Recent Fire Damage Posts

Cleaning Contents Affected By Smoke

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

Whenever a fire starts inside a building, smoke can affect numerous items. During a fire, combustion, the process of a solid turning into a gas by applying heat takes place. Smoke is created by materials that do not burn completely.

During a burn, smoke can travel all over the structure which causes various problems. A big part of mitigating fire damage is dealing with smoke-related issues. When a blaze takes place materials all over the home, get coated in soot residue, and foul odors are left behind.

When restoring a house damaged by smoke, our SERVPRO technicians inspect the structure to figure out which areas got affected. We determine which cleaning methods to use based on how concentrated the soot is, the type of residue present, and the kind of materials affected. If the soot is heavily concentrated, then it can be difficult to clean whereas light residues can be wiped off easily.

A fire creates different kinds of smoke throughout its duration based on the materials it burns, the speed of combustion, and the amount of oxygen. When synthetic materials are burned, they create soot that adheres to surfaces better than residues resulting from natural substances such as wood. Fires that burn slow and lack oxygen produce wet smoke that can be extremely difficult to remove compared to quick-burning fires that create dry smoke.

The type of materials surfaces are made of also affects the cleanability of soot residues. Non-porous materials such as plastic and metal repel moisture well making them easy for our SERVPRO technicians to clean using wet, water-based chemicals. Non-porous materials such as softwood and upholstery absorb soot residues better, and they can penetrate deep into the material. Water-based chemicals can soak the soot deeper into the material causing them to get ruined. Dry cleaning methods such as wiping with a dry sponge prove to work better in removing soot from porous substances.

Various methods are available to use when dealing with multiple types of soot residues affected by different kinds of materials. There are different types of cleaning chemicals as well as application methods that are designed specifically for dealing with certain situations.

SERVPRO of Jonesboro is here to help you 24/7/365 with any fire damage and restoration issue.

Please call us at 870-934-0501

Your Fire Cleaning Experts

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Every situation has its differences, but overall, the bigger and hotter the fire, the more difficult the clean-up will be. Here at SERVPRO of Jonesboro, we use a combination of tactics including cleaning, deodorizing and sealing of materials to clean up from fire damages. 


Some of the basic information that is important when discussing fire damage restoration is: To know that the process involved will definitely differ depending on the severity and size of the fire and damage caused. However, the principles of fire damage restoration will for the most part be the same. Like in most restoration projects the main goal we are trying to reach is preloss condition, that is you want your property to be restored back to how it was before the damages occurred; you want it to be safe, clean, odor free, and looking as if it never even happened.

Grill Fires

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

Grilling is a fun activity that brings families and friends together to enjoy great food and time outside. If you aren't careful, however, a grill fire may occur, potentially causing injuries and smoke damage. 

Choose a Safe Location

To prevent fires from spreading to your home, operate the grill at a safe distance away from the building. Avoid grilling on a balcony, patio, deck, or other areas that are close to your house. Instead, position the grill in a clear area of your yard.

Clean the Grill Frequently

Burnt remnants on the grill can catch fire easily. After you are done grilling, allow the grill to fully cool and then thoroughly clean it. Always check that it is clean before turning it on.

Know-How To Put Out a Fire

Knowing how to put a fire out and having the right supplies on hand is just as important as preventing fires. Here are some tips:

  • If the propane tank is on fire, get as far away as you can and call the fire department.
  • Cut off oxygen by closing the grill's lid.
  • Turn the grill off if possible.
  • If the fire does not stop, spray it with a fire extinguisher or cover it with baking soda to cut off the oxygen.

If you do happen to experience a grill fire that causes damage to your home, be sure to call SERVPRO of Jonesboro at 870-934-0501.

Fire Mitigation Experts

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage requires experienced technicians who can clean and clear away all traces of smoke and damage caused by a fire. That's why we send our technicians to IICRC training. We expect the best from our team. There is no easy fix to remove smoke stains and odors caused by fire. SERVPRO has created some really special cleaning agents that actually remove all traces of smoke damage. There are many reasons why we're the best in the industry. We create our own unique products to complete our jobs. We wouldn't trust any other product to complete the cleaning process. If only we could take a picture of the before and after SMELL of fire damage!  You have to smell it to believe it!

