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Tips to Keep Your Home Fire Damage Free During the Holidays

12/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Tips to Keep Your Home Fire Damage Free During the Holidays Everyone here at SERVPRO of Point Pleasant wishes you and yours a happy and fire safe holiday season.

The holiday season is a time to get together with family and friends. Whether you celebrate at home with a few loved ones or host a large gathering, there are a few precautions to consider to help ensure your holiday stays happy and safe.

The U.S. Fire Administration suggests following these simply holiday decorating tips to help keep your home fire free:

  1. Use only non-flammabe decorations and place all decorations away from heat vents and heating sources.
  2. Maintain holiday lights. Check lights for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in insulation, broken or cracked sockets and excessive wire kinking. This should be done yearly before using all lights. Only use lighting by an approved testing laboratory.
  3. Do not overload electrical sockets. Do not link more than three strands of lights, unless directions indicate it is safe. Periodically, check the wires. The wires should not be warm to the touch. 
  4. Avoid using lit candles. Consider choosing flameless candles over flame candles. If you do choose flame candles, make sure they are in a stable holders and place them in low traffic areas, where they can not be knocked down. Never leave a candle unattended.
  5. Do not block exits with decorations or trees.
  6. Check all smoke and fire detectors to ensure they are in proper working order.

Whether you are ready for the holidays or not, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant will always be "Ready for whatever happens." If If disaster does strike your home during the holiday season, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant will be on call for your fire damage emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Highland Plaza Apartments Thanksgiving Day Fire

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Highland Plaza Apartments Thanksgiving Day Fire We are extra thankful for our wonderful SERVPRO of Point Pleasant staff on Thanksgiving.

A fire on Thanksgiving morning forced 111 senior citizens from their apartment complex in Toms River. After firefighters extinguished the fire, an estimated 75 percent of the building suffered from smoke and water damage, according to the Toms River Patch. We are thankful to have helped get most of them back into their homes by the Monday after Thanksgiving and making it “Like it never even happened.”

Safety First Before the Feast

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Safety First Before the Feast Let SERVPRO of Point Pleasant restore your kitchen along with your peace of mind.

Every Thanksgiving, family and friends get together to celebrate by cooking a huge feast. Safe cooking should be a habit practiced at Thanksgiving and every other gathering because cooking fires are the leading cause of residential fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Follow these simple steps to help reduce the risk of a cooking fire:

  1. Never leave anything unattended while cooking. 
  2. Use a timer as a reminder that there is something cooking.
  3. Keep children away from all cooking areas. At least three feet is usually a good, safe distance. 
  4. Keep all flammable items away from anything that generates heat.
  5. Avoid your clothing from catching fire around flames if wearing loose clothing.
  6. Have a working fire extinguisher nearby and know how to work it in case of an emergency.
  7. Check to make sure smoke and fire detectors are working properly.

If the unthinkable happens and a fire strikes, call your local fire damage experts at SERVPRO of Point Pleasant. We will help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Do You Know Why the United States has Fire Prevention Week Every Year?

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Do You Know Why the United States has Fire Prevention Week Every Year? Even a small fire in a garage, like this one in Toms River, can quickly fill your entire home with smoke and soot. Be safe and plan ahead.

Fire Prevention Week (FPW) began in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which burned from October 8 until October 10 and caused devastating damage to the city. The History Channel reported that this tragedy killed an estimated 300 people and destroyed more than 17,000 structures. There are many theories on what started the fire, including a cow tipping over a lantern in a barn, but the truth is still unknown as to how it began.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week will be observed October 7th through 13th. The purpose of this week is to bring awareness to people of all ages and races in order to keep everyone safe. The National Fire Protection Association's theme this year is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”

“LOOK” for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

“LISTEN” for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Meet at a predesignated meeting spot outside and a safe distance from the home and remain there until safe.

“LEARN” two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy for your family or friends. That is why not only yourself but all members of your household should understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.

Please join SERVPRO of Point Pleasant in keeping our family and community safe this year. Follow these safety tips on escape planning by the NFPA.

Call SERVPRO of Point Pleasant in the unfortunate event of fire damage at 732-202-3001.

