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Mold and how to handle it properly

2/8/2024 (Permalink)

Bedroom mold Mold found in a bedroom

Mold is not just unsightly; it can cause structural damage to your property. As a homeowner or property manager in San Diego, dealing with mold effectively is essential for maintaining a safe and healthy environment. In this blog post, we'll explore the basics of mold, its causes, and how SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul, a leading restoration company in San Diego, can help you address mold issues promptly and efficiently.

Understanding Mold: Mold is a type of fungus that thrives in damp, humid environments. It reproduces by releasing spores into the air, which can then settle on surfaces and grow into new colonies under the right conditions. Mold can appear in various colors, including black, green, or white, and it often has a musty odor.

Causes of Mold Growth: Mold requires moisture to grow, so areas with high humidity levels or water damage are particularly susceptible. Common causes of mold growth include:

  1. Water leaks from pipes, roofs, or appliances.
  2. Flooding or water intrusion.
  3. Poor ventilation in bathrooms, kitchens, or basements.
  4. Condensation buildup on windows or walls.

The presence of mold can indicate underlying issues with moisture control or water damage that need to be addressed to prevent future mold growth. Additionally, mold can weaken the structural integrity of buildings over time, leading to costly repairs.

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Services: SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul specializes in mold remediation, offering comprehensive services to identify, contain, and remove mold from residential and commercial properties. Our trained technicians use advanced equipment and techniques to assess the extent of mold damage and develop customized remediation plans tailored to each situation.

Our mold remediation process typically includes:

  1. Mold Inspection: Thorough assessment of the property to identify mold growth and moisture sources.
  2. Containment: Isolation of the affected areas to prevent the spread of mold spores to clean areas.
  3. Mold Removal: Safe and efficient removal of mold-infested materials using specialized equipment and techniques.
  4. Cleaning and Sanitization: Treatment of affected surfaces to eliminate mold spores and prevent future growth.
  5. Restoration: Reconstruction of damaged areas to restore the property to its pre-mold condition.

By entrusting your mold remediation needs to SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul, you can have peace of mind knowing that your property is in capable hands. Our team is available 24/7 to respond to mold emergencies promptly and minimize disruption to your daily life or business operations.

Fire Damage and the steps the remediate a property.

2/8/2024 (Permalink)

Fire Damage and Cabinets Fire Damage in a home that we treated

Experiencing a fire in your home can be a devastating event, leaving behind not only physical damage but also emotional distress. In San Diego, where wildfires are a constant threat, knowing how to effectively address fire damage is crucial for homeowners. In this blog post, we'll explore how SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul, a trusted restoration company in San Diego, handles fire damage with compassion, expertise, and efficiency.

Assessment and Planning: The first step in the fire damage restoration process is a comprehensive assessment of the property. Our trained technicians evaluate the extent of the damage, including fire, smoke, and water damage resulting from firefighting efforts. This assessment informs our restoration plan, which is tailored to each unique situation.

Safety Measures: Safety is always a top priority when dealing with fire damage. Our technicians ensure that the property is secure and that any hazards, such as structural instability or electrical issues, are addressed before beginning restoration work. Personal protective equipment is always worn to protect our team members and prevent further contamination.

Smoke and Soot Removal: Smoke and soot can penetrate deep into building materials and furnishings, causing lingering odors and potential health hazards. SERVPRO employs specialized equipment and cleaning techniques to remove smoke residues from surfaces and eliminate odors. This may include air scrubbers, thermal fogging, and ozone treatments to neutralize odors at the molecular level.

Water Damage Mitigation: In many fire damage situations, water damage from firefighting efforts is also a concern. Our technicians utilize advanced drying equipment and techniques to extract excess water and moisture from the property, preventing further damage and mold growth. Our team monitors moisture levels closely to ensure thorough drying.

Structural Restoration: Once the property is dry and clean, our team focuses on restoring structural elements damaged by the fire. This may involve repairs to walls, floors, ceilings, and other affected areas. Our goal is to return the property to its pre-fire condition while ensuring structural integrity and safety.

Contents Cleaning and Restoration: Here at SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul, we understand the sentimental value of personal belongings damaged by fire and smoke. Our team carefully cleans, deodorizes, and restores salvageable contents using industry-leading techniques and equipment. We work closely with homeowners to identify items of importance and prioritize their restoration.

