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How Can I Keep the Cost of Fire Damage Restoration Reasonable?

4/11/2020 (Permalink)

Flame Voorhees your fire damage needs SERVPRO’s tools and reliability.

Emergency Services to Rebuilding: SERVPRO Manages All Aspect of Structural and Contents Recovery After Your Voorhees Home Fire

Reliable and integrated response to a home fire disaster quickly calms the panic felt by homeowners in the aftermath of a household blaze. Few residents feel the need to prepare for the steep learning curve of cleaning fire residues, repairing and restoring charred structural components, and eliminating overwhelming malodors until the unspeakable happens. Even with insurance, many fear financial ruin as they survey the chaos and loss. After a fire, you do not need a mere restoration contractor. You need a disaster survival partner.

Should I Try to Clean Up Fire Damage Myself?

One of the ways you might consider economizing is to take on yourself the cleaning of fire damage in your Voorhees house. A small fire that was contained quickly might seem within your abilities. Unfortunately, you have no readily available method to determine whether the damage confined itself to space where the fire started. The residues created during the combustion of building materials, foods, grease, oils, and other contents are sometimes hard to discern and even more challenging to follow into other areas inside your home. Consider the following:

  • Smoke and soot, the incompletely consumed fuels burned, drift freely on air currents. 
  • The heat of the fire drives residues to move upwards, even into second and third stories of your home. 
  • The HVAC system, frequently operating normally when the fire starts, carries smoke and soot throughout your home via its ductwork.
  • Odors borne within soot particles hidden in cracks and crevices can persist long after all visible signs of fire damage disappear.

What Special Skills Do Fire and Smoke Restoration Experts Have?

Above all, SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) offer knowledge gleaned through rigorous coursework completed through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and experience gained on the job with our seasoned mentors. The soiling deposited by smoke is unlike ordinary dirt and grime. Attempting to clean it up using standard techniques can at best smear and stain surfaces. At worst, failure to successfully remove fire residues permits continuous deterioration of structures and allows hazardous substances to linger in spaces where you and your family eat, sleep, play, study, and attempt to live life as usual.

How Does a Professional Fire Restoration Company Begin the Structuring of a Comprehensive Restoration?

When our crew arrives, our highly-qualified project manager assesses the damage and begins to develop a work plan. We check for safety issues before beginning the first phase of tasks. Then a series of mitigation steps ensures that the progressive harm halts. Steps might include:

  • Water removal
  • Disabling of the HVAC system to prevent further spread of residues
  • Ventilation of affected areas
  • Containment of heavily involved spaces, and set up of air scrubbing systems
  • Crew members assigned to commence fire damage mitigation often don personal protective equipment (PPE) as the residues we clean up are toxic

What Does Remediation Look Like During Fire Damage Recovery?

As crews get busy with preliminary mitigation tasks, management evaluates the types and levels of smoke and soot damage in all spaces of your home. Using knowledge obtained during IICRC training and on the job experience, senior members of the team match cleaning products and methods with the residues found. 

How do we handle dry soot?

Loose and ashy residues dust, brush, or vacuum away. Dry sponges, sometimes called chemical sponges, are useful in removing light coatings on surfaces.

How do we handle wet soot?

Sticky coatings often need the help of a cleaning product to loosen the bond between the soot and the surface. Soaps and detergents, often applied as sprays, contain wetting agents and surfactants that help break up the residues so it can be wiped or rinsed off.

How do we handle protein-based soot?

Tightly adhered residues that are actually dehydrated foods and cooking grease and oils are notoriously tricky to remove. Solvents and abrasive products or tools assist in dislodging this common and challenging fire damage. 

What Can We Do About Charred Structures?

The heat and flames sometimes burn deeply into woodwork or other fixtures. Our crews use brushes, scrapers, and sanders to remove the damage. Sometimes the remediation is inadequate to return the materials to preloss condition. Our general contractor license permits us to offer repair and rebuilding services in these cases, saving you time, expense, and the stress of hiring additional contractors. 

Take advantage of the wrap-around services of SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees when coping with fire damage in your residence. We can manage everything from the initial assessment to rebuilding after the mitigation and remediation complete. One call to (856) 566-3388 sets the restoration ball in motion.

