Recent Fire Damage Posts

Unattended cooking increases your chance for a kitchen fire.

2/6/2021 (Permalink)

Stove that caught on fire A local fire that started on the stove.

Did you know many kitchen fires were caused by unattended cooking? In today's world it is easy to get distracted by situations that grab your attention away from cooking for longer than intended.

Here are some stats of damages caused by kitchen fires:

Cooking fire stats: 

  • US fire departments respond to an estimated average of 172,900 home structure fires per year started by cooking activities in 2014-2018
  • Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home* fires and fire injuries, causing 49% of home fires that resulted in 21% of the home fire deaths and 44% of the injuries.
  • Two-thirds of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.
  • Clothing is the item first ignited in less than 1% of these fires, but clothing ignitions lead to 8% of the home cooking equipment fire deaths.
  • Ranges or cooktops account for three-fifths (61%) of home cooking fire incidents.
  • Unattended equipment is a factor in one-third (31%) of reported home cooking fires and over half (53%) of the associated deaths.
  • Frying dominates the cooking fire problem.

Here are some tips on cooking especially with oil or frying:  

What you should know about home cooking safety

  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains — away from your stovetop.
  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or too tired to cook. Do not cook.
If you have a cooking fire
  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

Safety considerations for cooking with oil

  • Always stay in the kitchen when frying on the stovetop.
  • Keep an eye on what you fry. If you see wisps of smoke or the oil smells, immediately turn off the burner and/or carefully remove the pan from the burner. Smoke is a dangerous sign that the oil is too hot.
  • Heat the oil slowly to the temperature you need for frying or sautéing.
  • Add food gently to the pot or pan so the oil does not splatter.
  • Always cook with a lid beside your pan. If you have a fire, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Do not remove the cover because the fire could start again. Let the pan cool for a long time. Never throw water on the fire.
  • If the fire does not go out or if you can't place a lid over the pan, get everyone out of your home. Call the fire department from outside

After a fire, Call us we are open 24/7 and we are there when you need us the most. 

Cob Webs or Smoke Webs?

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke webs in a ceiling corner Your fire can cause pretty interesting webs!

Fires are devastating  disaster to all involved. In some instances, restoration companies such as ourselves, find peculiar results from these fires.  Your first thought when you look at the picture could be "are those my cob webs" but it is actually something that we refer to as smoke webs, soot webs, or even soot tags!  Pictured here is a home that our team performed services on where smoke webs appeared in the corners of the room.

How do these smoke webs appear?

the ionization process of burning, particularly synthetic materials like plastics, rubbers and polymers, creates charged smoke particles which can attract towards certain surfaces and attract to each other creating chains, and ultimately web-like formations.  Webs form under certain conditions called wet smoke, which involves low heat or smoldering type environments.  Smoke webs are typically sticky and pungent and will smudge easily.  these webs will show up in areas where there is limited air flow, typically corners and edges of ceilings.  Depending on what exactly the webs are made of, they can be more difficult to clean.

If you home or business has experienced a devastating fire loss, look no further, SERVPRO of Rolla is here to help! Our franchise is locally owned and operated, so we are already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us the most.

SERVPRO of Rolla is your best source for all your emergency service needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Call today at (573)368-5555

When Fire Damage Strikes, We Are Here to Help

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

House Fire House Fire

The damage caused by a fire doesn't end when the flame have been extinguished.  When dealing with fire damage, homeowners often see their possessions that they spent their lives working for along with the roof over their heads destroyed, leaving them searching for a safe place to stay while they figure out what is next.  Meanwhile, businesses can find themselves in financial struggles and unable to deliver their good and services leaving them exposed to potential loss of clients, marketing share and potentially not re-opening.  Rapid fire damage restoration can hold the key to limiting the emotional and financial struggles caused by a fire.  SERVPRO of Rolla understands this and knows how important it is to get your lives back to normal and your business back in operation.

According to the latest numbers from the National Fire Protection Association, a structure fire is reported every 65 seconds.  When a fire alarm sounds, emergency responders and fire departments answer the call for help with rapid response and deployment to the scene of the fire.  When the fire is out and the smoke clears, SERVPRO team members respond, ready to help with the same rapid response and quick deployment to your damaged home or business 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

Do You Know About Soda Blast Media?

