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After a Fire in Glen Cove, Get Skilled Damage Repair

3/22/2023 (Permalink)

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Calling SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration in Glen Cove

Kitchen fires, a blaze that starts in your garage, or a fire that engulfs more than one area of your Glen Cove home – these are all events that cause devastation and disrupt your life. Rather than stressing and trying to pick up the pieces on your own with DIY methods, SERVPRO handles fire damaged homes with precision and care. Our years of expertise and industry knowledge allow us to get you the results you deserve while saving time and money. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster for fire restorations and other emergencies.

With fire damage in Glen Cove and surrounding areas, SERVPRO understands all our customers' emotions. Because of this, we are customer-focused and ready to help you adjust as the restoration takes place. In addition to our proven methods and efficient process, we take the burden off you throughout the claims process. We ensure all details of your fire and smoke remediation project get carefully documented for your insurance agency to make your claim go as smoothly as possible.

Careful Contents Assessment and Cleaning Go a Long Way

Fire damaged homes see everything from water damage to charring, soot, and immense smoke odors. Along with our crew's attention to all structural elements and building materials, we have also perfected our processes for addressing your contents and cherished keepsakes. We always work to restore versus replace. What does that mean? Essentially, we inspect items thoroughly to determine salvageability. The correct cleaning methods get selected, and we meticulously move through everything until the project is complete.

Standard cleaning methods our IICRC-certified technicians may use with fire restorations include:

  • Dry cleaning gets used during pre-cleaning or handling light soiling/soot residue.
  • Wet cleaning to handle moderate or heavy soiling/soot residue.
  • Spray and wipe techniques allow us to carefully clean items that cannot undergo wet cleaning. With wet methods, foam cleaning gets used for upholstery and other materials that could shrink, stain, or bleed.
  • Immersion cleaning helps as we dip contents into an immersion tank filled with a cleaning solution.
  • Abrasion cleaning works using agitation to clear away soiling from surfaces.

What About Odor Issues after Fire Damage?

No fire damage project is complete without the help of our Odor Control Technicians (OCT). There are various smells left from a fire, including charred debris, protein soot after food items burn, and even musty odors from the water used for putting out the flames. Our team selects the best methods to eliminate odors – never masking them with cheap sprays and other ineffective products. SERVPRO has a range of equipment, cleaners, and deodorants readily available on the vehicles in our Green Fleet for such a task, including:

  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Ozone generators
  • Odor counteractant beads or pellets
  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers
  • Ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers

We Keep your Project Organized and Items Safe During Restoration

There may be situations where belongings in your home must get moved off-site for safekeeping or cleaning. SERVPRO follows strict protocols for our pack-out/move-out services to log your items in the right place. We may set up stations on your property for cleaning or bring specific contents back to our warehouse for special attention. Once we get finished with the project, everything gets loaded back inside your home and in the proper place.

Hiring SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho is your best bet for fire damage restoration when you want peace of mind. You can reach out around the clock by calling our customer care team at (516) 671-1919.

Glen Cove Residents Trust SERVPRO with Fire Damage Restoration

2/14/2023 (Permalink)

Fan on Fire Don’t let your property be a victim of fire damage, SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is only a call away.

SERVPRO Uses Latest Tech in Fire Damage Restoration of Glen Cove Homes

Restorative cleaning can reduce the cost of your fire damage claim. SERVPRO experts use the latest technology and apply the principles and elements of cleaning to restore fire damage to your Glen Cove home to preloss condition. 

SERVPRO’s goal while restoring fire damage to your Glen Cove home is to remove the smoke and soot residues as quickly as possible. The heat, oxygen, moisture, and gas interact with the smoke residues in many ways creating a great variety of cleaning challenges. SERVPRO techs use different cleaning approaches to capture and remove these residues to limit the extent of the damage. 

Deodorization During Smoke Remediation 

Fire and smoke damage often produce odors that can be very strong and persistent and can linger for a long time if not treated properly. The main objective of SERVPRO techs during deodorization is to eliminate the source of the odor and restore the affected area to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO techs use several pieces of equipment to combat odors in fire-damaged homes, including the following:

  • Pressure/electric sprayer
  • Ozone generator
  • Photocatalytic oxidizer
  • Air scrubber 
  • Thermal fogger 

Thermal fogging is one of the most effective methods to treat smoke odors. It involves using a fogging machine to generate a dense, hot fog that penetrates deep into the affected materials and neutralizes the odor-causing particles. 

Sealing the Surfaces During Smoke Remediation 

It involves removing any visible soot and smoke residues from surfaces and then applying a sealant to prevent the odor from re-penetrating the affected materials. The sealant also helps to prevent the growth of contaminating microbes, which can contribute to unpleasant odors and potential health hazards.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919. Our techs are available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have.

How Can SERVPRO Neutralize My Home’s Unpleasant Fire-Related Odors?

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke Detector Fires of all sizes can cause smoke and soot damage. You can trust the SERVPRO Brand to make it, "Like it never even happened."

Your Neighborhood SERVPRO in Glen Head Uses State-Of-The-Art Tools to Eliminate the Unwanted Smells of Fire Damage. 

When fire ravages your Glen Head home, it leaves smelly airborne particles that eventually settle and coat surfaces throughout your residence. These troublesome remnants of house fires generally produce persistent foul smells that can prove quite challenging to neutralize. With the right equipment, however, it is possible to rid your home of these unpleasant reminders of a fire. High-quality services like SERVPRO employ all the latest advanced gear to treat your home’s fire damage effectively. Our technicians utilize specialized equipment that rapidly removes impacted air from your interiors and filters out odorous particles.

How Does SERVPRO Remove Fire-Polluted Air from Your Home?

