Redding Wildfire Risk in Shasta County and SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Restoration
Redding Wildfires - Smoke, Ash and Soot Damage Clean Up - Call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties - 530-222-0200
How do Home and Business Owners Recover from Severe Wildfire Ash and Smoke Damage?
Wildfires in Northern California, such as last year’s Carr, Delta, Hirz and Menicino Lake Complex fires in the forest and dense Manzanita covered hills of Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties spread so fast that home and residential property owners were evacuated from many East Redding and Shasta Lake City neighborhoods as home after home was tragically burned to the ground. Our team of professionals here at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties have spent the last year working with home owners, insurance companies, agents and adjusters continuing to pour our considerable SERVPRO technology and equipment into cleaning those homes left standing of attic insulation infused with soot and ash, cleaning contents and deodorizing long-standing bad odor residue inside walls and ceilings.
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Our beautiful City of Redding has been particularly hard hit by wildfires.
With triple digit temperatures on the way we approach a new hot and dry Summer. Complicating matters are dead and uncleared trees and branches lying on the ground having fallen from the Winter snowstorm. We are not out of the woods yet. Northwest and Southwest Redding along Shasta View and Old Oregon Trail connecting to College View and onto Oasis Road through the Hwy 299 and Hwy 44 corridors into the small communities of Bella Vista and Palo Cedro have remained largely unscathed. The small town of Shingletown, surrounded by dense underbrush and uncleared trees remains, at risk.
Strong and gusty winds carry not only vegetation soot and ash but also hazardous long-chain hydrocarbons from plastic, industrial chemicals and synthetic building materials, automobile tires and chemically treated sheetrock and wallboard.
How can we ever forget the massive and historic Camp Fire in Butte County’s small town of Paradise that forever changed the landscape? How can you and your home or business come back from fire damage?
Additionally, another new development and area of great concern is our North State power company PG&E recently sent out a press release stating that in the event of massive wildfire incidents the electric grid and power could be shut-off for an extended period of time affecting perhaps hundreds of thousands of Redding area residents. The unknown effects could be devastating. Check the links here for more timely information on PG&E’s preparedness information.
SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties are experts in wildfire damage emergency cleanup and restoration to make your home, “Like it never even happened.”
We have the answers. We also understand the distress, economic and emotional loss homeowners and businesses feel when suffering fire loss. We also have years of experience knowing how to talk to and working with both insurance agents and insurance claims adjusters from every major company such as State Farm, Farmers, The Hanford, All State and many more. We deal directly with your insurance company to ensure coverage for your fire loss or water loss.
We work tirelessly day and night to help local communities such as Redding, Red Bluff, Corning, Orland, Dunsmuir, Mt. Shasta, Weed and Yreka and areas in between to service and restore residential and commercial properties to their previous clean and safe condition.
Fire Damage Leads to Water Damage Leading to Mold Damage
Fire, Ash, Smoke and Soot Damage with Wet Contents?
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Firefighting efforts use water to extinguish the fire but also soaks home contents with wet ash, smoke and soot.
When water combines with toxic soot it produces an acidic chemical reaction within cellulose based wall coverings like wallpaper and particle board. Aluminum, Copper and Silver based contents like silverware, decorative vases can become pitted and damaged with long term surface exposure to slimy toxic soot. Finally, the high-pressure water from fire hoses, in fact any water, shot into the crevasses of interior spaces, attics, ceiling, behind walls and along floorboards and carpeting, if not removed and dried quickly will develop the additional and greater problem of toxic black mold.
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries.
...study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration services.
Our on-site Project Manager and technicians bring to homeowners and businesses the following certifications.
Wildfire Preparedness - Preventative Steps to Protect your Property
Recognize that large flames don’t have to be close by to burn your home. Wind gusts can blow glowing embers long distances into attic vents, under shingles and into openings in storage sheds and under wood deck porches.