Contractor Licenses:

General: HIC #13VH01276600

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We Offer Immediate Fire Damage Restoration Services In Voorhees

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

A stove in a kitchen that suffered fire damage We installed a HEPA filtered air scrubber to removal airborne particles, we then used a HEPA vacuum on all surfaces after a fire damaged this stove.

Eliminating Toaster Oven Fire Damage in Your Voorhees Home

Fire damage, no matter how large or small, can creep into every nook and cranny of your home without your knowledge. Unfortunately, not all fire damage is immediately visible in the form of soot or smoke. In kitchen appliance fires, including those involving toaster ovens, food proteins can leave invisible residues all around your kitchen that impart a foul odor. These colorless, filmy deposits can be challenging to get rid of with consumer-grade cleaning products.

After using your kitchen extinguisher to take care of fire damage in your Voorhees home, it can feel overwhelming to consider the cleanup that is involved. Not only can soot cover the walls and ceiling, but there are also odor-causing particles in charred cabinets, in the ventilation system, and many other unexpected locations. This is why SERVPRO is available to aid homeowners 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This experienced team strives to restore your home to its pre-fire condition so you can enjoy using your appliances once more.

When SERVPRO's certified technicians come to your home, they can perform a thorough inspection of your kitchen before formulating a recovery plan. This plan can include removing fire and odor sources, evaluating the fire damage to cabinets and counters, and combating odors from soot and protein residues. The crew also inspects and thoroughly cleans ventilation systems with soot and residue deposits that can spread odors throughout your home.

If your fire extinguisher came in contact with food items, they might have to be discarded due to the safety risks. Consuming food contaminated by fire residue and the chemicals in your fire extinguisher, which can even penetrate canned goods and sealed plastic containers, is not considered safe. However, many appliances and kitchen utensils can be saved with a thorough cleaning. In fire damage cases where charring on cabinetry is superficial, SERVPRO can use gentle blast media, such as baking soda, to eliminate char and deodorize your kitchen.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees is Faster to Any Size Disaster so that you can enjoy your home free of fire-related risks. If your home needs fast mitigation and restoration, call (856) 566-3388 today.

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Fire Damage Restoration and Rebuild Needed in Voorhees? Make Just One Call to SERVPRO

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

Front view of two parked SERVPRO green vehicles The SERVPRO Green Fleet Rescues Fired Damaged Properties in Voorhees

Initial Services Our Team Offers Fire-Damaged Voorhees Homes 

We have a unique responsibility as premier restoration professionals to provide Voorhees homeowners with effective and efficient recovery services after any emergency that threatens their home. After fire loss incidents, our crew chief and production manager need to work along with the property owner to coordinate efforts and get mitigation, and initial services started immediately. The faster that these tasks can start, the more likely that structural elements and construction materials can remain installed.

When our team first arrives at your damaged address, we work to speak with the property owner to determine their priorities and the most challenging fire damage in their Voorhees house. Especially in situations where the family is going to get displaced due to the widespread recovery efforts the property needs, addressing the immediate concerns of our customers can help to provide them with some peach during the turbulent time.
 
We have always strived to be the comprehensive, one-stop-shop that our customers need after fire loss emergencies. With a full complement of licensed (HIC #13VH01276600) contractors on staff, we can perform many services immediately that can protect homes from worsening conditions. Temporary construction solutions like boarding and tarping services can help to not only prevent elemental damage from precipitation, but it can also prevent unexpected detrimental effects like animal infestations from prolonged openings in your home’s exterior.
 
From the time that these contractors and restoration professionals reach your damaged address, we can begin many practical approaches that can save you time and money on the full restoration yet to come. These tasks include:
 
•    Emergency Construction Solutions
•    Controlled Demolition
•    Debris Removal
•    Ventilation
•    Content Management
 
As much as we understand the importance of reaching your home quickly in a crisis, it is our technicians working once we arrive that make the difference in the length of restoration and recovery. No matter when disasters strike, you can count on our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees team to make fire losses “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (856) 566-3388.

We Are Available 24/7 For Your Voorhees Fire Disaster Restoration Services

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

This basement fire started after a faulty electrical cord to the washing machine sparked and ignited.

Your Summer Plans Went Up in Flames!