As one of the most well-equipped fire damage restoration companies in Glen Head, we use all the latest air moving and filtering technologies to remove fire-polluted air from your residence quickly. The primary devices we employ to do this are:

  • High-velocity box fans that quickly push fire-polluted air out of your home
  • Advanced air movers that swiftly draw in and push out impacted air, exchanging it for fresh air
  • Innovative air scrubbers clean dirty interior air by filtering harmful gasses and odorous particles out of it

Additionally, our technicians employ HVAC cleaning systems, which have agitators, a strong vacuum, and a filtration network, to clean up and prevent airborne particles from spreading. All this works to remove contaminants from your home’s interior air. This cleaning is just the first step in eliminating fire-related smells from your residence and returning your property to its pre-fire condition.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Neutralize Remaining Smells?

SERVPRO professionals use additional tools and measures to counteract, mask, or seal off odors remaining after their initial ventilation procedures. These actions make your home smell more than it did before the fire in Glen Head. Some of the tools and techniques we do this with are: 

  • Vaportek systems that neutralize smell-emitting particles with aerosolized natural oils
  • Ozone generators to counteract odors with ozone gas
  • Injection devices that put deodorants in impacted upholstery and carpeting
  • Thermal foggers to neutralize or mask foul odors with aerosolized deodorants
  • Ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers that seal and deodorize difficult-to-access areas in your home

Most times, these efforts are highly effective in handling the unpleasant smells of fire damage. They often do away with these annoying reminders of fire events and make your home fit to live in again.

Harmful Compounds Are Removed

As a concerned neighbor, SERVPRO is dedicated to your safety. We focus on removing the toxic and other harmful products of combustion from your home as quickly as possible by using specialized expertise and tools. Fires can strike anywhere, anytime, and often when you least expect them.

It is crucial to have your fire damage remediated by trained professionals for all these reasons.  

Returning a house to its pre-fire condition involves much more than restoring physical damage and cleaning visible residues off surfaces. 

Remember, if a fire ever damages your residence, call a local service that cares about your safety and is dedicated to your satisfaction. Contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for assistance.

We Have The Expertise And Equipment To Restore Your Glen Cove Home After A Fire Disaster

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke damage in the ceiling of this Condo needed immediate restoration. We are available 24/7 so we showed up right away and began restoration.

Content Recovery After Fires in Glen Cove Homes

With so many divisions of our team, we work to address multiple facets of fire loss recovery in your Glen Cove home simultaneously. With an extensive roster of restoration specialists, all with training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we have the expertise and equipment to not only overcome the damaging effects within the house but on the contents of this residence as well.

Content recovery and management are vital components of the comprehensive recovery solutions that our team has after fire damage in your Glen Cove home. With varying severities of damage based on the proximity to the ignition of the blaze, various personal belongings can require different levels of care and restoration from our trained team. With a full inspection of the damaged property, our professionals can get to work on earmarking which items, furniture, and contents must get removed or stored elsewhere to protect them from the spreading effects of the fire loss incident.

Our SERVPRO contents department has multiple approaches to return your fire-damaged belongings to their previous condition. In many cases, removed items require cleaning, deodorization, and possibly even drying before they can get safely stored in our facility. We keep items protected in a vault within a climate-controlled warehouse until the time comes that they can get returned to your restored house.

In some cases, items do not need to get entirely removed from the premises but are stored on-site in a safe location unaffected by the spreading damages. In these situations, our SERVPRO professionals must also address the individual needs of the items, such as focused cleaning and deodorization efforts. Still, they are there to get returned to their original positions upon the completion of the restoration process.

Fire loss incidents can make a mess of your home and its contents. Our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team has the expertise and equipment to provide premier content management during this emergency to keep your belongings safe and protected. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (516) 671-1919.

A Safe Plan for Fire Damage to Glen Head Residences

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

Illustration of Humans in Bubble with Fire Background SERVPRO not only wants to assist with your fire damage clean up, but wants to insure your safety.

We Want to Help You Every Bit of the Way Through Your Glen Head Home Fire Damage.

Knowing how you and your family should respond to damaging emergencies that occur in your Glen Head home can help to maintain safety during this crisis. It can be easy to become overwhelmed and panicked. Still, a well-rehearsed plan of action can help to protect your property and its occupants. This system of response must include not only the roles of individual family members but also the best solutions for restoring these harmful effects to your house. 

Many effects after an emergency become part of the overall fire damage to Glen Head residences. From soot residues to widespread odors, there are multiple layers of symptoms that must get addressed to return any property to its pre-damaged condition successfully. While the focus of any emergency plan should be the safety of those involved, we at SERVPRO know that there are some things that you can add to protect specific belongings and areas of the property in the earliest stages of recovery. 

Both during and following a fire loss incident, here are some things that our SERVPRO professionals urge focused homeowners to do or consider: 

  • Find a safe place where all family members can meet, an adequate distance from the house. 
  • Do not make content protection a priority during the fire; get out of the house, and ensure everyone else has. 
  • During damage assessment, seal off unaffected or slightly damaged areas of your house to prevent these effects from getting worse. 
  • Remove all damaged or compromised contents from your property. Our professionals have advanced tools and equipment for recovering your fire-damaged belongings. 
  • Most homeowners are aware of changes to the appearance of their property – these looks can indicate a need for reconstruction, cleaning, or item removal. 

Fire recovery efforts require many different approaches, from extensive cleaning to deodorization. If it ever becomes too much for you to handle or manage on your own, you can count on the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho specialists. Give us a call anytime at (516) 671-1919.

What Might Interfere With Fire Restoration at My Glen Head Home?

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Wall being cleaned The first step to resolving fire damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho.

SERVPRO Helps Glen Head Homeowners with Equipment and Skills to Tackle Fire Damage

Inconveniences from property fires in Glen Head vary greatly depending on the source or the response mounted after the fire. The inconvenience is greater if you cannot carry out proper restoration since you continue enduring problems such as bad odor and deeply soiled surfaces. The structure and contents also continue deteriorating, increasing the overall costs you have to bear. 

You can request help from a professional to ensure fire restoration at your Glen Head home progresses unhindered. Professional teams like SERVPRO are better prepared since restoring properties affected by fires is part of our daily work. 