Read the very interesting Smithsonian Magazine article:
Untangling the Physics Behind Drifting Embers, ‘Firenadoes’ and Other Wildfire Phenomena
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides helpful fire preparedness material on key steps you can take to help protect your home and property. CalFire also provides helpful information here.
- Thin out heavy accumulations of flammable brush, trees and vegetation around your property by creating safety zones called “defensible space”. ( In fact, California law requires a 100 foot clearance around homes and structures. For more information read the article: Defensible space for wildfires: It’s the law in California, and it works.)
- Clear combustible materials away from your house, such as piles of firewood, propane tanks and gas grills.
- Use fire-resistant roofing material and shingles like fiberglass, slate, metal, clay and concrete tile.
- Check and enclose sundecks and porches, as well as eaves and overhangs. Remove leaves, trash and other fire hazards away from decks and patios. Especially accumulations of pine needles.
- Clean out rain gutters on a regular basis, since debris can be ignited by wind-blown embers. If used, gutter covers should be noncombustible.
- Cover house vents such as attic vents, soffit vents, or other openings with ¼ inch or smaller corrosion-resistant wire mesh. For chimneys and stovepipes, cover using 12-gauge spark arrestors or woven wire mesh.
- Use fire resistant house siding such as stucco, metal, brick and cement, concrete and rock. Treat wood siding with UL-approved fire-retardant chemicals.
- Treat windows to reduce fire risk. Recommended are dual or triple-paned thermal glass and fire-resistant shutters or drapes. Tempered glass windows and noncombustible awnings can also help reduce your risk.
SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is on-call 24/7 – 365 for you!
We are able to amass considerable resources carrying the weight of the known and trusted SERVPRO Franchise Brand and are able to rapidly scale to meet the needs of any disaster. This is why, again and again, insurance agents, real estate agents, facilities and property managers, home and business owners rely upon us as their trusted resource for water, fire, storm and mold cleanup and restoration emergencies.
Call us at 530-222-0200 for immediate assistance for residential and commercial fire and water restoration and smoke odor removal cleaning services.
SERVPRO and Commercial Property Damage Large-Loss Restoration
Commercial Property Damage and Restoration with SERVPRO in Redding, California. Call Now! 530-222-0200
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We are also proud to be participating, as a local Shasta County, California and City of Redding area SERVPRO franchise, part of the overall 1700 franchisees network throughout the United States and Canada, in the recently announced Blackstone (NYSE:BX) recapitalization Core Private Equity strategy campaign. SERVPRO’s CEO Rick Isaacson said, “"We are thrilled about this long-term investment from Blackstone and the strategic benefits its global platform can provide the company, our franchisees, and our customers. SERVPRO was founded over 50 years ago with the vision of becoming the premier cleaning and restoration company, and we believe this partnership with Blackstone is a vital next step towards this goal."
As the Redding housing market continues to grow all across Shasta County we believe that SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties name recognition and perhaps, more importantly, the community trust we have earned from over two decades of local restoration services in all sectors of residential and commercial properties; along with Blackstone’s considerable real estate and property management holdings, will translate into strong economic value added improvements and growth to the office, retail, hotel, industrial and homeowner properties of our local Northern California community.
...presents unique challenges including fast, quality and professional expert service all the while keeping business revenue and customer satisfaction in mind while minimizing business interruption. When the need arises, as it always does as we have seen from the recent Carr Fire, Camp Fire and then Redding area winter snow storms producing downed, fallen trees damaging roofing and producing home water damage, SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
- Small Office Buildings
- Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
- Apartment Buildings
- Small Retail Stores
- Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
- High-Rise Residential
- Manufacturing & Industrial
Here in Redding, the owners, property managers, facility directors across residential, office, retail, hotel and manufacturing industrial real estate recognize that SERVPRO is a high-quality company with strong management and a long track record of continuous growth based on core project management and job completion restoration standards of excellence strategically relevant to the needs of SERVPRO customers. Blackstone’s partnership with SERVPRO is based upon the economic realization that as SERVPRO is a leader in the fire and water cleanup and restoration, mold mitigation and remediation services it would only makes sense to pursue an accelerated growth partnership.