With summer upon us, we look to enjoy nature by leaving windows open to allow for the warm summer air to enter our home. In Voorhees, we gather as a community for barbecues and leisurely evenings with friends and neighbors, talking and laughing deep into the evening even though it is still light out. However, a small fire can quickly disrupt a peaceful summer night, leaving you in need of help. Something as simple as a billowing curtain catching fire from an aromatic candle can upset your whole summer as you restore your home.

If fire damage happens to your Voorhees home, you need to take immediate action. Most fires are not catastrophic, yet they affect your everyday routine. Smoke and soot can travel quickly through your home and air ducts, and eliminating residue can be time-consuming and frustrating. SERVPRO is at your service to mitigate your loss and erase all trace of the fire even before the summer ends. All you need to do is reach out to our 24/7 hotline and allow our team to reach your home with solutions tailored specifically to you.

Aside from ensuring that everyone is safe and no structural fire damage has taken place, you can also take immediate steps to tackle the consequences of the fire. For example, you can contain the damaged area by placing a physical barrier between it and other areas of your home. Isolation can be achieved by using plastic bags or other materials to separate both areas. This separation helps contain smoke and soot and prevent its diffusion throughout your home. Once our SERVPRO team arrives, we can use specialized materials to protect your home even further.

One of the most cumbersome effects of fire is the smell that lingers in your home. Although your local home improvement store probably sells deodorizing solutions, very often we need to restore to industry-grade techniques to eliminate the odor. Our SERVPRO technicians are trained to use different options, including ozone generators, charcoal activated filters, and even foggers to neutralize the smells and leave your home odor-free.

Continue to enjoy your summer even if your home is the victim of a small fire. SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees is ready to jump into action upon receiving your call. Just reach out to
(856) 566-3388 and let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Voorhees After A Fire Disaster

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

This basement fire started after a faulty electrical cord to the washing machine sparked and ignited. Thankfully no one was injured.

Fire Damage Assessment Safety Checklist for Voorhees Homeowners

As you might have guessed, the most significant potential risk for Voorhees homeowners looking to restore, repair and remediate concerns after a fire loss incident comes down to safety. Often property owners do not have a full understanding of the threats present in a residence after a fire gets extinguished, or even the appropriate gear and equipment designed to keep them safe through the initial inspection and assessment. Knowing how to protect yourself can prevent unnecessary injuries as you work to recover your fire-damaged home. 

While many property owners do not have to experience the devastation of fire damage in Voorhees homes, the ones that have could explain how more preparedness for the situation could have helped them to manage the ordeal better. While our trained SERVPRO professionals stay diligently prepared to help all home and business owners contending with the effects of fire loss, you can take a few extra moments to verify that you are doing things safely and correctly on your own. 

Our SERVPRO specialists encourage every homeowner to develop a checklist that can help them to ensure they are protecting themselves and working to resolve threats from the time that the fire gets extinguished in the property. It is essential to: 

Ensure you have the right safety equipment suited to your specific body. Many respirators, coveralls, and even gloves vary in sizing, and inappropriate decisions can lead to unnecessary exposure. 

Have a competent professional, even first responders and firefighters, verify that it is safe to enter the property after extinguishment. There could be structural concerns or other hazards. 

Employ machines that help to reduce airborne threats, including soot, smoke, and other potential contaminants. Some available machines at home improvement locations include hydroxyl and ozone generators. 

It can be dangerous to rush into a property after a fire damage incident without fully understanding steps designed to keep you safe. For situations that have too many obstacles for you to overcome, you can trust in the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees team to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (856) 566-3388.

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Voorhees Fire Restoration Professionals Give Tips for Removing Soot and Smoke From Personal Belongings

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot are difficult to remove. Call SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees for your fire damage restoration needs.

Fire Damage in Voorhees Happens to More than Just the Structure of a House

A fire does more than turn things black with charring. When a resident in Voorhees has a house fire, many of their belongings also sustain damage. Our skilled workers can get these items cleaned up nicely so you and your family can use them again without any of the risks related to smoke or fire damage.

Customers know they can rely on SERVPRO's ability to clean smoke and fire damaged items in Voorhees with excellent results, just like we do the interior of a home. We use some of the same methods to accomplish this, saving you money by keeping restoration costs low, and eliminating the need to replace belongings that only seemed damaged.