Be Fire Smart against Electrical Fires in Your Home

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Be Fire Smart against Electrical Fires in Your Home Even a small electrical fire can cause significant damage to your Ocean County home.

There are more than 45,000 home electrical fires each year. They are the most common cause of fires in the home. They cause millions of dollars in damages, while claiming lives in the process. Most electrical fire deaths occur between midnight and 6 AM with peak months being December through March, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Common causes can be:

  • Appliances
    • Always appliances directly into a wall outlet.
    • Never use an extension cord with a major appliance because it can easily overheat and start a fire.
    • Unplug small appliances when you are not using them.
    • Keep lamps, light fixtures and light bulbs away from anything that can burn.
    • Use light bulbs that match the recommended wattage on the lamp or fixture.
    • Check electrical cords on appliances often. Replace cracked, damaged and loose electrical cords. Do not try to repair them.
  • Outlets
    • Do not overload wall outlets.Insert plugs fully into sockets.
    • Never force a three-prong cord into a two-slot outlet.
    • Install tamper-resistant electrical outlets if you have young children.
  • Extension Cords, Power Strips and Surge Protectors
    • Replace worn, old or damaged extension cords right away.
    • Use extension cords for temporary purposes only.
    • Avoid putting cords where they can be damaged or pinched, like under a carpet or rug.
    • Do not overload power strips.
    • Use power strips that have internal overload protection.

If your home does experience an electrical fire, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant specializes in fire damage restoration. We have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. 

In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, your Point Pleasant home may also suffer from water damage as a result of the firefighting efforts. This type of damage can be especially upsetting and destructive for your family to process. You may feel stressed, confused, and vulnerable, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We’ll treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with care.

After a Fire

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After a Fire A fire may leave the outside of your home untouched, as this one did in Ocean County, but the inside was covered in smoke and soot damage.

After a Fire

After a fire, the outside of your home may not show fire damage, but that does not mean that the inside fared as well. A small fire inside can leave the outside looking like new while the entire inside may be covered in smoke and soot. In addition to smoke and soot damage, your Toms River home may also suffer from water damage from the firefighting efforts.

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with fire damage. We are dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost. This type of damage can be especially upsetting and destructive for your family to process. You may feel stressed, confused, and vulnerable, so you will need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We will treat you with respect and empathy, and we will always treat your home and belongings with care.

At SERVPRO of Point Pleasant, we specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive cleanup and restoration training to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

What Not To Do If Your Property Suffers From Smoke or Soot

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What Not To Do If Your Property Suffers From Smoke or Soot SERVPRO of Point Pleasant was called in to make it "Like It Never Even Happened" after soot and smoke spread into the entire home from the fireplace.

A fire can leave behind soot, smoke damage and a host of other problems. Ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough professional cleaning. If your home or business suffers a fire, first contact SERVPRO of Point Pleasant before attempting to clean yourself. It is important NOT to do the following even though you think it might help the situation:

  • Do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Do not attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture.
  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV's, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat or water.
  • Do not consume any foods or beverages that may have been stores close to fire, heat or water as they may be contaminated.
  • If ceiling is wet, do not turn on ceiling fans. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create secondary damage.
  • Do not send garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor

Call Us Today at 732-202-3001. 

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost.

Cooking Fire Restoration and Cleanup

2/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cooking Fire Restoration and Cleanup This small cooking fire in Bayville, NJ caused significant smoke and soot damage throughout the home.

Cooking Fire Restoration and Cleanup

Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen.

Always cook with caution. Make sure you are focusing on your cooking and not sleepy, distracted, or drinking alcohol. Keep anything that could catch on fire away from your stovetop, such as oven mitts, towels, wooden utensils, food packaging and combustible items. Stay in the kitchen and use a timer to remind you of cooking times. If you need to leave the kitchen, even for a short amount of time, turn off the stove.

If a fire does break out in your kitchen, please remember these simple tips:

  • Keep a lid nearby to smother a small grease fire on the stovetop. Carefully slide the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the lid on until the pan cools completely.
  • Keep the oven door closed and turn off the heat in the event of an oven fire.
  • Leave! Get out as fast as you can and if possible close doors to try to contain the fire.
  • Call 911 or your local fire and police departments from outside your home.