...from small residential dwelling disasters to commercial large-loss multi-million dollar incidents. Blackstone also recognized the relationship value, as do our customers, the SERVPRO brand has established among commercial clients and individual homeowners.
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How SERVPRO Can Save Your Water Damaged Redding Home Building Materials From Being A Total Loss
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Our SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties professionals here in Shasta County and Redding come prepared with specialized equipment and advanced water removal and drying technology to effectively restore your home vinyl, hardwood and tile floors. We provide you with fast service 24 hours a day – 365 days a year.
When water pipes freeze, leak and break inside of your Shasta County home; whether from a faulty refrigerator or dishwasher supply line, a water heater, or a shower, sink or toilet plumbing hose, many of your home’s structural building materials like sheetrock, wallpaper, ceilings, flooring, carpet and home furnishings can become damaged . Keep in mind also that without immediate water extraction and drying, many of the water-soaked materials and contents begin to grow toxic mold.
Wisdom dictates that you as a homeowner, even before phoning your insurance company, would want to get professionals on-site as quickly as possible to stop the loss and begin to save your valuable contents. We as a trusted, well regarded and long standing SERVPRO franchise, embedded here in the Redding property owners community, have over two decades of experience providing fast and effective solutions in Northern California. When water leaks from the source of loss, as we all know, it is pulled by gravity to the lowest point. The more elevated the leak, i.e Roof, Attic, second-floor bathroom, obviously creates major problems with flooring materials including vinyl, linoleum, carpeting, rugs and wooden floors.
SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties Water Removal Professionals are experts in handling wet hard wood floors.
The primary concern of our SERVPRO technicians is for your health and safety especially when mold growth is found. When we first arrive at a water removal project in Redding, our IICRC water damage restoration certified crew chief secures the working area. Once again you, your loved ones, family and, of course, your pets are first concern. We assess the damaged areas for water slip and fall dangers before any restoration procedures begin.
Our SERVPRO crew uses software technology to map out rooms and water damaged walls, ceilings and flooring to strategically position our state-of-the-art water extraction and drying equipment for the best possible moisture dryout locations. Hardwood floors, in fact, are one of our specialties. Ongoing standing water can seep below wood seals and cause buckling and fractures. Our truck-mounted extraction tools are specifically designed for hard surfaces. We also use vacuum floor drying mats specifically for genuine hardwood installations. Placed at each end of the room, our SERVPRO Injectidry System produces a constant flow of warm, circulating dry air ventilation underneath and through the hardwood floorboard “flutes”; small gaps into which each board is connected to another, creating an outlet on the other side of the room for the moist air to be sucked up into multiple high pressure vacuum hoses drawing out water lodged within the porous material. Additionally, our dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and our air movers propel water saturated air away from the damp floor speeding up the evaporation process.
If your vinyl, laminate and especially wood floors get flooded with water during a roof leak or plumbing failure call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties at 530-222-0200!
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SERVPRO Recommends Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Tips!
SERVPRO Cleans Fire & Smoke Damage in your Redding Home or Business. Call Now! 530-222-0200
Fire damage creates many problems for your home. Complete and proper restoration not only for your health and safety but also to retain property value takes expertise and experience by certified professionals that only SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties in the Redding, California area can provide. We operate from a homeowner’s perspective and understand the unique nuances of each fire, smoke, soot and ash cleanup and restoration encounter.
We don’t play around. Fire damage restoration is technically advanced tough work requiring detail and the kind of focused care residential home owners and commercial businesses all up and down Northern California expect from our over two decades of intense community involvement here in Shasta County.
