Recent Fire Damage Posts

Kitchen Fire

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

With one small mishap, cooking in your kitchen can lead to disaster, and all fire safety measures can go out the window. A small bit of grease can escape a pan somewhere, and fire can ignite into something devastating. Soot and ash now cover everything, and your kitchen has fire damage as well as material burns. Cleaning will no doubt become a hassle, but where to begin? SERVPRO of Valdosta has some tips for you on how to clean after a kitchen fire, especially if there is some serious fire damage.

What to do after a fire damage:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change the HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

SERVPRO of Valdosta has trained professionals waiting to assist you in your time of need. Kitchen fires can be dangerous and hard to clean up. Call the professionals at (229)244-1466. We will work to make it "Like it never even happened."

Understanding House Fires and Prevention in Valdosta

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

A smoke detector and the words home fire are shown If you experience fire damage, give SERVPRO of Valdosta a call (229) 244-1466.


The Valdosta Fire Department responds to about 400 fires, on average each 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.

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.


Fire Damage Restoration Services in Valdosta

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.

Talking to Your Family About Fire Safety in Valdosta

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

Talking to your family about fire safety can be difficult. Especially trying to explain the dangers to children without causing them unnecessary worry.

According to the American Red Cross, you and your family have about two minutes to get out of your home. The American Red Cross also provides the tips below to help you have a conversation with your family about fire prevention and safety.

If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.

If you experience fire damage, don't wait too long to begin restoration. After the fire crews have left and your home is safe to enter, call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466. Our crews can respond to quickly. We bring knowledge and the right equipment to make sure your restoration goes smoothly.

Trained Restoration Professionals

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. SERVPRO of Valdosta is an IICRC firm. 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.

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.

Teaching Children Important Lessons About Surviving a House Fire

1/25/2022 (Permalink)


Teaching children about fire safety is important. It is important to have an escape plan and make sure your child understands what they should do. You should make sure they are familiar with the smoke detector.

They should understand what the sound is, and that it means leave and go to the place where you family will safely meet outside.


It might be helpful for your child to draw a map of your home and highlight their escape route. It's also a good idea to walk that route with them and ensure they know where to meet outside.
It is equally important to keep fire sources out of the reach of children.

Keep matches, lighters and other ignitable substances in a secured location out of your child’s reach. The U.S. Fire Administration estimates that 300 people are killed and $280 million in property is destroyed each year as the result of children playing with fire.

Our Team in Valdosta


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


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.


If you have questions about fire damage or restoration, give us a call, SERVPRO of Valdosta (299) 244-1466

Understanding More About Residential Fires in Georgia

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Residential fires cause serious injuries and damage each year in Georgia. The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has four helpful facts that are important to understand about fire:

Fire is fast – In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire, and thick, black smoke can fill a house in minutes.

Fire is hot – In fact, heat is more threatening than flames. Inhaling super-hot air will scorch your lungs and the heat can melt clothes to your skin. In five minutes, a room can get so hot that everything in it ignites at once: this is called flashover.

Fire is dark – Fire isn’t bright, it’s pitch black. Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness. If you wake up to a fire you may be blinded, disoriented and unable to find your way around the home you’ve lived in for years.

Fire is deadly – Fire uses up the oxygen you need and produces smoke and poisonous gases that kill. Breathing even small amounts of smoke and toxic gases can make you drowsy, disoriented and short of breath. The odorless, colorless fumes can lull you into a deep sleep before the flames reach your door.

In addition to prevention and fast first responder response, what you do after the fire is also important. SERVPRO of Valdosta is here and ready to help you and your family after a fire in your home or business.

Our Valdosta Team is Ready to Help

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.

A few things to keep in mind about SERVPRO of Valdosta:


We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week


We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies


We Bill the Insurance Directly – One Less Thing for You to Worry About


SERVPRO of Valdosta has restoration professionals that are ready to help (229) 244-1466.

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

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.

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.