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Candles and House Fires, According to the National Fire Protection Association.

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Candles and House Fires, According to the National Fire Protection Association.

Candles

From 2007-2011, the NFPA says there were an average of 10,630 fires in the U.S. that were started by candles, causing 115 deaths, 903 injuries and approximately $418 million in property damage. There are more candle fires in December and January; the top three days for fires are: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

About one-third of these fires started in bedrooms, causing 39% of the associated deaths and 45% of the associated injuries. More than half of all candle fires start because of candles that were left too close to flammable items.

Other causes of candle fires include leaving them unattended in a room or someone playing with the candles. Even something as simple as knocking a candle over when someone bumps a table they're sitting on or a pet brushing against one is enough to light a fire.

Source: National Fire Protection Association and http://www.propertycasualty360.com

Fire Prevention Month is October 2018

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Prevention Month is October 2018

During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. See what programs your local fire station offers.

Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere!” That’s the theme for Fire Prevention Week.

LOOK
Look for places fires could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

LISTEN
Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.

LEARN
Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

Source: https://www.nfpa.org

5 Things Never to Plug into a Power Strip

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

5 Things Never to Plug into a Power Strip

No matter where you live—house, apartment, dorm room, mobile home—one factor remains constant: There never seem to be enough power outlets. This may explain the popularity of multi-outlet power strips, which provide additional outlets and also let you control multiple components with a single on-off switch. There are some appliances, however, that should never be used with power strips because they could overload the circuit and cause overheating or even a fire

  1. Refrigerators and Freezers

Large appliances like refrigerators require a lot of power and frequently cycle on and off, which can easily overload a power strip. These devices should be plugged directly into a wall outlet dedicated solely to powering the appliance. If you try to plug additional appliances into the same outlet, you risk tripping the circuit.  

  1. Microwaves

The microwave is a miracle of modern food preparation, thawing, cooking, and reheating food in a fraction of the time it takes a conventional oven. But all that marvelous activity requires more energy than a power strip can provide. Like a conventional electric oven, the microwave should have its own dedicated power outlet.

  1. Coffee Makers

You may not think that your morning cup of joe requires that much energy to brew, but most coffee makers need quite bit of amperage to turn those roasted beans into a hot beverage. Plug your coffee maker directly into the outlet or you run the risk of waking up to a half-brewed pot of coffee.

  1. Toasters

If you’ve ever peered into a toaster to remove a particularly stubborn piece of broken crust, you know that the inside is basically a bunch of wires that heat up to red-hot temperatures to toast the bread. The current draw that those wires require can easily cause a power strip to overheat. This same issue affects toaster ovens, electric skillets, and waffle irons as well.

  1. Slow Cookers and Hot Plates

You might think you're one clever cook when you plug your slow cooker into a power strip to free up outlet space for other countertop appliances, but you'd be wrong. These cooking appliances require more juice over a longer period of time than a power strip can handle. And because the appeal of a slow cooker is that it can operate without supervision, you definitely want to make sure it is safely plugged into a wall outlet to minimize any hazardous outcomes.

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/home-and-garden/10-things-never-to-plug-into-a-power-strip/ss-AAwzKNH

Getting Rid of Cigarette Smoke Odor

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Getting Rid of Cigarette Smoke Odor

It's obvious to a non-smoker when a home smells like cigarettes.  The smell of tobacco and/or cigarette smoke and tar is stubborn because it "sticks" to all surfaces as it spreads through the air. So, how do you get rid of the cigarette odor?  The short answer is that it's very difficult.  ALL surfaces in the home need to be scrubbed and deodorized, including the: flooring, walls, furniture, appliances, knick-knacks, and clothing. Even the air in the home needs to be deodorized during the process.  It's not an easy task, but the experts at SERVPRO® have done it many times and are more than willing to help you.  Give us a call today and start breathing fresh smelling air!

Home Fires Caused by Dryers and Washing Machines

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Home Fires Caused by Dryers and Washing Machines

 Clothes dryer fires happen more often than one might think, accounting for 16,800 home structure fires in 2010 and doing more than $236 million in property damage according to the National Fire Protection Association. The most frequent causes of fires in dryers are lint/dust (29%) and clothing (28%). In washers, they are wire or cable insulation (26%), the appliance housing (21%) or the drive belt (15%).

