Recent Fire Damage Posts

FIRE DANGER in the Kitchen!

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Fire in kitchen from grease. An open flame is very dangerous, never leave the kitchen with food cooking unattended.

Who knew cooking in your kitchen could turn into this? This tenant in Escondido was planning to have a peaceful dinner at the rental property before this situation occurred. It's important to always be prepared for the worst in the event that this happens. It can happen to anyone but there are ways you can be more prepared for it. Always keep clutter out of the kitchen. Wipe down all surfaces in the kitchen including floors and walls so there are no flammable spills or layers of film for the fire to catch onto easily. Keep baking soda in reach of the stove top to throw on any open flames. Baking soda cuts off the oxygen supply to a fire similar to a fire extinguisher. In the case the fire is not tamable immediately call your local fire department and evacuate the premises. Always use caution when cooking and if you do experience a disaster like this,

SERVPRO of Escondido will be there to clean it up for you. (760)746-6440

Cleanup and restoration after a fire.

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Glow of fire at night. The smoke and ashes left behind from fires can cause a lot of damage to your property.

SERVPRO of Escondido are the professionals when it comes to fire, smoke and soot cleanup.

There are three main categories of cleaning that we focus on.

Structural Cleaning- After a fire or smoke damage, the ceilings, walls, carpeting and floors need a thorough cleaning. Although you can't always see the smoke damage, you can definitely smell it. We have special smoke sponges that can show you extent of the smoke damage on your walls, ceiling, etc. We have specific equipment and cleaning products to clean and protect all the different surfaces in your home. Depending on the extent of the soot damage, we are able to reduce costs by cleaning and restoring walls instead of repainting or refinishing.

Contents Cleaning- Every single content item in the affected area will be individually cleaned and deodorized by our professionals. This includes rugs, furniture, curtains, upholstery, little items found on or around the furniture. Everything. Our professionals inspect each structure to determine the best means of cleaning. We will also provide a list of items that are to be "claimed". 

Deodorization- We provide specialized services that rid the place of business of offensive odors left by smoke damage. We do not cover up odors with fragrances. We find the source of the odor and eliminate it.

Do you have fire or smoke damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of Escondido (760)746-6440

Fire tips for homeowners!

11/28/2020 (Permalink)

American flag in front of burned trees. SERVPRO is there for you through it all.
  • Limit movement in the home to prevent any more damage.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on carpeted areas to prevent more soiling.
  • If the electricity is off, empty the fridge and freezer and keep doors open.
  • Wipe off soot from chrome in the kitchen and bathroom faucets and appliances then coat with a layer of lubricant.
  • Do not attempt to wash walls or painted areas before contacting SERVPRO. 
  • Do not attempt to shampoo carpet or furniture without contacting SERVPRO.
  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire or water without consulting a repair service first.

Key Questions to Ask Insured

  • Home phone? Business phone?
  • Date and time loss occurred?
  • Is water damage present?
  • What was the source of the fire?
  • Has the source been repaired recently?
  • What is the extent of the damage?
  • What areas have been affected?
  • How bad is the odor?
  • Does the area need deodorizing?
  • Is a board-up required?
  • Are water and electricity available?
  • Are there any personal injuries? 

Call SERVPRO of Escondido To Help You! (760)746-6440

Smoke & soot damage after the fire flames are out.

11/28/2020 (Permalink)

Firefighter demonstrating how to use a fire extinguisher surrounded by group people. It's important that you know how to use a fire extinguisher in the event of an emergency.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

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.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today (760)746-6440

Smoke & soot cause a lot of damage.

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Fire burning brush on hill near housing. The flames are not the only part that can leave behind damage, -smoke and soot need professional cleaning.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

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.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today 760-746-6440

Grease fire?! SERVPRO can help!

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

Grease fire burned through kitchen cabinets and stove top. Grease fire exploded in kitchen, SERVPRO was there to alleviate the damage.

Who knew cooking in your kitchen could turn into this? This tenant in Escondido was planning to have a peaceful dinner at the rental property before this situation occurred. It's important to always be prepared for the worst in the event that this happens. It can happen to anyone but there are ways you can be more prepared for it. Always keep clutter out of the kitchen. Wipe down all surfaces in the kitchen including floors and walls so there are no flammable spills or layers of film for the fire to catch onto easily. Keep baking soda in reach of the stove top to throw on any open flames. Baking soda cuts off the oxygen supply to a fire similar to a fire extinguisher. In the case the fire is not able to be tamed immediately call your local fire department and evacuate the premises. Always use caution when cooking and if you do experience a disaster like this, SERVPRO of Escondido will be there to clean it up for you. (760)746-6440

10/10 customer satisfaction

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

We aim high for perfect ratings on the work we do. It is important to us that our customers have a great experience with every aspect of our work. From the moment we speak with our customers on the phone to the day we finish our work we do everything we can to make you comfortable and happy. Not only do we offer our services, we also are here to listen and we have compassion for the overwhelming time a fire or flood in their home can be. SERVPRO of Escondido is here for you every step of the way. As you can see in this photo, our customer gave us a 10/10 on every aspect of the job we did. We love our customers and want to give every single one of them an outstanding job done.

