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Avoid Fire in Your Destin Home by Taking Certain Preventative Precautions

10/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Avoid Fire in Your Destin Home by Taking Certain Preventative Precautions Portable heaters are helpful in the winter time but they have the potential to start a fire. Stay vigilant and call SERVPRO if you have fire damage.

Destin's Fire Damage Professionals Talk About Common Causes of Structural Burns

Nobody ever plans on starting a dangerous fire inside their Destin home, but sometimes accidents do happen. One moment you can be cooking dinner, the next minute putting out a fire, then next noticing the fire damage caused by the blaze. Some fires just happen due to electrical shorts, clogged chimneys, or broken furnaces and they are not necessarily easy to prevent. However, other structural fires ignite due to dangerous situations people create inside their own homes. By knowing the common causes, it is easier to prevent causing fire damage to your property.
 
First off, it is always important to have an emergency exit plan seen by all of the members of the household so that everyone knows the best way to get out of the house safely. Next, getting the flames extinguished quickly can save your Destin home from fire damage. Once the fire is out and no longer smoldering or burning, it is now safe to call in restoration experts such as SERVPRO. Problems associated with heat and smoke can be treated more efficiently if the process starts right away.
 
The most common cause of house fires is cooking equipment. It is important to never leave the kitchen while cooking to make sure nothing gets too hot. Heaters also cause many structural burns including portable space heaters and furnaces. Make sure not to put space heaters near flammable materials such as clothes or paper.
 
Indoor smoking also causes many blazes to start inside residences. Cigarettes can appear to be out but ignite things as soon as they come into contact with flammable materials. Electrical equipment is another common source for indoor burns. Anything that uses electricity can short out and cause a spark.
 
However, disasters are never planned, and some fires ignite due to no fault of the homeowner. If this occurs at your home, our SERVPRO technicians are available to help you mitigate your problems all hours of the day. If you are ever the victim of a structural fire, call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 immediately after the blaze gets extinguished.

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Here's What Really Matters When It Comes To Our Fire Damage Restoration Services In Fort Walton Beach

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Here's What Really Matters When It Comes To Our Fire Damage Restoration Services In Fort Walton Beach Fire damages can appear in various ways throughout your Fort Walton Beach home.

Professional Restoration Following A Fire In Your Fort Walton Beach Home

Some disasters can catch a family by surprise and cause far-reaching damages to their Fort Walton Beach residence. No matter how the situation occurred, the only thing that matters now is going to be returning your house to the way it used to be. To do this, many insurance providers recommend the use of our professional restoration services for our fast response time and expertise in overcoming the effects of a fire on your residence.

Fire damages can appear in various ways throughout your Fort Walton Beach home, and the more that you can learn about these, the more you can appreciate the need for a professional’s touch in the situation. Our SERVPRO professionals have the expertise and training to overcome all facets of fire damage from the primary effects to secondary conditions that also must get addressed to restore one’s home successfully.

However, many homeowners might be leery of choosing professional restoration when they feel like they could repair the damage on their own. Even with some experience in the industry, fires can vary significantly from one situation to another. The damages that you can see easily are rarely the full extent of what you have to contend with, which requires specific training to inspect and identify. Furthermore, home insurance companies often require the use of professional restoration companies like our SERVPRO team to ensure that the job gets completed quickly and to specific standards.

Our technicians can work quickly to limit the prolonged effects of the fire damages on the contents of your home or specific areas through our mitigation techniques. From the moment that we arrive at your home, our mitigation work can begin to help make the restoration work simpler and reduce the irreparable damage that can continue in your house until the next phase begins.

There is no time to spare when it comes to overcoming fire damages in your home. From the time that the first responders extinguish the blaze, you should be thinking of our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach fire damage restoration specialists to help you bring your home back to preloss conditions. Give us a call anytime you need us at (850) 863-2552.

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Working With Insurance Providers For Fast Fire Restoration In Destin Homes

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Working With Insurance Providers For Fast Fire Restoration In Destin Homes Once a fire disaster strikes your Destin home, you want to know that there is a restoration company that can assist you day or night.

Working With Insurance Providers For Fast Fire Restoration

Once disaster strikes your Destin home, you want to know that there is a restoration company that can assist you day or night. Insurance companies usually have emergency contact information to help begin the claims process and get a grasp of the situation that has impacted your home, and work to reach the appropriate parties on your behalf to begin the restoration process.