Dryers were involved in 92% of the Washer/Dryer fires; the risk of fire was basically the same for both gas and electric-powered dryers.

Safety tips:

  • Clean the lint screen frequently and don’t run the dryer without it.
  • For gas and propane dryers, make sure there aren’t any leaks in the lines.
  • Vent the dryer to the outside of the house and ensure nothing blocks the vent pipe.
  • Clean the vent pipe and the area where the screen is housed.
  • Keep the area around the dryer free of combustible materials.

Source: National Fire Protection Association and http://www.propertycasualty360.com

Lightning During Storms and House Fires Resulting

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Lightning During Storms and House Fires Resulting

Unlike other types of house fires, which occur more frequently in the winter months, fires in the home caused by lightning are more likely to happen in June, July and August in the late afternoon or early evening. From 2007-2011, NFPA says there were an average of 22,600 fires per year caused by lightning strikes.  Lightning is responsible for a number of wildfires as well.

Lightning during storms poses the greatest risk outdoors and frequently strikes the highest point on a structure.

Safety tips During Lightning Storms: 

  • When possible, stay away from doors and windows during an electrical storm.
  • Do not use corded phones, computers, TVs or other electrical equipment during storms.
  • Unplug major electronics – TVs, stereo equipment, computers and microwaves to minimize damage if there is a lightning strike close by.
  • Avoid plumbing such as sinks, baths and faucets during a thunderstorm as metal plumbing is an excellent conductor of electricity.

SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley is faster to any disaster and cleans-up after fire and smoke damage.

Source: http://www.propertycasualty360.com and National Fire Protection Association

How to Deal With Water and Fire Damage

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

How to Deal With Water and Fire Damage

Firefighters used a fire hose and a lot of water to put out the fire to save your home in Eagan, MN from the flames. So, where there’s fire damage, there’s water damage. Unfortunately, it can be even more difficult to get rid of water than it is to clean up the damage the fire left behind. Here are the recommended steps for dealing with a fire-damaged home.

1. Get Rid of the Water

Don’t just get a mop and bucket; this won’t successfully remove all the water. A sump pump is the best tool for removing water, and the more power it has, the better. Additionally, a press extractor can prove valuable if you want to save your carpets. It’s important to get rid of as much of the water as possible to prevent mold growth. Restoration professionals are experts in dealing with water damage after a home fire and know how to effectively get rid of the water.

2. Remove Soot

With fire damage comes soot, the black substance left by the smoke of the fire. This is what needs to be cleaned up next. Obvious pieces of soot can be removed with a vacuum cleaner, and a cleaning agent that contains trisodium phosphate is ideal for wiping hard surfaces. What’s problematic is that soot also travels into areas that are not easily accessible, such as the HVAC system and inner walls. Restoration experts have the equipment it takes to deep clean your home and successfully remove soot.

3. Repair the Damage

Part of repairing water and fire damage is preventing further damage. Vent your entire home, and install a few box fans and dehumidifiers to get rid of the smoke smell and to prevent mildew from growing. Not everything can be repaired, and if necessary, restoration professionals will advise you to replace carpets, drywalls and flooring. They have the tools and knowledge necessary to remove odors and repair damage.

Start with the cleanup process soon, as water damage can lead to more extensive damage in the long run, and you shouldn’t live in a home that’s sustained damage from a fire. Restoration professionals are the experts who can help revive your property.
Visit http://www.SERVPROeaganapplevalley.com for more information on fire damage.

Fire Damage Should Be Cleaned Up as Early As Possible

11/1/2017 (Permalink)


Fire Damage Should Be Cleaned Up as Early As Possible

Fire damage can be highly serious. A fire in the home or fire in business can create all sorts of problems including soot damage and smoke smell. When dealing with commercial fire damage or home damage, it's imperative to be aware of the need to assess the fire cleanup as soon as possible. The fire in home in one area may cause fire in business in another place. A business owner confronting fire damage, smoke smell, soot damage and lingering smoke smell may need to board up the place in order to inspect it and determine the extent of the smoke damage. Fortunately a fire damage restoration company can be use in helping repair the damage from the fire in business and removing problems such as smoke damage, soot damage and commercial fire damage. The restoration company can also help get rid of problems such as smoke smell that may linger in the air.