Our customers and online 5-star reviews on our SERVPRO website, Facebook page, Google Business listing and on Yelp speak for themselves. Insurance and real estate agents, apartment and multi-housing property managers, home and business owners constantly phone SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties to ask for advice on how to clean up after a fire.
Self-Help Fire Damage Best Practices
Sometimes, for example, after burning a holiday Turkey a greasy smoke film coats surfaces. This yellow “protein” shellac produces a hard residue but also collects dust and produces discoloration if left on paint and cellulose based wall coverings. When that occurs phone us here in Redding at 530-222-0200.
Smoke particles are often toxic from the burning of synthetic and chemical substances. Soot particles can become embedded in carpets and upholstery. Try to set down towels and plastic walkways in high traffic areas of your home – along entry points and hallways. Finally understand the correct type of cleaning product for a particular job. Remember to check and probably change your HVAC filters and also temporarily cut filter material to size and put over the air registers.
Firefighters are our local heroes however as we know they use water and sometimes chemical foam agents to extinguish fire. In the process of saving lives, property and homes, the structure from roof to floor along with home furnishings and contents become soaked and wet with the acidic reaction of water to smoke and soot, areas become a breeding ground for flourishing mold spores to grow in the environment of sheetrock, wood, wet wallpaper paste and cellulose based surfaces. This also includes water logged mattresses and bedding providing the dank, hidden moist environment where mold colonies thrive.
Our highly respected, recommended and trusted locally owned and operated SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties franchise here in the Redding Shasta-Cascade area strongly encourages you to call us as soon as possible. Mold and mildew are considered by many health care professionals to facilitate adverse reactions. SERVPRO professionals are trained, certified and equipped with the proper mold protection breathing gear to locate, identify and destroy mold growth at the source.
From Roof to Floor – Water and Soot Go Down
All the water used to put out the fire, of course, flow to the lowest point in your home – the carpets and floor. Most of the time SERVPRO professionals recommend lifting and removing carpets. Water also seeps underneath the cracks and crevasses of hardwood and vinyl flooring frequently producing warping. But there is more…firefighters generally spray water on the roof – the highest point of a home – which floods down through the attic, insulation, structural beams and into the walls. Sheetrock becomes soaked. Once again, this kind of damage, with all the elements working together - fire, smoke, water and mold - is, most times, more than a homeowner can handle.
Dishes and Food Utensils – Soak, Scrub and Clean
Don’t forget that plates, bowls, knives, forks, pots and pans become coated with smoke residue from fire. Items like wood spoons or bowls and rubber spatulas should probably be discarded because of their porous nature. Food and acidic, toxic ash and soot don’t mix.
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SERVPRO Cleanup for Commercial and Business Property Damage in Shasta County, California
SERVPRO @ 530-222-0200 in Shasta County and Redding, California for Home and Business Property Fire, Water & Mold Cleanup
... is a locally owned and operated area small business franchise we are not only well connected with local residents and business owners, we specialize in commercial large-loss projects and are able to seamlessly scale and call into action within a-moments-notice a massive array of personnel, vehicles, equipment and resources to meet the fire, water, storm, mold or flood damage cleanup and restoration needs of any commercial, business, manufacturing or industrial structure such as: warehouses, churches, hotels, retail stores, military bases, libraries, government facilities, manufacturing plants, hospitals, clinics, convention centers, apartment complexes, theatres, restaurants, distribution centers, schools / universities, office spaces, airports, and sports complexes.
Business Interruption, Project Management and Insurance
SERVPRO knows that commercial restoration typically requires more layers of planning than typical home property damage restoration projects. Providing a complete scope-of-work, project planning, and time plus materials estimate for known and unknown costs may include additional management, labor, and equipment.
Property owners and managers, tenants, and of course the insurance company are all key players. Many have “business continuation” or “business interruption insurance” and the insurance carrier, of course, is motivated to get the job done quickly to keep the payout of business insurance coverage as low as possible.
