Recent Fire Damage Posts

The First 48 Hours After A Fire Damage

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Indian Wells can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems. With extreme desert heat in summer, fire damages can happen suddenly and keeping a fire damage emergency kit in a place outside of home with essentials that may be needed is something we should all do. 

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
  • Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Do no clean any electrical equipment.
  • Do no sent clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

For any further questions on what to do after a fire damage please contact our SERVPRO of Indian Wells Office at (760)3245-5210. Our office staff will gladly answer any questions you may have.

Computer Fire

12/11/2017 (Permalink)

Burnt monitor

At SERVPRO of Indian Wells we are equipped to handle fire restoration. This type of work can be very difficult because the nature of the damage can be so diverse. Is it a simple kitchen fire with an organic source? Or is it a complex industrial fire with chemical and electrical concerns? Either way we are ready to assist our clients.

In this shot we see a computer fire that started with the monitor overheating. This type of fire leaves a very strong odor and can also have toxic fumes. After the fire is put out the material continues to off-gas, this off-gassing is normally the source of the odor and as a provider we cannot remedy odor issues until the source of the odor has been removed.

How to get rid of odor issues

9/30/2016 (Permalink)

Hydroxyl on the Job

At SERVPRO of Palm Springs and SERVPRO of Indian Wells we are ready at a moment’s notice 24/7/365.

In this picture we see a shot of our hydroxyl machine. This device is used to safely eliminate odor issues through the use of a

" ...multi-nanometer optical device that produces a different nanometer frequency simultaneously. " -QCI LLC

This means that the equipment can be setup in a dwelling that is occupied. Traditionally, single frequency devices produce an excess of ozone on one particular range, when this is inhaled overtime it can have dramatic effects with negative consequences.

Over exposure to ozone can also have an effect on plastics, deteriorating the structure of affecting the finish.

Choose a professional that will use the right tools on the job.

Call SERVPRO, "Like it never even happened."

Fire at a Gas Station

9/21/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke damage at the Island

We received notice through our corporate channels that the owner of a local Gas Station had there business affected by an RV fire near the fuel pumps.

Once the vehicle had been cleared from the scene they were left with extensive smoke damage. This required the appropriate protocol and handling to mitigate the issue effectively.

To avoid pro-longed business interruptions, SERVPRO was called out to take care of it.

They used 'dry-cleaning' methods to initially process the affetced material. They used cherry-pickers to reach the over-head areas and power washers to clean all the surfaces. Any liquid captured during the course of service was properly disposed of.

The key to doing it right the first time is to inspect throughout the process and manage the communication, this sets it up for the win.