Recent Fire Damage Posts

Electrical Fires are No Joke!

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Modern electronics have revolutionized our way of life and most Americans use a whole slew of electronics each day that need charging. Without a doubt, electronics have improved the lives of millions, however home electrical fires are responsible for over 50,000 fires and $1.3 billion in fire damage losses in any given year. Thankfully, companies like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County specialize in tasks regarding fire damages and offer 24/7 services to mitigate losses.

In addition to their fire damage services, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County would like to offer electrical safety advice to all. First and foremost, for the little ones like children and pets, it is important to cover unused outlets to avoid any accidents. Similarly, keeping cords neat and tidy not only reduce clutter, but reduce the risk of a fire and fire damages. Appliances that generate heat should never have objects draped on them and should be given several inches of space for proper air circulation to avoid a fire and fire damages. A bit redundant, but electronics should never be used with wet hands for personal safety. Perhaps the most underrated advice is to unplug objects like phone cords and laptop chargers after using them. This greatly reduces heat buildup and the risk of starting a home fire and creating fire damages.

Following proper electrical safety guidelines exponentially reduces the risk of an electrical home fire and fire damages. While risks can be minimized, they cannot be eliminated and that is why companies like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County are dedicated to providing fire damage services amongst other specialties. For questions, call (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

How to Remove Smoke Odor

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

After a home fire, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County came in to perform fire mitigation services.

During a home fire, there are about a million troubles and worries that a homeowner face. Knowing how troublesome home emergencies are was the inspiration for SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to become a thing. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County partners with homeowners (and business owners too) to make fire damages “like they never happened!” But how do they take care of the aftermath of fire damages, like smoke damages?

Smoke damages are one branch of the different types of fire damages, but it is important to understand the behavior of smoke. Smoke rises to the upper levels of structures, so during the fire damage mitigation process, the SERVPRO of NW Monroe County will examine upper levels of a structure to inspect the insulation. Insulation can trap smoke and allow the smell to linger, long past the fire. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County’s team will remove the odorous insulation and then use special chemicals and cleaning techniques to remove the smell from a home. They partner with their clients through the whole process to alleviate all of their clients worries.

If you find yourself in the stressful situation of a home fire and have fire damages, reach out to a company who will be there for you, like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County. They are committed to their clients and to making it “Like they never happened.” If you have any questions, give the office a call at (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or contact them on Facebook!

Property Stabilization After a Fire

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

This home in Hilton required roof stabilization after a home fire.

Fires can be devastating to a home with the fire damages, damages to property support beams and damages to other stabilization mechanisms. While structural damages are likely to be an aftermath of fire damages, they can also occur after a brutal storm as well. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County would like to focus on stabilization damages after a fire or storm and offer tips on how to handle stabilization damages.

First things first, after any fire that causes fire damages to your property or a storm that caused damages to your property, evacuate your family. Safety should be the number one priority. After everyone is safe, property stabilization is the next step. This could include construction, or just boarding up a part of your home after fire damages or a storm. A professional should be employed to ensure that there are no secondary damages that may occur, such as animal intrusion or water damages. The family that operates SERVPRO of NW Monroe County chose this line of work so that families going through these hard times do not have to worry about hiring trustworthy companies to remedy fire damages and structural damages.

After a rough storm or a fire that leaves fire damages and structural damages leaves your family in an awful predicament, trust a company like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to help get you back to your feet. They have been in this line of work for generations and have been trusted by the people of Monroe County and Livingston County to help make home disasters and company disasters “Like it never even happened.” With questions, call the office at (585) 723-1990, visit the website, or find them on Facebook!

Why to Hire SERVPRO When a Fire Strikes

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Is restoration possible after a fire blazes through your property? If you live in and around Rochester, NY, thanks to the innovative and proven strategies available from SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, fire damage repair is not only possible, it’s available right when you need it.

When a fire strikes, firefighters use water to calm the fire. This leaves you facing both water damage and fire damage. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County can handle both of these issues. They will work quickly to stop damage as soon as possible. An assessment of the damage is completed, and to prevent any further need for repairs, tarps are installed when necessary. If signs of water are detected, water excavation services are completed right away using specialized tools. Next, their trained technicians move on to eradicate any signs of smoke or soot from all the surfaces in the home.