The First Steps

In the aftermath of a fire in home that has spread to fire in business, a business owner may first need to board up. When they board up, they can have a look at the extent of the basic smoke damage and soot damage to the home. They can also decide where to begin the process of fire cleanup and fire damage restoration. It's a good idea to have a look at the entire area after the initial board up process is done. Commercial fire damage can be subtle. Smoke damage and fire damage can linger in unexpected spaces including the basement storage area and attic. Any business owner should be prepared to inspect the space closely and make be aware exactly what has happened.

Visit http://www.SERVPROeaganapplevalley.com for more information on fire damage.

How to Deal with Fire Damage Professionally

9/26/2017 (Permalink)


How to Deal with Fire Damage Professionally

A fire accident, whether occurring at home or in a business, can be very costly since it will affect your property and business in many ways. The consequences of a fire damage can range from ruined and collapsing structures, damaged electric connections, to broken water and gas pipes. Moreover, smoke from the fire spreads quickly through adjoining rooms staining all your house walls and belongings while leaving a nasty smoke smell.

This is why you must respond to fire accidents appropriately to minimize fire damage, smoke smells, and soot damage. It is also important that you contact a fire restoration company to help you with the fire cleanup process. In the cases of an electric fire or a utility room fire, you may need to contact the relevant technician to have him or her rectify the problem that caused the fire. You might also need to install a fire sprinkler system and a fire hose to enhance your responsiveness to fire accidents.

What to do if you Experience a Fire Accident

Fire accidents, especially an electrical fire and a utility room fire, can happen anytime and unexpectedly. When the accident strikes, it is important to contact professional fire fighters even if your premise is equipped with a fire sprinkler system or a fire hose. With their fire trucks, firefighters are better equipped to carry out a successful fire suppression especially because their fire hoses and fire sprinkler systems are more advanced.

Secure the Site

Protect the site from any further fire damage, soot damage, smoke damage, and vandalism or theft. After the firefighters are through with the fire suppression, it would be important to contact a restoration company that deals with fire and water damages. This is because most firefighters use fire suppression methods that include fire trucks that use a fire hose to put out fire. Even with a fire sprinkler system in your premise, most commercial fires may demand firefighters and several fire trucks to put out.

A commercial fire damage also demands the attention of your insurance company. Note that no cleanup should take place before the company takes a full assessment of the damage.

The Process of Fire Restoration

The process of gathering the pieces after a fire can be disheartening. In addition, the fire itself, smoke damage, smoke smell, and soot damage often renders many properties especially when a fire in business occurs. This causes significant losses to the owner and the business as well. Nevertheless, with the appropriate fire restoration, the losses can be reduced. These are the steps to follow in any fire cleanup.

Fire damage restoration starts with a meticulous assessment of the whole structure affected by the fire. Whether you have suffered an electrical fire or a utility room fire, evaluation is important since it reveals the overall commercial fire damage. If the assessment reveals that your premise suffered an electrical fire or a utility room fire, the experts will advise you accordingly.

The next step is to assess the walls, floors, and ceilings of the burnt structure for such issues like smoke damage and soot. Inspect the area for possible damages on the walls, floors, and the ceilings to see whether they need replacement.

The overall restoration process of commercial fire damage can be lessened if you hire a reputable restoration company. The company can effectively guide you through the fire suppression and fire restoration processes after a fire accident. They may also advise you on the fire sprinkler system to install in your premises or the best fire truck to contact in case of a fire break out.

How to Recover Your Property after an Electrical Fire Accident
Fire restoration often kicks off by removing and disposing of items that are beyond repair. All items that are fire damaged, containing soot damage, or smoke damage should be disposed of if they cannot be revived. This may include curtains, carpets, and other fittings.