10 Fire Safety Tips for Kids

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

It is important to communicate the dangers and safety of fire to children. These ten tips will help prevent fires in your home and help with staying calm and safe in case of an emergency.

  1. Be sure to keep matches and lighters in areas where children cannot reach. It is best to keep them in high or locked cabinets. Teach kids to bring any matches and lighters they may find to an adult to be put away safely.
  2. Check Your House for Smoke Detectors. There should be a smoke detector on every floor of your home. Check to make sure that the batteries are working and do not need to be replaced. Most fire departments recommend changing batteries twice a year.
  3. Check Your House for Fire Hazards. Electrical cords and fireplaces should be checked regularly to make sure they are working properly. For smoking adults, disposing of ashes in a metal container can help to prevent a fire.
  4. Make a family fire safety plan in case the fire alarm goes off when you least expect it. The alarm could go off in the middle of the night and you need to evacuate quickly. Talk to all family members about how to exit the house safely and a safe outside location to meet. A safe outside location can be a neighbor’s house, a big tree away from the house, or across the street.
  5. Practice your fire safety plan with your family. Practicing your plan will help to ensure that everyone knows what they are doing. Checks windows and screens to make sure they open when necessary.
  6. Remember to go over the importance of getting outside as soon as possible. Fire can be scary, but it is important to never hide during a fire. Get outside as quickly as you can and wait at an assigned meet location.
  7. Fall to the ground and crawl your way out. The ground is where there is less smoke in the air and you can crawl your way to safety.
  8. Stop. Drop, and Roll if your clothes are on fire. Continue to roll until it out. Do Not Run as it can make the fire spread faster.
  9. Never go back into a burning building! Your family created a fire safety plan and should stick with it. Once you arrive at your designated meeting location, wait there until your family arrives.
  10. Know your emergency phone numbers. Call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. Also, teach children a nearby contact number who could respond quickly in case of an emergency.  

Preparing for a Home Fire

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire

  1. Test fire alarms at least once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year. 
  2. Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what to do when they hear one. 
  3. Plan escape routes and make sure all family members know the safe place to meet outside the home. 
  4. Establish a family emergency contact plan and ensure all household members know who to contact in separated. 
  5. Have a practice fire drill at your home at least twice a year. This can be done by pressing the smoke alarm test button or yelling “Fire” to alert everyone they must go.
  6. Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.
  7. Teach household members to Stop, Drop, and Roll if clothes catch on fire.

Grease Fire Safety Tips

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

Cooking is the number one cause of home fires and injuries. Knowing how to extinguish a grease fire can help you, your family, and friends from getting hurt or having a severe house fire. 

If a grease fire starts:

  • Cover the flames with a metal lid or sheet pan. Leave the cover on until it has cooled.
  • Turn off the heat source.
  • If it is small and manageable, pour baking soda or salt on it to smother the fire. 
  • As a last resort, spray the fire with a chemical fire extinguisher
  • Do not use water!
  • Do not attempt to move the pot/pan outside.

DO NOT use four, baking powder, or other cooking powders. They could cause the fire to become worse.

If you are unable to extinguish the grease fire: 

  • GET OUT! You need to leave as soon as possible.
  • When you leave, close the door behind you. This will help contain the fire inside.
  • When you get to a safe distance, call 911.

Call SERVPRO of Jonesboro at (870)934-0501 if you experience a fire, and need our assistance with fire mitigation. 

Heating Equipment Safety Tips

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know? Heating equipment is the second-leading cause of U.S. house fires. Also, December, January, and February are the leading months for home heating fires. With this in mind as we are experiencing these colder months, and using different types of heating equipment in our homes, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind to help reduce your risk of a heating-related fire. 

  • Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from heating equipment., like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater. Have a three-foot "kid-free" zone around open fires and space heaters.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container a safe distance away from your home. 
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off and unplug them when leaving the room or going to bed. 
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning space heaters.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters, or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer's instructions. 
  • Test smoke alarms monthly. 

