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Archived Fire Damage Blog Posts

Who to Call When Fire Damages Occur

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Who to Call When Fire Damages Occur Fire Damage

No one ever plans for fire damage to affect their home or business, but if you were to ever experience one, SERVPRO of Langley should be your first call for mitigation and remediation. Having a fire in your home is a life-altering event and your property will be restored "Like it never even happened", back to the way it was prior to the fire. 
When a fire occurs at your house or commercial property, it is important to take action to reduce secondary damages left behind by the fire itself and the efforts of the fire department. We value your home as if it were our own because we understand the devastation that our clients are going through. It is overwhelming to know where to begin so don’t wait, call us to help guide you through the process.

Call SERVPRO 24/7 778-552-7762


4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage FIRE! Surrey, BC Home After a Fire

We are passionate about helping our customers make their fire damage loss “Like it never even happened.” So no matter if it’s a small kitchen fire or a big wildfire, our team will get you taken care of so you can get back to a safe and HEALTHY state.

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? SERVPRO of Langley is here to help with any questions or concerns you might have. 
Call Us Today – (778-552-7762)

Be Prepared for A House Fire

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Be Prepared for A House Fire Always make sure to go over your plan with all your family members including the young ones as well.

A little over one million home fires happen in a year. It is a very scary and realistic event that can take place at your home. Are you prepared for one? If not, you can contact SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga and we can give you some pointers and handouts on how to prepare yourself and your family if this situation were to ever happen. It is a good idea to always be prepared and to make sure your family is aware of everything as well. Yes it might be a hard topic to talk about with your family members and your children but it is a good idea to have everyone aware of situations like a house fire. The youngest to the oldest should have prior knowledge and know how to react if a house fire strikes. Its never late to be prepared, start this preparation today.

Aftermath Of A Fire

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Aftermath Of A Fire Fire Damaged Home in Langley, BC

The Aftermath of Residential Fire Damage

Residential fire damage has many effects, and the problems you can see may just be the tip of the iceberg. Here are some of the factors that you need to think about when restoring a smoke damaged home.

Smoke hangs Around

Lingering smoke odors don't magically disappear just because you've replaced the worst bits of damage. Many of the surfaces in your home are porous, so they can trap particles that emit foul stenches for months. In addition to cleaning soot from walls, people often end up having to replace clothing, wooden and upholstered furniture, carpets, wallpaper and even paint.

Although there are many ways to mitigate the side effects you'll face in a smoke damaged home, it's essential to adopt a comprehensive approach. Restoration professionals can use specialized machines to filter the particles from the air you breathe and attack odor-producing molecules with tools like ozone generators.

The odor from smoke and soot can spread, so these forms of damage demand more than a mere spot cleaning or extra elbow grease. For instance, suppose you empty your home out and clean the walls thoroughly. If you bring back items that have lingering smoke odors, then you'll erase all of the hard work you did. Make sure you talk to a restoration professional before diving into jobs like cleaning soot from walls or replacing furniture

Spring and summer temperatures bring wild fires

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Spring and summer temperatures bring wild fires Warehouse filled with soot and smoke

Wildfires can create a lot of soot, smoke and ash. Soot is the one thing that is tough to see and a bother to clean. Most people might not realize the health hazards that come along after a fire, the soot and smoke can make it harder to breathe and see as well as cause headaches from inhaling the smoke. After the fire department puts the flames out you should always call SERVPRO of Langley to come put your home or business back together. 

In this case we had a local business damaged by the soot from a waste bin caught on fire. A warehouse full of computers, office furniture and supplies were damaged but we were able to get in there and restore everything. We cleaned up shop and the customer was very satisfied with our job. 

Fire, Soot and Smoke

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire, Soot and Smoke Call SERVPRO of Langley 24/7 778-552-7762

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

SERVPRO of Langley

  • Provide 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Restoration Specialists
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Call our SERVPRO office 24/7 for help with any water, fire, or mold issue in your home or commercial property at 778-552-7762

Fire Damage

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Fire Damage in Aldergrove, BC

SERVPRO of Langley Smoke and Soot Cleanup

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 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 778-552-7762

Ozone Treatment

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Ozone Treatment Smoke from fire damage

What is Ozone?

Ozone, sometimes called "activated oxygen".It differs from normal oxygen (O2) in having three atoms in its molecule (O3). That is why its the second most powerful sterilant and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses and odors.

How Does Ozone Work?

When contaminants such as odors, bacteria or viruses make contact with ozone, they are destroyed completely by oxidation. In so doing, that extra atom of oxygen is consumed and there is nothing left...no odor...no bacteria...no extra atom, only oxygen.  Ozone reverts back to oxygen after it is used.


No. If ozone is applied properly it destroys (oxidizes) the source of the odor. However, in the case of mildew the odor will return if you are unable to get rid of the moisture that is the source of the mildew.


It eliminates the irritation caused by phenol gasses, by oxidizing them. Phenol gasses are the invisible part of tobacco smoke that causes such discomfort to one's eyes and create the offensive odors. Ozone rids any environment of the effects of smoke completely, rather than merely filtering out the visible particles.