Recent Fire Damage Posts

Fire Prevention Month

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that October is fire prevention month? This is the perfect time to make sure your household plans are in place. Its recommended to go and check ever smoke alarm to make none of them need their batteries replaced. Always have a listening ear for when your smoke alarm alerts you of potential dangers. You should also have a fire escape plan implemented. It is recommended that there is a backup escape plan due to the different options on where a fire can start. The NFPA recommends having two ways out of every room. This would be a great time to make sure windows and doors leaning to the outdoors are cleared from clutter. Now is a great time to look around your home to find any potential fire hazards. Although we hope you never have a fire emergency but if you do know SERVPRO of Thousand Oaks is here to help.

Grilling Fire Safety in Thousand Oaks

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

With the start of summer brings barbeque fun! Here is some tips from your local Thousand Oaks office regarding grilling fire safety.

*Remember to only use your grill outside and make sure it’s at least 3 feet from siding, deck rails and eaves.

*Make sure to clean your grill after every use. This will prevent grease build up that can create a fire.

*Open your gas grill before lighting.

*Have a 3-foot safe zone around your grill. This will insure that kids and pets are safety.

*Place the coals from your grill in a metal can with a lid once they have cooled.

*Always keep an eye on your grill, fire pit or patio torches. Do not walk away from them once they are lit.

* Keep a fire extinguisher nearby just in case.

Most important SERVPRO Thousand Oaks wishes your friends and family a safe and fun summer!

Thousand Oaks Smoke and Soot Cleanup

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

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

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 Thousand Oaks 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.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – (805)492-2434