Tips To Contain a Commercial Fire Damage
• Limit your movement in the premise to prevent spread of soot to other areas and upholstery
• Keep your hands clean to avoid touching other walls and furniture with soot
• Do not wash any floors, carpet walls, or ceiling without the guidance of restoration company agents
• Do not wash linen or smoked garments with ordinary dry cleaner. Inappropriate cleaning may set smoke smells.
Visit http://www.SERVPROeaganapplevalley.com for more information on fire damage.

Insurance and Professional Fire Damage Restoration

9/5/2017 (Permalink)


Insurance and Professional Fire Damage Restoration

Very little in life is more devastating than a fire in home or fine in business. You best contain residential or commercial fire damage through the intervention of an experienced, reputable fire damage restoration company.

There are a variety of factors that you need to keep in mind when it comes to addressing residential or commercial fire damage. One element is coordinating insurance issues with a professional restoration company.

Mitigating Fire Damage

When it comes to insurance compensation and coverage after a fire in home or fire in business, you have a legal responsibility to mitigate fire damage. What this means is that you legally must take steps necessary to prevent further unnecessary damage to a property after a fire in home or fire in business.

The best course you can take to mitigate fire damage is to obtain rapid response assistance from an experienced, reputable restoration company. Indeed, ideally you will have fire damage remediation experts on the scene directly after a fire in home or fire in business has been brought under control.

The process of mitigating damages, with the professional assistance of a restoration company, is undertaking to board up the premises. The board up process prevents the outside elements from causing additional damage to the premises. In addition, the board up process ensures that the premises are not breached by unauthorized individuals. As hard as it is to imagine, in the absence of a secure board up following a fire in home or fire in business, there are scavengers that enter properties to steal items from the premises.

Then initial fire cleanup process must also start immediately. The fire cleanup process serves a variety of purposes. First and foremost, immediate fire cleanup prevents further deterioration of the premises. Fire cleanup also aids in more fully identify in the extend of residential or commercial fire damage. This includes not only structural damage and water damage, but also smoke damage, soot damage, and smoke smell.

By immediately commencing to address residential or commercial fire damage, you satisfy the requirement of mitigating fire damage. This eliminates a possible reason for an insurance company to reduce payments in regard to vital fire damage restoration.

Comprehensive Compensation and Fire Damage Restoration

In addressing residential and commercial fire damage, you need to make certain that both insurance coverage and services provided by a restoration company are comprehensive. This includes not only dealing with all aspects of fire cleanup, but also restoration and remediation efforts involving such issues as smoke damage, soot damage, and smoke smell.

A restoration company can provide you with details on how issues like smoke damage, soot damage, and smoke smell will be dealt with. This includes a discussion of the specialists that will be involved in the remediation process. It also includes the equipment and technology used by a restoration company to address issues that include smoke damage, soot damage, and smoke smell.

Suitable Fire Damage Restoration Specialists

An insurance company will be interested in the qualifications of fire restoration specialists dealing with the aftermath of a fire at your home or business. It is important for fire damage restoration specialists to be properly licensed, bonded, and insured themselves.

A fire remediation service will be able to provide you with detailed information about the qualifications of specialists assigned to your property. This includes a confirmation that specialists were subjected to proper and thorough background checks.

Fire Damage Remediation Costs

Insurance companies establish certain parameters about levels of compensation for different fire remediation services. For this reason, you need to do some price comparisons before engaging a remediation service. You want to make sure that the costs associated with fire remediation is covered by insurance, when such coverage is in fact available. A professional fire remediation service will provide a comprehensive and reliable estimate before commencing work on a property. Indeed, some companies guarantee their estimates for fire remediation services.
Visit http://www.SERVPROeaganapplevalley.com for more information on fire damage.

How Smoke Damage Experts Recover Your Home or Business After Fire

7/25/2017 (Permalink)


How Smoke Damage Experts Recover Your Home or Business After Fire

Smoke damage left behind after a fire is oftentimes just as devastating as the actual fire itself. After the flames are extinguished, many people think the fire in home or fire in business is over, and they begin plans for fire cleanup. They begin the board up process, and search for other ways they can get started with fire cleanup. However, smoke is very dangerous, and probably not as simple of a clean-up as you expected. It is imperative that you hire a restoration company to handle the removal of smoke damage left behind after a fire. Fire damage restoration is complete only when the professionals have arrived on the scene.

