Recent Fire Damage Posts

Candle Safety!

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Cooking is the number one cause of house fires, and candle fires don’t seem to even compare when compared. Nevertheless, in a four year time period, 20,900 house fires were attributed to candles. More than half of the candle fires reported were due to the candle being too close to combustible materials or liquids. It is vital to keep all lit candles at least 12 inches from anything that can burn. Combustible materials like curtains, paper, furniture, etc. should never be near a flame. Keep all candles where they cannot be reached by pets and children, and always extinguish candles before going to bed or leaving a room. Most importantly, always have a working smoke detectors in homes. Smoke detectors save lives.
Should a fire occur at a home or business, remember SERVPRO of Brandon can make it “Like it never even happened.” Call our fire restoration experts at 601-829-2162.

Garage Fires!

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

This garage fire started in combustable trash. This garage fire was contained in one corner of the garage. It started with combustible materials being put into the trash cans.

Garage fires do not exceed the number of kitchen fires, however, they tend to spread farther and cause much financial loss and injury. The best defense against fires anywhere in the home is always having functioning smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. The leading cause of garage fires is electrical malfunction. An action to prevent such garage fires is plugging in only one charging appliance per outlet, and never use extension cords to charge appliances. Flammable materials such as paint, oil, gasoline, propane, and varnish should be stored away from the home, in a shed or other building. Items that will burn should be stored on shelves, or away from appliances.
Fires in homes are traumatic events, it’s important to call upon professional fire restoration, such as the experts at SERVPRO of Brandon! If you’ve experienced a fire in your home call 601-829-2162!

Removal of All Smoke Particles!

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

A fire leaves behind smoke particles. SERVPRO of Brandon can remove smoke particles from structures and contents after even the worst home fires.

Dealing with loss due to a fire at a home or business can be overwhelming. Long after the fire is out, tiny particles linger and embed themselves on surfaces. Smoke particles stick to every surface, even paint. Just cleaning surfaces and airing it out won’t get rid of all the particles, and if they aren’t properly removed then a person can continuously breathe them in. It’s not just structures that are affected, but all the belongings inside a home also become covered in these particles.
The professionals at SERVPRO of Brandon were trained in “restore” verses “replace”, the mentality the SERVPRO family believes in, giving our best service to those who need us the most. Contents and structure restoration in a timely and caring manner is our specialty. We are here to help. Call us at 601-829-2162!

We care about your home!

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

Recent fire in this home left damage on this ceiling. Our pros are working on this ceiling, making it “Like it never even happened.”

A house fire is devastating. It disrupts lives and breaks hearts. Fires don’t discriminate, and can erase years and years of memories in only a few moments. SERVPRO of Brandon doesn’t just see a burned structure. Our trained technicians don’t just see a job. Each and every home represents a family, a family we want to help get back to normal as soon as possible. SERVPRO of Brandon technicians care about the people who have been through such a tragic event. It’s more than a job, it’s a responsibility to make each home look “Like it never even happened,” for the people who have gone through such a traumatic upheaval from their lives. Our professionals work hard because it matters to them. Our customers matter to us.

Protein Fires

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

No visible signs of a protein fire. You can’t see the after effects of a protein fire in this home. They aren’t visible, but the odor was loud.

At first glance, a protein fire isn’t seen.  As a matter of fact, many don’t even know what a protein fire is.  By definition, a protein fire is “smoke damage resulting from the extreme burn of protein fiber”. For example, they happen when you burn meats, eggs, or other products high in protein. Protein fires don’t always have have heavy smoke or flames.  After a protein fire, surfaces appear to need a thorough wiping down, but it is soon discovered that cleaning isn’t enough.  This is because the animal fat in protein turns into a fine, invisible mist when heated.  That mist coats everything in a sticky, rancid residue nothing is safe from.  Porous surfaces literally suck it in.

SERVPRO of Brandon knows exactly what to do after a protein fire.  Call us today at 601-829-2162, and trust us to remove all the remnants of a protein fire in your home. Our trained technicians can eliminate all residues and odors. “Like it never even happened.”

Most Household Fires Start in the Kitchen

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

A stove after a homeowner forgot about food cooking. This is the aftermath of forgotten food on the stove. Much damage can be done from such a fire, the stove and surrounding areas show the effects.