Fires are not just frightening while the flames are blazing. The aftermath of a fire can be scary and devastating. Seeing the smoke, soot and water damage left behind can be heartbreaking. Even though the fire occurred in the kitchen, the entire house will need inspecting for both seen and unseen damage.

One of the biggest challenges after a kitchen fire is that you often have smoke and soot which leaves a residue made up of more than one type of material. Understanding how to best clean these residues and the proper tools to use is what SERVPRO of Point Pleasant, your local fire damage cleanup company, does on a daily basis.

Another difficult challenge may be the extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. The water removal process begins almost immediately after the structure is safe to enter. This process removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

We hope you never have to experience a cooking fire, but if you do, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant will be there to treat you and your loved ones with respect and empathy, and will always treat your home and belongings with care throughout the restoration process.

Prevent Fire and Smoke Damage in Your Home on Thanksgiving

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Prevent Fire and Smoke Damage in Your Home on Thanksgiving

It is almost that time of year again, the time to roast the turkey, bake the pies, boil the potatoes and make the stuffing. Because so many more people cook on Thanksgiving than any other day, the chance of a kitchen fire in your home increases greatly. Nearly four times as many kitchen fires occur on Thanksgiving Day compared with any typical day.

The American Red Cross offers these steps to remain safe in the kitchen at Thanksgiving and throughout the year:

  1. Never leave cooking food unattended! Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food. If you have to leave the kitchen, even for a second, turn off the stove.
  2. Check your food regularly while cooking and remain in the home while cooking.
  3. Use a timer so you remember that the stove or oven is on.
  4. Don’t wear loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking.
  5. Keep the kids away from the cooking area. Enforce a “kid-free zone” and make them stay at least three feet away from the stove.
  6. Keep anything that can catch fire such as potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, towels or curtains, away from your stove, oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
  7. Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup.
  8. Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in your kitchen. Contact your local fire department to take training on the proper use of extinguishers.
  9. Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are off.
  10. Install a smoke alarm near your kitchen, on each level of your home, near sleeping areas, and inside and outside bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed. Use the test button to check it each month. Replace all batteries at least once a year.

You friends and family at SERVPRO of Point Pleasant ask you to be prepared, cook responsibly and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

For additional Thanksgiving fire safety, please visit the National Fire Protection Agency and the  American Red Cross.

In the event of a kitchen fire on Thanksgiving or any day, call us at 721-202-3001.

Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!

10/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out! The fire in this bedroom of a Whiting home spread quickly throughout the house. Please plan ahead with 2 exits, if possible, to help save lives.

Fire Prevention Week October 2017 

2017's Fire Prevention Week is Sunday, October 8 through Saturday, October 14. The National Fire Protection Association's 2017 theme is "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!"

This year's theme has 6 steps as follows:

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit. Visit the National Fire Prevention Association website to get a free PDF of how to draw a map of your home.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

If you or your family do suffer a fire call SERVPRO of Point Pleasant. We specialize in fire and water damage restoration and have the specific damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. Visit our website for more information or call us at 732-202-3001.

Please plan ahead to keep your family and loved ones safe. Please visit firepreventionweek.org for more information on Fire Prevention Week.

Fire Damage Leaves Smoke Damage in Its Wake

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Leaves Smoke Damage in Its Wake This photo shows soot and smoke damage to the walls from a fire in Beachwood, NJ before SERVPRO of Point Pleasant started the restoration process.

Fire Damage Leaves Smoke Damage in Its Wake

Resist DIY Cleanup. Here’s Why You Should Leave Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration to the Professionals.

When fire sweeps through a room or your entire home or building, you’ve got a big, stinky mess on your hands—not to mention having to deal with the emotional and financial tolls these disasters take on your life and livelihood.

While you may be tempted to tackle small jobs yourself, it’s important to resist the urge. Even seemingly minor cleanups require a lot more than just good old-fashioned elbow grease. And waiting too long to begin the smoke-damage restoration process can have dire consequences.

Once the real danger—the fire—has been extinguished, other hazards ignite.