The task of removing soot from different articles varies from one type of material to the next. Fabrics of both clothing and washable household textiles require special sudsing agents that can break the soot down and leave these items with a fresh scent. Many times this requires multiple washings. We inspect such items before drying them to avoid setting any stains.

Children's toys can attract soot because of the static electricity in many plastics. While it may seem imperceptible to people, soot particles get drawn to such surfaces. The grain in wooden toys also becomes highly soiled from soot, sometimes bonding to varnishes just like it does to wooden furniture. Kitchen wares can also get layered in soot, and the greasy kind might make you want to throw all of it away.

We can help save you from this additional trouble. For those items that you can wash in water, we can get clean quickly using our ultrasonic water bath equipment. We box these things up, itemizing them as we do so, and take them to our facility.

We keep the contents of each box together as its contents go through the mitigation process of soot removal. We also thoroughly dry these items before repackaging them, so they come back to you in the best condition possible. Any damage we discover gets noted on the item's line on the inventory sheet, so you have no surprises. 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees wants to provide all of our customers with services tailored to their exact needs. Your home in Magnolia or Somerdale may not need as much mitigation as your belongings require, but their loss can create unnecessary hardship. Restoring this instead of leaving you to replace them saves you time, money, and aggravation. Call us at (856) 566-3388, so we can help you with all of your fire damage mitigation needs.

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How Professionals Clean Fire Damage in Voorhees

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that water damage is a result of fire damage? SERVPRO Professionals are trained to restore fire and its resulting water damage.

Voorhees Fire Damage Recovery: What to Expect from Professionals

Recovering from the effects of a household fire is an experience with which most residents have no personal experience. After a fire breaks out in your home, finding reliable professionals who know the steps to take to minimize the harm and jump-start the restoration is crucial. Ordinary cleaning tactics do not fit the bill, but our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained crews have efficient strategies that do. 

A surprise for many Voorhees fire damage victims is the significant water damage faced. Water, and to lesser extent chemicals, are the primary means used by firefighters to knock out a blaze. Water damage is just as or more destructive as fire damage, and when combined, the water damage must resolve first. Slip and fall risks and the damage of electrical shock in wet areas are two reasons why our full-service disaster recovery company responds immediately to your water removal and structural drying needs. Building materials left wet longer than 24 to 48 hours are prime mold breeding habitat, also pushing for speedy water remediation. 

SERVPRO employees often hold more than one certification from the IICRC, so we make sure the crew at your home includes Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT). Completion of the course prepares our team to implement industry best practices and technical procedures for completing the remediation of fire and smoke damaged environment successfully. 

We match products and methodology to ensure the range of sooty residues presented resolve without worsening the damage. Paper and wood burn hot and fast, leaving ash that vacuums, brushes, and dry sponges off. Fires that smolder, slower burning with heavy smoke, include electrical or fabric-fueled events. The thick, sticky soot deposited leads SERVPRO employees to use agitation and cleaning products with surfactants and wetting agents to dislodge. 

Kitchen fires are frequent, and the protein-based soot resulting from grease or food fire is thin, very foul smelling, and tightly adhered to surfaces. SERVPRO employees use solvents and abrasive tools to loosen the bond. 

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees stands ready to assist homeowners with the complexities of fire damage remediation. For a fast response and a team that inspires confidence call (856) 566-3388.

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Fire Safety Tips for Gibbsboro Area Residents

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Some Fire Safety Tips from SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees

Many fires are preventable.  Some safety tips are listed below:

Fireplaces and Woodstoves:

  • Inspect and clean woodstove pipes and chimneys annually and clean and check monthly for damage or obstruction.
  • Use a fire place screen heavy enough to stop rolling logs and big enough to cover the entire opening of the fireplace to catch flying sparks.
  • Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving the house or going to bed.

Electrical and Appliance Safety

  • Frayed wires can cause fires.  replace all worn, old or damaged appliance cords immediately and do not run cords under rugs.
  • If an appliance has a three-prong plug, use it only in a three-slot outlet.  never force it to fit into a two-slot outlet or an extension cord.
  • Immediately shutoff, then professionally replace any light switches that are hot or lights that flicker.

In the event of Fire or smoke damage to your home or business contact SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees.

When fire and water damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need to very best help on the line as well.  SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees is just a call away at 856-566-3388.