We can’t say it enough, cooking is the number one cause of house fires!  Cooking causes and average of 172,900 reported home structure fires a year, that’s in the neighborhood of 44-49 percent of all home fires reported in the U.S.

Leaving cooking food unattended, placing combustibles too close to the heat source, and unintentionally turning on or not turning off the equipment lead the list in why cooking is responsible for the most home fires.

Remember never leave your range or stove unattended while cooking, and keep your cooking area clean and free of combustible materials.  ALWAYS keep a fire extinguisher readily available.

Should the worst happen in your home, SERVPRO of Brandon will respond, and help get things back to normal again.  It’s why we say “Like it never even happened,” cause that is our goal for our customers.

Fires in Household Trash

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

The plastic can on top caught fire in the garage. While in the garage, a fire started in the top trash can, melting it , and making it trash now. Luckily, only minor damage was done to one wall.

There are many things in the home that we fear could cause a fire, but the household garbage can or outside waste bins aren’t usually the first to come to mind. Storing a trash can in the garage can be a big mistake. People have mistakenly thrown ashes from a fireplace, or rags with linseed oil on them into a garage bin, only to have a fire start where they weren’t expecting. Ashes may not always be as “cool” as they seem, and linseed oil can spontaneously combust. Other materials that should never be placed in the trash are rechargeable batteries, flammable and combustible liquids, household chemicals, or compressed gas cylinders.

Besides the danger that fire poses to the home, today’s household trash contains a lot plastics and paper treated with chemical, coatings, and ink. The smoke and ash will contain concentrated amounts of these toxic chemicals.

SERVPRO of Brandon is here to help any time day or night. Should this type of fire happen in your home, contact us and we can handle any and all of your restoration. 601-829-2162.

Grease Fire

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

soot and smoke from a grease fire

We know a home or business disaster such as a fire is a traumatic event. This particular Fire was a residential in Brandon, MS from a grease fire affecting the whole house.

No one expects a fire to happen to them, and therefore they frequently are unprepared for what they must do to help return their lives back to normal. When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Brandon has you covered! Our certified professionals will help you throughout the entire restoration process.

SERVPRO of Brandon is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year (including holidays) for fire board-up and other emergencies. Our team makes sure your situation is handled correctly and professionally to minimize discomfort, inconvenience, and unnecessary additional costs.

Fire and Smoke must be treated promptly and effectively to ensure the best results and to prevent further damage.

Have Questions about Fire Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Brandon today – 601-829-2162 We are here to help!

Smoke in the Kitchen

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Stove fire

Stove top fires are pretty common these days, be sure to watch what you are cooking and do not leave it unattended.

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. 

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 – SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162 We are Here to Help!

Fire in your Home or Business

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

Fire in the Living Room - loss site

Fires are very dangerous, destructible and spread very quickly throughout your home or business. A disaster like a fire is also very traumatic to everyone involved. Of course, we do not expect a fire to happen to us, so we are usually unprepared for what we must do.

If a disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Brandon is here to help to clean and restore your home or business back to preloss condition. Our certified experts will help you throughout the entire restoration process. Property damage by fire and smoke must be treated promptly and effectively to ensure the best results and to prevent further damage.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year (including holidays) for fire board-up and other emergencies.

At SERVPRO of Brandon our team makes sure your situation is handled correctly and professionally to minimize discomfort, inconvenience, and unnecessary additional costs.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 601-829-2162

Electrical Fire from an Air Conditioner Unit

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Air Conditioner caught fire due to an electrical problem.

This residential fire was caused from an electrical problem with the air conditioning. The fire affected the entire house with smoke and soot including the contents of the home. SERVPRO of Brandon assessed the loss, completed the pack out of contents, cleaned the affected contents and provided the storage space of their items till it was time for the move back. . Our team makes sure your situation is handled correctly and professionally to minimize discomfort, inconvenience, and unnecessary additional costs.

Make sure you have your air conditioner inspected and serviced at least once a year. This will help to keep it clean—removing all that dirt and debris that can block airflow and act as kindling. The annual service should include an inspection of the electrical components of your air conditioner, to make sure everything is good.