  1. First, there’s the terrible odor that lingers long after the event. This is tough to neutralize without using specialized professional-grade detergents, along with sealants that prevent more odor from escaping.
  1. Left unchecked, residual ash—which is very acidic—may quickly and permanently:
  • Discolor carpets, walls, clothing, plastic, fiberglass, finishes on appliances, and anything within close range of the fire
  • Severely scratch glass surfaces
  • Tarnish or corrode metal
  • Damage wood and vinyl

Particles can spread quickly throughout the building, defiling other things in its path. Over time, ash can even harden to a lacquer-like consistency, making it more difficult to eliminate.

  1. Smoke damage leaves black soot marks and charred areas on walls and ceilings. Extremely stubborn and hard to clean, these “blemishes” require herculean efforts to remove.

Some people make the attempt using highly toxic cleaning products like TSP (trisodium phosphate). However, if not used properly and with protective gear, these harsh chemicals can cause severe skin and eye irritation. Smoke damage restoration is grimy, dangerous work.

You have enough on your plate after experiencing fire related damage, and trying to clean up the mess yourself will only lead to further pain and suffering. Contact SERVPRO of Point Pleasant, your trained and certified local professionals to get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

And remember: Swift action is your best bet—the sooner a professional begins fire damage restoration, the sooner you’ll be back to normal.

Call SERVPRO of Point Pleasant 24/7 at 732-202-3001 for any fire or smoke damage

Here’s What NOT to Do After a Fire in Your Point Pleasant or Brick Home

7/5/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Here’s What NOT to Do After a Fire in Your Point Pleasant or Brick Home After the fire department deemed this Manahawkin residence safe to enter, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant was there to begin the restoration process.

Here’s What NOT to Do After a Fire


After a fire, it’s important for you to assess the safety of returning to your home, the hazards that might be present, and the damage to your belongings. But, equally important is what not to do. Here’s a quick list of things you might think to do but should refrain from:


Don’t Scrub


Walls, painted surfaces, carpeting and upholstery should be left to a professional fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO. Trying to clean them with household products can be counterproductive and cause further damage. We have the proper equipment and experience to get the job done right.


Don’t Clean or Test Electrical Appliances


Always consult a repair service before touching or using any electrical appliances that might have been compromised by the fire. Damaged appliances can spark and cause a secondary fire.


Don’t Consume Food or Beverages That Survived the Fire


Soot seeps into everything, including the inside of your refrigerator, freezer and cabinets. Any packed or canned items should be discarded. If your electricity is off, let your empty refrigerator and freezer air out by propping the doors open.


Don’t Turn on Ceiling Fans


Turning on a wet ceiling will cause additional water damage, and if the ceiling itself is also wet, the wiring might be damaged and dangerous. Try to rely on any natural cross breeze you can achieve rather than risking further damage to or from your ceiling fans.


Don’t Send Garments to a Dry Cleaner


Did you know that improper cleaning of smoke damaged clothing can cause the smoke odor to set in permanently? As fire damage restoration specialists, SERVPRO will help you find the right solution for all of your belongings, including your clothes, shoes and jewelry.


Don’t Try to Restore Your Belongings Yourself


It takes a true professional to restore a home to living condition after a fire. Don’t try to be that professional, especially in the midst of coping with the trauma of a house fire. If your Jersey Shore home and belongings have been damaged in a fire, call SERVPRO of Toms River at 732-349-9898.

Fourth of July Grill Fire Prevention

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fourth of July Grill Fire Prevention Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July from your friends and family at SERVPRO of Point Pleasant.

The 4th of July is almost here and that means that a lot of us will be getting ready to head outdoors for the warmer weather to enjoy barbecues. These are delightful ways to spend the holiday but fire safety should be a top priority. Patio torches, fire pits, grills, candles, campfires, fireworks and sparklers can easily start a fire that could result in injury or fire damage. 

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, about 5,700 grill fires take place on residential property every year, causing an annual average of $37 million in damage. The National Fire Protection Association offers these general grilling tips:

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

For more information on grilling safety please visit the NFPA

As your local fire damage restoration company, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant reminds you to always be vigilant when grilling.