Some Issues That Interfered with Restoration Include:

  • Lack of equipment
  • Limited skills
  • Emotional attachment to the loss
  • Limited workforce

Restoring fire damage takes everyday actions like cleaning, demolition and rebuilding, and odor management, among others. However, accomplishing these processes takes special skills and equipment. For example, cleaning soot from unique surfaces such as acoustic tiles without ruining them is not easy. Also, removing destroyed structural materials can lead to unnecessary destruction of otherwise salvageable materials. Better skills and equipment eliminate these challenges easily. Our SERVPRO technicians use Peroxide-Active cleaning when dealing with delicate surfaces like acoustic tiles. Blast cleaning with a medium like sodium bicarbonate simplifies cleaning unfinished surfaces like trusses, frames, and joists.

Human Factors in Fire Restoration

Sometimes the fire restoration of your home might take longer, not because there is a technical problem. Human factors such as limited help from the people around you can delay the process. Also, if you are over-attached to the damaged possessions, you may have difficulty completing the restoration. SERVPRO provides several technicians to tackle various tasks, thus expediting restoration. Our decisions are also based on technical evaluations or advice from other professionals such as insurance adjusters. 

With help from SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho, you get practical solutions for any obstacles that would hinder fire restoration. Call us at (516) 671-1919. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Does Deodorization Work in Fire-Damaged Glen Cove Homes?

1/27/2022 (Permalink)

Burnt Kitchen Cabinet Don't be a victim of fire damage. SERVPRO of Glen Cove is only a call away.

Specific Steps Are Needed to Overcome Smoke Odors in Fire Damaged Glen Cove Properties. 

Fires are among the most challenging situations for restorers to overcome. Even after cleanup, lingering threats like harsh odors are an additional obstacle for experienced SERVPRO professionals to overcome. 

Reducing the Severity of Open Air Smells

Fire damage restoration in Glen Cove homes can involve hundreds of cleaning and recovery decisions. When the time comes to address harsh smells throughout the property, this process begins with reducing the impact of smoke odors in open environments. Air filtration can often be one of the most direct methods for reducing harsh smells, but fire debris removal can also help. 

Treating Porous Materials

Surfaces can hold harsh smoke odors. Painted drywall and other portions of ceiling and wall assemblies can allow smoke particles to absorb into the surface's pores and keep noxious smells. Even with surface cleaning tactics to remove soot and smoke residues, the odor itself might be a lingering threat to the property. When the wall is getting repainted and refinished, it is often beneficial to utilize bases like the odor-sealing paint primer in our inventory. This does not neutralize trapped odors but blocks the pores from allowing these smells to escape with changing atmospheric conditions in the future. 

Deodorization Strategies for Full Neutralization 

After much of the counteractant work has occurred with cleaning surfaces and removing debris, the full deodorization of remaining open areas and affected materials begins. Neutralizing odors involves several types of environmental cleaning, which can include:

  • Thermal/ULV Fogging
  • Ozone
  • UV Cleaning with Hydroxyl Machines

Restoration professionals must provide specific deodorization strategies after smoke, and fire damage threatens homes. The movement of smoke particles and offensive odors after combustion are formidable obstacles for restorers, so our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team arrives with several products and tools to help. Give us a call at (516) 671-1919.

Can SERVPRO's Fire Restoration Methods Save Furnishings in Glen Cove Homes?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire sign Post-fire damage is a hard task to handle. SERVPRO fire damage restoration techs have the equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Techs Have Advanced Applications for Assisting Glen Cove Properties to Recover After Fire Damage

The first time a homeowner sees their Glen Cove home post-fire damage, it can seem overwhelming. Favorite pieces of furniture and items with sentimental value can be covered in soot and smoke residues. It is vital to engage professional fire cleanup to ensure that the property owners have the best outcome for reuse rather than a destination for disposal. 

Glen Cove residents rely on SERVPRO for fire restoration services because they know the technicians have extensive training for handling all types of cleanup post-fire. One of the main ways DIY cleaning ruins items is by using the incorrect cleaning method of the smoke damage present. For example, a hardwood end table may have escaped heat and water damage from the fire and extinguishing efforts, then get ruined beyond the restoration point due to a homeowner using the incorrect cleaning application on the furniture.

Careful Inspection is Paramount

The technicians know how to inspect the furniture and determine if it is structurally sound and the nature of the smoke damage removal needed. In some cases, the piece may require refinishing for reuse, but it will not have any signs of the previous fire damage or associated odors.

SERVPRO technicians never guess when handling the removal of smoke damage. They use both visual inspection and testing to determine the residue types present and the materials that make up the surface getting cleaned. Solvent-based cleaning agents may be necessary to remove some types of residues, but this type of solution may be too harsh for some surfaces, and another type of method needs to get used. The top-level cleaning methods used for soot and smoke damage on furniture are: 

  • Dry cleaning
  • Wet cleaning
  • Immersion
  • Agitation

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 brings professional fire restoration to Glen Cove properties. The trained, certified techs are available 24/7.

Who Can I Hire For Glen Cove Fire Damage Restoration Services?

10/10/2021 (Permalink)

house fire Home fires cause a lot of stress. SERVPRO has you covered from start to finish. Fire damage restoration is a job for us.

SERVPRO Can Give Expert Fire Damage Restoration Services to Your Glen Cove Property! 

Experiencing a fire in your home can be one of the most stressful situations a homeowner can face. Not only are the flames burning and creating debris out of your possessions, but the fire also leaves ash, soot, and smoke behind. Many people do not anticipate just how much of a mess a fire can leave behind.

Fortunately, there are local Glen Cove fire damage restoration services nearby waiting to help you! Here at SERVPRO, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. No matter if the fire damage on your property is large or small, our team can handle it as swiftly as possible. 