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Soda blasting demo Look at the difference soda blast media can make!

When a home or business has a fire the first thought that may come to mind is wiping the affected area. Our team of professionals will test all areas of the home, and that could be one method of cleaning.  In some extensive cases of fire damage the wood may be severely damaged where professional cleaners may not be effective. When home fires affect the stud walls, attics, and or joist systems soda blast media has been found to be very effective. 

Here is a great example of baking soda abrasive blasting to remove soot carbon and even some light charring from wood after fire damage, without further damaging the structure.  This technique is four times faster than hand sanding and brushing, and leaves wood with what can be best described as a "like new" appearance.  An added bonus to using the soda blast media is the natural deodorization achieved while using this media.  Remember SERVPRO "Like it never even happened."

What You Can Expect After The Fire

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

Have you ever wondered about the SERVPRO Fire Restoration Process?  Let SERVPRO of Rolla fill you in on some quick facts of our process.

One Hour:  Within one hour from first notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Rolla professional will contact you to arrange for service.  You will know that help is on the way!

Four Hours:  Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Rolla professional will be on-site to start mitigation services.  The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage.

Detailed Explanation:  A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO of Rolla professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

Eight Hours:  Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your insurance adjuster or property manager.

Pretesting:  A SERVPRO of Rolla professional will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

Cleaning, Restoration & Deodorization:  SERVPRO of Rolla professionals will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over.  They will use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time.

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

Expect the Best, call SERVPRO of Rolla for all of your emergency service needs. (573)368-5555

Your Fire Cleanup Professionals

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings.  SERVPRO of Rolla has a team of professionals that can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.  Our technicians will provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from smoke and soot removal to contents claim inventory and documentation restoration.  These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

SERVPRO of Rolla is your go-to fire restoration company in Phelps county and surrounding areas.  We are always here to help!

The professional staff and owners at SERVPRO of Rolla are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly and make it "Like it never even happened."

Firework Information and Safety

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Fireworks are beautiful! Stay safe and enjoy!

The 4th of July holiday is fast approaching and can be fun times with great memories.  Let's have this month be Fireworks Safety Month.  SERVPRO of Rolla would like to help make sure everyone knows about some firework safety.  

If fireworks are legal where you live, keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Never make your own fireworks
  • Buy only legal fireworks (legal fireworks have a label with the manufacture's name and directions)
  • Store fireworks in a cool dry place
  • Kids should never play with fireworks.  Fireworks like firecrackers, rockets, and sparklers are just as dangerous.
  • Always use fireworks outside and have a bucket of water and a hose nearby.
  • Stay clean of others setting off fireworks
  • Never throw or point fireworks at someone
  • keep pets indoors while setting off fireworks  Animals are very sensitive and can be frightened by the stress of fireworks

The dangers of fireworks if not handled properly can result in injury to yourself and others.  The best way to protect your family is not to use any fireworks at home, with leaving the lighting to the professionals.  Check your local areas for Firework displays.

Fireworks are meant to me enjoyed by all but you will enjoy them much more knowing your family is safe.

Smoke Webs

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Fire can cause pretty interesting webs!

Fires are devastating disasters to all involved.  Sometimes restoration companies such as ourselves, find peculiar results from these fires.  Your first thought when you look at the picture could be "my, those are cob webs" but it is actually something that we refer to as smoke webs, soot webs, or even soot tags!  This is a picture of a home that we performed services on where smoke webs appeared in the corners of the room.

Why do these smoke webs appear?

The ionization process of burning, particularly synthetic materials like plastics, rubbers and polymers, creates charged smoke particles which can attract towards certain surfaces, and attract to each other creating chains, and ultimately web-like formations.  Webs form under certain conditions called wet smoke, which involves low heat, or smoldering type environments.  Smoke webs are typically sticky and pungent and will smudge easily.  These webs will show up in areas where there is limited air flow, typically corners and edges of ceiling.  Depending on what exactly the webs are made of, they can be more difficult to clean.