What to Do After a Fire

5/14/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What to Do After a Fire This fire in Manahawkin, NJ was started by a dryer fire that quickly spread throughout the upstairs, causing fire, smoke and soot damage.

What to Do After a Fire


Fire is a threat to New Jersey homes year-round. From electrical malfunctions and cooking accidents to blistering summer days, the possibility of a fire is always present, which is why it’s important to know the steps to take if your home suffers fire damage.


Assess Safety


Once the fire department has extinguished the fire, they will indicate whether it’s safe for you to re-enter. Even if your property is deemed structurally safe for the time being, you should still have it assessed by additional professionals. In the meantime, while you are inside, be aware of hazards that can cause a slip and fall. Do not try to lift any wet materials by yourself, as they can be extremely heavy. If an area of your home seems like it might be unsafe, avoid the area until you can have it inspected by an engineer and/or your insurance company.


Assess Damage to Belongings


Being safe is the first priority, but your belongings are precious, too. You will want a fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO to come in and provide water damage restoration, carpet and upholstery cleaning, odor removal and related services. To help us get a faster start, you can give us a list of the damage you see over the phone. We also recommend placing clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and high traffic areas to avoid mildew. Houseplants and other smaller items can be washed, but walls, woodwork and furniture should be left for us to take care of.


If Electricity is Off, Empty Fridge and Freezer


You don’t want to compound the situation with a refrigerator full of rotting food. If your electricity has been turned off, be sure to empty out your fridge and freezer. Take the trash out, and leave the fridge and freezer doors open to air out.


Change HVAC Filter


After a fire, your HVAC filter will likely be clogged with soot and smoke residue. This can make for unhealthy air quality, or cause your HVAC system to fail altogether. For both your and your HVAC system’s sake, change out the filter. Also consider taping double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to prevent unhealthy particles from getting into your lungs.


Call SERVPRO of Point Pleasant for Fire Damage Restoration Services in NJ


Most importantly, leave fire restoration to the professionals. When fire and water take control of your life, SERVPRO will help you take it back. Click here to see how we can restore your belongings from smoke, soot and water damage.

Prevent Fire Damage and Smoke Damage to Your Home by Not Overloading Your Electrical Circuits

4/15/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Prevent Fire Damage and Smoke Damage to Your Home by Not Overloading Your Electrical Circuits Fire Damage in Beachwood, NJ

Prevent Fire Damage and Smoke Damage to Your Home by Not Overloading Your Electrical Circuits

 

Overloaded electrical circuits are a major cause of residential fires. To help lower your risk of electrical fires and fire damage to your home look for these warning signs of overloaded circuits:

  • Flickering, blinking, or dimming lights
  • Warm or discolored wall plates or cords
  • Cracking, sizzling, or buzzing from receptacles
  • Mild shock or tingle from appliances, receptacles, or switches
  • Frequently tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses
  • Burning odor coming from receptacles or wall switches

In the event that a fire does start in your home:

  • Call 911 immediately.
  • Only use a dry fire extinguisher (NEVER put water on an electrical fire) or baking soda if you must try to put out the fire yourself.
  • If the fire is large, do not try to handle it yourself but try to turn off the main power source without putting yourself in harm’s way.

If you have experienced an electrical fire in Ocean County home, it most likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Toms River have the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Call SERVPRO of Point Pleasant at 732-202-3001 to learn more about our fire damage restoration and smoke damage restoration services for your property or visit SERVPRO of Point Pleasant.

For more information on safety for overloaded electrical circuits please visit esfi or tipmont.

Why You Should Leave Smoke Damage Cleanup to the Professionals

2/15/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why You Should Leave Smoke Damage Cleanup to the Professionals SERVPRO of Point Pleasant on the process of cleaning the soot and smoke damage from this home in Lanoka Harbor, NJ.

Why You Should Leave Smoke Damage Cleanup to the Professionals

 

Once a fire is extinguished, you may think your Ocean County home is safe to re-enter and begin the cleanup process on your own. However, it is best that you enlist the help of a professional restoration company, like your local SERVPRO of Point Pleasant, to come in and take a look at your home and belongings to assess which items can be restored and which are best to be replaced.