Communication and Support: Throughout the fire damage restoration process, we maintain open communication with homeowners, insurance adjusters, and other stakeholders. Our compassionate team provides support and guidance every step of the way, helping homeowners navigate the challenges of recovery with confidence.

Multiple Kinds of Damage Handled by a Single Team | SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

heavy rain pounding down on a blacktop surface SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul is Here to Help® when any disaster strikes!

Have you ever thought about the truth in the cliché “when it rains, it pours”? It seems like when one bad thing occurs it almost always leads to another. That saying is particularly true when it comes to the kinds of damage a disaster can leave behind.

When a storm blows through or an appliance in your home gives out, one kind of damage will almost always lead to another. That is why knowing you have a total restoration team like ours at SERVPRO® can give you a lot of peace of mind.

The Impact of Disasters

When a disaster strikes, it can take a pretty big toll on either your home or your community—or both. Even if a storm is predicted far enough out that you have time to prepare the weather is never completely predictable. Things can change fast and damage can always be far worse than you may have imagined. Manmade disaster that happen inside your home can be just as bad, especially as they often occur when you had no idea they were coming.

Rain can roll in and get heavy, leading to flooding, which will lead to mold growth as everything becomes damp. High winds could put a tree on your roof or blow debris around and knock power out. Fires leave behind all kinds of damage, including smoke, soot, structural damage, standing water and odors.

The longer damage sticks around, the worse things will get.

The physical toll isn’t the only one to consider, either. Disasters of any kind take a major toll on anyone that lives through them mentally as well. That is why fast restoration will always matter.

A Single Team, Total Restoration

When it comes to handling disaster recovery, timing will always be of the essence. That is why our crew is ready to respond round the clock, 365 days a year. When you call us, your restoration begins. We will start putting together a team to head to your property right away.

Our professional crew are both certified and highly trained in a large number of disaster scenarios. While education is something we are continually pursuing, we are also locally owned and operated. That means that this community matters to us, and we have experienced the same disasters you have. We have cleaned homes, offices and other commercial buildings throughout our entire area.

If your roof is damaged, we can get there quickly in order to tarp it and keep out the other elements. When flooding strikes in your home, we will start getting the water out while we also try to save as much of your property as possible.

If part of your home is completely destroyed, we can rebuild it. Our goal is to put your life back together as quickly as possible, and we will do whatever it takes to make that happen.

Our team is a total restoration team, which means we walk with you in recovery from start to finish. If your home is left with a lingering odor from mold or a fire, we will continue cleaning and restoring until your home smells like home again.

With a staff that loves this community and has a wealth of training, industry-leading equipment and 247 availability, SERVPRO makes recovering from any disaster simple. When the rain starts pouring in your life, make one call and get back to sunny days faster.

Have you experienced a disaster and need restorations? Make one call to our office to start recovery fast.

Fire Safety Basics | SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul

1/16/2024 (Permalink)

brick chimney with lit fire logs Fire safety is a top priority for us at SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul this winter. Keep your home safe with these helpful tips!

Cozy season means that we get to enjoy some blankets and sweatshirts on the few occasions that the temperatures dip. Even in our mild climate, there is something so comforting about a fire in the fireplace and a cup of hot chocolate.

House fires spike in the winter, many of them as a result of the misuse of a heating device. The good news is that it only takes a few steps to keep things safe and your home protected.

Addressing Your Fireplace

If you have a fireplace in your home, you know that there isn’t anything that quite compares to the ambiance of a fire in the evening. Fireplaces can be risky in the home, though, especially when they are not properly maintained. A fireplace that uses wood should be cleaned after each use, and your chimney should be cleaned and inspected every year.

Make sure you don’t put anything that could catch fire if a spark accidentally landed on it near your fireplace. You should have a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector nearby, as well as a fire extinguisher.

Gas and electric fireplaces are a more common choice with our mild climate, but keep a close eye on them as well. Make sure the connections are tight and everything stays dust free.

Space Heater Safety

Space heaters are a popular choice for warming things up without having to touch your thermostat. Space heaters are responsible for nearly 1,700 fires each year, many of them from simple misuse.

Make sure you always put your unit on solid ground where it is level and free of anything around it. Check the cord to make sure it isn’t frayed or broken. Space heaters should never be plugged into an extension cord or a power strip, but instead they should be plugged directly into the wall.