If your residence does happen to suffer fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Jonesboro at (870)934-0501 to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Minimizing Fire Damage

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire can often mean the difference between restoring and replacing your property and personal items. SERVPRO of Jonesboro can provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal, to contents claims inventory, and document restoration. These services help ensure that your property, belongings, and memories are restored to preloss conditions when possible.

If you have experienced fire damage in your home or business, here is what to expect from us:

One Hour: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO professional will contact you to arrange service.

Four Hours: Within four hours from notice of loss, our certified technicians will be onsite to assess the damage.

Eight Hours: Within eight hours of on-site arrival, certified technicians will be working to clean, restore, and deodorize. Pre-cleaning for restoration is done to prevent any further damage from soot and smoke.

Detailed Explanation: A SERVPRO technician will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect, and the anticipated outcome. We then use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your home or business is back to normal, in an appropriate timeframe.

Final Walk-Through: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

Power Strip Safety

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

In today's world, it seems as if we can never have enough power outlets for all of our electrical devices. A common solution for this is the use of power strips. These tools power multiple devices, from their multiple electrical sockets. Although they are very helpful, if they are used improperly or if they malfunction, power strips can pose a serious fire risk. Here are some safety tips about power strips:  

  • Use only power strips that have an internal circuit breaker. 
  • Power strips are not a substitute for permanent wiring. 
  • At no time should a power strip be placed in a situation that will allow it to be exposed to a moist environment. 
  • Do not plug a power strip into an existing power strip. 
  • There should only be one power strip plugged into a single electrical outlet.
  • Do not place a power strip in any area where the unit would be covered with carpet, furniture, or any other item that will limit or prevent air circulation. 
  • When the power strip is not in use, unplug the unit.
  • Power strips should have a cord of no more than 6 feet in length.

via  https://www.ucop.edu/risk-services/_files/bsas/safetymeetings/powerstripsafety.pdf

If you need our services, SERVPRO of Jonesboro can be reached at (870)934-0501 or visit us online at www.SERVPROjonesboro.com.

Do you have a Fire Escape Plan?

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. 

  • 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.
  • 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.

via https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Escape-planning

Have you contacted your local fire department? See how you can get involved with them and your community to prevent house fires. Sometimes they will have events or give out smoke detectors for your home. Don't think this could never happen to you because it easily could. We don't have control over everything in our homes! Be safe and have a plan!

SERVPROjonesboro.com

870-934-0501 Call us 24/7/365 for all your emergency needs.

Space Heater Fire

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

HOME HEATING FIRES

Fast Facts

• Heating fires are the second leading cause of home fires.**

• Fixed and portable space heaters, including wood stoves, are involved in 74 percent of fire-related deaths.**

• Nearly half of American families use alternative heating sources such as space heaters, fireplaces, or wood/coal stoves to stay warm.*

• Each year over 200 people die from carbon monoxide produced by fuel-burning appliances in the home including furnaces, ranges, water heaters, and room heaters.***

• The number of home fires the American Red Cross has responded to has risen 10% since 2000.*

• Only 26 percent of families have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.*

• Eighty percent of Americans don’t realize that home fires are the single most common disaster across the nation.*

• Having a working smoke alarm reduces one’s chances of dying in a fire by nearly half.**

Prevention Tips

  •  Keep all potential sources of fuel like paper, clothing, bedding or rugs at least three feet away from space heaters, stoves, or fireplaces.
  •  Portable heaters and fireplaces should never be left unattended. Turn off space heaters and make sure any embers in the fireplace are extinguished before going to bed or leaving home.
  •  If you must use a space heater, place it on a level, hard and nonflammable surface (such as ceramic tile floor), not on rugs or carpets or near bedding or drapes. Keep children and pets away from space heaters.
  •  When buying a space heater, look for models that shut off automatically if the heater falls over as another safety measure.
  •  Never use a cooking range or oven to heat your home.
  •  Keep the fire in your fireplace by using a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
  •  Have wood and coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, and furnaces professionally inspected and cleaned once a year.
  •  Visit www.redcross.org/homefires for more information on how to prevent heating fires.

Sources: American Red Cross,* U.S. Fire Administration,** and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.***

https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/National/m4340085_FireHomeHeatingFactSheet.pdf

If you need service SERVPRO of Jonesboro can be reached at 870-934-0501 or online at SERVPROjonesboro.com

After a fire, it's NOT cob webs you're seeing

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know?