 

When your home catches on fire, it is not just the flames that cause the damage but the water and chemicals firefighters use to put out the fires, as well as the smoke and soot that follow. Even if the fire was contained to a small area of your home, the smoke and soot could have easily traveled throughout your home. Soot and smoke have a tendency to get everywhere, and these particles are so small that they can pass through walls effortlessly. They will also cake onto furniture, countertops, floors and walls if not dealt with right away, causing discoloration and overpowering odors. Smoke damage cleaning has to address both issues to be completely effective.

 

Because the process of soot and smoke removal is extremely complex, it is important to leave this job to the professionals. As experts in the field of smoke and soot damage restoration, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant has the know-how, manpower and equipment to complete the task properly.

 

Have Soot or Smoke Damage?

Call SERVPRO of Point Peasant at 732-202-3001.

Valentine's Day Candle Safety

2/3/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Valentine's Day Candle Safety Soot damage to the walls of this home in Toms River, NJ are in the process of being cleaned by our team at SERVPRO of Point Pleasant.

Before Things Heat Up on Valentine’s Day Read These Candle Fire Safety Tips


Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14 and whether you are planning on spending it with that special someone or getting together with friends, candle safety is a top priority. Follow these fire candle safety tips to keep you loved ones and friends safe this Valentine’s Day:



  • Make sure all candles are in sturdy, designated holders made of glass, metal or ceramic.

  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that could burn or catch on fire.

  • Place candles on a flat surface where they could not be knocked over.

  • Keep all candles out of reach of children and pets.

  • Blow out all candles when you leave a room or before you go to sleep.

  • Never use candles in a home with an oxygen tank.

  • Make sure fire alarms are in working order before you light your candles.

  • When possible, use battery-operated candles.


Fire departments responded to an estimated 9,300 home structural fires started by candles per year reported by NFPA. If you do experience fire or smoke damage SERVPRO of Point Pleasant will be there to treat your family with empathy and your home with great care.


SERVPRO of Point Pleasant understands that fire and smoke damage can be especially destructive. In many instances your Ocean County property will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts. We specialize in fire and water damage restoration; it’s the cornerstone of our business. We have specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications that allow us restore your home to pre-fire condition.


Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (732)-202-3001

Fire Damage Restoration: What to do After a Fire in Your Ocean County Home or Business

1/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration: What to do After a Fire in Your Ocean County Home or Business SERVPRO of Point Pleasant was called in to clean the soot and smoke damage. The entire home had smoke damage as a result of this fire.

Fire Damage Restoration: What to do After a Fire in Your NJ Home or Business


 


The effects of a fire are felt long after the blaze is extinguished. When you return to your home or business to assess the damage, the combination of shock, distress, and not knowing where to start can be overwhelming.


 


As one of the most trusted fire damage restoration companies in Point Pleasant, NJ and the surrounding area, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant offers fast, responsive fire repair services.


 


Types of Fire Damage


Fire damage can manifest itself in many ways. A fire might cause any combination of the following:


 



  • Overpowering smoke odor

  • Ash and soot

  • Charring

  • Dangerous chemical releases or reactions

  • Structural hazards

  • Water damage

  • Mold


 


Fire Damage Restoration Services & Process


Once your property has been deemed safe to re-enter, restoration can begin. Call SERVPRO of Point Pleasant so we can walk you through our fire damage repair process, which includes:


 



  • Emergency Response

  • Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

  • Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

  • Water Removal and Drying (if needed)

  • Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

  • Cleaning and Repair

  • Restoration to Pre-Fire Condition


 


Why SERVPRO of Point Pleasant?


If a fire has damaged your home or business, count on SERVPRO of Point Pleasant to deliver the highest level of attention and expertise. We provide:


 



  • Immediate Response

  • Highly Trained Professionals (Fire & Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning, Water Damage)

  • Specialized Equipment

  • Emphasis on Restoring Over Replacing

  • Personalized, Local Care Backed by a Nationally Trusted Name


 


SERVPRO of Point Pleasant can help you limit damage, reduce costs, restore your property, and quickly regain a sense of normalcy. We live and work in the same community as you, which means we’re close by and fully committed to serving your fire damage restoration needs. Call us at 732-202-3001, or request help online.