Fire damages in your Destin home need to get addressed as quickly as possible, meaning that you have to seek out the help that you need as soon as you can. When you reach out to your insurance provider about the incident, many of them choose or encourage you to call our SERVPRO team. We have a rapid response procedure that can get the situation professionally assessed and get an estimate to your insurance provider as quickly as possible. This service ensures that the claims process is as efficient as it can be.

Your insurance provider is going to need proof that the incident has taken place and that the severity is as bad as you tell them it is. You should avoid attempting to take pictures and assess the situation on your own, as there could be structural concerns or dangers present in your house that professional outfits like our SERVPRO technicians have the expertise and protective equipment to navigate safely.

Our estimator works to thoroughly assess not only the extent of the damage that your home has sustained from the incident but also a record of unsalvageable items and materials encountered that your insurance company must include in their claims process. We work directly with the adjuster to cut out the legwork on your end, making the claims and restoration process as seamless as possible.

Our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach team of fire restoration technicians works to maintain our goal of efficient service that meets or exceeds your expectations. It is this commitment that has made us a company to call for insurance outfits serving their clients. Let our crew know how we can help you today by calling (850) 863-2552.

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Grilling too Close to Exterior Walls can Lead to Fire Damage to Your Mary Ester Home

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Grilling too Close to Exterior Walls can Lead to Fire Damage to Your Mary Ester Home Fires can start in many places which seem controlled, such as your grill. Should your house be facing damage after a fire, contact SERVPRO right away.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Fire Damage and Work Towards the Goal of Restoration

Summer means many families cook outdoors at home, preparing meals on the grill, and spend time enjoying fresh air and sunshine. Sometimes, the way a Mary Ester home's exterior is laid out can make grilling and barbecuing difficult. Lack of space is often a culprit.
 
Getting your grill too close to your residence can cause fire damage in Mary Ester to both the exterior and the interior of your house. While requirements regarding insulation often dictate a non-flammable state, this can change over time. A grill placed too close is only one way a fire can occur in your home, also.
 
Regardless of how a fire starts inside your home, SRPRO can help mitigate the damage caused. We know how to re-establish livable conditions in your home again, just “Like it never even happened.” Fire damage can create many changes inside your home's undamaged areas, as well, but we always make sure we resolve these issues, also. Odor, water left behind from fighting the fire, bubbled paint from over-heated areas that did not catch on fire are some examples.
 
Because our team members work so well together, we resolve all of these problems quickly. We want to help get your family back home, or if you did not need to leave and reside elsewhere, to have the entirety of your home back to normal.
 
When families can stay in a home after a fire, the damaged area must remain unoccupied for both safety reasons and to allow our employees the space needed to complete the job. When a family must vacate their home, stress and significant inconveniences become an aspect of life that we know can create severe hardships.
 
Once our work ends, we walk through each area we worked in and explain the results to you. We are always available to answer questions, but we understand each stage, including the completion of our work, is unique to our customers. Questions are still welcome because we want to make sure you know what we need to do to restore everything wholly and safely.
 
SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach is always here at (850) 863-2552 to take your call. We serve Fort Walton Beach and Destin and many more area residents for the restoration of their homes after fire damage and other crises.

The Common Effects After a Fire in Your Destin Home

6/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Common Effects After a Fire in Your Destin Home Smoke is almost always a part of fire damage. Contact SERVPRO right away should your property suffer from a fire.

Team SERVPRO Tackles the Fire Damage Remediation Process From an Inspection to Restoration

The effects of a fire in your Destin home can be an overwhelming sight to see. When it comes to picking up the pieces and restoring the damage, most often it is a process best left to professionals with the right equipment and expertise to get the job finished correctly and have that job completed as efficiently as possible.

Fire damages in your Destin home appear in a variety of ways. From soot and smoke damage to the need for reconstruction, the right professionals can make all the difference. Our SERVPRO technicians get trained to handle all manner of fire damage, including the most efficient approaches to cleaning up the mess and the best methods for restoring a home to preloss conditions.