SERVPRO of Brandon is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year (including holidays) for fire board-up and other emergencies.  Call (601)829-2162

We are Always Here to Help!

Home Garage Fire

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

garage fire

Did you know?

In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.

 Fires

  • Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames.
  • Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs and melt clothes to your skin.
  • Fire is DARK! Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.
  • Fire is DEADLY! Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy.

SERVPRO of Brandon is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year (including holidays) for fire board-up and other emergencies. Our team makes sure your situation is handled correctly and professionally to minimize discomfort, inconvenience, and unnecessary additional costs.

Have Questions about Fire Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Brandon today – 601-829-2162

Fire Restoration

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Affected bedroom of a home with soot and smoke from fire damage

SERVPRO of Brandon responded to an electrical fire loss where the whole house was affected with soot & smoke. Our crews performed the cleaning of the structure, the demolition, the pack out of contents and the cleaning of the contents, disposed of the unsalvageable items.

No one expects a fire to happen to them, and therefore they frequently are unprepared for what they must do to help return their lives back to normal. Our disaster restoration experts will be there to help you clean up and restore your home or business to its preloss condition.

Our certified team of professionals are trained and specialized to handle large and small fires and smoke damage cleanup. When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Brandon has you covered!

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 601-829-2162 We are Here to Help!

House Fire and Faulty Smoke Alarms

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Home Kitchen Fire

Monthly your smoke alarms should be tested, by pushing the test button. If your smoke alarm ever “chirps,” it is time to replace the battery immediately. You should always have spare batteries; they should be changed when needed. Most smoke alarm failures occur because of a dead battery, missing or disconnected battery.

In the photo is a Brandon home with no working smoke detectors or no smoke detectors at all. Thankfully no one was injured in this fire. Think safety and make sure your home is safe for you and your family by adding smoke alarms to your home. Remember to place a smoke detector in the kitchen at least 10 ft. away from any cooking appliances.

SERVPRO of Brandon specializes in Fire Damage Restoration. We are here to help you through this devastating time. Our trained professional will take good care of you and your belongings. Call us at 601-829-2162.

Rankin County, MS Residential Fire

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

home kitchen fire

No one is ever prepared for a home fire!

Here at SERVPRO of Brandon, we deal with many different causes of fires whether it is in the kitchen, bedroom, living room, and laundry room or just about anywhere.  Our crew is ready for this when a disaster takes place and sympathizes with the anguish, the emotional distress each and every homeowner goes through. Not only has the homeowner lost their home, but they also have lost important tangibles like photo albums, cherished objects and documents.

What to expect from SERVPRO of Brandon

We ensure effective removal of soot damage, smoke smell, smoke damage, board up services and fire damage restoration. Hiring a professional fire damage restoration company is essential because our technicians are trained to act quickly understanding every moment is important. Seek help from the professionals at your local SERVPRO.

We are Here to Help !

Call us today 601-829-2162

Kitchen Fire in Brandon, MS

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen Fire in Brandon, MS

Kitchen Fires happen every day in homes around the country.

SERVPRO of Brandon technicians are familiar with a broad range of methods that leave the structure and contents of your home cleaned and refreshed after fire damage.

Fire damages not only the structure and contents of your home, but the event can be frightening and affects your sense of safety. Homeowners who face the chaos after a fire need the compassion and experience an established leader in the remediation industry brings to the scene of their disaster.

SERVPRO of Brandon is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year (including holidays) for fire board-up and other emergencies. Our team makes sure your situation is handled correctly and professionally to minimize discomfort, inconvenience, and unnecessary additional costs.

Have Questions about Fire Damage? We are Here to Help!
Call SERVPRO of Brandon today – 601-829-2162

Fire in your Rankin County Home

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

The photo shows a kitchen fire that started from the stove.

Prepare your Home:

If your home is prepared for a house fire, you'll greatly improve your chances of staying safe during one.

  • To make sure that your home is prepared for a house fire, check that your smoke detectors are functioning and always have fresh batteries, and make sure that your windows can be easily opened and that their screens can be quickly removed. Everyone in your family should know how to open and close these windows. 
  • Remember to stay low, if you see smoke in your house as you exit. The closer to the ground you are the less smoke you will breathe. This way you can crawl on your hands and knees and breathe beneath the smoke.