Water, flood and fire damage hurt business assets like inventory inside the commercial space. Recent heavy rains and snow fallen trees knocked out power. Heavy snow accumulation broke through the roof of a large commercial building recently here in Redding. Safety, perhaps more so in this circumstance, became paramount because of the nature of the facility – a grocery store. Unlike an office building where damage and water pour onto computers, documents and business equipment. As we all know a grocery store contains all of that plus much more. Chemicals like shampoo, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, laundry detergent and soap along with frozen and refrigerated food like poultry, dairy, lunch meat, frozen bags of vegetables and processed ready to cook food all break open and quite possibly mix while reaching room temperature, thawing out and creating a toxic and biohazard slurry.
When something as intense as an entire roof collapses upon these aforementioned items plus pet food, paper towels and toilet paper; loads of rainwater and heavy snow fill the inside retail space making everything wet – soaked with moisture two things happen.
- Mold begins to grow.
- Previously frozen items begin to thaw creating additional risk because, for example, chicken and poultry left at room temperature produce dangerous salmonella bacteria.
The point is that not only is the business property structurally damaged and not only are contents wet but broken, opened and thawed inventory items create additional complications. Plus, commercial buildings are outfitted with industrial heating and air conditioning units (HVAC), network cabling, high voltage electrical components for computer networks, POS register systems and high-capacity commercial refrigeration and freezer units. Commercial restoration work, many times, requires forklifts, scaffolding, heavy-lift machinery all of which require trained crews and experienced project managers to orchestrate a smooth and quick recovery.
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Fortunately, we here at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties have the trained professionals and state-of-the-art industrial water extraction, drying and hazardous material removal equipment to get a commercial facility back to “open for business” safe condition. As a city of Redding and Shasta County business owner and commercial point-of-contact, keep SERVPRO front of mind for the unexpected disaster.
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Flood Water Removal and Cleanup by SERVPRO in Redding, California
Water Flooding Your Home or Business? Call SERVPRO!
Fast and Professional Service!
A recent “supercell” rainstorm hit hard homes and businesses in our neighboring Butte County and especially the City of Chico. Northern California has certainly had its fair share of snow, wind and rain this year! As a trusted Redding SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama franchise our water and flood damage restoration expertise is often called upon to provide regional assistance.
Flooding creates a new type of stress among residents. Unlike fire the structure is not burned. In the case of flood water intrusion, the structure itself soaks up moisture in walls, ceilings, floors, contents and home furnishings. Many homeowners may panic and ask, “What do I do now?” The following tips provide some answers.
Step 1: Your Safety Comes First!
For example, when your basement is flooding you may be tempted to charge in to and stop the water. Be advised that if the power is still on you could be electrocuted. Additionally, flood water is automatically identified as Category 3. That means sewage, toxins, and waste material could be flowing into your home. Finally submerged sharp unseen objects like saws, tools and tables can cause personal injury.
You need the best help you can get. We have the training, experience and equipment necessary to STOP the water and lay out an immediate plan of action for moisture removal and drying. Our team of professionals have successfully defeated bad water damage to the inside of homes on hundreds of Redding and Shasta County properties – commercial and residential.
All excess water will be removed. We bring in any necessary equipment like Air Scrubbers, HEPA Air Filters and Dehumidifers to reduce moisture and regulate air quality especially if mold is present. Our SERVPRO technicians also remove damaged drywall, insulation, carpet and hard wood flooring, bathroom fixtures and kitchen appliances to thoroughly mitigate any residual moisture in hidden areas.
Step 4: A Plan of Action – Photos and Documentation
Your SERVPRO project manager will take photos and document every area of damage and clean up. Also your insurance company and adjuster will need proof of flood damage if they are going to write you a check. A wise tip as a property owner is to have pictures of your home or business in a normal, undamaged condition to show pre-disaster structure and contents.