Picture that the fire on your property was much smokier than you thought it would be. While the physical damage of the flames is quite low, what burned caused a lot of smoke to plume throughout your home. Unfortunately, smoke doesn't have a habit of staying where the fire started. It can billow through your HVAC system and spread throughout your apartment, leaving damage in its wake. Fortunately, here at SERVPRO, we're experts and remediate all aspects of fire damage. To rid your home of smoke damage, we can: 

  • Clean your HVAC system 
  • Use specialized odor-reducing equipment, such as thermal foggers or air scrubbers
  • Apply specialized cleaning products to impacted walls and furniture 

Here at SERVPRO, we're dedicated to helping you get your home back and return you to your everyday life!  

Don't hesitate when your property experiences fire damage! Speak with SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho by dialing (516) 671-1919. We are available 24/7!

Can Glen Head Fire Damage Restoration Work For Furnishings?

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

fire and smoke damaged home Fire and soot damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. We use EPA-registered biocides for every job.

SERVPRO Techs Have Comprehensive Training in Restoring Glen Head Furniture Post-Fire Damage

One of the most daunting things for a Glen Head homeowner to see after a house fire is the sheer amount of soot covering the interior. Since there are different types of soot, often in the same area, it is best to outsource the fire damage cleanup to a professional service.

SERVPRO has years of experience handling fire damage restoration in Glen Head properties. A big mistake that homeowners attempt is trying to remove soot from their furnishings. Applying a liquid to dry smoke can ruin the surface by driving the particles into the item rather than cleaning it. Also, scrubbing thick, stuck-on wet smoke can mar a surface. 

The technicians have extensive training in the proper removal of all kinds of smoke damage. The SERVPRO technicians have a systematic process that includes:

  • Testing residues to determine the type
  • Choosing the appropriate cleaning method
  • Ensuring no odorous soot gets left behind 

Hardwood furnishings and countertops may look as though they need to be removed; however, if these articles do not have heat or water damage, they can often have the potential for restoration and reuse by the homeowner. The technicians use their skills to assist Glen Head homeowners in realizing as few replacement purchases as possible.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 provides the local Glen Head community with fire damage restoration services. The trained technicians are available 24/7 to handle all types and sizes of damage from house fires.

SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Remediation Services in Jericho

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Fire truck Call SERVPRO immediately after the fire truck drives away to ensure a speedy and efficient remediation process.

Fire Damage Needs Professional Cleanup

Removing the residues left by a fire in your Jericho home is not a typical cleaning job. The skills needed are specialized, and the risks of managing the cleanup on your own are many. The incomplete remediation of a household fire can allow continuing deterioration of building materials and contents. Because the fire’s smoke and soot residues are toxic, returning to live in a home that still contains fire-related soiling also may cause health effects for you and your family.

Avoid the temptation to try to resolve the fire damage in your Jericho home as a DIY project. Our managers and technicians complete advanced courses from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification to prepare for projects like your household fire. Smoke and soot are the byproducts of fire, incompletely combusted building materials and contents, and they are corrosive to surfaces and significantly diminish air quality inside your home.

Protective Equipment Used During Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO technicians wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when responding to a fire scene. PPE shields against the toxicity of the fire residues and limits the spread of airborne and settled debris into unaffected spaces in your home. We often employ negative pressure air scrubbers to filter the air in work areas, containing the damage to smaller, more controllable sectors and venting contaminated air to the outdoors.

Soot Damage Cleanup

Our crews are familiar with variations in soot types -- generally dry, wet, and protein-based. SERVPRO vehicles carry different cleaners and tools that match up best with each kind of soiling. We also align cleaning methods that loosen and contain different soots for disposal. Failure to understand the characteristics of soot can worsen the situation. Smearing and spreading the toxic residues results when an untrained individual tries to use conventional cleaning approaches on fire damage.

Clearing the air of small, odor-bearing particles is nearly impossible without the right equipment and training. SERVPRO deodorization experts use a tiered system of deep cleaning, sealing, and chemical reactions to remove persistent fire-related odors. We have thermal fogging, ozone, and hydroxyl generating equipment available to eliminate, not cover up lingering odors.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is ready to help homeowners clean up fire residues and odors professionally and permanently. Call (516) 671-1919 as soon as officials allow for fast, expert assistance.

Can SERVPRO help with Fire Cleanup and Smoke Remediation in Glen Cove

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke damaged wall. Visible smoke damage around where pictures used to be hung Smoke damage is difficult to clean. Don't DIY! Call SERVPRO!

Need House Fire Cleanup in Glen Cove – Call SERVPRO

Homeowners in Glen Cove who have tried cleaning up after a small fire in their homes can sometimes make the situation worse. For example, grease fires on the kitchen stove produce an oily residue that can smear when owners attempt to clean items while using the wrong cleaning agents. Odors from the residue are further embedded in porous materials making it more challenging to clean and deodorize.

Why not leave the fire cleanup to the experts at SERVPRO in Glen Cove? Our first step after every fire is to make sure that the house and the occupants are safe. We inspect the fire damage and smoke damage, the distribution of smoke throughout the home, and whether the residues are oily in nature or light and fluffy.

We also assess the surfaces that need to be treated. Are they hard and nonporous, porous, or include fabrics? Each one must be treated differently based on the surface type and the smoke residues. Treatment may include:

  • Mild Agitation using mechanical action.
  • Medium Agitation using dusting cloths and cleaning towels.
  • Heavy Agitation using abrasive materials.
  • Absorption on delicate materials using absorbent powders and cleaning agents.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho for fire cleanup services in Glen Cove and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (516) 671-1919.

Fire Restoration and Smoke Remediation After a Kitchen Fire

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians You can count on our professionals with state of the art equipment to quickly restore your property so you can return safely after a fire incident.

Smoke Damage and Foul Odors in Glen Cove Disappear Fast when you call SERVPRO for Fire Restoration Services

House fire cleanup includes a lot more than clearing out debris and putting up a new coat of paint. After a kitchen fire, you will have a great deal of stubborn smoke damage calling for professional intervention. SERVPRO is available to come out to your Glen Cove home to tackle even the toughest smoke residue as part of your restoration services.

