Category Archives: Fire Damage

Where There is Smoke Damage, There was Fire

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:33 am

microwave fire smoke damage tampaSmoke Damage

A fire in your home or office can really feel like a calamity.  Replacing the items lost in a fire is only the first step in returning to normal. Beyond damages caused by the fire itself, you may be left to deal with the effects of smoke damage caused by the fire. Although it may not sound very damaging when put in the context of a fire, smoke damage will cause its own set of issues that you want to resolve. The lingering smell of smoke and the presence of soot (chalky carbon tossed out of the flames and onto surfaces) present a unique set of problems that have to be handled after a fire. Continue reading

Smoke Damage After a Fire in Your Home: What You Need to Know

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:14 am

6353272_sA fire in the home can feel like a real calamity. Wherever the fire has occurred in the house, it’s likely that you’ll have to deal with considerable damage; both to your furniture and to the building itself.

The fire damage itself is bad enough, but regrettably, there’s another form of damage that will have occurred as a result of the fire; and that’s damage from smoke. Continue reading

What to Look for in a Reputable Fire or Water Restoration Service

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:11 am

686627_sIf the worst should happen in your home, it’s important to find the right company to help make things better. Whether your home has been damaged by fire or flood, it’s a stressful time, and the last thing you need is to hire a company that make things worse rather than better!

If you are seeking expert help when restoring your property after fire or flood, here’s a handy list of what to look for.

Reliable Flood or Fire Restoration Services: A Checklist Continue reading

Emergency Situations in Your Business: Do You Know What to Do?

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:04 am

6689741705_168a8fb882_oAs a business owner, it’s likely that you’re mainly focused on the day-to-day running of the company; managing your team, communicating with clients and generating business. Of course, these are all important aspects of your continued success. But have you spent any time evaluating how you and your team will respond in the event of an emergency, such as a fire or flood?

Tackling an Emergency, Should the Worst Happen Continue reading

Fire Damage: How to Clean Up Your Home after a Fire

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:49 am

fire damageFire is one of the most traumatic events that can occur in your home. Your house is, of course, much more than just bricks and mortar; it represents your family, and contains all your most treasured possessions.

It’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever have a fire in your home, especially if you take the right precautions and safety measures. However, it’s important to know what steps to take after the event, in order to get your life back to normal as swiftly as possible. Continue reading

Dangerous Household Molds

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:10 am

moldMolds or fungi come in thousands of varieties, each similar, yet different. Almost all mold requires a warm, moist environment to grow. However, how these molds feed and spread are often very different. There are many molds that are found in homes, some fairly benign, while others can be very dangerous to your family’s health. While all mold growth should be controlled and removed from homes to prevent property damage and risks to health, there are some that are more hazardous than others.

Molds That Release Toxins

It is important to remember that mold spores are almost always in the air, traveling into your home via an open window or door, and on the surface of clothes, shoes and other items. Continue reading

Fire Damage: What to Do if You Suffer Fire Damage in Your Home

Posted by: Erin Meyer 7:54 am

fire damageIt’s heart-breaking when fire damages your home. Of course, the most important thing is that both you and your family are unharmed, but after the fire services have been called and the flames extinguished, there are few experiences more upsetting and overwhelming than that of surveying your home after it has been damaged by fire.

Alarmingly, fire damage still remains one of the most prevalent causes of damage to the home. Every 60 seconds, a serious fire breaks out somewhere across the USA, which inevitably, results in billions of dollars of property damage and loss. Continue reading