Recent Fire Damage Posts

Cooking Safety Tips for Plainview?

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

A person is cooking in a kitchen. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Pierce County.

SERVPRO® of Norfolk is a trusted leader in fire damage restoration. Here are some kitchen fire safety tips from Travelers Insurance:

What to Do If a Cooking Fire Flares Up

  • Your safety comes first. If you cannot safely extinguish the fire, leave the scene, call 911 for help, and let the fire department control the fire.
  • If a small fire flares up and you are going to try to extinguish it, call 911 for help first. A fire may grow out of control more quickly than you anticipate.
  • Smother a grease fire – never throw water on a grease fire. The water can be super-heated, change to steam, and cause severe burns. Also, it can cause oil to splash up and spread the fire. If a grease fire starts in a pan, smother the flames by sliding the lid over the pan while wearing an oven mitt. If safe to do so, turn off the heat source. Do not move the pan; keep the lid on until the fire is out and the pan is completely cool.
  • If a fire starts in your oven, keep the door closed and turn off the heat source. Keeping the door closed will help smother the flames. Do not open the door until the flames are completely out.

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Plainview residents and commercial businesses can count on  SERVPRO® of Norfolk to restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Smoke Alarm Safety for Stanton?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke is rising towards a smoke alarm. We are trusted leaders in contents restoration services in Wayne County.

Stanton residents need to know.

Have you tested your smoke alarms lately? Smoke alarms are an essential part of a home fire escape plan. They provide an early warning so you can get out quickly. SERVPRO® of Norfolk witnesses firsthand the difference properly installed and maintained smoke detectors can make. Here is some information on smoke alarms from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • 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. 
  • Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound. 
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms
  • Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every ten years

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You never know when you may need fire damage restoration services for your Stanton home or commercial business, but when you do, you can rely on the professionals at SERVPRO® of Norfolk to restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fire Damage Tips for Madison?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters stand outside of a home.  We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Madison County.

Madison residents and commercial businesses can trust SERVPRO®?of Norfolk to quickly and efficiently restore water damage. Here are some water damage tips from our website:  

First, ask yourself if it is safe to stay in the house.  

  • Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns 
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform. 
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful! 

What To Do After A Fire 

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets. 
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork 
  • 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 
  • Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil 
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves 
  • Change the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system filter 
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers 

Call Us Today! 

Madison residents and businesses can count on SERVPRO®?of Norfolk to restore fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 402-370-2460.  

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated. 

Fire Restoration Services in Wakefield?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

Soot is streaking a wall in a house. We are leaders in fire restoration services in Dixon and Wayne Counties!

When a fire damaged my Wakefield home, soot and smoke covered everything, and the water used to extinguish the flames created a soggy mess. All of the contents of my house were damaged. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Norfolk.

SERVPRO Fire Restoration Process

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

SERVPRO provides a full range of contents restoration services to clean and restore household items damaged by fire. We pretest every item to determine the best cleaning and restoration methods to use. Here are some of the cleaning methods we may use to clean your belongings:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean before wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned 
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product 

Call Us Today!

When you need fire damage restoration services for your Wakefield home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 402-370-2460.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips for Stanton?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A firefighter is shown holding a fire extinguisher. We respond to fire damage emergencies . . .

Stanton residents need to know.

When used properly, fire extinguishers save lives. SERVPRO® of Norfolk offers these fire extinguisher safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called, and the room is not filled with smoke.

  • To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
  • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism
  • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly
  • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side
  • For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire, but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle
  • Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory
  • Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out

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When your Stanton home or business needs emergency fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to fire damage emergencies. Call us today at 402-370-2460. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Wildfire Safety Plan for Young People in Norfolk?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

clip board with emergency plan We are trusted leaders in fire damage mitigation in Norfolk.

Home Alone in Norfolk?

Do you have an evacuation plan in place for your kids in the event they are home alone when a wildfire or home fire breaks out?SERVPRO of Norfolk wants Norfolk families to know that having an evacuation plan in place for your loved ones to follow when you aren’t home can save lives. Here are some tips from the National Fire Prevention Association for developing a plan: 

  • Work with a trusted neighbor close by who know your children and can evacuate them
  • Set up a schedule with other working parents in the neighborhood so that someone is always at home and can make sure the children are safe
  • Pack a “Go Bag” with treasured items, water, food, prescriptions they can grab and leave with quickly
  • Practice together with their pets if time allows to crate them for removal
  • Have a designated contact, like an out-of-town family member programmed into their cell phone so you can find each other quickly

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO of Norfolk is ready to respond 24-hours a day. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Norfolk, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Damage in Pierce?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters are standing in smoke on the roof of a house. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Pierce County.

Smoke damage in Pierce.

My electric stovetop malfunctioned and sent an arc of electricity up into the kitchen cabinets, starting a fire. There was smoke and soot damage all over the kitchen, and it spread into other areas of the house, too. My neighbor told me to call SERVPRO® of Norfolk, and I’m glad I did!

They sent a team out right away and inspected the damage. They reviewed the options with me and came up with a plan for cleaning and restoring the damage. They contacted my insurance adjuster and immediately went to work. The technicians pretested everything before cleaning to determine the best cleaning method to use.

SERVPRO Cleaning Methods

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean before wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

Call Us Today!

When you need fire damage restoration services for your Norfolk home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Norfolk is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to fire damage emergencies. Call us today at 402-370-2460. We’ll restore your fire damage in Pierce, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.