SERVPRO of Brandon is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year (including holidays) for fire board-up and other emergencies. Our team makes sure your situation is handled correctly and professionally to minimize discomfort, inconvenience, and unnecessary additional costs.

Have Questions about Fire Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Brandon today – 601-829-2162

Brandon, MS - Fire Damage from Dryer Lint

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Dryer lint fire

A fire loss due to dryer lint, the whole house was affected with soot. Remember to keep your dryer safe and free from lint. 

Trained and Certified Fire Damage Restoration Professionals

At SERVPRO of Brandon

  • we have trained and certified fire damage restoration professionals.
  • we identify all affected materials. We are extremely thorough
  • we will identify what can be salvaged and cleaned and what cannot be and must be completely replaced.
  • then begin the clean-up process by removing built-up ash residue.
  • Once the ash is cleaned,we can better identify the sources of odors, which we will treat with special detergents made to neutralize the odors.

When fire damaged materials are treated, they will be sealed to prevent future odors from emitting into your home.

We are always here to Help!

Call 601-829-2162 SERVPRO of Brandon

Fire Loss in Brandon from Dryer Lint

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Fire from lint in the dryer vent

What happens if you don't clean the lint out of the dryer?

1. Keeping your lint filter clean helps to keep your dryer have a greater efficiency. 

2. When the lint filter is not cleaned it can cause the dryer to heat to a higher temperature therefore making it work harder which can cause low efficiency.

3. Not cleaning your lint filter can actually be a fire hazard.

SERVPRO of Brandon responded to a fire loss due to dryer lint, the whole house was affected with soot & smoke. Remember to keep your dryer safe and free from lint. 

At SERVPRO of Brandon our disaster restoration experts will be there to help you clean up and restore your home or business to its preloss condition. Our certified team of professionals are trained and specialized to handle large and small fires and smoke damage cleanup.

We are always here to help, twenty four hours a day and seven days a week Call 601-829-2162

Unexpected Fire

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

residential fire

Fire, Soot and Smoke damage to your home or business is a huge and unexpected setback in your life. Fire board-up, cleanup, repair, and restoration are what we do.

At SERVPRO of Brandon our disaster restoration experts will be there to help you clean up and restore your home or business to its preloss condition. Our certified team of professionals are trained and specialized to handle large and small fires and smoke damage cleanup, which includes the following services:

  • Structural cleaning
  • Smoke and odor removal from both the structure and its contents such as personal belongings, furniture etc.
  • Temporary protection and board-up of the home or business
  • Cleaning and storage of personal belongings
  • Climate-controlled storage
  • Fogging and ozoning on site or in our cleaning facility
  • Complete demolition
  • Total reconstruction of a home or business

SERVPRO of Brandon is always here for you 24/7/365. Call us 601-829-2162

Rankin County Home Fire from a Clothes Dryer

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

clothes dryer fire-luckily no one was home

Failure to clean the clothes dryer in your home is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes a residence can be engulfed in flames.

A few clothes dryer safety do’s and don’ts:

Do’s

  • Make sure the outlet and plug are properly connected
  • Keep the area around the clothes dryer free of items that can burn
  • Clean the filter before and after each use
  • Don’t forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can build up.

Don’t’s

  • Don’t leave a clothes dryer running if  leave home or when you go to bed.
  • Don’t dry items that have come into contact with anything flammable like alcohol, cooking oils or gasoline. Dry them outdoors or in a well-ventilated room, away from heat.
  • Don’t dry anything containing foam, rubber or plastic. example: do not place a bathroom rug with a rubber backing in the dryer
  • Don’t overload the dryer.

It is very important you contact the professionals at your local restoration company-SERVPRO of Brandon to take care of your loss. 601-829-2162 We are here to help!

Home Fire in Rankin County

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Property damage by fire and smoke must be treated promptly and effectively to ensure the best results and to prevent further damage. Our certified experts will help you throughout the entire restoration process.

SERVPRO of Brandon is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year (including holidays) for fire board-up and other emergencies. Our team makes sure your situation is handled correctly and professionally to minimize discomfort, inconvenience, and unnecessary additional costs.