When you hire SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, you can count on:

  • Fast Response Times: The company promises to respond immediately to your fire damage emergencies. The sooner a professional responds, the faster fire damages can be contained.
  • Certified Technicians: Their team of trained specialists include Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (SRT). Their experts can also tackle carpet cleaning, mold remediation, and more.
  • Their Approach: The company prides itself in a restore vs. replace mentality, which can save you money in the long run. This approach also allows you to keep sentimental pieces.

For more information on the fire restoration services offered by SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, visit them online or call (585) 723-1990 for emergency fire damage repair.

Wet Smoke & Dry Smoke

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

While a home fire can wreak all sorts of fire damage havoc in a home, the smoke can cause just as much fire damage. However, did you know that there are two types of smoke? Wet smoke and dry smoke each have unique behavior and characteristics that affect your property in different ways.

Wet smoke and residue come from the burning of plastics and rubbers. Dry smoke and residue come from the burning of paper and wood. The major difference with the types of smoke is that dry smoke residue is very ashy and dry, while wet smoke smears. In addition to the types of smoke and fire damage, smoke behavior is important to take into account. Smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels. Smoke also tends to flow through plumbing, so when mitigating fire damages, there may be more damage to the pipes than expected. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is a family-owned national franchise that specializes in both water and fire damages and are equipped to handle the aftermath of any home emergency.

Fire damages can be devastating, in the moment, or in the aftermath with the smoke damages. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County specializes in water and fire damage mitigation as well as commercial cleanings and mold remediation. If you have any questions, call the office at (585) 723-1990, visit the website, or find them on Facebook!

Not Everything is Lost in a Fire

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

Is restoration possible after a fire blazes through your property? If you live in and around Rochester, NY, thanks to the innovative and proven strategies available from SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, fire damage repair is not only possible, it’s available right when you need it.

When a fire strikes, firefighters use water to calm the fire. This leaves you facing both water damage and fire damage. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County can handle both of these issues. They will work quickly to stop damage as soon as possible. An assessment of the damage is completed, and to prevent any further need for repairs, tarps are installed when necessary. If signs of water are detected, water excavation services are completed right away using specialized tools. Next, their trained technicians move on to eradicate any signs of smoke or soot from all the surfaces in the home.

When you hire SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, you can count on:

  • Fast Response Times: The company promises to respond immediately to your fire damage emergencies. The sooner a professional responds, the faster fire damages can be contained.
  • Certified Technicians: Their team of trained specialists include Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (SRT). Their experts can also tackle carpet cleaning, mold remediation, and more.
  • Their Approach: The company prides itself in a restore vs. replace mentality, which can save you money in the long run. This approach also allows you to keep sentimental pieces.

For more information on the fire restoration services offered by SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, visit them online or call (585) 723-1990 for emergency fire damage repair.

Electrical Fire Prevention!

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Modern electronics have revolutionized our way of life and most Americans use a whole slew of electronics each day that need charging. Without a doubt, electronics have improved the lives of millions, however home electrical fires are responsible for over 50,000 fires and $1.3 billion in fire damage losses in any given year. Thankfully, companies like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County specialize in tasks regarding fire damages and offer 24/7 services to mitigate losses.

In addition to their fire damage services, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County would like to offer electrical safety advice to all. First and foremost, for the little ones like children and pets, it is important to cover unused outlets to avoid any accidents. Similarly, keeping cords neat and tidy not only reduce clutter, but reduce the risk of a fire and fire damages. Appliances that generate heat should never have objects draped on them and should be given several inches of space for proper air circulation to avoid a fire and fire damages. A bit redundant, but electronics should never be used with wet hands for personal safety. Perhaps the most underrated advice is to unplug objects like phone cords and laptop chargers after using them. This greatly reduces heat buildup and the risk of starting a home fire and creating fire damages.

Following proper electrical safety guidelines exponentially reduces the risk of an electrical home fire and fire damages. While risks can be minimized, they cannot be eliminated and that is why companies like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County are dedicated to providing fire damage services amongst other specialties. For questions, call (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

What you Need to Know to Keep your Family Safe from a Fire

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke Detector

SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is an independently owned and operated franchise, in which was started by family. We understand the significance of keeping our family and loved ones safe to prevent any tragedies. Follow the tips below to ensure your smoke detectors are operating to their full potential.