Prevent Cooking Fires in Haddonfield NJ

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Keep Looking - When Cooking

Did you know cooking equipment is the leading cause of residential fires?  Distractions can lead to kitchen fires. 

National Fire Protection Association 

Cooking fires by the numbers (Based on 2011-2015 annual averages)

  • Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home* fires and fire injuries, causing 47% of home fires that resulted in 20% of the home fire deaths and 45% of the injuries.
  • Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.
  • Clothing is the item first ignited in less than 1% of these fires, but clothing ignitions lead to 18% of the home cooking equipment fire deaths.
  • Ranges or cooktops account for the majority (62%) of home cooking fire incidents.
  • Unattended equipment is a factor in one-third (33%) of reported home cooking fires and half (43%) of the associated deaths.
  • Frying dominates the cooking fire problem.
  • Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.

Please be careful when cooking.

For help restoring your residential or commercial property after fire loss, call SERVPRO of Haddon heights/Voorhees 24/7/365 at 856-566-338.  

Fire and Smoke Damage in Cherry Hill, NJ

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Hydroxyl Generator used to help eliminate odors.

When a cooking fire damaged the kitchen in Cherry Hill home one of the biggest concerns for the home owners was odor.

We removed all of the non-salvageable contents and cleaned the ceilings, walls, windows, doors and all flooring surfaces. 

During the cleaning process we utilized our Hydroxyl Generator.  This helped eliminate the odor.

The Hydroxyl Generator is a safer alternative to ozone when it comes to air purification and deodorization because you don’t have to evacuate the treatment area to use it!

The Science of the Hydroxyl Generator:

This state-of-the-art system sends UV rays (365nm) (emitted from a TiO2 photo-catalytic lamp) through an anatase-coated glass sleeve to trap huge amounts of titanium dioxide. Next, electron hole pairs form and react with water and oxygen, producing free electrons and hydroxyl radicals that, when dispersed by a fan, literally convert organic and inorganic gases and air pollutants into carbon dioxide and water. Translation: Stinky air is safely neutralized and your customers don’t have to leave the building!

For additional information on odor removal click the link below:

http://www.SERVPROhaddonheightsvoorhees.com/odor-removal-deodorization

Fire Damages: More Than Meets the Eye

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Some hoses can pump out up to 1200 gallons per minute.

Along with the obvious damage caused by the flames of a fire loss, there are often hidden damages that SERVPRO® of Haddon Heights/Voorhees are professionally trained to handle. Those damages can include but are not limited to, smoke damage/odor and water damage from firefighter hoses or fire extinguishers.

Smoke Damage

Smoke/soot damage is one of the primary hidden damages of the fire loss. Here are some things to look for to determine whether you have smoke damage:

  • Stained fabric and upholstery
  • Paint discoloration
  • Rust, pitting and corrosion of piping, jewelry, and other metal objects
  • Strong odor
  • Flooring damage

You need to take care of smoke and soot damage, and pronto! This is not the time for a DIY fix in an attempt to save a few bucks on your home’s restoration after a fire.

Failure to properly deal with smoke/soot damage can cause long-term issues for your health as well as your property. Exposure to smoke/soot during fire restoration can occur via the skin and eyes, inhalation and ingestion. Because airborne soot particulate is invisible, you may unknowingly be affected. Once soot enters your bloodstream, it can cause respiratory issues, shortness of breath, bronchitis, asthma, stroke, heart attack, cancer, and even premature death. In infants, even short-term exposure to soot has been shown to have lifelong health consequences.

Water Damage

Before dealing with the fire damage created by smoke/soot, you must first deal with the water damage. Although it’s a relief when firefighters put out the fire, pouring all that water on the flames results in water damage that can cause significant structural issues, damage to your electronic devices, appliances, furniture and important documents and, if not remedied quickly, hazardous mold growth.

Black mold can release dangerous spores into the air that can cause nausea, headaches and severe respiratory problems especially susceptible to children, the elderly and people with deficient immune systems. Pets can also be susceptible to health problems associated with the proliferation of black mold.

It’s important to take care of water damage as soon as possible so you can get on with the rest of the resulting damage, and to ensure hazardous mold does not grow in your property and negatively impact the health of you and your family. The only real viable solution to the dangerous effects of water damage is to hire the professional emergency restoration services of SERVPRO® Haddon Heights/Voorhees to keep your home/ business safe and healthy for you and your family.

