Quick, Professional Fire Damage Restoration
SERVPRO Technicians Efficiently Remediate Your Property After a Fire
If you find yourself facing fire damage in your home, obtaining qualified professional help is easier than you might think. You are not alone and should never take on the task of working on your property by yourself after a fire occurs. It can be hard to address every damaged item correctly, especially without the proper training and equipment.
SERVPRO technicians perform deodorization and cleaning methods on a daily basis, successfully restoring many homes no matter the damage level.
SERVPRO is available throughout your local community; we offer customers full-service solutions to fire damage situations of all shapes and sizes. Regardless of how the fire began on your property, we can help provide you with much-needed answers and solutions that get things back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible. We can also help you prevent future events from occurring, and give quality recommendations that avoid future losses.
Avoid following someone else’s failed attempts at restoring their home alone. Contact SERVPRO of Fresno NE/Shaver Lake for access to qualified professionals 24/7, 365. We respond quickly, helping you restore your property.
SERVPRO of Fresno NE/Shaver Lake is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today! 559-797-4041
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO Fresno NE/Shaver Lake has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Fresno NE/Shaver Lake
SERVPRO of Fresno NE/Shaver Lake specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Let Us Put Your Worries to Rest After a Fire
For homeowners who suffer fire damage, one of the most devastating and noxious issues is the ongoing presence of odors. They serve as a reminder of the fire, and they also present a potential health hazard.
Controlling those odors is a multilayered process, but the SERVPRO fire damage experts in Fresno NE/Shaver Lake use a complete set of procedures to solve the problem. And that process starts with basic knowledge involving the nature and characteristics of odor particles.
As you might expect, odor particles are microscopic. They’re typically measured in microns, with a size range of 0.01 to approximately 4 microns.
As small as that number sounds, it becomes even more startling when compared to other tiny objects. For instance, the tip of a human hair measures 75-100 microns, making it dozens of times larger than a typical odor particle. That tininess is what allows odor particles to easily penetrate surfaces in your home after a fire.
To eliminate them, deodorant particles must be used to penetrate those same surfaces. This allows them to combine with the odor particles and neutralize them.
This is where SERVPRO expertise comes into play. SERVPRO techs know how to create the right conditions for deodorant particles to work so the problem can be solved quickly and completely.
SERVPRO techs also use several other characteristics of odor particles to help eliminate smoke odors. One is the surface porosity of the penetrated materials—the more porous the material, the more likely it is to absorb odors. Another is the concentration of residue on penetrated materials. The more concentrated the residue, the larger the amount of surface area that is typically impacted.
The other two major factors are heat and the amount of exposure time. The longer the surfaces are exposed, the larger the number of odor particles that penetrate surfaces. And heat makes porous surfaces expand, which in turn allows odor particles to penetrate more deeply. When the heat is removed and the surfaces contract, the odor particles are left behind and trapped, and once again deodorant particles are the solution.
Smell Something Funny? It Might Be Water Damage
Do you know when to be worried about a funny smell? Most new homeowners are not water damage specialists, but the human nose is an excellent tool for sniffing out trouble.
The sooner you notice a problem, the sooner you can call us to help mitigate ongoing damages. When you notice a problem, a highly trained SERVPRO professional can assess the extent of your damages. We can use our specialized equipment to remedy the issue fast.
What should you keep an eye out for when you do your regular cleaning? Start at the top. When looking for roof damages, obvious water stains aren't the only problem. Swollen insulation is usually an indication of water retention. Check your flashing (where the roof meets the walls) for cracks and look for missing shingles as well as more obvious signs like holes. Look at door frames and molding. Unusual stains or dark spots on the walls can mean trouble.
Inside, make sure you check your appliances after you move in to be certain they are not leaking where you cannot see easily behind them. Cracked hoses and loose connections can be tricky. Ripples, buckling, and changes in texture can tell you the flooring has a water problem. Remember to trust your nose. If it smells wrong, it probably is.
Outside water damages and mold are often caused by improper drainage. Check your spouts to see that they are clear and make sure you do not have water pooling around the foundation of your new home. At the first sign of damage, you can call SERVPRO.
No one wants to find water damage in their new home. If you do, SERVPRO of Fresno NE/Shaver Lake is available at 559-797-4041 24 hours a day. We can make things “Like it never even happened,” so you can relax in your new house.
At SERVPRO of Fresno NE/Shaver Lake we pride ourselves in being the fastest out to any size disaster!
We follow the 1-4-8-hour timeline.
Within 1 hour of notice of loss, we always get in contact with our customers and get all required information from you over the phone.
Within 4 hours we will arrive on site to begin work. At your home we do an inspection and walk you through the steps we will take to complete the project to make sure you are comfortable with the process.
Within 8 hours of our on-site arrival we will contact your insurance company or property manager. We will give a verbal briefing of the damage and what we foresee will be needed to be done to get the structure back to good standing in the shortest amount of time. With these guidelines our customers know SERVPRO of Fresno NE / Shaver Lake is there fast in their time of need.
Give SERVPRO of Fresno NE/Shaver Lake a call at 559-797-4041
Preventing Large Losses in Commercial Buildings
A large loss in a commercial building can be detrimental, not only to the building itself but also to the business itself causing huge losses and putting business on pause while the issue is taken care of.
A thorough, routine, scheduled investigation of your building can help reduce a large loss at your home or business.