The process begins with a full inspection of all of the damages that your home faces. This assessment is in part to provide your insurance adjuster with the appropriate information to expedite a claim and also to give you and our SERVPRO professionals a better idea of the work that is necessary to restore the home.

For highly structurally damaged properties, there is little that we can do until the rebuilding and remodeling have occurred in the areas that need it. Once this reconstruction gets completed, our professionals can work to start removing the lingering harmful effects of the fire such as the soot and smoke damages.

Smoke damage is one of the most difficult to remove from your home because it often takes the form of a noxious odor that spreads throughout the affected areas of your residence. This effect often requires the use of thermal foggers and other such equipment to break apart the harsh smell on a molecular level. The process leaves no discernable scent behind and can be used to treat carpets, furniture, draperies, and more.

Overcoming a fire in your home does not have to leave you on an island. You can always count on the expertise and rapid response of SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach. Our dedicated team of fire restoration specialists can help you to bring your home back to its original condition quickly. Give us a call today at (850) 863-2552.
 
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Crucial Water Removal Services Help Restore Your Destin Home After a Fire

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Crucial Water Removal Services Help Restore Your Destin Home After a Fire Water removal services are needed after fire damage

How water can affect your home after a fire

Restoring your home after a fire happens in your Destin residence involves a variety of crucial steps and procedures. Without the implementation of these steps, your home can suffer additional and unexpected damage months after the completion of restoration efforts.

One step that might seem counter-intuitive in restoring a Destin area home after a fire includes water removal services. However, removing the thousands of gallons the fire department used to extinguish the fire that attempted to destroy your home must happen or your home's future includes water damage as well as the destruction caused by the fire's heat, smoke, and flames. Removing it prevents both water and mold from creating more problems. It also helps keep restoration work from becoming an expensive but futile exercise.

At SERVPRO, we use a diverse array of equipment that can remove standing water, moisture hidden in absorbent materials, and humidity from the air. Because of the heat involved in a house fire, much of the water sprayed into your home by firefighters often does not remain a liquid but evaporates into steam. A significant portion of this steam remains in the air, with a considerable amount condensing on surfaces. When those surfaces can absorb the moisture, they do so quite readily, and then retain it, leading to mold problems, rusting of nearby metal pieces, and water stains and damage.

We understand that you want your home restored to preloss condition after a catastrophe such as a house fire, as quickly as possible. Even though the firefighters' water often remains invisible instead of making itself known as the charred materials, smokey smells, and soot-covered belongings do, we aggressively remove it from your home.

Without water removal services, homes that sustained fire damage and then allowed to 'dry out naturally' often harbor mold colonies only a few weeks afterward. Water damage also accrues steadily over time, and left-behind water can quickly damage freshly painted areas with both stains and bubbling, warp wood components, and disintegrate fresh glue in flooring. Restoring your home's natural levels of humidity prevents these problems.

Hand-held units efficiently extract water from floors while the overall humidity in your home quickly decreases once we begin running our desiccant machines. Air movers also help when walls and ceilings, undamaged by the fire, hold water that may have entered via vents in the walls or through charred areas that created holes. Dehumidifiers help in areas experiencing lower amounts of humidity in the air, such as attached garages and sunrooms or other areas of the home that did not sustain damage during the fire.

After a fire affects your home, call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552. We ensure that every step of the restoration process, including water removal, brings your home closer to its preloss state.

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Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree

11/27/2017 (Permalink)

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree how lovely are thy branches. Christmas trees bring lights, joy and happiness into our homes during the holiday season, however they also bring risk of fires that could damage your home!

According to the American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA) Christmas trees alone result in $13 million in property damage each year.  We at SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach want to give you some tips on keeping your holiday safe and to be fire free.  