We know a home or business disaster such as a fire is a traumatic event. No one expects a fire to happen to them, and therefore they frequently are unprepared for what they must do to help return their lives back to normal. When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Brandon has you covered!

Have Questions about Fire Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Brandon today – 601-829-2162

Fire Damage - Smoke and Soot

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot in a Bathroom

Smoke and the Different Types

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 Brandon will determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified. 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. 

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. 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 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.  

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 – SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162

Fire in the kitchen at a local home

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire from cooking

Did you know the kitchen is where more home fires occur than anywhere else in the house and that cooking is the number one cause of home fires? Here are some really good tips for you to go by to prevent a fire in your kitchen.

  1. Never leave cooking food unattended – stay in the kitchen. If you have to leave the kitchen, even for a second, turn off the stove.
  2. Check your food regularly while cooking.
  3. Use a timer so you’ll remember that the stove or oven is on.
  4. Don’t wear loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking.
  5. Keep the kids away from the cooking area. 
  6. Keep anything that can catch fire - pot holders, oven mitts, towels, etc. — away from your stove or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
  7. Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup.
  8. Consider purchasing a fire extinguisher to keep in your kitchen. 
  9. Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off.
  10. Install smoke alarms. Use the test button to check it each month. Replace all batteries at least once a year.                                                                  

Fireplace Smoke & Soot

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke & Soot from a Fireplace

Smoke and Soot loss from a child throwing a plastic toy into the fireplace. The smoke and soot affected 8 rooms of structure and contents in this Brandon, MS home.

SERVPRO of Brandon was called in to take care of the aftermath. Which included the in place cleaning of the contents and the structure including the HVAC. 

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Give SERVPRO of Brandon a call for any restoration needs you may have. (601) 829-2162 

Residential Home Fires in Rankin County

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

residential electrical fire.

Smoke damage can be severe-particles can permeate everything (especially clothing and fabric) and the foul odor is difficult to remove.

  • Given the high temperatures of large fires, most if not all of the home furnishings may be rendered unusable.
  • Whether or not your house will be livable after a major fire will depend on many factors, and you will need to obtain permission from the Fire Marshall to reenter your home. 
  • Burned wood in the structure will need to be replaced.
  • Ash and soot can stick to floors, walls and furnishings and cause additional damage 

In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes a residence can be engulfed in flames.

It is very important you contact the professionals at your local restoration company-SERVPRO of Brandon to take care of your loss. 601-829-2162 

Fire and Smoke Damage

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Board up at a residential fire

At SERVPRO of Brandon our disaster restoration experts will be there to help you clean up and restore your home or business to its preloss condition. Our certified team of professionals are trained and specialized to handle large and small fires and smoke damage cleanup, which includes the following services:

  • Temporary protection and board-up of the home or business
  • Smoke and odor removal from both the structure and its contents such as personal belongings, furniture etc.
  • Structural cleaning
  • Fogging and ozoning on site or in our cleaning facility
  • Cleaning and storage of personal belongings
  • Climate-controlled storage
  • Complete demolition
  • Total reconstruction of a home or business

Fire and smoke damage to your home or business is a huge and unexpected setback in your life. Fire board-up, cleanup, repair, and restoration are what we do. SERVPRO of Brandon is here for you 24/7/365.

Fire, Smoke & Soot

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

House fire caused by a fire place

Fire, Smoke, Soot 

We know a home or business disaster such as a fire is a traumatic event. No one expects a fire to happen to them, and therefore they frequently are unprepared for what they must do to help return their lives back to normal. When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Brandon has you covered!

 Our certified experts will help you throughout the entire restoration process. Property damage by fire and smoke must be treated promptly and effectively to ensure the best results and to prevent further damage.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year (including holidays) for fire board-up and other emergencies. At SERVPRO of Brandon our team makes sure your situation is handled correctly and professionally to minimize discomfort, inconvenience, and unnecessary additional costs.

 Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 601-829-2162

Rankin County: Smoke and Soot Cleanup

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Rankin County Home.

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 Brandon will  determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified. 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 – SERVPRO of Brandon 601-829-2162