Recent Fire Damage Posts

Fire Clean Up Process

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

The Production Manager cleaning soot after a kitchen fire. The Production Manager wiping up soot, with SERVPRO Orange after a large kitchen fire!

Here at SERVPRO of San Diego East, we have a very special process when it comes clean up, post fires.

There are usually three main factors when it comes to cleaning after a fire, the first being the soot that is left behind. The second the smell of whatever burned during the fire. The third being the items lost during the fire.

Soot is a black powdery substance that is left on walls and ceilings, and at times can be cumbersome to remove. 

There is almost always a smell left behind due the fire at times. Luckily SERVPRO has its very own cleaning solvents that are made just for these two things!   

Our SERVPRO Technicians have some of the best attention to detail and are able to clean like no other, so you can always trust that SERVPRO of San Diego East will properly clean your house or kitchen after a fire!

Fire Preparation

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Mountains in San Diego on fire. The eastern mountains in San Diego on fire during the 2003 brush fire.

In 2003 San Diego experienced one of the worst fires in its cities history and the third largest in California's history. 

Over 273,246 acres burned with 2,232 homes lost, 22 commercial buildings, and 15 unfortunate fatalities, the total amount for the loss was an estimated $1.333 billion.

Many SERVPRO franchises rallied together in order to get home and property owners back into their houses as soon as possible. 

So how would you properly prepare for a large brush or forest fire? What do you bring with you? What do you leave behind? Unlike water, fire leaves nothing but ashes and dust, so the amount of damage can be catastrophic. 

Here are 10 things SERVPRO of San Diego East thinks you'll need!

  • Pets
  • Identification for the family
  • Cash and credit
  • Important Documents 
  • Keys
  • Medication and Medicine
  • Hygiene Supplies 
  • Electronics
  • Keepsake items, such as pictures

Explosion at San Diego Home!

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

A soot covered roof after a large explosion. Flames reached over 10 feet high and charred the side walls and roof of this home.

This customer had a gas leak outside their home which caused a large explosion. 

Thankfully no one was injured and the damage caused was not as bad as it could have been! SERVPRO of San Diego East arrived on the scene and was able to asses the situation and provide the customer with information pertaining to fire loss.

Our crew arrived on the scene and was able to work closely with the customer to dispose of certain materials that where no longer salvageable. 

After about a week and half of cleaning, our team was able to make it look "Like it never even happened."

After that process SERVPRO of San Diego East's team began the clean up, which involved power washing the floors and walls and deep cleaning to remove soot. 

Only YOU can prevent kitchen fires!

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

A pan up in flames! Remember our three tips to prevent any kitchen fires!

Fires are some of the most dangerous and stressful disasters that can happen to us or someone we know. The amount of damage one kitchen fire can do is scary, but SERVPRO of San Diego East is here to help. 

Post fire clean up is one of our specialties, we pride ourselves in wanting to help our customers make sure that their properties belongings are well recovered after a loss.

That is why SERVPRO of San Diego East offers certain services for fire damage remediation, such as detailed item cleaning and document restoration. 

Here are some quick tips to help prevent any future disaster! 

  • Cook in a clean area with clean cookware. A greasy stove top or exhaust hood can catch fire easily once a burner gets hot.
  • Clean up spills as soon as the stove top cools. Drip pans that have grease or food can ignite the next time they’re used.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand. It is actually recommended to have at least 3 in the home that are easily accessible, preferably in the garage, living room, and kitchen.

We hope these quick tips help you prepare!