Residues (such as burning plastics or the soot from furnace disorders) form long chains of ionized smoke particles that assemble in corners or at junctions of walls and ceilings which are called smoke webs!

Often times our customers make the comment that they didn't realize their home or business was so dirty. In a time of stress during a disaster, they are often relieved to know that smoke webs were caused by the fire and not from lack of cleaning.

Does your business have a plan? Check out these tips:

Protect your people: Your employees are your most important business asset. These tips can help prevent them from being injured in a fire.

  • Fire Plans: Make sure your employees know what to do if there's a fire, including calling 911 immediately. Conduct a fire drill at least once a year to keep employees aware of your workplace fire safety protocol. 
  • Evacuation Plan: In larger buildings, post a fire evacuation plan in several spots around the workplace. Never include elevators in an evacuation plan; always use the stairs. 
  • First Aid: In case of fire injuries, your employees should be familiar with the location of the first-aid kit, which should be kept where possible hazards can occur most-such as in the kitchen.

PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY AND EVACUATION AT HOME AS WELL. WHAT WILL PARENTS AND CHILDREN DO IF A FIRE BREAKS OUT DURING SLEEPING HOURS?

https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/planning/3-business-fire-prevention-tips

Call us at 870-934-0501 or visit us online at www.SERVPROjonesboro.com

We hire Veterans

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Thank you to all of our service men and women for serving this great Country. Many veterans who are transitioning from the military to civilian life are seeking great careers. We at SERVPRO of Jonesboro want to extend you an opportunity to work with us. Your experience in often challenging and time demanding military career will go hand in hand with an opportunity at SERVPRO of Jonesboro. Honesty, loyalty, being a fast learner, adaption to change and a strong work ethic are just a few examples of individuals we're looking for. As a franchise community we have a focus on hiring our nations veterans and would love to meet with you about a position. if you want to work for the leading fire, water, smoke and mold cleanup and restoration company and enjoy helping others please contact us today at the following:

SERVPRO of Jonesboro

park8667@ritternet.com

3025 Peabody Dr 72404

Jonesboro, AR 72404

It's not Cob Webs

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know?

Residues (such as burning plastics or the soot from furnace disorders) form long chains of ionized smoke particles that assemble in corners or at junctions of walls and ceilings which are called smoke webs!

Often times our customers make the comment that they didn't realize their home or business was so dirty. In a time of stress during a disaster they are often relieved to know that smoke webs were caused by the fire and not from lack of cleaning.

Does your business have a plan? Check out these tips:

Protect your people : Your employees are your most important business asset. These tips can help prevent them from being injured in a fire.

  • Fire Plans: Make sure your employees know what to do if there's a fire, including calling 911 immediately. Conduct a fire drill at least once a year to keep employees aware of your workplace fire safety protocol. 
  • Evacuation Plan: In larger buildings, post a fire evacuation plan in several spots around the workplace. Never include elevators in an evacuation plan; always use the stairs. 
  • First Aid: In case of fire injuries, your employees should be familiar with the location of the first-aid kit, which should be kept where possible hazards can occur most-such as in the kitchen.

PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY AND EVACUATION AT HOME AS WELL. WHAT WILL PARENTS AND CHILDREN DO IF A FIRE BREAKS OUT DURING SLEEPING HOURS?

https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/planning/3-business-fire-prevention-tips

Call us at 870-934-0501 or visit us online at www.SERVPROjonesboro.com

Restore vs Replace

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

What would you do if...

You receive a call from a client today with a fire loss?

You have a fire loss on one of your properties?

You have a fire at your own personal property?

Some statistics...

Fire claims spike during the months of November - February.

On average, Fire causes over $12.4 billion in property damage annually.

Top 5 Causes of Fire loss:
Cooking equipment
Heating equipment
Intentional
Electrical distribution & lighting equipment
Smoking materials

After the fire is out...

You need a company "Like SERVPRO"
Industry research from 2016 by Buntin Group found that SERVPRO Brand is becoming synonymous with the services provided!

Why not a Contractor?

Mitigate, clean, & restore FIRST! Then repair and rebuild.

