You've Had a Fire Damage - What Happens Next?
Pictured is an air scrubbers we placed at a smoke-damaged property
Fire damages can be the worst type of losses a person or family can experience. And while everyone is anxious to get their property and personal items restored, unfortunately, the process can be slow moving at first. At SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem, we recommend placing negative air fans (aka air scrubbers) at your property as soon as the fire department allows access. Depending on the severity of the damage, these machines can help to limit cross-contamination, and limit the smoke odor.
It is important to let the restoration professionals and insurance adjusters assess the situation before rushing to clean or replace damaged items & structural materials. This will allow for proper restoration and end up saving you from future frustrations.
There are also a few things that can be done before the full restoration process begins, such as:
- Place air scrubbers (as stated above)
- Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and causing additional damage
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet
- Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces
- Do not clean any electrical equipment
Unfortunately, fire & smoke damage does happen. Here at SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem, we are happy to help you in your time of need, 24/7/365.
Apartment Complex Mess
We had a call in the other day for a complex that needed assistance with both water and mold damage from the excessive rain we have been experiencing lately. The Property Owner expressed to us how thankful he was for us responding to his call and moving so quickly. We actually made an agreement leaving the complex to clean his carpets and vents weekly as well. He said he'd be more than happy to recommend out SERVPRO to any of the nearby complexes in the area.
We are diverse in the service we offer. Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you or someone you know experiences Fire, Water, Mold damage as well as the need for carpet/vent cleaning.
Keurig Mess in House
Fire Damage to Kitchen and Living Room
We were called in recently to tend to a kitchen fire that was caused by a keurig. While we never figured out exactly what caused the fire, it was evident there was much damage. Including the living room carpet as well. Many people associate SERVPRO with just water and mold damage. We like to make it known we not only tend to these issues, but cleaning up fires happens to be one of our most important jobs we get called in to take care of. It means a lot to us to try our very best to salvage your prized items and save your memories. If you or anyone you know experiences fire damage in their home--please don't hesitate to give SERVPRO a call.
Basement of Library
Library Basement Damage
We had a call in the other day to tend to a nearby library with extreme water damage. While we were there, we also found some mold damage, as well. We had to remove everything out of the basement and open up the doors to let some light in due to the musty smell. The manager of the library thanked us deeply because some of the left over books they had down there were damaged as well. We ended up securing a weekly job vacuuming this clients carpets as well because they loved our work so much. If you, a friend or business you know of ever need assistance with water, mold, or fire damage--please do not hesitate to call us here at SERVPRO!
Potential Mold Damage in Commercial Building
Water damage to floor and potential mold
We received a call the other day about a basement that needed to be aired out at a nearby establishment because we had bad rain over the weekend. We got there just in time because there was some mold starting to build up as well. We needed to take out part of the floor to get to the damage. While the business was not closed down due to the damage, the owners were still very thankful that we got there when we did. They said that they've experienced severe water damage in the past and just wanted to be sure that this did not end up the same way. If your business ever experiences water or mold damage, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
Summer Storm Carpet Damage
Carpet ruined in storm
Here is a carpet that our team had to rip up the other day due to storm damage throughout the entire house. Water seeped through the upstairs, downstairs, and living room carpet. When we were called we were honest about saying we weren't sure if we could salvage the damage this time around because it was so severe. If this is the case, we have back up connections to refer out to help our potential clients just in case they need to get a hold of us in the future for any reason. This case however, ended up turning around and we figured out a way to save all of the carpet. Our customers were very pleased that they didn't need to pay for a new carpet and said they'll definitely be using our services again.
Carpet damage from water
Here's an example of a water damage job that our team got called in for this past week. With all the flooding we've been having our client had a leak in the roof and ended up leaving it until another storm happened. Unfortunately, their entire living room carpet had to be ripped up because the issue wasn't tended to initially. Please never feel afraid or wait too long to call SERVPRO. With these months of lots of rain, we don't want to make flooding more of a hassle than it already is in some peoples' homes. We offer free estimates and our goal is to make you feel as comfortable in your home, while we get done the job as quick as possible.
Water Damage to Furniture and more...
Couch water damage in living room
On the regular, we tend to residential homes that have water damage to their furniture. In this case, we were brought in to salvage a couch and the surrounding floor area in the living room due to water leakage from upstairs and through the roof. When we hurry in to take care of a job, we always make sure that the customer is okay with what we are doing. We walk you through the process because we want you to feel as comfortable in your home as possible while we are in there taking care of things. If you, yourself, or someone you know is experiencing water damage in their home currently, please don't hesitate to call us here at SERVPRO. We're here to help and make your life less stressful!
Typical Mold Buildup
Mold throughout house
This is an example of a call we got a month or so ago at a nearby residential home. We were called in right after this family had severe flooding in their home. When we arrived and took care of the water damage, there was also some mold that built up due to the damage. We did what we could to save everything in their home. Fortunately when a client wants an estimate, we have an outside party that we are partnered with that assists us in measuring the amount of mold/and the type of mold in the affected area. We have a collaborative mindset here at SERVPRO and strongly believe this is the way to get tasks done more quickly, efficiently, and make everyone happy in the long run.
Fire Throughout Entire House
We got called in to tend to a residential fire a few weeks ago nearby. We had all hands on deck for this job. A Keurig caught on fire and the entire house burnt because of it. Luckily, no one was hurt and everyone got out in time safely. Fires are one of the more severe jobs we tend to. SERVPRO is partnered with many fire departments around the area and we pride ourselves on quick response. If you happen to encounter a fire, please don't hesitate to give us a call to so we can help salvage anything we can. Many of these incidents are a very painful and emotional time for the customer. We want to make times like this as easy and least stressful for our clients as possible.