  1. CHOOSE FRESH OVER A CHEAP DRY TREE.The fresher the tree, the less likely it will pose a fire hard.  Look for flexible needles that don't break, and a trunk that has sap.
  2. KEEP THE WATER COMING. The tree stand should contain a continuous source of water and be sturdy enough to resist toppling over by children or pets.
  3. DON'T  OVERLOAD THE CORD.  Attach only 3 maximum strings of lights to anyone extension cord, then place cords along wall to prevent a tripping hazard.  Never run them under rugs or carpet.
  4. TREES DON'T NEED WARMTH.  Keep trees away from heat sources such as fireplaces, candles and even TV's.
  5. NOT ANY LIGHTS WILL DO.  Use low energy, safe lighting that's been certified by a safety testing lab.  Don't use damaged or frayed cords.
  6. UNPLUG LIGHTS.  Never leave the lights on over night or while you are not at home.
  7. DON'T KEEP A DRY TREE AROUND.  Dispose of it at this point properly.
  8. ARTIFICIAL TREE SAFETY AWARENESS.  Artificial trees should be flame resistant and have a seal of approval from a safety testing lab if the tree contains a built in lighting.
  9. DEATH BY ARTIFICIAL TREE. If the tree is metal, never use electric lights, as they can charge the tree and lead to electrocution.
  10. KEEP A FIRE EXTINGUISHER NEARBY.  Make sure that you have a fire extinguisher and everyone knows where it is located and how to use it.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  BE SAFE!  Remember we are here for you 24/7/365. 

FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!

11/15/2017 (Permalink)

FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!  This is the time of the year FOOD is one of the main focus’s -  The delicious turkey, dressing, sweet potato casserole, carnberries and the list goes on!  And what does that mean?? Lots of things going on in the kitchen and lots of people all helping out.  You may not realize that everyone’s favorite eating holiday Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires!  That is according to the US Fire Administration (USFA), a division of the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA)

 SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach has some fire safety tips for you and your loved ones this holiday season.

KEEP THE CHAOS OUR OF THE KITCHEN

Holiday meal preparation can be hectic, especially once guests begin to arrive.  For everyone’s safety, insist that all non-food-related activity happens outside of the kitchen.  Fewer people in the kitchen means fewer chances for a kitchen fire during holiday cooking.

NEVER LEAVE THE STOVE UNATTENDED

Stand by your pan! If you have to leave, turn the burner off. Make sure that all the handles are facing towards the middle of the stove, where no one can bump into them. 

DRESS FOR SAFETY

When you’re in the kitchen, how you dress can be critical.  Wear short or tight-fitting sleeves, and tie back long hair.  Loose clothing and long hair can catch fire when you least expect it, causing severe burns and spreading the fire to the rest of the kitchen.

BE READY TO PUT OUT A COOKING FIRE

The most effective way to put out a cooking fire is to smother it.  Keep a tight-fitting lid and potholder within reach anytime you use the stove so you can smother any flames that ignite inside a frying pan or saucepan.  Keep a working fire extinguisher handy for fires that start outside a cooking pot or pan.  Remember to aim the extinguisher at the base of the flame, not at the flames themselves.

IF YOU CANNOT GET A COOKIING FIRE UNDER CONTROL QUICKLY, EVACUATE THE HOUSE AND CALL 911.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach 850-863-2552 wants to wish you and your family a very Happy and SAFE holiday season!!

Fire Prevention Week in the Fort Walton Beach Region

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Prevention Week in the Fort Walton Beach Region Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14, 2017

Be Ready in Fort Walton Beach if Fire Strikes

October 8-14, 2017 is Fire Prevention Week, offering you and your family the perfect opportunity to evaluate your home’s fire risk. As the weather cools, you spend more time inside, increasing the possibility of accidental fires. Take the time to review your fire prevention strategy, and complete yearly tasks that ensure the technology you rely on to alert you and your family is in good working order.

Smoke Alarms
Make sure a working smoke alarm is installed on every level of your home. Also, install a smoke detector in each bedroom. Use the yearly observation of Fire Prevention Week to change the batteries in your smoke detectors or alarms, but also make sure you test each alarm monthly. Resist any temptation to disable a smoke detector in the kitchen because cooking steam or smoke sets it off occasionally. Instead, invest in and use high-quality exhaust fans when cooking.

Fire Extinguishers
Purchase appropriately rated fire extinguishers and distribute them throughout your home, concentrating on areas where the fire risk is highest. Kitchens, workshops, garages, and utility or laundry rooms are obvious choices, but ensure that an extinguisher is easy to access in every space of your dwelling. Test them regularly and recharge after use.

