. Coping with these losses can lead to initial bouts of sadness and regret.

If you or your family experience either of these follow-up effects in the aftermath of a fire, consider seeking professional help. A therapist can help your family recover and thrive again. You’ve hired one set of pros to restore your home, now employ another kind of pro to restore your family. Remind the people you love that escaping and surviving the fire is the most important thing. At the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we understand how traumatic this experience can be and will always be here to help in whichever ways we can. 

How SERVPRO of Park la Brea Solve A Fire Loss in Los Angeles, CA.

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

With SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we make sure your home is completely restored and structurally fit for your safe return to your home.

The loss suffered in a fire can range from minimal to total. In the days following a fire, your mind will dwell mostly on the safety and wellbeing of your family. SERVPRO of Park la Brea takes the following three steps to assess the level of loss in your home.

 First, we will decide what is salvageable and what is not. We will dispose of any building materials damaged in the fire that no longer safely serve their purpose or no longer meet building and safety code specifications.

 Second, our fire restoration experts will then examine your home for any structural damage. This type of damage must be addressed as soon as possible to determine when it is safe for your family to reenter the home, to remove any wanted possessions or to take up residency while repairs are made.

 Finally, we will calculate the amount of financial resources it will take to restore your home to its previous state and to replace any damaged or destroyed personal property. The very first thing you should do after a fire is take care of your family. The next step is to call on SERVPRO of Park la Brea who can help restore your home and peace of mind with our fire damage experts.