SERVPRO of Jonesboro can handle it all - One Stop Shop.

By the way...

WE DO BOARDUP!
Many times, the home or building must be secured immediately BEFORE anything else.

Call us 24/7 at 870-934-0501 or visit us online at www.SERVPROjonesboro.com 

Have a Plan

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. 

  • 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.
  • 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.

via http://www.nfpa.org/

Have you contacted your local fire department? See how you can get involved with them and your community to prevent house fires. Sometimes they will have events or give out smoke detectors for your home. Don't think this could never happen to you because it easily could. We don't have control over everything in our homes! Be safe and have a plan!

What To Do Until Help Arrives

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

A fire can leave behind soot, smoke damage and a host of other problems. Ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and other floor coverings will often need a thorough professional cleaning. If your home or business suffers a fire, it is important to take the appropriate steps to prevent further damage until your local SERVPRO of Jonesboro arrives. The following tips may help reduce damage and increase chances of a successful restoration.

DO:

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

-Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork. Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.

-If electricity is off, empty freezer/ refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.

-Wipe soot from chrome kitchen/ bathroom faucets, trim and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant such as Vaseline.

-If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures. Also drain the water heater and open all outside water spigots to water can drain.

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

SERVPRO of Jonesboro wants to save you the hassle and worry from many of these steps so please call us for all your fire damage needs and let our professional team do the work for you.

870-934-0501

What Would You Do?

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

What would you do if...

You receive a call from a client today with a fire loss?

You have a fire loss on one of your properties?

You have a fire at your own personal property?

Some statistics...

Fire claims spike during the months of November - February.

On average, Fire causes over $12.4 billion in property damage annually.

Top 5 Causes of Fire loss:
Cooking equipment
Heating equipment
Intentional
Electrical distribution & lighting equipment
Smoking materials

After the fire is out...you need SERVPRO of Jonesboro!

Why not a Contractor first?

Mitigate, clean, & restore FIRST! Then repair and rebuild.

SERVPRO of Jonesboro can handle it all - One Stop Shop.

By the way...

WE DO BOARDUP!

Many times, the home or building must be secured immediately BEFORE anything else or simply while the Insurance & Fire Investigators complete their work. We can board up windows and doors. 

Home Heating Fires

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

 

HOME HEATING FIRES

Fast Facts

• Heating fires are the second leading cause of home fires.**

• Fixed and portable space heaters, including wood stoves, are involved in 74 percent of fire-related deaths.**

• Nearly half of American families use alternative heating sources such as space heaters, fireplaces, or wood/coal stoves to stay warm.*

• Each year over 200 people die from carbon monoxide produced by fuel burning appliances in the home including furnaces, ranges, water heaters and room heaters.***

• The number of home fires the American Red Cross has responded to has risen 10% since 2000.*

• Only 26 percent of families have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.*

• Eighty percent of Americans don’t realize that home fires are the single most common disaster across the nation.*

• Having a working smoke alarm reduces one’s chances of dying in a fire by nearly half.**

Prevention Tips

  •  Keep all potential sources of fuel like paper, clothing, bedding or rugs at least three feet away from space heaters, stoves, or fireplaces.
  •  Portable heaters and fireplaces should never be left unattended. Turn off space heaters and make sure any embers in the fireplace are extinguished before going to bed or leaving home.
  •  If you must use a space heater, place it on a level, hard and nonflammable surface (such as ceramic tile floor), not on rugs or carpets or near bedding or drapes. Keep children and pets away from space heaters.
  •  When buying a space heater, look for models that shut off automatically if the heater falls over as another safety measure.
  •  Never use a cooking range or oven to heat your home.
  •  Keep fire in your fireplace by using a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
  •  Have wood and coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, and furnaces professionally inspected and cleaned once a year.
  •  Visit www.redcross.org/homefires for more information on how to prevent heating fires.

Sources: American Red Cross,* U.S. Fire Administration,** and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.***

https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/National/m4340085_FireHomeHeatingFactSheet.pdf

If you need service SERVPRO of Jonesboro can be reached at 870-934-0501 or online at SERVPROjonesboro.com

Smoke Webs

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke Webs

Did you know?