Teach your kids to stay away from space heaters when they are running, and take steps to protect your pets from getting near them as well. Even when it is really chilly, you should avoid putting the heater too close to the couch, bed or curtains and turn it off before you head to bed.

Suggested Safety Features for Your Space Heater

When you purchase your space heater, there are a few particular things you want to look for to ensure you are keeping your home safe. Do your research to find a reliable and certified manufacturer that requires strict testing on anything they sell.

Space heaters you use in your home should have an automatic shut-off feature that kicks in after the unit has been running for a while. Another shut-off feature should automatically turn off the unit if it is bumped or knocked over. Never leave a space heater unattended.

Your space heater should have at least a six-foot cord so that it can run safely in an open space in your home. Because your unit needs to be plugged directly into the wall, make sure you measure before you buy so that you are getting the cord length you need.

With these simple steps, you can make the most of the rare temperature drops we see and keep things warm and cozy. If something does happen, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul for fast and thorough cleanup.

A quick fire damage restoration is just a phone call away. Call SERVPRO® for immediate assistance.

Finding Hidden Moisture in Your Home | SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

close up of condensation on window pane and ledge Water damage can happen anywhere in your home. Call SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul to restore water damage on your property 24/7, 365.

We use a lot of water every day. From washing clothes to running the dishwashers or cleaning dirty paws, having water we can control with the flip of a switch makes our lives a lot easier. It makes our lives easier, until it ends up in the wrong places, at least.

Mother Nature might bring intense rains that cause flooding, or an appliance failure could leave our kitchens looking more like a swimming pool. Even a small hole in a water line can cause a lot of chaos.

The good news is that when you know the most common places that moisture could be hanging out in your home, you can avoid extreme damage.

Under Your Sinks

Your kitchen and your bathrooms are some of the top locations where water can lead to damage in your home. While that might seem obvious, they can actually be pretty challenging to find. With numerous water lines, cleaning products blocking your view and the potential for drips coming from spills, moisture can hide out for quite some time.

When leaks start under a sink, they often move into cabinets, walls and the floor. Check your sinks weekly. Run your hands around all the water lines, checking for any damp places. Make sure all of the connections are tight, and replace any seals that are starting to wear out.

Beneath Appliances

Large appliances are great for making some of our least favorite tasks easier, but they are also prone to hidden leaks. When a washing machine, dishwasher or refrigerator starts to leak, it often happens underneath or behind the appliance. You can end up with some pretty serious structural damage before you even realize a leak has started.

Put it on your to-do list to pull your large appliances out every three or four months. Give the area behind them and underneath them a deep-cleaning, and look for signs of potential water issues. Soft spots in the floor, puddles or mold growth are all reasons to do some deeper investigating.

Behind Your Walls or Floors

When a leak starts, it can move pretty quickly to other parts of your home. Water can seep into even the smallest of cracks, which means it can easily find its way behind your walls or under your floor.

Check for musty odors, especially around your water-based appliances. A new squeak in the floor is another reason you might want to do some deeper digging to look for damage.

Around Your Windows and Doors

When the temperature inside or outside of your home swings from high to low, condensation can form on your windows. It might be tempting to ignore this—it will go away on its own right? Condensation can actually stick around, seeping into any gaps around your windows or doors.

Feel around your window frames and door frames for excess moisture on a regular basis. Check the seals and make sure they aren’t showing any signs of aging. At the change of the seasons, get the caulk gun out and give everything a fresh coat to ensure your home is tightly sealed.

Water damage doesn’t have to derail your life for long. If you find damage in your home, call SERVPRO® to get things back on track fast. With one call, we will start your restoration and make sure your home is exactly as it should be in no time.

Don’t ignore signs of water damage! Call SERVPRO for a quick restoration.

Being Local Matters | SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul

12/15/2023 (Permalink)

group of 3 SERVPRO reps standing near a green semi truck at a work site No job is too big or too small for our team of industry leading experts at SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul!

We all know that disasters can happen, but none of us really want to spend time imagining what life would be like after one does. Considering one striking far away is hard enough, but trying to think about what it would be like seeing your own home damaged is just something no one wants to do.

Preparing your home for a natural disaster can do a lot to prevent extensive damage, but even a well-prepared home might end up dealing with the aftermath. A manmade disaster can be even worse as they often will catch you completely off-guard.