SERVPRO® offers the following 7 step process to restore your home or business to the way it was before the loss:

  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

To find out more, visit http://www.SERVPROhaddonheightsvoorhees.com/fire-repair-process or call us at 856-566-3388.

Preventing Christmas Tree Fires This Holiday Season

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

The National Fire Protection Association reports that between 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of six deaths, 22 injuries, and $18.3 million in direct property damage annually. Here are some tips to help prevent a fire in your home this holiday season:

  • Choose a tree with fresh needles
  • Cut 2" from the base of the trunk before placing
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from ANY heat source (fireplace, radiator, candles, heaters, lights, etc.).
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water DAILY
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.
  • Last but not least, dispose of your tree as soon as the holidays pass. It might be decorative and fun, but the longer a dry, dying tree sits in your house, the more likely your home is to experience and suffer a fire loss.

In the unfortunate instance that tragedy does strike this year, SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your home. We understand the stress and worry that comes with emergency damage and the disruption it causes your life. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

Thanksgiving Disaster Prevention

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Oven fire bursts kitchen into flames

With the beginning of the holidays just days away, and we all prepare our feasts, it is imperative to keep safety in mind this Thanksgiving season. With nearly 2000 fires across the United States last year, Thanksgiving day sees the most house fires of any day of the year. Preventing these types of disasters all starts with eliminating carelessness in the kitchen. Making sure pan handles are not facing outward and oven timers are audible when food is cooking are two big things that will reduce the risk of accidents in your home. Others small yet important things include keeping small children out of the kitchen and keeping the amount of people in there at once to a minimum. Common sense and careful cooking will help to make sure that your holiday dinner doesn't turn into a holiday disaster.

In the unfortunate instance that tragedy does strike this year, SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your storm-related issues in your home or business.  Our team has the expertise to handle your storm damage needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • Specialized Remediation Equipment

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees understands the stress and worry that comes with emergency damage and the disruption it causes your life. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

Summer Grilling Safety Tips

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

Summer has finally arrived, which means it’s time to head outside and fire up the grill. With June and July being peak months for grilling fires, we at SERVPRO® of Haddon Heights/Vorhees wanted to remind everybody to be safe while enjoying the BBQ. Here are some safety tips to help avoid a grilling fire:

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outside.
  • Check the gas tank hose for any leaks before using it each year.
  • Clean and check the grill regularly.
  • If you smell gas while cooking, move away from the grill immediately and call the fire department.
  • Remove flammable items from the grilling area.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grilling area while cooking.
  • Do not leave the grill unattended while cooking.
  • If using a charcoal grill, let coals cool completely before disposing in a metal container with a lid.

SERVPRO® of Haddon Heights/Vorhees: 856-566-3388. “Like it never even happened.”

Forest Fire Safety Tips

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

A firefighter fights the Portugal forest fire

With the worst forest fire in Portugal’s history happening recently, it is unfortunately that time of year again in our area where forest fires are a threat. Here are some tips to stay safe during a forest fire and to prevent them from starting in the first place.

Prevention:

  • Be sure to obey local laws when having a campfire or any open fire.
  • Keep flammable objects away from any open fires.
  • Make sure smoking materials are extinguished before disposing them.
  • Avoid burning fires in windy conditions.
  • Keep shovels, water, and fire retardant handy while burning a fire to keep it in check.

Safety during a Forest Fire:

  • If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Be sure to lock your home.
  • Avoid evacuating through routes that run through the fire.
  • Monitor changes in wind speed/direction.
  • Alert someone that you have left and where you are going so that first responders know you are no longer in the residence.

SERVPRO® Haddon Heights/Vorhees: 856-566-3388

Excessive Clutter Can Cause Fire Damage

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

Excessive clutter contributed to the start of this fire.

On a Saturday morning in Runnemede this electrical fire broke out in a cluttered basement.  Fortunately no one was injured.  Clutter is the scattering of many personal items within a building, and specifically, within a certain area(s) of that building. Hoarding is one of the main causes of clutter, and while hoarding is in itself a harmless practice, it could have devastating results if a fire were to break out.