We come to many fire damaged homes that have had a kitchen fire event. Part of our process for fire restoration in Glen Cove includes dealing with protein smoke and residue. Failing to address such smoke and soot results in lingering foul odors. Some of the deodorization equipment and products we may use include:

  • Ventilation equipment to generate airflow within fire damaged homes, often used after thermal fogging for deodorization.
  • Air filters/air scrubbers help remove odors, gases, and airborne particles from the air during our smoke remediation process.
  • Odor counteracting beads to help treat foul odors as a time-release masking agent.
  • Water-based odor counteractants that we can mix with water according to application needs to neutralize malodors.

SERVPRO of Glen Cove/Jericho is the team to call when you need help with fire restoration and smoke damage. Call us at (516) 671-1919, and we can send out a crew to assess your project.

Homeowners Know Who to Call When Fire Strikes in Jericho

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

smoke coming under door to fill room SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is always on call for your fire damage restoration.

SERVPRO Mitigates Fire Damage and Restores Home to Pre-loss Condition

Jericho, NY, is a hamlet located in Nassau County. It sits mainly in Oyster Bay but is also part of Hempstead. The townsfolks can trace their history back to 1648 when the area belonged to the Robert Williams Plantation. The settlers were mainly Quakers, having fled persecution in England. They desired to live a peaceful life as farmers. It was initially known as Lusum but was changed to Jericho in 1692.

Revolutionary War & Persecution

During the British occupation of the Long Islands, many Quakers suffered. British soldiers were often quartered in local homes, and the residents were to provide room and board willingly. As pacifists, the Quakers wanted no part of the war, which was difficult for them. Once the war was over, a peaceful life returned to the area. Farms and businesses began to expand, and the area prospered. 

Jericho Grows

In 1788 the Quakers built a Friends Meeting House, and it is still in use today. The Quakers built a school in 1793. Soon to follow was a post office, a cider mill, and in 1905 the first public elementary school was established. More buildings and developments would follow rapidly.

The Underground Railroad

Jericho and the Quakers played an essential role in the Underground Railroad. Elias Hick, a local Quaker minister, was influential in abolishing slavery in the area. Elias Hick was a powerful force in the voice for equality. Hicks was so committed to the cause of slavery that his dying wish was that a cotton blanket would not cover him because it was a product of slave labor. His son-in-law, Valentine Hicks, and his family would continue as abolitionists. The building known as One North was once their home. It was built in 1789 and was a key way station in the Underground Railroad. The house had an upstairs linen closet with a removable panel, obscuring a staircase up to the attic where runaways hid until relocation was possible. It is a historical landmark that welcomes visitors today. 

Jericho Cider Mill

In 1820 a cider mill began in Jericho. It produced cider for many years. One of the owner's descendants bought the mill around the century's turn. The mill's primary revenue source was Champagne Cider, an alcoholic beverage. Prohibition caused the mill to close in 1919. It was reopened at a new location late by John Hicks, a local farmer. It would change hands again, and today visitors can enjoy fresh apple pie and cider. It is a favorite among residents and visitors to the area. 

SERVPRO Provide Fire Damage Restoration in Jericho

A fire can be extremely unsettling for a family. Even small fires can cause considerable smoke damage. At SERVPRO, we understand the significance of getting your life back to normal as quickly as possible. When we arrive at your home, we get busy right away assessing the area. We also check for safety concerns. You can count on our technicians to provide:

  • Emergency mitigations such as boarding up and ensuring power is off
  • Water extraction from firefighter hoses
  • Removal of charred debris and items not salvageable
  • Smoke residue removal and deodorization
  • Cleaning of all impacted surfaces using the appropriate method
  • Repair and restoration of structural elements
  • Cleaning and restoration of contents, off-site if necessary

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is proud to provide fire damage restoration to Jericho homes and businesses. Contact us at (516) 671-1919.

Virtual Yoga for Glen Cove Residents

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

jericho library logo Go to the Jericho Library for a yoga class, let out the stress, as SERVPRO restores your fire-damaged home

Relieve the stress of the holidays with other residents of Glen Cove in a virtual setting.

Yoga is often revered as one of the most stress-relieving activities that people can do. As challenging as this might be for many, some options can help you to do it in the comfort of your own home during these trying times. In a virtual setting through a Zoom class platform, experienced yoga instructor Marie DiPrimo guides beginners and advanced yoga enthusiasts alike through an hour-long session. The yoga class takes place Monday, December 7th, 2020, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

This free workout is sponsored by the Glen Cove Library, along with many other upcoming events that you can see through visiting their website or contacting them directly at (516) 676-2130.

Make sure the floor and exercise space get needed fire and smoke cleanup in your Glen Cove home after a disaster. Smoke and soot damage can spread throughout the house, but our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team can clean and restore your property. Give us a call at (516) 671-1919.

What Can Homeowners Do to Prevent Basement Laundry Room Fires?

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Dryer vent housing on outside of house showing lint Inspect your dryer vents often for signs of lint buildup.

SERVPRO Professionals Offer Fire Restoration Services for Glen Head Properties

Clothes dryer fires account for as much as $233 million in property damage across an average of 13,820 reported incidents each year, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). These costly disasters can be overwhelming for Glen Head homeowners if the cause is the ignition of lint buildup or an unforeseen electrical failure. 

SERVPRO technicians receive extensive training and accreditation to perform fire restoration for Glen Head homeowners per Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. This firm’s readying and SERVPRO Corp’s comprehensive programs provide numerous educational tools that include: 

  • Comprehensive 15-day, hands-on training for franchise owners at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility.
  • Certification training for technicians that covers both mitigation and restoration
  • Online learning resources available for technicians and staff alike to improve their knowledge of current restoration industry standards
  • Credit and noncredit courses are available to SERVPRO staff
  • Continuing education forums are also provided to professionals in real estate and insurance 

What Measures Can Homeowners Take to Prevent Clothes Dryer Fires? 

