Recent Fire Damage Posts

Choosing the Appropriate Fire Extinguisher for your Atlantic City, NJ Property

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Choosing the Appropriate Fire Extinguisher for your Atlantic City, NJ Property Fire Safety Tip from SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton

A portable fire extinguisher can be a life and property saving tool when used properly.  but which one is best for your home or business?

  • Class A: This is the most common extinguisher and can be used to put out fires in ordinary combustibles such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper and many plastics.
  • Class B: Used for fires involving flammable liquids such as grease, gasoline and oil.
  • Class C: designed for fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment electrically energized.
  • Class D: For use on flammable metals; often specific for the type of metal in question.  These are typically found only in factories working with these metals.
  • Class K:  Intended for use on fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances.  these extinguishers are generally found in commercial kitchens, but are becoming more popular in residential market for use in kitchens.

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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is just a call away 609-965-0885.

Keep safe While Cooking in Hammonton, NJ

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Keep safe While Cooking in Hammonton, NJ Pay Attention When Cooking

According the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) cooking equipment is the leading cause of residential fires.

The NFPA offers the following eye-opening statistics

  • 475,000 structure fires were reported in the United states in 2016.
  • These fires caused $7.9 billion in property damages.
  • One structure fire was reported every 66 seconds.

What you should know about home cooking safety

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

If you have a cooking fire

  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

National Fire Protection Association Safe Cooking

If fire damages your home or business please call

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton


Call Us Today – 609-965-0885

Summer Safety: Grilling

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Summer Safety: Grilling Don't let a grilling mishap ruin your summer fun!

With Summertime in full swing, it’s time to head outside and fire up the grill. Did you know that July and August are peak months for grilling fires?

We at SERVPRO® of Atlantic City, Hamilton, Hammonton, 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 of them in a metal container with a lid.

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 – (609) 965-0885

Fire and Smoke Damage in Atlantic City, NJ

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire and Smoke Damage in Atlantic City, NJ Smoke Damage Migrates to Unaffected Areas

A significant fire to this Atlantic City, NJ home caused smoke to migrate to other areas of the home.  Air is always migrating throughout your home caused by the HVAC system, leaks in windows and doors, and breaches for plumbing and electrical.

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hmmonton Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. We also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet

For assistance cleaning up Fire or Water Damage call SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 24/7/365 at 609-965-0885. 

Preventing 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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 609-965-0885.

Thanksgiving Disaster Prevention

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Thanksgiving Disaster Prevention 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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 609-965-0885

Hidden Damages Associated with Fire Losses.

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Hidden Damages Associated with Fire Losses. Fire damage in the family room caused additional smoke damage in the crawlspace.

Hidden damages associated with fire losses.

Along with the obvious damage cause by the flames of a fire loss, there are often hidden damages that SERVPRO® of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton are professionally trained to handle. Those damages can include, but are not limited to, water damage from the firefighting efforts, structural damage from the heat, and an odor caused by the smoke.  Your Heating and Air conditioning System (HVAC) can distribute smoke and odor to areas of your home or business that may appear to be unaffected by the fire.

SERVPRO® offers a 7 step process to restore your home or business to the way it was before the loss. To find out more, visit http://www.SERVPROatlanticcityhamiltonhammonton.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration or call us at 609-965-0885.

Forrest Fire Tips

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

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 even starting.

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 under control.

In the event of a forest fire:

  • If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Be sure to lock your home.
  • Avoid evacuating through routes that run near 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® Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton: 609-965-0885

Leading cause of fire and smoke damage in Atlantic County

11/7/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Leading cause of fire and smoke damage in Atlantic County Kitchen Fire

As the Holiday Season and Winter weather approaches it is important to prevent fire and smoke damage to your home in the area.  Regardless of the time of the year the leading cause of home fire damage is cooking.  

Remember the following tips so your kitchen stays free of fire hazards.

