Recent Fire Damage Posts

Protecting Your Business From Fire Hazards

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Business owners carry a lot of responsibility. As a business owner, one of those responsibilities is considering plenty of safety factors regarding risks to your business, staff and visitors. One thing that will need to be addressed is fire prevention.

Protecting Your Business From Fire Hazards

By focusing on fire risk assessment, fire prevention and staff education, you are taking some of the many steps that will help reduce the chance of a fire breaking out.

First, make an assessment of any fire hazard risks in your facility. To aid you in this step, in some areas, local governments may offer a visit from a fire marshal to work with you in identifying these risks and providing guidance on your fire prevention plan.

You’ll want to make sure that the right fire protection equipment, such as automatic sprinkler systems, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, are in place on each floor.

Finally, you must consider the safety of your employees. By creating a fire plan and taking time to review it with your staff, you’ll be making sure everyone knows what to do in the case of a fire. By conducting fire drills at least once a year and reviewing evacuation plans and routes as well as the location of first-aid kits, your fire safety procedures will remain fresh in their minds.

Despite best efforts with fire prevention and safety tips, the worst could always happen at your business. If a fire has damaged your business, SERVPRO® of North Huntington is available to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Leading Causes of Commercial Structure Fires

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Leading Causes of Commercial Structure Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the main causes of structure fires to office properties from 2007–2011 were (in order):

  1. Cooking equipment, 29% of fires
  2. Electrical distribution and lighting equipment, 12% of fires
  3. Heating equipment, 11% of fires
  4. Intentional, 10% of fires
  5. Smoking materials, 9% of fires
  6. Exposure, 4% of fires
  7. Electronic, office or entertainment equipment, 3% of fires

Of those causes, intentional, exposure, and electrical distribution and lighting equipment accounted for the most property damage with 20%, 18% and 15% respectively.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2007, fires and explosions accounted for 3% of all workplace fatalities.

When looking to more recent numbers, the NFPA estimates that from 2007–2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires in office properties per year. Those fires resulted in an annual average of four deaths, 44 injuries and $112 million in direct property damage.

Fire cleanup should be left to professionals like us!

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleanup should be left to the professionals! Call us today, 631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington will pretest to determine the extent of damage, and then use specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect different types of surfaces found in your home or business. As a home or business owner, you have so much invested in your property.

Trust the SERVPRO of North Huntington team of professionals to protect your most valuable asset. A trained and certified member of our team along with the proper cleaning technique and products can minimize the restoration cost. Attempting to clean or deodorize on your own will likely result in a more costly process. It's not worth the risk, so call us today!

We are Fire Damage Cleanup experts!

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington Offers Fire Damage Cleanup and 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 – 631-423-1734

When SERVPRO of North Huntington steps onto a job site, we have this goal mind.  It is about total restoration of the damage and about the life of the customer being helped. We are here to help 24/7 and are always a phone call away. Call us today! 

Deodorization

We also provide specialized services that rid your home or business of offensive odors left behind by fire or smoke damage. We don't mask or cover the smell, we remove it. 

A fire occurs every 18 seconds in the U.S.

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that a fire occurs every 18 seconds in the U.S.?

 As a leader in fire cleanup and restoration, our number one goal is returning a damage to its preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened." Like it never was dirty, like it never caught fire, like it never smoldered - whatever the case may be. When SERVPRO of North Huntington steps onto a job site, we have this goal mind.  It is about total restoration of the damage and about the life of the customer being helped.

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help 24/7 and are always a phone call away. Call us today! 631-423-1734

We also provide specialized services that rid your home or business of offensive odors left behind by fire or smoke damage. We don't mask or cover the smell, we remove it. Let the experts help you.

A fire damage can leave a lingering odor behind...

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

When SERVPRO of North Huntington steps onto a job site, we have this goal in mind - total restoration of the damage and easing the life of the customer being helped.

Did you know that a fire occurs every 18 seconds in the U.S.?

As a leader in fire cleanup and restoration, our number one goal is returning a damage to its preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened." Like it never was dirty, like it never caught fire, like it never smoldered - whatever the case may be. We provide specialized services that rid your home or business of offensive odors left behind by fire or smoke damage. We don't mask or cover the smell, we remove it. Let the experts help you today!

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help 24/7 and are always just a phone call away. Call us today! 631-423-1734.

Wet or dry smoke damage???

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of North Huntington will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

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 – 631-423-1734

We are here to help with your Fire/Smoke Damage.

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire or smoke damage. We will assist you every step of the way. We work with most major insurance companies and are committed to getting your home or business back up and running as quickly as possible. We are here to help 24/7 and are just a phone call away!

Call our office for more information! 

631-423-1734

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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. 

Need Fire, Smoke or Soot Cleanup?

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

Need Fire, Smoke or Soot Cleanup?

After a fire or smoke damage, a thorough cleaning will be needed for ceilings, walls, floors and personal belongings. SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is experienced and available 24/7 and are only a phone call away!

631-423-1734

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON will pretest to determine the extent of damage, and then use specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect different types of surfaces found in your home or business. As a home or business owner, you have so much invested in your property. Trust the SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON professionals to protect your most valuable asset. A trained and certified member of our team along with the proper cleaning technique and products can minimize the restoration cost. Attempting to clean or deodorize on your own will likely result in a more costly process.

Smoke or Soot Damage? Call us for help.

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

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

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

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 – 631-423-1734

We Understand The Trauma of Fire Disasters

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Understand The Trauma of Fire Disasters The fire in this home was devastating but SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON helped to make it "Like it never even happened."

Do you have Fire or Soot Damage?

Did you know that a fire occurs every 18 seconds in the U.S.? As a leader in fire cleanup and restoration, our number one goal is returning a damage to its preloss condition, doing all we can to make it "Like it never even happened." Like it never was dirty, like it never caught fire, like it never smoldered - whatever the case may be. When SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON steps onto a job site, we have this goal mind.  It is about total restoration of the damage and about the life of the customer being helped.

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is here to help 24/7 and are always a phone call away. Call us today! 631-423-1734

Deodorization

We also provide specialized services that rid your home or business of offensive odors left behind by fire or smoke damage. We don't mask or cover the smell, we remove it. Let the experts help you.

Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON.

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

About SERVPRO of North Huntington

SERVPRO of North Huntington specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire or smoke damage. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Our Services

Whether your home or office needs emergency flood damage or upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Call SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON to learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 631-423-1734