Glen Head homeowners can perform a variety of cleaning and maintenance tasks that go a long way toward reducing the fire risk from their clothes dryers, such as: 

  • Treat flammable stains with care. Clothes soiled by oil, gas, or volatile chemicals, paint, and cleaning solutions can all pose a fire risk.
  • Wash soiled clothes more than once and air-dry.
  • If using a dryer, operate it on the lowest setting.
  • Smother a fire before it can spread by keeping the dryer closed should ignition occur.
  • Replace plastic or foil flex ducts to ensure quality operations. These types of vents can quickly collect lint and create upkeep challenges. When possible, replace accordion ducts with metal ducts that are secured with clamps or foil tape in place of sheet metal screws to minimize the risk of lint buildup in your dryer ducts.
  • Keep the lint filter clean. Lint accumulation alone accounts for almost a third of all clothes dryer fires. Clean the filter after every load of laundry that goes through the dryer. 

SERVPRO technicians advise homeowners to avoid performing repairs until a claims adjuster has evaluated your laundry room. 

What Helpful Tips Aid Homeowners with Cleaning Their Dryer Vents?

While newer models of dominant clothes dryer brands can detect vent blockages and shut off to prevent a disaster, these sensors cannot always detect partial blockages that can still cause fires in Glen Head. When cleaning the vent in your home, keep these tips in mind: 

  • Disconnect the dryer and carefully move it away from the wall so you can access the back of the unit. Make sure to shut off the gas near your dryer if it has a gas hookup.
  • Remove the duct from the dryer and carefully clean out lint and debris with a vacuum. Clean the ducts one section at a time, if possible, and reconnect them securely with foil tape or clamps.
  • Take some time to clean the area behind and underneath the dryer thoroughly. Minimizing dirt and debris around the dryer means less fuel for a potential fire.
  • Every so often, check the exterior dryer vent for obstructions like snow or leaves that can affect safe operation. 

While there are many tasks you can undertake to prevent a fire, disasters can still occur for various reasons. Your local SERVPRO team is ready to send an emergency crew to your property within hours of your call to begin cleanup and minimize property damage.

How Do SERVPRO Professionals Clean Fire-Damaged Sheet Metal Vents?

Ventilation cleanup can pose a unique challenge. If your dryer vents are made of foil accordion ducts, replacement is much more cost-effective. Sheet metal vents, however, can often be salvaged with the help of agitation tools like whips, augers, and coarse brushes for light to moderate soot deposits. Disassembly and cleaning with a heavy-duty alkaline solution may be necessary for heavier soils. 

Other areas of the basement typically require cleanup, even in the event of a contained dryer fire. Soot particles settle in nearby nooks and crannies, particularly in vents and appliances, spreading odors through the home, leading to potential device failures. Worse still, these residues become acidic upon contact with moisture, which can make a nearby washing machine particularly vulnerable to corrosion. 

SERVPRO technicians carefully clean and deodorize your property with EPA-registered antibacterial solutions, including a wide selection of proprietary cleaners. Ventilation box fans that run at speeds of 3,000 to 5,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) exchange air 40 times to remove the presence of chemical residues after thermal fogging. 

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho can return your home to a preloss state that makes you feel “Like it never even happened.” Call (516) 671-1919 to start the mitigation process.

What Should I Do When Items in My Glen Cove House Get Burned in a Fire?

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged kitchen After something torches on your property in Upper Brookville or Sea Cliff, call SERVPRO.

For Fire Damage Restoration Services Inside Your Glen Cove Residence Call SERVPRO

We can provide multiple emergency services for you if a structural burn ever takes place on your Glen Cove property. The services we offer can help both protect property loss and human health effects.

What are the first things a restoration company does to protect my family?

When our SERVPRO technicians first enter your home during fire damage restoration in Glen Cove, our first focus is on the safety and well being of you and your family as well as all of the workers that enter your house. Our first objective is to take measures to prevent the existing problems from causing you issues in the future. Next, we repair safety hazards to ensure a safe workplace for everyone who enters your building. Then, we can conduct other procedures to prepare your property for the mitigation and restoration procedures to begin, like boarding up your structure and creating containment chambers to reduce any disruption the incident has created for all of your building's occupants.

    •    What other procedures do you implement to ensure safety during the restoration process?
    •    Conduct inspections of your building- We can thoroughly inspect your entire structure to figure out if any safety hazards like fallen debris exist.
    •    Board up the property- If your windows get broken from the heat, or your doors get destroyed from firefighters entering your home, we can secure your home from intruders and weather-related issues by placing boards and plastic on any of the breaches to your house's structural integrity.
    •    Dry out your house- Since water is often used to extinguish fires, one of the first steps to reducing property loss is to set up air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from your structural components.
    •    Restore electricity- If the power had to be shut off as a result of the blaze, then we can bring it in via generators to provide light and heat.

After something torches on your property in Upper Brookville or Sea Cliff, call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

There Was a Fire in My Kitchen. How Do I Get the Smell Out of My House?

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

"Contact us" Our professionals have state of the art equipment to clean up and restore your home so you can return safely after a fire.

SERVPRO Uses a Variety of Techniques and Products to Remove Odors in Your Glen Head Home

A fire in your Glen Head kitchen often means that there was a protein fire, especially if meat was the cause of the fire. Protein fires usually leave a minimal yellow residue. However, it produces strong, pungent odors. The biggest issue after a protein fire is odor removal. Fires that do not include burnt fish, meat, or poultry cause odor, but not to this extreme extent. 

Do I Clean Surfaces First or Deodorize?

