Recent Fire Damage Posts

Fire Restoration and Clean Up in Round Rock, Texas

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Restoration and Clean Up in Round Rock, Texas Fire Clean Up

After a fire there can be a lot of debris to pick up and also an abundance of restoration to be done on anything that survived.

At SERVPRO of Georgetown / East Round Rock / Hutto our crews are trained on how to properly handle the debris left behind from the fire department putting out the fire. Our technicians are skilled at wiping down surfaces that have been affected by the soot. Yes, there is a special way to do it so that it does not smear. There are also special chemicals that we have to help with removal of the odor too.

Call us 512-301-7765 for all of your fire restoration, mold remediation, water mitigation and bio hazard clean up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fire Debris is Messy

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Debris is Messy Fire Clean Up

The firemen do everything they can to put out the fires. This means tearing up the walls, ripping out the ceilings and spraying water on everything. It creates such a wet sloppy mess to clean up.

Sometimes we have to rent a dumpster for all of the sheet rock and insulation that is torn out of the walls and ceiling to stop the fire from spreading. SERVPRO of Georgetown / East Round Rock / Hutto helped this family to figure out what was able to be restored and what needed to be disposed of. Our crew was able to pick up the debris in one day and pack out the items to be saved for storage.

Call us today 512-301-7765 for any water, fire or bio hazard emergency you may have.

Clean Up After a Fire

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Clean Up After a Fire Fireplace After the Fire

This house fire in Round Rock, Texas was caused by old wiring that had not been properly grounded and secured. The damage from the fire encompassed over three quarters of the home. 

SERVPRO of Georgetown / East Round Rock / Hutto was called on emergency to help the homeowners figure out how the clean up process was going to happen. We created a Work Plan so that everyone knew what each next step was going to be. Our crews followed through and finished picking up the debris within 3 days. Depending on the severity of the structure damage, will depend on how long it takes us to help with the clean up.

Call us today 512-301-7765 for any mold remediation, water mitigation, fire restoration and bio hazard clean up.

Smoke Behavior Patterns

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Behavior Patterns Fire Damage

SERVPRO of Georgetown/East Round Rock/Hutto understands that using professional equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense.

SERVPRO Professionals will answer your call with fast action, exceptional equipment and trained uniformed personnel.

Certainly, the right tool for the job is vital to timely mitigation and restoration, but perhaps more important, our fire damage professionals are trained in fire cleanup and restoration.

Knowing the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns are vital to proper restoration.

  • Wet Smoke - Plastics and Synthetics; low heat, smoldering, sticky and smeary.
  • Dry Smoke - Paper and Wood; fast burning, high temperatures, dry and powdery.
  • Protein - Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
  • Fuel Oil Soot - Furnace Puff Backs.

Pretesting determines the proper cleaning method and allows us to save your precious items.

Fire Damage is Never Scheduled

4/17/2014 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage is Never Scheduled Fire damage in an apartment in Austin, TX

Fire damage probably isn’t on your mind much, but in all honesty, it should be. The first 48 hours after a fire often make the difference between ‘restoring’ vs. ‘replacing’ your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of South Austin professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to content claims inventory and document restoration. So when will help arrive and what can you do in the meantime?

When Will Help Arrive?

  1. One Hour: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of South Austin professional contacts you to arrange for service.

  2. Four Hours: Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of South Austin professional is onsite to start mitigation services.

  3. Detailed Explanation:  A trained and uniformed SERVPRO of South Austin employee walks you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

  4. Pretesting: A SERVPRO of South Austin employee will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

  5. Eight Hours: Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope is communicated to the appropriate person.

  6. Cleaning, Restoration, & Deodorization: SERVPRO of South Austin professionals work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. We then use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to make it “like it never even happened.”

  7. Final Walk-through: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

What To Do Until Help Arrives

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring

  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high-traffic areas and upholstery

  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil

  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet

What NOT To Do

  • Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces

  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery

  • Do not clean electrical equipment

  • Do not send clothing to a dry cleaner; improper cleaning may set smoke odor

SERVPRO of South Austin professionals understand returning to your home and business is the primary concern. We respond quickly offering a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services to help you return home as soon as possible. Before risking further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the fire damage clean up and restoration professionals at (512) 301-7765.