Plan And Clear Escape Routes
Plan and practice a fire escape plan for each room of your home. Discuss the plan with all members of your family and hold drills regularly so all are confident in what they should do and that they can do it. Assess for special needs like safety ladders for upper stories or your home, and then install and practice their use. Be sure that windows and doors you plan to employ as escape pathways are free of obstructions and are not screwed or nailed shut. Paint and caulk can interfere with opening a window or door. Remedy this problem if you find it impossible to open an escape route.

Review Insurance Coverage And Catalog Your Belongings
Contact your insurance agent yearly to review your fire damage coverage. Make an effort to document and inventory heirlooms and other items with high monetary or sentimental value in your home. Claims are easier to establish with this evidence in hand.

If despite your planning a fire damages your home, contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 for fast and high-quality restoration services. We have the trained technicians, experience, and professional equipment necessary to bring your home back to preloss condition after a minor or major fire.

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Fire Damage in Fort Walton Beach, FL

12/13/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage in Fort Walton Beach, FL Fire Damage SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach cleaned-up

When a fire happens, the first thing homeowners want to do is return their home to normal. The last thing they want to do is deal with the paperwork. That's understandable when one of the worst things that can happen to your home actually does, it's a nightmare came true. 

As a Fort Walton Beach homeowner, fire damage isn't just a job to you, and we at SERVPRO feel the same way. This is perhaps the most stressful thing to happen to you as a homeowner, and we will be with you from the first examination to when we put the keys back in your hand. We have six key steps to make sure it happens. 

1) We make sure YOU are satisfied - Our inspectors and technicians will explain the restoration process to you and answer every question. 

2) Minimize and further loss - Our teams are highly skilled and trained to prevent secondary property loss from smoke or soot damage and as we move your property out of the damaged areas and then back in once the work is completed. 

3) Identify what can be restored - We will test every item that may have been exposed to determine if it can be cleaned, does not require cleaning or could be questionable and depends on your decision. We will also be honest with you about what is no longer useful and needs to be replaced. 

4) Save you and your insurance adjuster time - We will help you work with your adjuster to process everything as quickly as possible. Our initial testing and inspections provide the adjuster with the information they need to get your fire insurance case started. 

5) Report the scope of loss - Our work reports to the both of you keep the paperwork moving as we restore your home and property. They also help the adjuster review our services and prioritize the work schedule to reduce costs. Once we're done, we will provide a final report that will help the adjuster process all final paperwork. 

6) Produce quality restoration - In the end, even if the insurance adjuster is happy with our work, we've failed if you aren't happy. This last step is what customer service is all about for us.

We don't just come in, drag out your possessions, throw on a coat of paint and then hand you a bill. As a locally owned franchise, SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach is here to help our neighbors through every step of the fire restoration process. If you need us, call us today at (850)863-2552 to get started.

October - Fire Prevention Month

10/18/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage October - Fire Prevention Month Fire in Destin, FL

   October in Florida – the perfect time of the year to get together with family and friends and prepare for the upcoming holidays ahead!  There is so much to look forward to like bonfires, dinners, parties, and etc.  SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach wants to remind you that October is also Fire Prevention Month!  Your safety is so important to us that we want to share how to prevent fires from happening in your home or business.

   Since 2013, SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach has partnered up with the American Red Cross and established the Disaster Responder Program to reduce fire injuries and deaths.  We want to provide you with some tips to prevent fires:

  • Install smoke detectors and test them every month to ensure they are working properly.
  • Have a conversation with your family or coworkers about a fire escape plan and establish a meeting spot outside.
  • Keep all items that could catch fire away from the stove and oven.
  • Make sure all candles are blown out before you go to bed or leave the house.
  • Learn how to use a fire extinguisher – you can contact your local fire department for training.
  • Ensure you have flashlights that are easily accessible if the power goes out.
  • Check your heating sources to make sure they are clean and working properly.
  • Do not overload extension cords.

   These are just some of the many ways to assist in preventing fires.  You can find more information online at www.redcross.org/homefires.  If a fire does occur, make sure to call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach, we offer FREE board ups and can provide you with everything you need to make your home or office look “like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO is here to help tips if your Fort Walton Beach home is affected by Fire & Smoke

6/10/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO is here to help tips if your Fort Walton Beach home is affected by Fire & Smoke Fire Damage in a Fort Walton Beach Home.

Do:

·         Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particle from being embedded into upholstery and carpet.