The Dangers of Smoke & Fire Damage

If you've experienced a fire in home or a fire in business, smoke damage is likely a major concern. Smoke smell is left behind in a unit after a fire, which causes breathing difficulties for many people. The damage the smoke causes is also of concern because it ruins your belongings. Commercial fire damage is of bigger concern because the lives of so many people are at-risk. Fire cleanup can diminish the smoke and fire damage at the business.

The damage that smoke causes to a home or business may also make the building unsafe. The fire may cause the flooring to become unstable, cause the walls to bulge, and cause other problems. A collapse in the foundation of the home or business is also possible after a fire. It is easy to discover why smoke damage is such a big cause of concern, especially commercial fire damage.

A fire damage restoration professional will evaluate the extent of damage and may recommend board up service to minimize the risk that smoke damage and the smoke smell causes to people living near the home or business. Commercial fire damage is best contained with board up service. Board up service is optional after fire damage, but very beneficial after a fire in business or a fire in home. The professionals will also determine any items they can salvage and clean after a fire. Although commercial fire damage likely leaves little to salvage, rest assured the restoration company will do their best to recover any items they can.

Soot Damage: A Big Concern

Soot damage is also of concern after a fire in home or a fire in business. It occurs after both residential and commercial fire damage. Soot is the debris of burnt particles that didn't completely demolish that are left behind after a fire. Soot contains many toxins and carcinogens that can be devastating to breath and touch. While the smoke smell is always of concern, the particles left to roam the air from soot shouldn't be forgotten. Soot damage can be removed by a fire damage restoration professional. Because of the danger of soot damage, it is best to leave the job to the experts, which reduces potential injuries and increases your peace of mind. A restoration company is ready to remove any damage left in your building after a fire.

What to do After Fire Damage

While you're eager to start the fire cleanup process, know your limitations, and leave the brunt of work to the restoration company. There are a few things that you can do for fire damage restoration, but the experts know best. Trained, certified professionals can quickly and safely remove smoke damage, soot damage, the smoke smell, and more after you've experienced a fire in home or a fire in business. They have the right tools and equipment to get things done so you can get back to the life that you love before the devastation occurred.
Visit http://www.SERVPROeaganapplevalley.com for more information on fire damage.

Fire Damage Recovery Procedure

6/14/2017 (Permalink)


Fire Damage Recovery Procedure

A fire accident is among the most disheartening events that can ever happen to a homeowner or business owner. Apart from all the damage it can do to your property, it is also a traumatizing event for anyone. If you have experienced this event in your home, it is hard to recover at first but a restoration company can help you get back on your feet by saving whatever is left.

Results of a fire

A big fire can destroy many things especially in the room where it started. This type of fire may take longer to recover from, as you may need to replace most of the house items and building. A small fire, on the other hand, usually starts in the kitchen. It may not create huge damages but you may have smoke damage or soot damage from the fire damage. Smoke damage and soot damage usually destroy your house’s interior. Whatever the size of the fire, you need to hire professional fire damage restoration services.

Fire damage restoration process

Fire damage restoration services are aimed at remediating the damage in your home or business. It is simply a fire cleanup process to remove the smoke smell and restore your home to its original state. For everyone who has had a fire in home or fire in a business premise, the following are the step to follow to achieve an efficient fire cleanup process.

Calling for help: Once you have had a fire in your home, you should contact the fire emergency services. Calling the fire department quickly can save your property and prevent a major fire damage. You should then contact restoration companies.

Inspection and assessment: Once the restoration company arrives, they inspect the level of fire damage your property has sustained. For a fire in a business premise, they assess all the commercial fire damage that has occurred by reviewing everything in the premise. This gives them an idea of how much work the place needs and helps them plan their next step. They can then give a quote on how much the restoration will cost.

