Recent Fire Damage Posts

There Are Things You Can Do To Plan In Case Of A Fire

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Computer equipment is shown with a banner that has the words In Case Of Fire Is your family ready if there is a fire?

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. This is according to the National Fire Protection Association. They also say, a closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home.

Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.


In addition to the tips above you should keep computer files backed up on an external hard drive or cloud in case of fire damage.


If you have fire damage call the experts at SERVPRO of Valdosta. 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. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Valdosta 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.

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.
SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466 Call us if you have fire or water damage.

Some Guidance On What To Do After The Fire

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

The Valdosta community on average is affected by 400 fires each year. Of these fires, almost half of them occurred in people's homes or places of business.

When a fire occurs, it can be a devastating experience. According to FEMA the building and many of the things in your home may have been badly damaged by flames, heat, smoke and water. You will find that things the fire did not burn up are now ruined by smoke and soggy with water used to put out the flames.

Anything that you want to save or reuse will need to be carefully cleaned. The firefighters may have cut holes in the walls of the building to look for any hidden flames. They may even have cut holes in the roof to let out the heat and smoke. Cleanup will take time and patience.

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 Valdosta 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.


SERVPRO of Valdosta 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 – SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466

House Fire Damage In Valdosta

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

If you live in Valdosta there is some good news regarding public safety and your home. The Valdosta Fire Department is fortunate to have an ISO Class 1 rating, the highest in the nation, and is responsible for providing Fire, Rescue, EMS and Haz-Mat services. If you do have a fire in your home or business there are some things to consider after the fire.


Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor.


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 Valdosta 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.


SERVPRO of Valdosta 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.

SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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.


Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?


Call Us Today SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466

Valdosta Fire Prevention And Knowing Who Will Help If You Have Fire Damage

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

The Valdosta Fire Department handled 338 fire calls last year. In addition to responding to calls for service they also work to improve fire prevention in the community. You can get more information on the Valdosta Fire Department's Prevention Programs here. 

https://www.valdostacity.com/fire-department/fire-prevention

If you experience fire damage give SERVPRO of Valdosta a call (229) 244-1466.


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 Valdosta 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.

Professional Training 

Our technicians are trained and certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.


Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.


SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Fire Damage In Valdosta, Making The Right Call After The Fire

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

Residential and Commercial Fires in Valdosta 

According to the Valdosta Fire Department, the Valdosta community was affected by 405 fires last year alone. Of these fires, almost half of them occurred in people's homes or places of business. Once you have smoke damage in your home or business it is time to call the experts.


It often requires using advanced techniques or equipment and that means SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.


Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. SERVPRO of Valdosta has the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.

Trained Technicians Ready To Help


SERVPRO of Valdosta technicians are trained and certified. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. We’ve received advance training in restoration techniques, and we have the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your home.


Smoke destruction can be handled after water and soot are taken care of. Smoke damage gets worse the longer it goes untreated, causing unpleasant odors that can even be harmful. That's why we are available to answer your call 24 hours a day. Let us help you with fire damage, water damage or other restoration needs.


Individuals living in the home that have a compromised immune system, young children, and the elderly can be very sensitive to smoke.

An expert can remove the smoke odor from your home, to the degree that you’ll forget it was ever even there. Call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

Why SERVPRO when you suffer a fire.

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Rafters Affected by fire in a commercial building. A Fire in commercial building rafters.

Suffering a fire has many details. When the unthinkable happens, to know that we are ready to assist can be a comforting thought. We're here to help. Our staff is trained in fire restoration from the demo to clean up. We are on call 24/7 to assist you in your crisis.

Our long history of working closely with insurance adjusters and working tirelessly will get you back on track as soon as possible. You can count on our team to work out many of the details for you. We partner with proven companies who handle textiles as well as the containers for debris. Partner that with the proprietary agents especially crafted to aid in soot and smell removal and backed up with our professional equipment. You can't go wrong when you put the pros to work for you. We look forward to earning your business.

No Job Too Big

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Large group of SERVPRO crew members lined up for the A.M. briefing. Assembled and ready to go.

Some jobs may be small and some may be large. Hours, weeks or months. No matter what the size of your situation we are able to assemble and get the job done. Whether we need on a van or a semi truck full of equipment we have you covered. Our team of special response technicians can be orchestrated in just hours to fit the needs of our clients. Working with a group of SERVPRO Management employees and Partnering with other SERVPRO franchises makes us a powerhouse team to help get our clients back to normal faster. Fire, Water, Mold or even natural disasters we are prepared and ready for whatever comes your way. Count on SERVPRO of Valdosta to aid in getting the job done quickly and correctly.