Recent Fire Damage Posts

Fire Damage in Your Peekskill Home

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Here to Ease The Stress Of Fire Damage

When you have experienced something as devastating as a fire, you may be worried about what will happen next. This generally involves an extensive cleanup and restoration that can bring your home back to its original state. With the methods we use, removal of smoke odors is something we excel with at SERVPRO. Every step breaks down the residue until it's all gone. We also have equipment that helps us locate any areas where odorous particles may be hiding.

  • Pack-out services for cleaning contents off-site can help prevent smoke odor transferring into your home's unaffected areas.
  • We carefully clean all soot-covered surfaces, leaving no area without proper treatment. 
  • Technicians have access to a range of EPA-approved antimicrobials and cleaning agents to facilitate cleanup efficiently.
  • We can use thermal fogging machinery for pungent odors to recreate the situation that brought on the odor penetration.
  • We also seal off areas to keep odors from popping up, including walls and the ductwork for your HVAC system.

Contact Us ASAP-

After the flames get extinguished, you must wait for approval from first responders on the scene to enter safely. Once you contact SERVPRO of Peekskill, Ossining to clean up your fire damage in Peekskill, our team arrives, and the crew chief begins the assessment. During the initial inspection and walkthrough, we note the damage to formulate the correct plan of action that utilizes the best equipment and restoration techniques for the job. We must work to restore and salvage whatever possible to save your cherished belongings while also saving you time and money.

Preventing Home Fires

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

Fires are frightening for everyone, living with others means you need to have a plan in place before any type of disaster can occur. This includes preventative measures as well as what to do in the actual event of a fire. Below we have included some of the ways you can stay safe from fires in your home.

Test fire alarms and change fire alarm batteries frequently- press the test button on your fire alarms monthly to ensure they are working properly. If they are not, do not wait to replace them.

Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen- it is a fact that most fires begin in the kitchen, make sure to keep an up to date fire extinguisher rated for grease and kitchen fires near by. 

Blow out candles- never leave a lit candle unattended, always blow them out before leaving even for a few minutes. 

Keep it clean- make sure you avoid clutter in the way of exits as well as near any heat sources as this can feed a potential fire. Throw away trash, and remove flammable materials from inside if possible. 

Do not overload outlets- make sure you do not have too many things plugged into your outlets. Electrical fires can happen while you are not home and cause serious fires.

Plan how to get out- make an escape plan for you and anyone else living in your home, plan ahead to get you and your family out. Knowing what to do before can help dramatically. 

Be aware- finally, if you see or smell smoke coming from your home call 911 right away. 

What next-

SERVPRO of Peekskill, Ossining is there for you after a fire. From the cleanup to full restorations we will do our best to make sure your home and salvageable items are looking better than before.