Tarp and sealing: Sometimes, the fire in your home might have destroyed your roof, doors, or windows. This poses a threat by itself as it leaves your home exposed. Tarp and sealing are done to cover up all the empty spaces left on your walls and doors. The roof is also covered to prevent rain from coming in.

Fire cleanup: The process of restoring your home begins here. Cleaning may start anywhere depending on how severe the fire damage is. If your property had a water damage as the fire was being put out, the restoration services may begin there.

Fire cleanup also involves dealing with the smoke damage and the soot damage. Soot and smoke damage are always on your walls and furniture. Restoration services ensure that such issues like soot damage and smoke smell are properly cleaned. After a fire, the smoke smell has to be taken care of especially in commercial buildings where many people work. Smoke smell is also attached to furniture and clothes making a proper deodorization necessary.

For a commercial fire damage, proper fire damage restoration is necessary. Proper sanitization and cleaning are essential to remove all the effect of the fire in business premises. This is to make sure that your employees will be safe when they come back to the building. Finally, it’s important to cleanup everything that was damaged in the fire in home. Everything beyond repair is also disposed of properly.

The last step is repair and restoration: Here, everything destroyed by the fire in a home is either repaired or replaced. The whole building is also repaired and brought back to life. For the fire in business premises that causes commercial fire damage, everything is repaired to bring the business back alive as fast as possible. Even though the commercial fire damage may set you back a little, you can recover and bounce back from reconstruction.

Professional restoration companies also advise you on how to minimize the future chances of suffering fire damages.
Visit http://www.SERVPROeaganapplevalley.com for more information on fire damage.

Completing the Process After a Fire

5/23/2017 (Permalink)

Completing the Process After a Fire

Fires are disasters that can cause severe damage, but this is especially true if it is a fire in a home or a fire in a business. When completing a fire cleanup after a fire in a home or a fire in a business, the recovery process must begin as soon as possible. For best results, the fire cleanup must begin as soon as the fire is extinguished. After the fire is extinguished, it is important to rely on the services of a fire damage restoration company. This company understands the different type of fire damage, including smoke damage or soot damage. More importantly, the fire damage restoration company will understand what goes into the fire cleanup when dealing with a fire in a home or fire in a business.

After the fire is extinguished, it is important to begin to assess the damage. This is where the fire damage restoration company will prove to be very valuable. Knowing the difference between smoke damage and soot damage is very important. Items that have heavy soot damage will not be cleaned in the same manner as items with heavy smoke damage. Also, water damage is another part of the fire cleanup. With water damage, the first step will be to remove all water from the home. A professional carpet cleaning company may become part of the cleanup at this time. Fire damage can be considered anything from soot damage, smoke damage, or water damage. All of these elements will be caused by the fire itself.

Knowing what items to keep and what items to throw away can be difficult. In most cases of the cleanup, items with heavy soot damage, smoke damage, or fire damage will need to be discarded. Although these items can be salvaged at times, they are usually thrown away because of the excessive amount of damage they have experienced.

As mentioned previously, restoring water damaged items is an important part of the fire cleanup process. A fire damage restoration company will be able to assist with this. Drying the furniture and floor is important. Once the items are dried, the company will begin to eliminate the smoke smell from the home. The smoke smell can be eliminated quicker if the windows are open during the fire cleanup process. With commercial fire damage, the owner will need to make sure that the merchandise does not have a smoke smell. Commercial fire damage often takes a longer time to cleanup due to the amount of items in the building.

If there is commercial fire damage, the owner should immediately notice the difference after the cleanup is complete. The smoke smell should be eliminated, and the owner can begin the process of making the property habitable once again. This may include painting different areas of the property and restoring furniture. If the furniture is unable to be restored, new furniture may have to be purchased. Once again, this is determined by the amount of smoke damage or soot damage. With commercial fire damage, the owner will also have to determine if the merchandise can be sold. This is one of the reasons in which commercial fire damage is so much more difficult to cleanup than a fire in a home.

Fires are devastating, but if the restoration process begins quickly, it makes it much easier to get back to normal. A reputable company will come on a short notice, and it will work with the homeowner to satisfy his or her needs. This is why all homeowners and business owners should have the contact information for a fire damage restoration company that they can call immediately if they experience a fire in a home or a fire in a business. Fire damage is costly, but if the company is called quickly, the property owner can save thousands of dollars. Visit http://www.SERVPROeaganapplevalley.com for more information on fire damage.