Residues (such as burning plastics or the soot from furnace disorders) form long chains of ionized smoke particles that assemble in corners or at junctions of walls and ceilings which are called smoke webs!

Often times our customers make the comment that they didn't realize their home or business was so dirty. In a time of stress during a disaster they are often relieved to know that smoke webs were caused by the fire and not from lack of cleaning.

Does your business have a plan? Check out these tips:

Protect your people : Your employees are your most important business asset. These tips can help prevent them from being injured in a fire.

  • Fire Plans: Make sure your employees know what to do if there's a fire, including calling 911 immediately. Conduct a fire drill at least once a year to keep employees aware of your workplace fire safety protocol. 
  • Evacuation Plan: In larger buildings, post a fire evacuation plan in several spots around the workplace. Never include elevators in an evacuation plan; always use the stairs. 
  • First Aid: In case of fire injuries, your employees should be familiar with the location of the first-aid kit, which should be kept where possible hazards can occur most-such as in the kitchen.

PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY AND EVACUATION AT HOME AS WELL. WHAT WILL PARENTS AND CHILDREN DO IF A FIRE BREAKS OUT DURING SLEEPING HOURS?

https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/planning/3-business-fire-prevention-tips

Call us at 870-934-0501 or visit us online at www.SERVPROjonesboro.com

Fire Cleanup & Restoration

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

What would you do if...

You receive a call from a client today with a fire loss?

You have a fire loss on one of your properties?

You have a fire at your own personal property?

Some statistics...

Fire claims spike during the months of November - February.

On average, Fire causes over $12.4 billion in property damage annualy.

Top 5 Causes of Fire loss:
Cooking equipment
Heating equipment
Intentional
Electrical distribution & lighting equipment
Smoking materials

After the fire is out...

You need a company "Like SERVPRO"
Industry research from 2016 by Buntin Group found that SERVPRO Brand is becoming synonymous with the services provided!

Why not a Contractor?

Mitigate, clean, & restore FIRST! Then repair and rebuild.

SERVPRO of Jonesboro can handle it all - One Stop Shop.

By the way...

WE DO BOARDUP!
Many times, the home or building must be secured immediately BEFORE anything else.

Call us 24/7 at 870-934-0501 or visit us online at www.SERVPROjonesboro.com 

Every Second Counts

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Grease Fire

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. 

  • 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.
  • 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.

via http://www.nfpa.org/

Have you contacted your local fire department? See how you can get involved with them and your community to prevent house fires. Sometimes they will have events or give out smoke detectors for your home. Don't think this could never happen to you because it easily could. We don't have control over everything in our homes! Be safe and have a plan!

24/7 870-934-0501

Fires Can Be Caused By Heating Your Home This Winter

11/15/2017 (Permalink)

Space Heater Fire

Eliminate Heating Hazards This Winter

The winter season is in full swing! The days are shorter and the temperatures are lower. No matter where you live, winter brings a change in the weather. In an effort to keep our homes and workplaces cozy, many people use alternative heat sources like fireplaces, portable space heaters, and wood burning stoves. According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment is responsible for an estimated $1 Billion in property damage annually. Heating is a leading cause of residential fire deaths, making it important to review ways to help reduce the risk of a heating-related fire.

  • Keep anything flammable at least three feet from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or a portable space heater. Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Test smoke alarms monthly.

Learn more by visiting our website at

www.SERVPROjonesboro.com

http://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Fire-statistics/Fire-causes/Appliances-and-equipment/Heating-equipment

Jonesboro Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/10/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your North East Arkansas Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

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 Jonesboro 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. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

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 – 
870-934-0501

Aspen Garden Apartments

7/23/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO recently completed a fire loss for Aspen Gardens. Our local office asked one of the Large Loss franchises to come assist due to the extensiveness of the loss. The benefit of being a SERVPRO franchise is that our resources are unimited. We can handle jobs of many size including this one with 50 apartments on three levels plus common areas. The Staff at Aspen Gardens were extremly happy with our services. Unfortunatley, many tenants did not have renters insurance but we were able to pack their contents into storage containers until the repairs can be made. SERVPRO of Jonesboro made this loss "Like it never even happened."