Recent Fire Damage Posts

Prevent Kitchen Fires

4/11/2024 (Permalink)

Removing every possible source that could cause a kitchen fire is impossible, but it can be minimized. Here are a few tips on how to prevent a kitchen fire:

  • Unplug electrical appliances when not in use. Appliances such as toaster ovens, coffee makers, etc... Just in case the wiring is old or faulty and causes a fire.
  • Smoke Detectors. Install smoke detectors near the kitchen. That way it isn't triggered by small steam or smoke, but will sense an actual kitchen fire.
  • Do NOT use metal in the microwave. The metal causes sparks in the microwave. It can damage the microwave, as well as start a fire.
  • Do not overfill pots or pans with oil or grease. The hot oil or grease can spill or splatter and cause a fire.
  • Never leave cooking food unattended. Make sure to always stay in the kitchen when something is cooking, especially at very high heat. Make sure to turn the stove or oven off if you have to take an important phone call that could distract you or if you need to leave the house.

Common Causes of House Fires

4/9/2024 (Permalink)

A home can easily catch fire in many different ways. Here are some of the most common causes:

  1. Cooking Equipment. Pots and pans can overheat and can easily cause a fire if the person cooking gets distracted.
  2. Heating Appliances. Portable heaters should be kept at least one yard away from anything that could easily catch on fire.
  3. Smoking. A cigarette that has not been put out properly can cause a small flame that could be lit for a few hours. If the flame comes into contact with any flammable materials it can cause flames to burst.
  4. Candles. Yes, we all want our homes to look and smell pretty, but never leave a room with a burning candle. Keep candles away from anything flammable. Blow candles out before leaving the room and going to bed.
  5. Faulty Wiring. Inadequate wiring causes fires. If your lights are dim when using other appliances, fuses blow the circuit frequently, or if the appliance only works by having to disconnect another then you may have bad wiring. Contact a licensed electrician if you have any of these occurrences. 
  6. Barbecues. These are great for outdoor cooking and meals. Make sure to keep barbecues away from home, tablecloths, and any plants or tree branches. Check the gas tank for any leaks before using it.
  7. Lighting. Lampshades build up the heat if they are too close to the light bulbs. Keep lamps in areas where they can not be easily knocked over.
  8. Christmas Trees. Real Christmas trees tend to dry out over time, and by the end of the holiday season. They can cause a very serious flash fire. A hot light or a spark can immediately set the tree aflame, and cause fires to spread quickly.

Are You Prepared For a Willdfire?

2/9/2024 (Permalink)

Wildfires are unpredictable. If you live in an area that is at risk of unexpected wildfires, it is good to be prepared. Here are a few tips to prepare your family and home for potential wildfires:

  • Prepare an emergency kit
  • Remove any fire hazards in and around your home. Like debris, dried out branches, and leaves
  • Have a good sprinkler in an accessible area
  • Prepare an emergency plan with your family members. Plan drills and an escape plan
  • Maintain a fully stocked first-aid kit
  • Make sure the home has smoke detectors in all sleeping areas and floors

It is always good to be prepared for the unexpected. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is here to help. We want everyone to be prepared and to plan ahead

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo Are Fire Damage Specialists!

1/31/2024 (Permalink)

If you (or even a neighbor) has recently had fire damage to your home, call SERVPRO of Mission Viejo. We specialize in smoke damage removal in your home or office. Smoke can penetrate all of the walls and porous items in both the location of the fire, as well as direct neighbors. The smell of smoke can linger for months, if not remediated. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo's fire/smoke damage specialists use an all natural, non-toxic cleaning solution to remove all traces of smoke damage. So, if you have residual smoke damage from a fire in your home or office, call SERVPRO of Mission Viejo. We will make it "Like it never even happened". 

Need Fire Damage Restoration? Call SERVPRO of Mission Viejo!

1/5/2024 (Permalink)

It's New Years Eve and you have a cozy fire going in the fireplace, when all of a sudden the wall next to your fireplace has smoke and flames coming out...immediately call 911! Then, once the fire is out, call SERVPRO of Mission Viejo. Our fire restoration crew are experts at fire damage cleanup, including smoke, soot and water damage. Not only is SERVPRO of Mission Viejo expert at fire damage restoration, we are also a licensed general contractor and can reconstruct your home. We will make it "Like it never even happened". 

24/7 Fire Damage Services

1/4/2024 (Permalink)

24/7 Fire Damage - Residential & Commercial

  • 24-Hour, 7-Day Fire Emergency Services
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technician
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

Our professionals will always treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with great care. We have the specialized fire and water damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to handle fire and water damage and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Your main focus after fire damage should be your safety. Here are a few tips on what to do after a fire:

  • Limit movement
  • Keep your hands clean & avoid touching anything
  • Change HVAC filters
  • Be very careful lifting wet materials as they can be very heavy

Call Us Today - (949) 855-9992

Fire Damage in Mission Viejo

11/30/2023 (Permalink)

FIRE DAMAGE in Residential or Commercial properties in Mission Viejo.

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo services residential and commercial properties damaged by fire. We do fire clean-ups. We have licensed General Contractors and can do any size reconstruction/restoration work. Until help arrives, please refer to our Fire Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect you and your property.

The steps listed below demonstrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (only if water damage is present from firefighter efforts)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 7: Restoration

Visit our Fire Restoration Process to get more information on this step-by-step fire damage process.

Have Questions?  Call Us Today - (949) 855-9992.

SERVPRO Mission Viejo - Faster To Any Fire Disaster!

9/8/2023 (Permalink)

A fire in a home or business can be an absolute nightmare to deal with because when the damage is extensive, it can be extremely disruptive to your life and business. Fires create corrosive byproducts when they burn synthetic materials. That along with soot, smoke and a tremendous amount of water from the fire department, will cause considerable damage to surfaces and furnishings. SERVPRO Mission Viejo's crew are specially trained fire mitigation specialists. Our team will have your home or business cleaned up and smelling fresh "Like it never even happened"! 

Where There's Fire....There's Smoke!

9/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo are fire restoration specialists. We have extensive experience in all aspects of what it takes to get your home or business back to a habitable condition. Fire damage can obviously be devastating. However, smoke damage can as well, as it is not visible but it can cause lasting effects like breathing problems. Our smoke removal specialists will thoroughly clean and deodorize all surface areas, then repaint and restore, leaving your home or office odor free. From smoke and soot removal and board-ups to contents cleaning and storage, air-odor removal, and air scrubbing, we confidently handle every project to give you total peace of mind. We make it "Like it never even happened"!

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is independently owned and operated.