Understanding the Fire Restoration Process

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding the Fire Restoration Process Fire damage restoration.

We are always here to help!

It is imperative that fire restoration should be implemented as soon as possible after a house fire is out. The longer the delay in contacting a restoration company, the more opportunity there is for damage from water and smoke to intensify. It is surprising just how well restoration works in light of how destructive a fire can be. Depending on the damage, a home can often be restored to its before-fire state. A restoration team has a difficult task to perform and a great deal of responsibility, but SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley's highly trained technicians are well-equipped to return a home to its original condition.

The fire restoration process involves the repair of any structures damaged by smoke, fire, or water. Sub-floor materials undergo inspection for damage and may need to be replaced. Upholstery and curtains are subject to a similar process. Furnishings are taken to a separate location and restored to pre-fire condition. Through the cooperation of the insurance company, the restoration team, and the homeowner, a home can be restored and made safe to live in once again.

SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley utilizes advanced equipment and technology to quicken the restoration time and to minimize cost. We are proudly serving our community and surrounding areas with 24/7 emergency availability. Don't hesitate and give us a call today! (651) 330-7271

Fire Restoration For Minneapolis Homes

5/16/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Restoration For Minneapolis Homes Damage From Small Christmas Tree Fire

We're Always Here to Help


We were called out to a small house fire in Minneapolis. The home had minimal damage from the flames, but much more damage due to the smoke. It was right after the New Year and the homeowner's small Christmas tree caught fire.  Thankfully she was able to put it out herself. She was a little overwhelmed, especially when we told her the process of getting her and her home back to where it was before the fire happened. We assured her that we were there to help and to do everything we could to make the process as smooth and quick as possible. We promptly packed out almost all of her belongings, she moved out of her home, and the cleaning and restoration process began. 


Having fire damage your home can be a devastating event to deal with, especially when it is around the holidays. When we work with customers who have suffered fire damage in their home, it is not just about cleaning and restoring their house to its original condition. It is also about helping them though the process of dealing with their insurance company and getting their lives back together. We love helping people when they need it most!


In almost no time at all we had our customer back to "Like it never even happened" and she couldn't had been more thrilled.  We received a letter from her shortly after we got her back in her home.  It stated:


"I may only hope that I find the correct verbiage to convince you without question that every SERVPRO associate I had the personal pleasure to meet and interact with, are, in short, the BEST! I am a retired Detective Sergeant of the New York City Police Department and a resident of Minneapolis, MN for the past 22 years. I 'read' people quickly and very accurately.  As 'out of it' as I was at our initial meeting, I shook your hands, looked each of you directly in the eye, and understood, without question, that you were there to 'serve', 'protect', and 'get the job done'. I was SAFE in your hands....and, therefore, I place myself in them without further question. I never placed a phone call that your project manager was not there to answer.  It never failed to astound me how often you would just appear at the house to make sure that all was going as planned and promised. In short...... you each possess the highest professional integrity and follow through I have ever experienced. A terrible moment in my life has given me the special opportunity and personal pleasure to have met each of you.... and, for this, I am most grateful. You are the jewels in the crown of SERVPRO. I am back in my home because of each of you, as your ad says, "Like it never even happened."


To find out more about our fire restoration services, please click on the following link. 


SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley Fire Restoration Services

Lightening Strike!

12/28/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Lightening Strike! Some of the damage to the kitchen in the home.

A lightening bolt struck this customer's home in the early hours one morning, waking her to see something she never thought she ever would.  Her home was on fire.  SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley had the privilege of helping this woman get her contents cleaned and help her put her life back together as much as we could.  Taking into consideration all the personal and sentimental items that were there, every technician took extra care and went above and beyond to make sure that what was able to be salvaged, came back to her in the best condition possible.  

When it comes to water, fire or mold and anything in between, we are always ready anytime day or night and are always here to help!  Don't hesitate to call today! 651-330-7271!