Once all of the water damaged space is deemed safe and the contents are documented we usually are able to save, clean and restore most of a homeowner’s valuable personal possessions. Family heirlooms, furniture, and especially water-logged personal documents and photos can be dried quickly to prevent further damage and mold growth. We use a special SERVPRO state-of-the-art freeze-drying document restoration process to preserve the integrity of books, business documents and personal records.
SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is committed to you and your loved one’s safety and wellbeing. We follow strict restoration industry IICRC standards to provide you and your insurance company with the fastest, safest and best water damage cleanup and removal available. Our team is your team and we are here for you.
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SERVPRO in Redding, CA - Water and Storm Damage Specialists for Shasta, Trinity & Tehama Counties
Heavy Rainfall? Flooding in your Redding Home? SERVPRO is here for you! Call Now! 530-222-0200
Heavy rainfall in localized urban space can cause small stream flooding.
Recent storms have recently produced pea sized hail. Pouring more water upon homes and businesses already flooded and damaged from our snow storm that knocked down power all throughout Redding and caused trees to fall and damage property. Locations impacted include Redding, Shasta Dam, Palo Cedro, Shasta Lake, Anderson, Lakehead, Sugarloaf, Keswick, Central Valley, Olinda, Centerville, Igo, O'Brien, Mountain Gate, Ono and Lakehead-Lakeshore.
FLOODING CONTINUES IN SHASTA COUNTY, WITH ANOTHER STORMY DAY AHEAD
SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties, as storm, flooding and water damage specialists, has the advanced training and years of local Redding and Shasta County experience that allows us to quickly and professionally restore your property. We use IICRC restoration industry standardized drying principles. We document and validate every step of the process to ensure your property and contents are dry and the job is complete.
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- Keep towels and a mop ready to remove excess water.
- Wood furniture wet? Remove electronics and table top items to wipe off excess moisture.
- Collect upholstery and cushions from sofas for drying.
- If you have wet carpeting use foam blocks or aluminum foil to prop chair and table legs.
- During summer months turn on your air conditioning to speed up and maximize drying.
- Color dyed rugs can run when wet. Remove if they are placed over wet carpeting.
- Move important family heirlooms, documents and contents to a dry and safe location.
- Remember safety. Move wet or slippery items from walkways and traffic areas.
- And one more thing….Many times we have found that residents forget to remove valuables from underneath beds. Be sure and check!
Since we are locally owned and operated with over two decades of Northern California weather experience, we understand the complexities of storm, rainwater and flooding damage. The goal of fast response is to stop water intrusion whether through your roof or leaks from groundwater, save what is possible, lessen damage and reduce restoration costs. We train our crews to high standards and provide them with the technology and state-of-the-art restoration industry equipment to handle any commercial or residential job of any size.
STRONG LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVES THROUGH SHASTA COUNTY
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Very soon the Spring beauty and clear skies of our Shasta basin will arrive. We are not out of the woods yet. More rain, hail and wet weather is coming. Remember to call SERVPRO!
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Fire Smoke Damage and SERVPRO Odor Removal
Odor from Smoke and Fire Damage? SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is Your Solution! Call Now! 530-222-0200
Smoke can linger in your home after a fire and can damage your belongings.
The City of Redding and Shasta County, California home and property owners know well the lingering odor and persistent ash deposits from recent local fires, such as the Carr, Delta, Hirz, Camp and many others. Smoke enters attic vents, ventilation ducts and air conditioning systems to permeate furniture, books, electronic circuitry, carpet and belongings. Additionally, health effects can occur from toxic synthetics burned off from automobile tires and far away chemical sites choking air quality from wind driven wildfires.
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SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties professionals undergo rigorous restoration industry training and know how to get rid of soot and the damage caused by smoke that will be present in a home ravished by flames.