After a Protein Fire SERVPRO Fire Restoration Specialists Usually Clean Surfaces First 

Each fire damage situation in Glen Head is slightly different, so our technicians assess the damage and create a plan to restore your home to the preloss condition. Cleaning surfaces right away is crucial because the longer the residue sits on a surface, the harder it is to remove. Technicians may need to clean protein residue off every surface in your home, even if there is no visible residue, protein residue seems to affect more areas than just the kitchen. 

What Deodorization Techniques Do You Use After a Protein Fire?

  • Remove the odor source- if the burnt salmon is on the stove, get rid of it quickly. 
  • Mask the odor with masking agents that cover the malodor with more pleasing scents. 
  • Combine odor particles with pairing agents that either neutralize (wet fogging) or absorb the odor (thermal fogging).
  • Use enzyme digesters to break down the organic protein molecules that do not smell like CO2 and H2O. 
  • Clean the air with air purification equipment using filters and ventilation fans.

SERVPRO technicians work quickly to remove unwanted protein smoke residue while incorporating deodorization techniques. We make it, "Like it never even happened." 

For assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

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Fire Damage Glen Cove – Removing Smoke Residue

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

Model home on fire Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include fire damage. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Cleaning Household Goods Soiled by Smoke and Soot a Major Aspect of Fire Damage Mitigation Services in Glen Cove

A fire in your home is a stressful event that affects the entire family. There is the damage caused by the fire, often in a kitchen over the stove. The countertops and cupboards may be charred and need to be replaced. Air currents carry smoke residue from the fire to every room in the house. Smoke residue deposits are more substantial near the source of the fire, and the type of fire determines the kind of residue left on surfaces.

SERVPRO has certified technicians on staff to handle fire damage situations in Glen Cove and encompassing towns and villages close by. We train our team to deal with all types of fire situations and smoke residues. Our teams are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Our team manager is usually on-site within four hours of your call. In addition to damage from the fire and smoke residue, there is the damage caused by the fire crew. There could be water damage or chemical damage depending on the type of fire.

Avoid Rubbing Surfaces with Deposits of Smoke Residue

Every fire is different in terms of how hot it burns and what is burning. Some fires that burn hot produce little residue, while smoldering fires produce lots of smoke residue. Grease fires produce greasy organic material, while wood fires produce dry material.

Many homeowners attempt to clean up after a fire. This action is a natural tendency. In emergencies, many want to do something constructive, some want to save money, and others are concerned about personal possessions that have much value.

In SERVPRO's experience, homeowners can do more damage by attempting cleaning. Whenever homeowners use the wrong cleaning products to clean up smoke residues, owners can cause the residue to smear and penetrate the material. Greasy residue must be dissolved and wiped away, while dry smoke residue particles can be vacuumed.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919, we can quickly assess the situation, discuss the fire type and damage with the firemen and your insurance adjuster. Our organization can begin restoration of your home after a fire and return it to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

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Maskers and Sealants for Glen Cove Residents with Fire Damage related Odor Issues

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

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How SERVPRO Works to Improve Air Quality in Your Home After a Fire Incident

Fire Damage Glen Cove

Sometimes the lasting impact of a property is fire is felt through the presence of charred odors that can linger in the air and contents of your home. Fire releases several chemicals in materials, some of which can also contain unpleasant odors. By opening windows and performing light vacuuming, you can remove odor-causing dry soot from the property altogether. However, wet soot deposits, which are usually greasy in texture and come from the burning of animal fats or synthetic materials, can be more of a challenge to rid from your home. 

Odor-control is a big part of fire damage restoration that Glen Cove residents benefit from by enlisting professionals. Odor eventually disperses naturally over time once the removal of offending material or materials from home is complete. This may include carefully bagging and sealing non-salvageable items such as burnt curtains or by cleaning surfaces, walls, or ceilings using chemical products. However, the natural dissipation of these volatile particles can take a long time to disappear altogether. SERVPRO odor restorers can help to speed up this process.

Sometimes an efficient and effective method of odor control is to mask the odor for a period until the particles themselves disperse and become no longer noticeable. SERVPRO technicians can use odor-counteracting beads, which release deodorants into the air over time. As these solvent-based beads release deodorant, it counteracts the unpleasant smells left in the air by burning materials. Placing these beads inside a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit can be an efficient method for dispersing masking agents until the odor-causing particles disperse.

Walls and ceilings may be a challenge to the restoration of properties with high-pressure fires. Smoke particles can enter and bond with porous surfaces like wall-paint as well as the drywall beneath. These situations require intervention since the odor-causing materials are not easy to remove. SERVPRO can apply an odor and stain blocker to the affected materials, which uses a thick acrylic to seal odor into the wall itself. This surface can then be repainted without staining or odor reappearing. 

Odors take a long time to dissipate naturally. To speed up the process, contact SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919.

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Soot and Smoke Cleanup and Malodors Elimination Needed for Your Glen Cove Home? Try Calling SERVPRO for Restoration

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Glen Cove – Smoke Residues

Not all fires are the same, and the smoke from these fires is also different. The residue from different fires requires different cleaning approaches. Hot fires tend to produce dry smoke residues, while slower-burning or smoldering fires tend to produce wet smoke residues. Then there are the fires where food has been burned and may produce protein smoke residue. Fuel oil also produces smoke residues that require different cleaning methods.

SERVPRO has been providing fire damage services in the Glen Cover area since 1986. We have had experience restoring many homes and commercial buildings after a fire and are familiar with all the different types of smoke residues. We are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and trained experts that have worked with thousands of customers.

The speed of combustion, the amount of oxygen available to fuel the fire, and the type of material that is burning determine the type of smoke residue.

Cleaning Dry Smoke Residues

Since the particles produced by a hot fire are dry, surfaces are not stained as profoundly and are easier to clean. Nonporous materials can be wiped and cleaned. Porous materials may need to be washed, repainted, or replaced.

Cleaning Wet Smoke Residues

Wet smoke residue tends to contain more aerosols, varnishes, and solvents. Particles can work themselves into crevices and can discolor plastic materials. In many cases, contents cannot be restored due to discoloration, smearing, or smudging on the surface.