SERVPRO of Rolla is here to help!  Our franchise is locally owned and operated, so we are already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us most.  Please give us a call today at (573)-368-5555

What Not to do For Fire and Soot Damage

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

Whether you have a small fire or a large structure altering fire, there are some Do Not's that you may want to avoid.  When you have a fire in your home the first thought is to start cleaning up yourself.  Washing clothes, shampooing carpet or upholstered furniture, attempt to clean appliances, etc.  Here are a few tips on the should not's of fire and soot.

DON'T

  • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surface.
  • Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture.
  • Attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water.
  • Consume any food or beverage that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet.  Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, with air movement creating secondary changes.
  • Send garments to the dry cleaner.  Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

Fire/Smoke damage can be naked to the eye, and sometimes you don't know the extent of the damage.  SERVPRO of Rolla will give you the right direction to take, the proper information and guide you through the whole process.

SERVPRO of Rolla is here 24 hours a day 7 days a week for all of your emergency service needs!

Do You Have a Fire Escape Plan?

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Some disasters we just don't want to think about, but planing and thinking ahead could possibly save your life and the lives of your family.

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds.  A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire.  Make sure to install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, level and outside each separate sleeping area.  Bring everyone in your household together and make a plan.  Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes.  Be sure to mark two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.

Here are some helpful tips to make every second count!

  • Draw a map of your home, marking 2 exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can not help them.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year, with practicing different ways out.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside.  Never go back inside a burning building.

Fires are dangerous and we here at SERVPRO of Rolla want to make sure you and your family are prepared!

Fire Cleanup Professionals

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings.  SERVPRO of Rolla has the professionals that can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.  SERVPRO of Rolla will provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from smoke and soot removal to contents claim inventory and document restoration.  These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible. 

SERVPRO of Rolla is your go-to fire restoration company in Phelps County and surrounding areas.  We are always here to help!

The Professional staff and owners at SERVPRO of Rolla are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly and make it "Like it never even happened."

Emergency Fire Damage Process Overview

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Rolla we pride ourselves in timely response times.  Here is a overview of our emergency services:

  • One Hour:  Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Rolla professional will contact you to arrange for service.  You will now that help is on the way!
  • Four Hours:  Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Rolla franchise professional will be on-site to start mitigation services.  They key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage.
  • Detailed Explanation:  A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO of Rolla professional will walk you through the  job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.
  • Pretesting:  A SERVPRO of Rolla professional will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.
  • Eight Hours:  Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your adjuster or property manager.
  • Cleaning, Restoration & Deodorization:  SERVPRO of Rolla professionals will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over.  They will use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time.
  • Final Walk-Through:  After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

Call SERVPRO of Rolla for all your Emergency Servivce needs.  We are always here to help.

Stay Informed and Safe this Fireworks Season

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Let's have this month be Fireworks Safety Month.  The Fourth of July holiday is fast approaching and can be fun times with great memories.  Let SERVPRO of Rolla help make sure everyone knows about some firework safety.

If fireworks are legal where you live, keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Buy only legal fireworks (legal fireworks have a label with the manufacturer's name and directions) 
  • Store fireworks in a cool dry place
  • Never make your own fireworks
  • Kids should never play with fireworks. Fireworks like firecrackers, rockets, and sparklers are just as dangerous.
  • Always use fireworks outside and have a bucket of water and a hose nearby.
  • Stay clear of others setting off fireworks
  • Never throw or point fireworks at someone
  • Keep pets indoors while setting off fireworks.  Animals are very sensitive and can be frightened by the stress of fireworks.

The dangers of fireworks if not handled properly can result in injury to yourself and or others.  The best way to protect your family is not to use any fireworks at home, with leaving the lighting to the professionals.  Check your local areas for Firework displays.

Fireworks are meant to be enjoyed by all but you'll enjoy them much more knowing your family is safe.

Historic House Fire

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Cause of loss photo after fire had been extinguished.