Hoarding/clutter can be dangerous for a wide variety of reasons during an emergency. When trying to move around a cluttered room, mobility is limited. That limitation becomes exponentially more hazardous during an emergency situation. Safe and rapid movement may be made difficult and dangerous for residents, which make a safe escape near impossible. Clutter not only increases risk for the occupants of the building, it also increases the risk for the safety personnel trying to combat the flames and save lives.

With extensive clutter, firefighters may have difficulty finding walls or structural landmarks in the building, especially with already dangerous smoky conditions. In addition to the conditions the clutter generates, it is also a “fuel” for the fire to continue to use to burn, prolonging the emergency and the damage. Many items that hoarders save are flammable. This compounds the damage and, as a result, the price to repair or save the building.

Hoarders must be aware of these risks and should take precautionary steps to avoid a disaster situation. If hoarding is something you cannot avoid, be sure to keep all flammable clutter away from electrical sockets or wires, any source of excessive heat, and any other potential fire-starters.

Tips for restoring fire damaged property

For help restoring your residential or commercial property after a water or fire loss, call SERVPRO of Haddon heights/Voorhees 24/7/365 at 856-566-338.  We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.” #preventfires

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Haddonfield, NJ 856-566-3388

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

A recent kitchen fire left this mess.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Haddonfield.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage and have the expertise to handle your Fire restoration or cleaning needs.  

What to Expect: 

When we visit your home after a fire loss, we will scope the affected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your home, call us right away at 856-566-3388. SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees at 856-566-3388 will treat you and your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care.  

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 Haddon Heights/Voorhees 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. 

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 – 856-566-3388

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Direct Insurance Billing

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Haddon Heights, NJ 856-566-3388

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Haddon Heights.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage and have the expertise to handle your Fire restoration or cleaning needs.  

What to Expect: 

When we visit your home after a fire loss, we will scope the affected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your home, call us right away at 856-566-3388. SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees at 856-566-3388 will treat you and your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care.  

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 Haddon Heights/Voorhees 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. 

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 – 856-566-3388

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Questions?  Call Us Today 856-566-3388

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Audubon, NJ 856-566-3388

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Audubon.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage and have the expertise to handle your Fire restoration or cleaning needs.

What to Expect: 

When we visit your home after a fire loss, we will scope the affected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your home, call us right away at 856-566-3388. SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees at 856-566-3388 will treat you and your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care.  

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 Haddon Heights/Voorhees 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. 

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 – 856-566-3388

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

 

Have questions?  Call us at 856-566-3388.

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Gibbsboro, NJ 856-566-3388

4/15/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Gibbsboro.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage and have the expertise to handle your Fire restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Fire, Smoke and Odor Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Voorhees, NJ 856-566-3388

4/15/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Voorhees.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage and have the expertise to handle your Fire restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Fire, Smoke and Odor Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

 

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Runnemede , NJ 856-566-3388

4/15/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Runnemede.  We can respond immediately to your Fire, Smoke and Odor emergency damage and have the expertise to handle your Fire damage restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24 -Hour Emergency Service
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Highly Trained Fire, Smoke and Odor Restoration Technicians
  • Direct Insurance Billing

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights/Voorhees understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

The Leading Cause of Home Fires in the Winter

2/26/2016 (Permalink)

Did you know that it doesn't matter what the weather is outside the leading cause of home fires is cooking?

Avoid Holiday Hazards

11/24/2015 (Permalink)

Just the facts:

  • More than half (56%) of home candle fires occur when something that can catch fire is too close to the candle.
  • December is the peak time for candle fires.  In December, 11% of home candle fires began with decorations, compared to 4% the rest of the year.
  • A heat source too close to the tree causes roughly 1 in 6 Christmas tree fires.
  • Be safe this holiday season:

  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that burns.
  • Use sturdy candle holders that are not likely to tip over and place candles on clear uncluttered surfaces. Consider using flameless candles instead of real candles.
  • Make sure your tree and decorations are at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles and heat vents.
  • For more safety tips visit the Nation Fire Protection Association at http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information

    How often should you check the batteries in your smoke detectors?

    5/15/2015 (Permalink)

    Smoke alarms greatly reduce the risk of injury to those inside your home or business. Install them on every floor and check the batteries monthly.