·         Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.

·         Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.

·         If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.

·         Wash both sides of leaves on house plants.

·         Change HVAC filters, but leave system off until a trained professional can check the system.

·         Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of the HVAC system

Don’t:

·         Attempt to wash any walls or painted surface

·         Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstery furniture

·         Attempt to clean any electrical appliances ( TVsets, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat or water

·         Consume any food or beverage that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water( They may be contaminated)

·         Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.

·         Send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, so SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach tailors a unique solution. Whether in Okaloosa, Walton, Washington or Holmes County we restore your property. Call us 24/7 for prompt service. (850) 863-2552

SERVPRO Can Quickly Start the Fire Damage Restoration for Your Okaloosa County Property

6/10/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Can Quickly Start the Fire Damage Restoration for Your Okaloosa County Property Fire Damage in kitchen at an Okaloosa County home

When Okaloosa fire damage strike your home, it is essential to hire a professional team to help restore any damages. Get an Estimate Right Away. Call your homeowner's insurance agent, ask for a suggestion for a fire damage restoration company, so that this group can meet with your insurance adjuster. SERVPRO has a working relationship with over 315 insurance and property management companies. This company will work with you to complete your paperwork and assist with your claim process. If an insurance company covers only a certain percent of the total cost, it is imperative to get an accurate assessment of the fire damage, and a scope of service for restoration and repair.

Repairs are needed Quickly 
Remember that repairs are required quickly to avoid permanent or further water damage caused by extinguishing the fire. Rapid cleaning and correctly wiping down soot will also salvage more fire damaged items and lessen your final expenses.

Free Estimates from a Professional Company 
Most quality restoration companies will provide detailed free estimates. The company will provide you with a list of needed repairs and a timeline for completing the repairs. The estimates must include all fire damage, but also the large tasks of safely removing charred furniture, walls, or other items, as well as clearing smoke odor and water damage from the home. Smoke and soot, in a large blaze, can cause significant destruction. After the water has been removed using industrial grade pumps, the drying process can start using air movers to increase the evaporation rate of the interior and dehumidifiers to reduce the relative humidity (RH) of the ambient air, porous materials, and fabrics.

Restoring your Home 
After you have a detailed plan, hopefully provided by SERVPRO, with your insurance company's agreement, our highly skilled IICRC certified technicians can commence with the repair and fire damage restoring of your home in Okaloosa County. Prompt fire damage restoration action helps a professional full-service restoration team like SERVPRO restore the structure to its previous condition as efficiently as possible. Restoring your home starts with good estimates from a good fire damage restoration team. The plan of action will carry through to its conclusion "Like it never even happened."

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, so SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach tailors a unique solution. Whether in Okaloosa, Walton, Washington or Holmes County we restore your property. Call us 24/7 for prompt service. (850) 863-2552

Thanksgiving Prep

11/24/2015 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving can be the one of the greatest days of the year- joining with family to reflect on the year and all that it has brought, to be thankful for your blessings, and of course indulging in the feast of foods.  But for some it can end abruptly...   Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. To prevent such a tragedy, please keep an eye on your cooking and also keep your cooking area neat.  With excess clutter lying around it can be a true fire hazard.  It is always nice to have little hands around to help with cooking, but those little hands can easily be injured, so keep children away from knives and all heating elements. 

We hope your Thanksgiving dinner goes well!  SERVPRO of Walton County is a 24/7/365 company so if a disaster does happen know that you can call us to remediate the issue.  We specialize in eliminating smoke odors and cleaning soot from your home (or business).  

Limiting Fire Damage

3/19/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Limiting Fire Damage Fire Damage Destin, FL - Fire Cleanup Restoration

Although kitchen fires generally begin on the stove, the damages can affect the entire kitchen including, the walls, ceiling, air ducts and appliances. The following steps can help prevent further damage:

  • Limit movement to prevent further damage.
  • Place clean towels or old lines on carpet traffic areas to prevent additional soiling. 
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and frigerator and prop doors open. 
  • Clean and protect chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets and appilances with a light coating of petroleum jelly. 

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach professionals are trained in the cleanup and care of our customers' homes and personal belongings following a fire incident. Before trying to attempt cleaning up the fire damage yourselves contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach 850-863-2552