A historic home in St. James, Missouri caught fire in October of 2018.  A wood burning stove is believed to be the source of the loss.  In this picture is the source of damage, cause of loss photo that was taken when our technicians were on site.  SERVPRO of Rolla  was called in to perform Board Up services for the customer due to windows and doors being exposed.  After board up was complete, SERVPRO of Rolla was again called in to perform content pack out, inventory, cleaning of all contents in the home.  Customers are provided a inventory list with pictures of all salvageable and non-salvageable items.

SERVPRO of Rolla is available 24/7 for all of your emergency service needs.  Please give us a call at 573-368-5555 and we can make it "Like it never even happened."

Fire and Smoke Damage

10/13/2018 (Permalink)

When you have a fire in your home the first thought is to start cleaning up yourself. Washing clothes, shampooing carpet or upholstered furniture, attempt to clean appliances and ect. Here are some tips on you should not:

 DON'T

* Attempt to wash any walls or painted surface

* Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture.

* Attempt to clean any electrical appliance (TV sets, radio, VCR, DVD players, ect) that may have been close to fire, heat or water.

* Consume any food or beverage that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water.

* Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary changes.  

* Send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

Fire/Smoke damage can be naked to the eye and sometimes you don't know how extent the damage is. SERVPRO of Rolla will give you the right direction to take, the proper information and guide you through the whole process.

SERVPRO of Rolla is here 24/7 call at anytime 573-368-5555

                  Like it never even happened.

Kitchen Fire Safety

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

This photo is of a kitchen fire started from frying on a gas stovetop.

In 2010-2014, U.S. fire department s responded to an average of 166,100 home structure fires that involved cooking equipment per year.  These fires caused and average of 480 civilian fire deaths, 5,540 civilian fire injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage.

Here are a few tips on how to prevent kitchen fires and keep your family safe.

  • Stay in the kitchen do not leave food unattended on the stove.
  • Watch your clothing. Keep long flowing sleeves and large fitting shirts tied back while cooking.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher near or in the kitchen
  • Do not leave towels or oven mitts close to the hot burner.
  • Change the batteries in your smoke detector regularly.

For smoke or fire damage call SERVPRO of Rolla, we are always here to help! 573-368-5555

Lightning Safety Tips

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Although lightning can strike anytime, the chance for lightning increases in the summer months. Stay safe with these basic tips.

*Have a lightning safety plan, and cancel/postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are expected.

* If you do get caught outside, avoid high ground, open spaces, and all metal objects including electric wires, etc. Seek shelter in a substantial building or a fully enclosed metal vehicle.

* If you are indoors, stay away from doors and windows. Do not use the telephone. Consider unplugging computers, power tools, & TV sets. Lightning may strike exterior electric/phone lines, inducing shocks to inside equipment.

Please make sure to be careful when lightning strikes, even if you think its far from you.

SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help 24/7, even if you have any questions.  

Electrical Safety Tips

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Electrical Safety Tips

* Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords.

* Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets. Consider having additional outlets added by a qualified electrician so you do not have to use extension cords.

*Avoid overloading outlets. Plug only one high-wattage appliance into each receptacle outlet at a time.

* If outlets or switches feel war, frequent problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuits, or flicking or dimming lights, call a qualified electrician.

Always make sure that you follow the electrical safety tips. You never want your electrical cord to short out or over heat could result into starting a fire in your home or place of business.

SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7.

"Like it never even happened."  

Firework Safety

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

It's fireworks season!

According to the national Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an average of 18,500 fires are started every year by fireworks. This includes 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. "These fires caused an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and an average of $43 million in direct property damages," says the NFPA.

Do you thin sparklers are the safe way to go? Nope: they account for about a fourth of emergency room fireworks injuries.

Stay safe this summer by paying close attention to children at fireworks events, and avoiding the use of consumer fireworks. Please make sure you are careful with any kind of fireworks. Safety is a big deal when using fireworks.

House Fire

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Picture of the basement after the fire

A electrical fire caused this house in Bunker, MO to catch fire and leave the homeowners with little left of their belongings. This before picture show the mess left behind and the extent of all the damage the fire did. SERVPRO of Rolla was called in to clean up the aftermath! SERVPRO of Rolla did a complete pack out of any salvageable items and a pack out of all non salvageable items with keeping a photo and a inventory list of everything. The owners didn't think anything was salvageable and was thrilled to find out some of their belongings were salvageable.