Cleaning Protein Smoke Residue

Fires involving food products tend to leave a greasy protein residue that can be distributed throughout the entire home. All surfaces in the home may require cleaning and restoration. Protein combustion often results in a highly pungent odor that is challenging for elimination; SERVPRO can help.

Fuel Oil Smoke Residue

A malfunctioning furnace often produces this type of residue. Blowback can deposit spider tags in cooler corners and upper areas of a room, looking much like spider webs. Soot particles are produced and distributed throughout the home by the heating system. Technicians can first vacuum away most of these ionized, dirty deposits. It may be black or grey in color and greasy. It is usually easy to remove; however, the entire home must be cleaned and deodorized. SERVPRO can help restore your home after a fire regardless of the type of fire and smoke residue.

Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Upper Brockville, Sea Cliff, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Glen Cove Fire Cleanup from the Sublime to Demolition--SERVPRO Has the Skills and Assets

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

"Carpet Cleaning" Spelled Out on a Graphic with the Vacuum Bonnet Head SERVPRO Cleans the House of Debris from a Fire Damaging Event in a Glen Cove Home--even the Carpets

Various Approaches that Help Save Contents after Fire Damage Incidents in Glen Cove

Soiling through residue deposits, charring, and strong odor is common after fire damage affects properties in Glen Cove.  Deep soiling may force you to throw away some items left structurally intact by the fire.  However, using advanced cleaning approaches, it is possible to remove the residues left on the items, restoring them to the preloss condition.


Vacuuming is an effective way to remove loose residues left on items after fire damage incidents in Glen Cove.  It has several benefits, including removing soot, and dirt that may be difficult to deal with once a material becomes wet. It also helps clean some materials such as sisal or silk area rugs, which are readily damaged by other cleaning methods.  Vacuuming can also serve a precursor cleaning method, removing loose soot from the surface of materials.

Bonnet Cleaning

If the fire incident leaves limited amounts of residues on fabric items such as carpets or upholstery, there is no need to waste resources doing deep cleaning, especially considering it might lead to other problems like dyes running or staining. Bonnet cleaning is the right answer in such a case because minimal moisture is applied. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the soiled material first to determine whether to use this method, pre-testing. We use it on the low-cut pile and low-level loop carpets. Its effectiveness is minimal for deep-cut pile carpets, and it is not suitable for Berbers or shag carpets.

Ultrasonic Cleaning

It is common for soot and other some residues to stick stubbornly to glassware and fixtures such as chandeliers. Vigorously agitating such items can remove the residues, but is likely to cause other problems such as scratches, which would ruin their value. Our SERVPRO technicians avoid problems when cleaning such items by using specialized immersion cleaning procedures such as ultrasonic cleaning, which utilizes tiny water bubbles to agitate the soiled surfaces. The bubbles are created through sound waves, so there is no chance of scratching the items. As these microscopic "balloons" burst, the released gas pressure erodes the unwanted elements from the targeted piece.

Cleaning contents affected by fire damage might require unique approaches. Call SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho at (516) 671-1919 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Glen Cove Fire Damaged Possessions Receive SERVPRO's A+ Cleanup and Restoration

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Content Recovery Solutions After Fires in Glen Cove Homes

Successful protection of the items in your Glen Cove home after a fire is not solely the responsibility of the professional restoration team hired to help see your property through this disaster. If you want to protect the items that matter most to you, there are preventative steps that you can take immediately after calling our team to help. In addition to these steps that you can take to reduce loss in your home, you can also count on the experience and fast response of our mitigation crew with content management professionals in tow.
Understanding the role that you and the restoration professionals play in reducing the cost and recovery time for fire damage in Glen Cove homes is vital to getting your property back to preloss condition as promptly as possible, if possible. Content recovery, however, is not as straightforward as some of the indications and effects restorers contend with when recovering a fire-damaged house. Careful consideration must go into the handling and the care of your treasures and belongings, both with what we can do with the items where they get found and for those that must get relocated with our pack-out procedure to our nearby SERVPRO facility.
You have some options that can help our restoration professionals to better navigate the damaging effects in your home to protect your possessions, including:
- Removing at-risk and exposed items to a safer location in your home away from debris, soot, residues, and odors.
- Sectioning off unaffected areas of your property (containment) as best as you can to reduce or eliminate the spread of airborne effects.
The SERVPRO professionals that we send to your address arrive with the experience to quickly and safely move all necessary belongings to our production truck for transport to our facility nearby. There we can work to reduce the immediate effects damaging these items with sophisticated tools like our ultrasonic cleaning tanks and our ozone chambers. Once we have returned these items to their original condition whenever possible, they get stored in a climate-controlled warehouse until restoration completes in your home.
We understand how your home is much more than the walls, floors, and ceilings. Your life gets comprised of these possessions and treasures that fill your house, and our SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho team has the knowledge and cutting-edge tools to protect these belongings. Give us a call anytime at (516) 671-1919.

Smoke and Soot Damage

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

This smoke damage was caused by a small electrical appliance. Burnt plastic is the main cause of the soot.

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 Glen Cove / Jericho 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. 

This photo shows a bathroom covered in soot after a small appliance caught fire and the plastic in which the appliance was enclosed in caused this WET Smoke to stick to the entire bathroom as shown in the photo.

Christmas Tree Safety

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

Christmas tree safety!

The Christmas season is upon us. This means the Christmas trees are being set up and the lights are on and everyone is getting into the spirit.

If you have a real tree it is very important to make sure you keep plenty of water in the tree stand. A dry tree is more likely to catch on fire from the lights then a hydrated tree. Set a reminder on your smart phone on a daily basis to add water to the tree. We all have so many things going on in our life it very simple to forget the small stuff. to make it easier on you stop by any hardware store or home center and pick up a Christmas tree funnel. They work great. Leave the funnel in the tree and it allows you to pour in the water at about the 3 foot height instead of crawling under the tree every day.