After a fire cleanup.

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

A positive yelp review.

No one knew the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara would turn into the largest wildfire in California. It burned through 273,246 acres of land. It destroyed 10,000 homes. SERVPRO of Escondido headed up north to help as soon as the fire calmed down and it was safe to travel. A lot of homes were left in ashes but the neighboring ones left standing had serious smoke damage to everything in the home. There was a layer of soot on everything. When items or walls have smoke damage, it's the only thing you can smell. The smell of smoke is very powerful. Our team was happy to be welcomed into our customers homes and give them clean air to breathe again. It is very important to keep our customers updated and share our knowledge with them along the whole way. As you can see in this yelp review, we want to make you as comfortable and happy as possible. 

SERVPRO of Escondido

(760)746-6440

Available 24/7

Fire in the North.

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke filled skies in Ventura.

The fire in Venture was finally over after it charred homes and a lot of land. The fire left Ventura structures, homes, trees and more in ashes. Our SERVPRO of Escondido team headed up north about 4 hours as soon as the flames were put out. It was an overwhelming time for all who lived in the area. A lot of homes had smoke damage from the black clouds that circulated the sky for weeks. The fire may have been out but you could still smell it in the air, homes and everything in-between. Smoke leaves behind soot, a black flakey substance that can etch its way into concrete, roofs, homes, etc. Soot damages materials and paraphernalia when it settles. It is important to clean all items of smoke damage quickly and thorough as soon as possible. 

SERVPRO of Escondido was able to make people feel comfortable in their homes again. 

If you're dealing with the aftermath of a fire call SERVPRO of Escondido at (760)746-6440. We are here to help you in your time of need.

Fire close to home

7/28/2019 (Permalink)

Lilac fire.

On December 7th 2017 Southern California is hit by a massive fire, "Lilac Fire", that is continuing to burn through today December 8th 2017. The Lilac Fire has been burning over 24 hours and continues to cause a ton of damage already. All of us at SERVPRO of Escondido are praying for all the families, firefighters, communities and animals. Our team is preparing to do all that we can to help during this tragedy. We will be out at many jobs these next few days, even weeks giving all our best effort to relieve the damage that has been done from the fire and smoke. It is important to clean a home from smoke damage as soon as possible because the walls and personal belongings soak up the smoke similar to a sponge with water. We know this is an alarming time for all of us but we are here to help. During times of devastation our business comes together stronger than ever. We have a powerful team and we will do what it takes to make this situation better for our community.

SERVPRO of Escondido

760-758-3454

Contamination

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Clogged rain gutters can be inviting contaminated water in your home. Prepare for the season and be sure to clean out your homes rain gutters.

It could be a disaster if a home does not have a good drain system when storm rains will not let up. The water will continue to collect until it's pushing on your door searching for any sign of a crack to get inside. If the house is unoccupied for the duration of the storm the water can continue to leak in. A lot of times when water comes from the outside, it becomes dirty. The water can flow small particles of dirt into the crack under the door. Another example of contaminated water is sewage such as a toilet overflowing.

Here are some tips when dealing with contaminated water:

  • Don't spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas. 
  • Don't turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Don't use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by it.
    • Wash hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

Protect your families health and home by calling us today, (760)746-6440

Community events happening near us

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Shen Yun performance at Center of the Arts in Escondido last year 2018

Attention Escondido residents

Join our community beginning Feb. 07, 2019 Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. With multiple dates available to experience a lost culture located at Center of Performing Arts in Escondido. See their event page for more information. 

A Heavenly Gift

The culture of ancient China was divinely inspired.

Shen Yun’s works reflect this rich spiritual heritage.

Experience a lost culture through the breathtaking art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun pushes the boundaries of the performing arts to make this possible, with a unique blend of colorful costuming, high-tech backdrops, and live orchestra. Be prepared for a theater experience like no other.

Be Inspired. Be Amazed. Experience the Divine Culture's return.

Don't miss the all-new program for 2019 season!