Smoke from home, industrial and natural wildfires, in this age of populations and people encroaching into our local wildland urban interface zones, contain a rich soup of long-chain hydrocarbons, wood ash, rubber, tar, exposed plastics, formaldehyde from burned particle-board home and structure building materials and a plethora of other unnatural and highly toxic smoke compounds sticking to the inside of homes on the walls and ceilings.
After Fire Hazard: Smoke and Ash Odor Inside Your Home and Belongings
Smoke damage can involve more than creating black soot. Most smoke particles, especially with the combustion of synthetic materials, when wet, creates an acidic, oily residue that can eat away and pit metal, such as range hoods, refrigerators as well as sentimental objects like tea sets and tin or silver heirloom items. Our goal as a locally owned and operated SERVPRO Franchise here in the North State is to reduce costs, save and salvage to restore contents and valuables. Many home furnishings and possessions simply need professional cleaning and odor removal. Our certified and trained SERVPRO technicians have the resources and expertise to do just that.
Also, another type of smoke residue requiring detailed attention and specialized cleaning techniques results from Protein Fires. A simple example would be a Thanksgiving Turkey burned in a hot oven. Meat consists of protein and fat. When these burn in an enclosed space such as a home kitchen the smoke and fumes coat every surface imaginable with a hard-brownish protein shell.
Redding residents know all too well the tragic and damaging long term results of area fires.
You need a qualified, professional team to provide fast 24/7-365 fire, water and mold emergency cleanup and restoration to help get your home back to “Like it never even happened” condition for you and your family.
Smoke, Ash and Soot Cleaning – Odor Removal and Deodorization
Winter Home Fire Safety – SERVPRO Professional Advice
SERVPRO Takes Your Redding Home Fire Safety Seriously! We can help you 24/7 - 365. Call Now! 530-222-0200
Trying to stay warm in your home during these Winter months here in Redding?
Especially with the recent massive snow storm, fallen trees and Shasta County wide power outages homeowners are forced to take uncommon drastic measures to provide heat such as using inside propane burners, candles, wood stoves and open flames. Even when the power is on traditional space heaters and electric blankets deserve the same precautions – clearing away low hanging sheets, towels and checking extension cords for bad plugs and frayed insulation.
Our SERVPRO office here in Redding, California receives ongoing phone calls from residents who have experienced Winter related fires in kitchens and living areas - all in an attempt to keep warm. Our highly trained SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties technicians understand that accidents happen.
- When the power is out, it is usually a bad choice to use propane heating units inside living areas simply because of the immense danger of carbon monoxide build up. CO2 is highly lethal in strong concentrations. Without odor or smell the gas from internal space heaters can produce loss of consciousness for occupants.
- When the power is out a home is generally dark. Extra caution is advised with an open heating flame being too close to unseen combustible material such as paper, bed sheets and fabric towels.
- When the power is on be on the lookout for damaged electric wall sockets and exposed wiring in extension cords. Also keep in mind that home electrical wiring and the circuit breaker can only take so much wattage on a particular circuit. Always use common sense and follow the voltage limits and manufacturer directions on the device.
- A) Space heaters require a clear, flat surface for safety and to remain stable while in operation.
- B) Don’t put space heaters on carpets or rugs.
- C) Newer model heaters are installed with a floor shut off device that if the unit is leaning or falls shut off occurs. Check your heater to make sure it has that device.
- D) The key safety point for propane heaters is to have adequate ventilation to outside air. Also battery powered combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed around heating areas can be potential life savers – especially at night when temperatures drop, heaters are left on and occupants are asleep.
- E) Finally, children, pets and the elderly or those persons with compromised immune systems can be especially susceptible to the inhalation of invisible heater off-gassing, fumes and CO2.
Your friends here at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties hope that by implementing the above guidelines you never have to experience the impact of fire damage resulting from unsafe space heaters, propane heating units, and electrical device malfunctions.
This winter season if you do experience any fire damage events in your home call us immediately for a fast day or night response from our trained and qualified Redding and Shasta County SERVPRO technicians.
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