Recent Fire Damage Posts

Fire Damage Clean Up

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Clean Up "Like it never even happened."

Cleaning fire damages requires special skill in order to take care of the smoke damage.  Our fire damage clean up specialists know how to restore your home.  Our teams goal is to help restore your life back to normal as soon as possible, since we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  We start the fire clean up process within 4 hours of your initial call to limit the chances of further fire damage.  Our professional fire clean up team will help get the smell of fire out of your structure (there is no challenge for us).  Keep in mind, our team is certified and trained to handle your fire damages. Here are some helpful tips if your home catches on fire.

Take action and follow these steps if you find yourself handling the aftermath of a house fire.

  1. Contact your insurance company.
  2. Contact your local fire restoration company
  3. Take photographs of the damage.
  4. Make a list of everything you lost or that was destroyed.
  5. Find a place to stay while your restoration company cleans up your property.

The aftermath of a house fire is a headache and SERVPRO San Jacinto/Idyllwild/Lakeview is always there to help you in any situations! (951)344-6114

The sooner you contact us the better, as damage will continue and your structure and all your contents will have much more extensive damage to them. The odors from the fire aren't just odors they are toxins very harmful if inhaled. Therefore, the longer they stay the more damage it will cause to your home.  Call us even for an expert opinion on your fire damage clean up.  Call SERVPRO San Jacinto/Idyllwild/Lakeview today we are always here to help you! (951)344-6114

Fire Extinguishers

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Extinguishers Remember the word PASS

Fire Extinguisher are very important it's an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires in any emergency situations. A Fire extinguisher can save your life.

A great way to remember how to a fire extinguisher is to remember the word PASS:

Pull the Pin at the top of the extinguisher. The pin releases a locking mechanism and will allow you to discharge the extinguisher.

Aim at the base of the fire, not the flames. This is important - in order to put out the fire, you must extinguish the fuel.

Squeeze the lever slowly. This will release the extinguishing agent in the extinguisher. If the handle is released, the discharge will stop.

Sweep from side to side. Using a sweeping motion, move the fire extinguisher back and forth until the fire is completely out. Operate the extinguisher from a safe distance, several feet away, and then move towards the fire once it starts to diminish. Remember: Aim at the base of the fire, not at the flames!

Things to remember while using the fire extinguisher are:

  1. Once the fire is out, don’t walk away!
  2. Watch the area for a few minutes in case the fire restarts.
  3. If you don’t think you can fight the fire, or if you have any doubts, evacuate the building immediately and call the fire department