It doesn’t really matter how it happens or when it happens, when disaster strikes we all want to put our lives back together as fast as possible. That is why a local company matters.

Making the Right Choice

A damaged home is a lot to handle. After a disaster strikes, you need to be able to make quick decisions, check in on all of your loved ones and try to navigate what will likely be a good deal of emotions. You need to find professionals who can help pave your path to recovery fast.

Timing always matters when it comes to damage from any kind of disaster. Choosing the right restoration service fast is crucial. You need a company that comes with certified, trained professionals and is available the moment you need them.

SERVPRO® is all of those things, but we also come with the added benefit of being locally owned and operated. Our staff is your neighbors, which means that we love this community as much as you do.

We have been through all the disasters that you have, and we spent time cleaning them up. Our team understands the physical and emotional toll that seeing our community in need can take, and we aren’t just worried about getting the job done, we are focused on putting our home back together.

A History of Experience

After a disaster, a friendly and knowledgeable face is a huge comfort, but you also need to know that there will be enough workers to make your recovery process fast and thorough. SERVPRO comes with the backing of a national brand, which means we will always have the right amount of help, no matter how big the disaster was.

After starting in 1967, SERVPRO immediately saw a growing need in the restoration industry. Around the nation today, there are more than 2,000 locations ready to serve, including ours right here in Spring Valley.

SERVPRO professionals have been highly trained and are certified in multiple areas of disaster recovery. Our team has everything you need.

We can also handle every step on your road to recovery. If you need your roof tarped or part of your home was damaged enough to need a rebuild, we’ve got you covered. Our team also stays ahead of the latest technological advances and equipment updates. Our crew is always learning, too, which means we can put your life back together fast and efficiently using best practices.

A history of experience and a team that loves your hometown as much as you do makes choosing SERVPRO an easy choice. Whatever you need, we’ve got you completely covered.

Want to learn more about everything we can do for you? Contact us to be prepared for anything.

Your First Steps When You Find Water in Your Business | SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul

12/1/2023 (Permalink)

concrete floor tiling with large cracks and water on it Has water damage infiltrated your business? Give SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul a call to get that resolved!

It’s time to get the day started. You head into the office, open the doors and reach for the lights. But what is that musty odor completely overwhelming your senses? Has your building sprung a leak somewhere?

This scenario is not one any business owner or manager wants to handle, but when you step through the door and find yourself standing in a puddle of water, now you have any actual nightmare on your hands!

Whether it comes from a natural source or a failure somewhere in your plumbing system, water in your business requires fast action. You need to know how to respond when disaster strikes so that you can get back to business.

One Step at a Time

Even when a predicted natural disaster strikes and you have ample time to prepare, finding your business flooded is a lot to handle. Give yourself a moment to take a breath and think through a few simple steps you can take to avoid deep damage and potential mold growth.

1.Keep things safe. Any time a disaster strikes, safety should be your No. 1 priority. Move to somewhere that is dry in order to better assess exactly what you are dealing with. Call SERVPRO® as soon as you can so we can start taking your information over the phone and preparing a crew to head to your property. While you wait for the professionals to arrive, snap some photos of the flooding and any subsequent damage.

2. Gain control. Moving quickly is the best way to avoid major losses in your building. If you can, find the source of the water and shut it off. This is also the best way to identify exactly what kind of water you are dealing with. If you can’t find the exact source of the water, shut the water off to the entire building.

3. Start drying things out. Floodwaters can become contaminated quickly, so the more you can keep yourself dry, the safer you will stay. Open windows or turn on fans if you can safely do so in order to start the drying process, and remove anything in the water’s path.

Work With the Pros

When our professionals reach your property, they will immediately go to work removing standing water. They will assess everything that will need to be done, and make sure you understand exactly what recovery is going to look like as they proceed. We also work directly with your insurance agency in order to ensure the smoothest process possible.

While your restoration proceeds with our professionals, you can turn your attention back to getting business up and running again. If it is safe to do so, our team can close off the flooded part of your building so that you can open back up.

Throughout the drying process, we will make sure you are a part of any decisions that need to be made about your property. It is our goal to restore as much as possible so that you have less to replace in the end.

Finding water in your business doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Call SERVPRO, take a few quick action steps and you won’t miss a moment of work.