SERVPRO of Rolla uses assured packout to keep inventory of everything so at the end the customer will received a list as well. SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7

Smoke/Soot Damage

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

When a house or business has a fire you think of major damage and can see where the damage is. Well, in some cases you can't see where soot is. SERVPRO of Rolla uses test sponges to wipe surfaces in parts of the home and business to see if you have any soot anywhere. Just because you don't see if doesn't mean its not there. At any time you have a fire you need to get everything tested so you don't miss anything, SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help and ready to test any part of your home or business. SERVPRO of Rolla is here 24/7 and ready to help. You can call at anytime 573-368-5555.

 "Like it never even happened."

Fire Damage

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know that a Hydroxyl is used to eliminate smoke odors on countless things. Hydroxyl are so reactive and powerful. After you have a fire in your home or business and it has been cleaned professionally sometimes you can still have a smoke odor in your home or business. SERVPRO of Rolla has special chemicals and equipment to make sure your house is free of smoke odor. Hydroxyl is one of them, fogging, ozone and may more. SERVPRO of Rolla is always here to help, 24/7, we have the right chemicals, pack out system, and equipment to get your home or business back to pre loss condition.

SERVPRO of Rolla 573-368-5555 you can always count on us!

 "Like it never even happened."

Fire and Smoke Damages

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

When you have a fire in your home the first thought is to start cleaning up yourself. Washing clothes, shampooing carpet or upholstered furniture, attempt to clean appliances and ect. Here are some tips on you should not:

 DON'T

* Attempt to wash any walls or painted surface

* Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture.

* Attempt to clean any electrical appliance (TV sets, radio, VCR, DVD players, ect) that may have been close to fire, heat or water.

* Consume any food or beverage that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water.

* Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary changes.  

* Send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

Fire/Smoke damage can be naked to the eye and sometimes you don't know how extent the damage is. SERVPRO of Rolla will give you the right direction to take, the proper information and guide you through the whole process. SERVPRO of Rolla is here 24/7 call at anytime 573-368-5555

                  " Like it never even happened"

House Fire Rolla, MO

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

This picture shows the extent of the fire in the kitchen

A electrical fire in the kitchen caused this Rolla house to catch fire. This picture before shows how extensive this fire was and the damage that was caused to the home. The fire was put out by the local fire department causing water damage to. SERVPRO of Rolla was call in to clean up the aftermath!  There was a lot of damage to the outside/ inside of the home and to the belongings in the home. SERVPRO of Rolla used the pack out system to keep track of the customers belongings which keeps a salvage and non salvage list for the customer. The house needed to be completely gutted. The customer homeschooled his children so they needed certain contents clean in a rush so they could begin school. SERVPRO of Rolla made sure that would happen. The customer was please with the outcome of how quick SERVPRO of Rolla was.

Fire Tips for Homeowners

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Rolla can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems. SERVPRO of Rolla provide timely response with mitigation service ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. Theses services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

SERVPRO of Rolla are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help your regain control quickly.

  • What You Can 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.

* Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.

* Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.

* Do not clean any electrical equipment.

* Do not send clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Home Fire Safety Tips

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Preparing a meal for company? Don't leave your kitchen unattended while entertaining your guest. Always stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or using an open flame.

 If you have a fire here are some DO:

 * Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.

* Keep hands clean. Soot on hand can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.

* Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.

* If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.

Most importantly make sure your family and family pets are safe and out of the house.

 You can call SERVPRO of Rolla we are always here to help 24/7!

Soda Blast Media

11/5/2014 (Permalink)

Fire - Soda Blast Demo

Here's a great example of baking soda abrasive blasting to remove soot carbon and even some light charring from wood after fire damage, without further damaging the structure.This technique is four times faster than hand sanding and brushing, and leaves wood with what can best be described as a “like new” appearance. An added bonus is the natural deodorization achieved while using this media. SERVPRO    "Like it never even happened."