Recent Fire Damage Posts

Someone left the popcorn in a little too long.

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Damaged microwave

“Honey….do you smell something burning?” Sometimes we all get preoccupied with chasing the dog around or chasing the kids around who are chasing the dog and we forget that we put food in the microwave. It happens to the best of us, but usually we can catch it before anything really bad happens.  Unfortunately for this homeowner, it was too late and the microwave went up in flames.  In this picture you can see that some of the microwave melted and parts of the cupboard above the microwave were affected. As always, SERVPRO of Santee/ Lakeside was quick to respond to this distressed homeowner’s house to work on restoring the damaged areas. If you also have distractions that end in your home having fire damage, call the fire restoration experts at (619)258-7200.  

And as the ambers fell, so did the water...

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Headboard burnt to a crisp.

One of the biggest causes of fires is smoking. Many people don’t pay attention when smoking and let the ambers fall anywhere they please. Or sometimes they just carelessly leave a burning cigarette someplace while they go run and do something real quick.

In this photo, you see the result of someone leaving their cigarette unoccupied for just one moment. This caused sprinklers to go off in 14 rooms on the top floor and water leaking down to the 1st floor in 7 rooms, the hallways, and the lobby. The headboard of the bed was destroyed because of a moment of inattention that could have been a lot worse than it was. SERVPRO of Santee/ Lakeside was there to help start the drying process of the aftermath. We are here 24/7 to help assist, just call us at (619) 258-7200.

Fire Fighting

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage in San Diego

When fire fighters respond to a call, they have to make quick decisions in order to save the house. Entering the structure can be a challenge and very dangerous due to the nature of the fire or the cause of the fire. Often time fire fighters create access from areas in which they can attack the fire, and avoid risk to the rest of the crew.

We work closely with homeowners, property managers, and insurance companies to help restore the structure, and contents. This image shows the broken garage door, the fire crew entered the garage to attack the fire in the kitchen and dining room area. Thank God no one was hurt during this fire. Call us at (619)258-7200, we are always here to help.


Smoke Damage

1/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damaged Air Vent

When a fire breaks out, smoke penetrates into the walls, ceilings, furniture, and even clothes. Unfortunately, the smell of smoke can remain in your home for months and sometimes even for many years if not treated properly.

A homeowner in Chula Vista - 91909 had faulty electrical wiring located in a bathroom air vent which caused a fire. Fortunately, the owner heard the melted air vent drop and quickly put the fire out with an extinguisher. Although minor damage manifested, our team got called to clean and deodorize the bathroom and surrounding rooms. Our crew are experts with techniques and equipment to get the job done in the most efficient and quickest way. 

Process on Fire Damage

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration

Fire Prevention

9/22/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Prevention - Santee Fire Station 4 - In training.

SERVPRO’s support through the Disaster Responder program demonstrates our commitment to help families prevent, prepare for and recover from disasters. This October we will recognize the two-year anniversary of an important initiative to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires, the disaster Red Cross responds to most frequently every year.  As the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign reaches this significant milestone, the Red Cross and the community partners have already saved at least 111 lives, and have made at-risk communities from coast-to-coast stronger and safer by installing more than 473,000 smoke alarms, replacing more than 32,000 batteries and creating nearly 170,000 escape plans. 

The crew the picture was in training, some insurance carriers no longer write home policies in Santee and Lakaside due to previous devastating fires.  These guys are ready, just like our crew!!

Fire Prevention - Santee Fire Station 4 - In training.