Do you need repairs after a water disaster in your commercial building? Contact us to get dried out quickly.

Home Damage Types | SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

residentail home with roof destroyed and debris falling down If you discover damage in your residence, call SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul right away.

Have you ever considered the different ways your home could be damaged? Severe storms, fires, aging, neighbors who like to show off their long throw…when you do stop to consider it, there are lots of things that could have you reaching for the phone to call your insurance company.

There may be a lot of risks to think about, but no one wants to spend their days worried about a disaster. Instead, you can spend time preparing. When you are prepared for a potential disaster, you can handle even the most unexpected storm.

In order to prepare, you need to first understand the threats you really do face. The more you understand about the threats, the more you will also understand how easy recovering from them can be, especially with SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul in your own backyard.

The Biggest Risks

Living in this part of California comes with pretty mild temperatures, but that doesn’t always equal mild weather. We often see strong thunderstorms, wildfires and impressive heat waves that all create risks for our homes. Flooding often occasionally happens from heavy rains or when the Sweetwater River gets high.

There may be a variety of risks that could leave our home damaged, but there are three common areas of risk that everyone should be aware of. Roof damage, water damage and fires affect homes around the nation regularly.

Water can affect your home in a number of ways, including through the roof during a heavy rain or an unexpected plumbing failure. The same is true for your roof, as it could be damaged in high winds we frequently experience in Spring Valley or it could be from a loose limb coming out of a tree unexpectedly when the skies are a beautiful blue.

With zoning regulations, most of our yards are already prepared for potential wildfires in order to protect our home, but many fires actually start because of human error inside.

Compounding Damages

Living through a disaster is hard, and when you start seeing the depth of damage that is left behind, it can feel incredibly traumatic. One kind of damage, whether it is natural or manmade, will almost always lead to another kind of damage.

A flood will leave everything in its path dripping, but it will also create the perfect environment for mold to grow and spread rapidly until it threatens your foundation. A fire doesn’t just destroy anything the flames touch, but it also spreads smoke and soot throughout your home. And the firefighting efforts can leave your home wet and vulnerable to mold as well.

No matter how the disaster your home endures started, your restoration process will likely require a number of steps. SERVPRO® is ready for all of them—handling water, mold, fire, wind or even construction. Our team is trained in every kind of recovery, which means we have all of your needs covered.

If a flood strikes in your basement or your roof springs a leak, our first priority will be securing and drying your home. We will replace roof beams if needed as we go and make sure there are no lingering odors. Once our team gets things cleaned up, we will sanitize and seal your home to ensure mold cannot return.

If a fire affects your home, our process will be similar in that we will start by handling the most damaged areas first. Our crew will ensure your home is sealed off from the elements and start securing everything. We will look at your entire house in order to leave behind no smoke, soot or odors. If the fire destroyed a part of your home beyond repair we’ll tear it down and rebuild it.

SERVPRO deals directly with your insurance and coordinates with any other contractors needed to get things put back together. Whatever can be done to make sure your process is smooth and simple is exactly what we will do. With 247 availability, tools and training, we will put your home back together quickly.

Does your home need restoration and you don’t want to make more than one call? Contact us to get everything handled by one team.

With a Plan, Your Business Can Handle Emergencies | SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

clip board with a disaster preparedness checklist and emergency supplies in the background Are you prepared for disaster? SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul is here for you when disaster strikes!

Have you noticed that there has been an increase in natural disasters over the last five years? If you take a look at statistics, you can see that not only are disasters happening more often, but they are also getting stronger. That means that more people are experiencing extensive damage than ever.

Just because there are statistics for something doesn’t mean you will be affected by it, right? It may be true that your business might not ever see a natural disaster, but there is always a possibility of manmade disasters happening.

You may not want to think about all the ways your business can be interrupted by a disaster, but it is important to do so in order to stay ahead of risks. If you make a plan, you can lower your stress level and keep work going knowing you are prepared for anything.

The Importance of a Plan

As natural disasters continue to increase both in frequency and strength, making a plan for your business is incredibly important. Taking the time to better understand just what risks you face can help you stay ahead of possible storms, floods or fires that could leave you with damage.

Disaster, whether manmade or natural, don’t just leave your property with damage—they can also be a huge financial challenge. When you have created a plan, you can keep both your team and your finances safe.