  1. Batteries in a smoke detector should be replaced every 6 Months
  2. Clean off any dust on the unit as it may interfere with the sensor
  3. Test your smoke alarm to ensure that it is working properly
  4. Discuss with family members on a fire escape plan

In the event of a fire or smoke damage, please call SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to help get your home or property back to normal.

Call us at (585)-723-1990

Wet Smoke vs Dry Smoke

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

This fire spread to the living room and the whole house had to be treated for smoke damages.

While a home fire can wreak all sorts of fire damage havoc in a home, the smoke can cause just as much fire damage. However, did you know that there are two types of smoke? Wet smoke and dry smoke each have unique behavior and characteristics that affect your property in different ways.

Wet smoke and residue come from the burning of plastics and rubbers. Dry smoke and residue come from the burning of paper and wood. The major difference with the types of smoke is that dry smoke residue is very ashy and dry, while wet smoke smears. In addition to the types of smoke and fire damage, smoke behavior is important to take into account. Smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels. Smoke also tends to flow through plumbing, so when mitigating fire damages, there may be more damage to the pipes than expected. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is a family-owned national franchise that specializes in both water and fire damages and are equipped to handle the aftermath of any home emergency.

Fire damages can be devastating, in the moment, or in the aftermath with the smoke damages. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County specializes in water and fire damage mitigation as well as commercial cleanings and mold remediation. If you have any questions, call the office at (585) 723-1990, visit the website, or find them on Facebook!

The Aftermath of A Home Fire

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

House fires are likely to causes damages that range from smoke stains to water flooding and water losses.

Is restoration possible after a fire blazes through your property causing fire damages? If you live in and around Rochester, NY, thanks to the innovative and proven strategies available from SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, fire damage repair is not only possible, it’s available right when you need it.

When a fire strikes, firefighters use water to calm the fire. This leaves you facing both water damage and fire damage. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County can handle both of these issues. They will work quickly to stop damage as soon as possible. An assessment of the damage is completed, and to prevent any further need for repairs, tarps are installed when necessary. If signs of water are detected, water excavation services are completed right away using specialized tools. Next, their trained technicians move on to eradicate any signs of smoke, soot, or other fire damages from all the surfaces in the home.

When you hire SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, you can count on:

  • Fast Response Times: The company promises to respond immediately to your emergencies. The sooner a professional responds, the faster damages can be contained. This is why SERVPRO of NW Monroe County offers 24/7 services.
  • Certified Technicians: Their team of trained specialists include Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (SRT). Their experts can also tackle carpet cleaning, mold remediation, and more.
  • Their Approach: The company prides itself in a restore vs. replace mentality, which can save you money in the long run. This approach also allows you to keep sentimental pieces.

For more information on the fire restoration services offered by SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, visit them online or call (585) 723-1990 for emergency fire damage repair.

SERVPRO'S Fire Damage Methodology

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

This kitchen in NW Monroe County suffered from an electrical fire in the kitchen. No one was home. The fire was put out by the local fire department.

Is restoration possible after a fire blazes through your property? If you live in and around Rochester, NY, thanks to the innovative and proven strategies available from SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, fire damage repair is not only possible, it’s available right when you need it.

When a fire strikes, firefighters use water to calm the fire. This leaves you facing both water damage and fire damage. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County can handle both of these issues. They will work quickly to stop damage as soon as possible. An assessment of the damage is completed, and to prevent any further need for repairs, tarps are installed when necessary. If signs of water are detected, water excavation services are completed right away using specialized tools. Next, their trained technicians move on to eradicate any signs of smoke or soot from all the surfaces in the home.

When you hire SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, you can count on:

  • Fast Response Times: The company promises to respond immediately to your fire damage emergencies. The sooner a professional responds, the faster fire damages can be contained.
  • Certified Technicians: Their team of trained specialists include Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (SRT). Their experts can also tackle carpet cleaning, mold remediation, and more.
  • Their Approach: The company prides itself in a restore vs. replace mentality, which can save you money in the long run. This approach also allows you to keep sentimental pieces.

For more information on the fire restoration services offered by SERVPRO of NW Monroe County, visit them online or call (585) 723-1990 for emergency fire damage repair.