Kitchen Fire Safety Must-Haves

Every kitchen should have the following safety essentials on hand:

  • Fire Extinguisher: An ABC Dry Chemical fire extinguisher is the best option since it won?t accelerate grease fires. Read the instructions, and know how to operate it.
  • Smoke Detector: A smoke detector with a pause button is best in case of false alarms. Neighboring rooms to the kitchen should also have smoke detectors.
  • Oven Mitts: Protect those hands with a thick, durable pair.

Safe Home Cookin'

Be a safe chef in your home by remembering these safety practices, and prevent a fire from ever starting:

  • Don?t leave your cooking unattended. Checking your email or watching TV can wait until you've switched off the burner.
  • Keep cooking area clean to prevent grease buildup.
  • Have nothing flammable near the stove. Keep curtains, potholders, dishtowels, food packaging, and Mom?s recipe cards away from the stove.
  • Roll up your sleeves, tuck in your shirt, and pin back long hair.
  • Heat cooking oil slowly. Be patient with those French fries; heating oil too quickly can easily start a fire.

Cooking Safe With Your Little Chefs

It may be unavoidable for kids to resist the pleasant smells wafting from the kitchen. Kids often want to help cook, so bear in mind the following tips:

  • Enforce a kid-free zone. Young children should be kept at least 3 feet away from the stove while older family members are cooking to avoid accidents and spills.
  • Use the back burners, and turn pot handles toward the center of the range. This will keep hot items out of a child's reach and reduce the risk of spills.
  • Teach children that hot things can burn.
  • Never hold a child while cooking.

If A Cooking Fire Starts:

  • Water and grease don't mix. In the event of a grease fire, NEVER POUR WATER ON IT. It will spread. Use a fire extinguisher, or when in doubt, get out and call for help.
  • Put a lid on it. If a pan catches fire, slide a lid over the pan and turn off the stove burner. Leave the lid on until it is completely cool.
  • Keep the oven or microwave door shut if fire starts. Turn off the heat. If the flames do not go out immediately, get out and call for help.
  • Stop, drop, and roll. If your clothes catch fire, smother them on the kitchen floor before getting out of the house.

For all of your property restoration needs, including fire and smoke damage SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton is available 24/7/365, call 609-965-0885.

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Absecon, NJ 609-965-0885

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Absecon, NJ 609-965-0885 Fire damage to a bathrrom.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Absecon.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage.  Our team has 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

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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 – 609-965-0885

 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton 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 Egg Harbor City, NJ 609-965-0885

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Egg Harbor City.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage.  Our team has 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

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 609-965-0885. SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 – 609-965-0885

 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton 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 Galloway, NJ 609-965-0885

5/4/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Galloway, NJ 609-965-0885 Kitchen fire

being faster to any-sized disaster in Galloway.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage.  Our team has 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 

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 609-965-0885. SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 – 609-965-0885

 

 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton  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 609-965-0885

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Atlantic City, NJ 609-965-0885

4/15/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Atlantic City, NJ 609-965-0885 Smoke damage to a kitchen

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Atlantic City.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage.  Our team has 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

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 609-965-0885. SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton 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 – 609-965-0885

 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton 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 Mays Landing, NJ 609-965-0885

4/15/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO In Mays Landing, NJ 609-965-0885 Smoke damage to a kitchen.

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Mays Landing.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage.  Our team has 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

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed. 

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions: 

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the fire damaged home or business
  • When did the fire or smoke damage occur?
  • What caused the fire damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)? 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton  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 HAMMONTON, NJ 609-965-0885

4/15/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Atlantic City/Hamilton/Hammonton provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Hammonton.  We can respond immediately to your emergency Fire, Smoke and Odor damage.  Our team has 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 Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton 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."

 

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 – 609-965-0885

 

 

The Leading Cause of Home Fires in the Winter

2/26/2016 (Permalink)

Did you know regardless of the weather 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.