With a plan created ahead of time, your crew can get back to work quickly after a disaster hits. When forced to close because of damage left behind when a disaster does hit, many businesses are never able to reopen. You can avoid that fate with a plan that lays out exactly what to do so that your business keeps going.

An Emergency Ready Plan

Ready to make your plan and protect your business? Call SERVPRO®. With our Emergency Ready Plan, you get a custom plan that is designed around your business’ needs.

The first step in creating the perfect plan is a business assessment by our professionals. We will look at every potential risk and lay out a path for your team to take that will keep you protected. Our plan will address what you should do before, during or after a disaster.

Before a disaster can strike, your Emergency Ready Plan will cover the steps your team should take to start the process of staying safe. This might mean you have staff assigned to handling important paperwork and electronics, or it could cover how to prepare your building to limit damage. Your employees will know exactly what to do from the moment you activate your plan.

Communication will always be key during a disaster, and your plan will clearly lay out how to stay connected before, during and afterwards. You will establish a chain of command so that information always comes from the right person and everyone stays on the same page.

As soon as it is safe to do so, SERVPRO will dispatch a team to your property in order to begin restorations. At the same time, your crew can get your business up and running again either remotely or at a location that will be designated in your plan.

Our Emergency Ready Plan is a complete package. Your business will have everything it needs to weather any kind of disaster well and get back to work fast. Not only will your plan help protect lives and your finances, but it also comes with 247 availability and the backing of a national brand that always has your best interest in mind.

Ready to create your Emergency Ready Plan for your business? Contact us for your free assessment to start the plan you need.

Have a Jolly and Safe Holiday | SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

pan on kitchen counter in residence ablaze while unattended Fire damage in your home? Not for long with SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul on the case!

The time of year everyone loves is back! No matter how or when you celebrate during the holidays, there is a good chance many of your celebrations will include some incredible food. If you are cooking or even just watching someone cook, make sure there are some safety steps in place to prevent a potential disaster.

The amount of house fires that occur every year always goes up during the holidays, and a surprising amount of those fires start in the kitchen. You can keep your home safe while you cook, though, and it is as simple as taking a few proactive steps towards safety.

Reducing Flammable Materials in the Kitchen

Cooking comes with a lot of prep work. Washing, slicing, peeling, dicing—as you get your food ready, you should also get your space ready. Clutter is a common cause of kitchen fires that get out of control.

Don’t toss around towels, pot holders or oven mitts, but instead ensure they are kept a safe distance from any source of heat. Pay attention to wooden cooking utensils, too. These might be a popular tool that is in almost every kitchen, but they are still wood and shouldn’t be stored near heat. It only takes one grease bubble or a single spark to send flames all over your kitchen.

Think about what you are wearing when you cook as well. Skip the cute holiday clothes, especially when they have loose strings, flowing fabric or hanging decorations. Loose materials present another fire hazard that could quickly lead to a disaster.

Keep a Close Eye on Food

The best way to prevent a fire disaster in your home is to stay in the kitchen the whole time you are cooking. Whether you are cooking on the stove, baking in the oven or using a grill pan, fires can start in an instant. When you aren’t close by, a single flame can spread through your entire kitchen before you get back into the space.

Are you planning on deep-frying a turkey for some of your celebrations? It is important to add a few extra safety precautions to your day if you are.

Make sure the fryer is on a flat surface away from flammable materials. Don’t overfill the oil, and follow safety guidelines laid out by the maker of your fryer.

Thaw your turkey completely before you drop it into the oil. Even a partially frozen turkey can cause the oil to spatter and pop, and a frozen turkey can cause a full explosion.

Install Protective Measures

Fires will never be completely preventable, but when you prioritize safety steps, you can greatly lower your risks and protect your home. You home should have plenty of protective measures in place as well.

While there should be smoke detectors on every level of your home, don’t skip putting one in or near your kitchen. Check the batteries before you start cooking as well to make sure you are ready.

Keep a fire extinguisher near your kitchen as well, and make sure a few people in your home know how to use it. The faster you can move when something happens, the better the outcome will be. Keep your pan lids at hands reach as well so that you can smother grease fires.

Make your holiday cooking season a safe one. If you do end up with some fire damage, regardless of size, call us. We can respond to your property any time and get things put back together. We will handle your restoration fast so you can get back to celebrating.

House fires can happen in the blink of an eye. Contact us for a quick restoration day or night!