Recent Fire Damage Posts

Home Fires

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaning the Smoke damage in the Kitchen

A fire in your home can be overwhelming and can leave you feeling vulnerable.  Since a fire in your home is one of the most stressful situations we can go through.  Having a knowledgeable and experienced restoration company like SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami help you assess the situation.

Contact your insurance company or insurance agent immediately.  Your insurance agent can advise you of the most important steps to take in the hours and days after the fire.

Cleanup after a fire damage is often deeper than you initially see. Smoke, soot, and the extinguishing process is often difficult to clean yourself.  If water was used to put the fire out, your property will need to be dried out and cleaned as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami is a 24/7 emergency cleanup company. 

Call us at 918-766-0220 

Titan Photocatalytic Hydroxyl Generator

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Titan Hydroxyl Generator Equipment Used for Clean Air and removing Odors.

Whenever odors are present, germs are in the air, or you want to purify the air, the Titan Photocatalytic Hydroxyl Generator can help. Ultraviolet rays emitted from photocatalytic lamp pass through a catalyst and react with water and oxygen molecules in the air. This machine has a fan to ensure that air pollutants are continually drawn  These form hydroxyl radicals that decompose air pollutants into carbon dioxide and water. This machine comes with a Hydroxyl Maximizer to ensure the humidity levels are high enough for optimum performance.

The hydroxyl radicals never leave the machine so homeowners can safely be in the room while the Titan Photocatalytic Hydroxyl Generator is operating. SERVPRO technicians routinely use this machine when cleaning fire losses to make sure odors are removed.

Storage for Contents Available after Fire

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

Storage Bins Holding Contents from Fire

Having a Fire in your home is frustrating, stressful and messy.  During these emotions you are wanting to keep as much as possible of your belongings.  After assessing each job we determine what contents are cleanable and which ones are not.  

SERVPRO can pack the items to be cleaned and bring them to our Warehouse.  We are then able to clean and store these items until the homeowner is ready for them.

These storage containers are in a climate safe building to keep all items safe.  The Storage Bins are able to hold furniture and boxes.

We clean the items and repack them and store them in each of the Bins.  After we fill each bin we close it up and wait until the homeowner is ready for their clean items to be returned.

SERVPRO is Ready for any Fire.

Portable Blast Cleaner For Hard Areas with Soot

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

Specialty Equipment that is used for removing Soot in hard places from a fire.

Fires produce a substance called soot that settles in every hard place of the damaged area caused by the fire. 

The definition for Soot: It is a black, powdery substance produced when fire does not completely burn its fuel source.

After everything is settled you need to clean the soot from everything and everywhere, which can become very difficult.  SERVPRO has specialty Equipment that is used for these situations.  We have a Wet/Dry Abrasive Blast System that helps to remove the soot stuck in crevice's that simple wiping can't remove.  It has a high air force with a substance that is blown in and removes the soot.  

We were able to use this on a house's joists throughout.  This process can make the cleaning go a bit faster and allow some of the structure to be kept instead of removed on the job. 

Fire Safety for the Holidays

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

Safety Tips for Heating your Home

During the Winter all homeowners turn on their heaters to make a home nice and cozy.  

SERVPRO wants you to be safe this winter when heaters are turned on.  Having your heater checked by a professional before you start using it during the cold months is #1.  Gas leaks and electrical problems can be detected during this inspection and keep you and your family safe for the cold winter months. 

Many homeowners and offices will use a space heater to keep toes warm or a whole house.  Please be safe with these heaters they can cause a fire quickly throughout your whole home.

Please use a check list every Winter before you turn on your home heaters.

If you find yourself in need of assistance from a Fire Damage Please Call:

SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami 

Office: 918-766-0220

Document Restoration Services

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Many of us have years of documents or memories stored in boxes.  When a fire happens they can get smoke or water damaged. SERVPRO is capable of saving these items with our: Document Restoration Services located in Gallatin, Tennessee. 

The picture is of the Document Chamber they use for this process.

They have a unique way of drying items by freezing the documents and using a vacuum and pressures to achieve sublimation.

They are also capable of deodorizing from the smoke damage.

SERVPRO also can digitize the documents and certify the destruction of the paper copy.  This will allow you to have all your important documents on a digital file. You don't have to have a fire for this decision.  Imagine the time and space you will have. 

The Basics of Fire Damages

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

After a Fire damages your home or business it's a common desire to get it cleaned up as quickly as possible. However, if you do it the wrong way you can end up wasting your time or even making it worse. That is why calling SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami, a professional fire, smoke and soot damage restoration company can help with the restoration of your home or business.  SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami can provide advice on restoration and/or replacement of smoke damaged items as well as which items can or cannot be saved. SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami will provide you with an estimate for services to thoroughly clean and deodorize your home or business. 

We are here when you need us,

Call SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami at 918-766-0220

Smoke Damage Cleanup

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami's extensive knowledge about Soot allows them to clean it expertly.

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 and develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and Soot Facts

  • Hot smoke moves 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.

Different Types of Smoke

The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process. 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 Bartlesvillle/Miami will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be determined based on the information identified during pretesting.

Here is some additional information on smoke and soot:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Plastic and rubber fires produce sticky and smeary soot with very pungent odor. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Paper and wood fires are fast burning and produce high temperatures. The heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue

  • Protein fire residues are virtually invisible and will discolors paint. Protein fires produce extremely pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have 15 years of experience in restoring fire and smoke damaged properties. 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, and/or Soot Damage? Call Us Today at (918) 766-0220