Why are workplace inspections important?
Workplace inspections help prevent incidents, injuries and illnesses. Through a critical examination of the workplace, inspections help to identify and record hazards for corrective action.
What is the purpose of inspections?
Inspections are important as they allow you to:
- listen to the concerns of workers and supervisors
- gain further understanding of jobs and tasks
- identify existing and potential hazards
- determine underlying causes of hazards
- recommend corrective action
- monitor steps taken to eliminate hazards or control the risk (e.g., engineering controls, administrative controls, policies, procedures, personal protective equipment)
If you have fire, water, mold, or asbestos issue give SERVPRO a call today at 559-797-4041.
Grease Fire Safety Tips
Statistically there are 160,000 Home fires annually, 2/3 of these fires (66%) are caused by cooking and the majority starting from a grease fire. The following are a few SERVPRO tips for safety surrounding grease fires:
- NEVER TRY TO PUT OUT A GREASE FIRE WITH WATER
- Cover the fire with a large metal lid
- If there's no lid nearby, douse the fire with salt or baking soda
- Turn off the heat source if possible
- As a last resort, use a fire extinguisher
Always be careful and vigilant in the kitchen! If you do find yourself dealing with the aftermath of a kitchen fire call SERVPRO of Fresno NE/Shaver Lake ASAP and we will be there to help you every step of the way!
Are Your Alarms Ready?
Having functioning fire alarms in your house is one if the most important things you can do to stay prepared if a fire did happen. It is a small item that can tend to be overlooked but with just a few minutes of your time it could save yours and your families lives.
According to www.cpsc.gov, here is why smoke alarms are so important and where in your home they should be placed
Why Are Smoke Alarms Important?
Every year in the United States, about 2,000 people lose their lives in residential fires. During a fire, smoke and deadly gases tend to spread further and faster than heat. This is one reason why most fire victims die from inhalation of smoke and toxic gases, not from burns. A majority of fatal fires happen when families are asleep because occupants are unaware of the fire until there is not adequate time to escape. A smoke alarm stands guard around the clock, and when it first senses smoke, it sounds a shrill alarm. This often allows a family the precious, but limited, time needed to escape. About two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms are considered to be one of the best and least expensive means of providing an early warning of a potentially deadly fire and could reduce by almost half the risk of dying from a fire in your home.
Where Should Smoke Alarms be Installed?
Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of the home, outside sleeping areas, and inside bedrooms A smoke alarm should be installed and maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions. When installing a smoke alarm, many factors influence where you will place the alarm, including how many are to be installed. Consider placing alarms along your escape path to assist in egress in limited-visibility conditions. In general, you should place alarms in the center of a ceiling or, if you place them on a wall, they should be near the ceiling.
3 Ways to Mitigate Roof Damage
When you live in Fresno NE/Shaver Lake roof damage may occur due to varying weather conditions. It's important to do what you can to mitigate any potential problems before they leave lasting damage to your home. Some things you can do include
1. Regularly Inspect your Roof
Performing a regular inspection of your roof can allow you to look for any water, storm or wind damage that may have occurred. Many experts recommend having an inspection performed biannually. You may also want to look a roof over after any severe storms or weather.
2. Take Care of Problems As they Occur
One important mitigation tip to keep in mind when dealing with roof damage is to take care of any problems as they occur. This may keep a small problem from turning into a larger issue down the road, and also keep you in compliance with your homeowner’s insurance policy. Additionally, making small repairs as necessary may help prevent a costly roof replacement down the road.
3. Contact a Professional
If you are unsure how to properly care for a roof, or what repair sets may be necessary for any damage you may find, then you may want to contact a storm damage restoration professional. A professional service often has the equipment, materials and tools necessary to perform any repairs as efficiently and safely as possible. They should also be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your roof.
If you're worried about roof damage to your Frenso NE/Shaver Lake home, you may want to consider taking some of these steps mitigate potential problems. Doing a regular roof inspection will it allow you to be aware of the condition of your roof and take care of any problems as they occur. If you have any doubt as to the severity of the damage or what steps may need to be taken, a professional may be able to help.
SERVPRO Can Dry Out Your Crawlspace
To dry out a crawlspace we first have to remove the water. Our SERVPRO technicians understand that can mean multiple, water-filled low spots. It can be difficult to bring in hoses even in a large crawl space to syphon out the pooling water.
The next step is to lower the humidity as much as possible. Bringing in a dehumidifier is not usually an option, just like pump hoses. We can set up dehumidifiers with flexible plastic conduits to direct the moist air from the space to the exterior. We can also place containers with chemical desiccants in the crawlspace to absorb water from the air. If possible, we set up an air mover above the crawlspace and blow in warm, dry air to displace the damp air we attempt to draw out using an exhaust fan.
Now that we removed the water, our technicians encapsulate the crawlspace once the moisture level and soil dampness have been reduced to normal levels. We cover the dirt floor with polyethylene sheets and a polyester mesh for reinforcement. This 12 mil plastic guard covering prevents moisture from leeching up from the ground.
After a foundation expert finishes sealing the walls, the polyethylene sheets and polyester mesh floor are sealed to them with waterproof, foundation tape.
Drying out a wet crawlspace is not an easy task. It takes a professional service to remove the water and prevent further intrusion from happening in the future. To see how we can protect your home, call SERVPRO of Fresno NE/Shaver Lake today at 559-797-4041