Recent Fire Damage Posts

What to Expect from the Commercial Fire Restoration Process

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

A building fire can be a scary experience. Even after the flames are put out and the danger has passed, the aftermath can be a confusing time. You may not know what to do about your burned commercial property or what to expect during cleanup and restoration.

After the fire is put out by emergency responders, you should call a professional fire damage restoration company. These experts will walk you through the process of assessing damage and beginning the big task of restoring the site. Along the way you should feel free to ask questions, but here are the basic steps of the process so you know what to expect up front.

Step 1: Assessment

The restoration company you hire will first assess the extent of the fire damage your property has suffered. They’ll look at heat, soot, and smoke damage to all structures and furnishings to see how far the fire reached and how badly it affected all materials it touched. With this information, the company will devise a plan of action and be able to give you an accurate quote for how much the restoration job will cost as well as a reasonable timeline for getting the job done.

Step 2: Preventing further damage

Before cleanup and restoration can begin, the main priority will be to prevent further damage to your property. Damage from the fire might have exposed building interiors to the elements, putting you at risk for further damage from the weather or wildlife. The restoration company can put up tarps and other protective measures to keep the elements out for the most part.

Keeping vandals and looters out of the site might also be a concern. A professional restoration company should have methods for this, such as securing doors and windows or even hiring a security company to monitor the site.

Other safety measures might be shutting off all utilities to the site if that hasn’t been done already and disabling the possible cause of the fire. For instance, if faulty wiring is thought to be the cause of the fire, electricity should be shut off to prevent another fire from happening again before new wiring can be installed.

Step 3: Cleaning up

Finally cleanup can begin. This step may seem like a whole process in and of itself. Water from the fire department or damaged plumbing will be pumped away. Charred and broken debris will be removed. Soot will be washed away and surfaces scrubbed. Damaged furnishings will be disposed of for you. Interiors and undamaged surfaces and furnishings will be deodorized to get rid of the smell of smoke. Dirt and dust will be swept up. Soon your property will begin looking like itself again.

Step 4: Renovation

Once the site is cleaned up, repairs can begin. If there was structural damage done to your building, it will need to be renovated to be functional again. Interior surfaces and fixtures that were too damaged to be cleaned will be replaced. New furnishings will be bought. Utilities will be turned back on. You can choose to match the previous look of the property as much as possible or take this opportunity to make some updates and have a fresh start.

Step 5: Prevention

Finally, the nightmare is over! All repairs and cleanup are completed and your property is ready for business again. But not so fast. The final step may be a consultation with the restoration company to discuss how to prevent future fires. This kind of meeting might depend on the cause of the fire and the company you hired, but if the fire had been preventable they may offer some ideas for avoiding a repeat situation such as placing smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in better places.

Your fire restoration team is here for you

You might be feeling overwhelmed after a commercial property fire, but hiring a great restoration company will set you on the right track. At SERVPRO of Rutherford County, our trained fire restoration technicians have you covered. With our 24-hour emergency service, we can get to your business quickly and begin immediate cleanup and restoration. No matter the size of your disaster, our goal is to restore your property and get your business back to functioning as quickly as possible.

Top 5 Causes of Fire Damage and How to Prevent Them

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Fire is one of the most devastating calamities that can happen to a home.

Before you think that house fires won’t happen to you, think again. According to an NFPA report, public fire departments have responded 1,319,500 fires in 2017 with an estimated $23 billion in property damage. Fire departments in the U.S. have responded to a fire every 24 seconds.

While the numbers are rather grim, this is not the time to panic. Most house fires can be prevented by simply taking the proper safety measures. Here are the most common causes of house fires and the tips to prevent them.

5 Common Causes of Fire Damage and How to Prevent Them

1. Cooking

According to the NFPA, cooking fires are the number one cause of house fires.

Most kitchens have numerous potential fire hazards. You have appliances with faulty wiring, hot cooking oil, and unattended pots and pans. When you are cooking, make sure that don’t leave the kitchen. Fires in the kitchen can start in a matter of seconds. If you have to leave the kitchen, make sure that you turn off the stove.

In addition, don’t prepare or cook food if you are tired, sleepy, or have been drinking alcohol. Finally, children and pets should be off-limits from any active cooking area.

2. Smoking

Most fire deaths are due to fires that are started in the living room or bedroom.

If you are a smoker, make it a point that you only smoke outside. While you’re at it, make sure that you have thoroughly extinguished the cigarettes when finished. A good practice would be to soak your cigarette butts before throwing them away.

Smoking materials such as matches and lighters should be stored in a secure cabinet or any place that’s out of the children’s reach.

Fires have also occurred while e-cigs are being used. The common cause is usually battery failure. Don’t leave the charging e-cigarettes unattended.

3. Heating

Home heating is another common source of residential and commercial fire damage. As you might expect, heating fires commonly happen during December, January, and February.

Central heating doesn’t pose too much of a risk especially if it’s well maintained and inspected regularly. However, the same can’t be said with portable space heaters.

If you want to use a space heater, make sure that you operate in a well-ventilated space. Additionally, you will want to situate the device away from fabrics, draperies, furniture, and other combustible items. Invest in a heating product that has a proper working thermostat control and an auto shut-off feature.

4. Appliance Cords and Wires

Appliances with damaged or frayed wires can trigger a fire. Always make sure that your wires and cords are safely organized.

Regularly inspect all the wires and cords in your home as they can get damaged or worn over time. Once you see any damaged wire, you should replace it immediately or least stop using the appliance until the replacement.

Never overload your wall sockets and extension cords. When tucking away the wires and cords, don’t place them under rugs or furniture. Finally, it never hurts to have a qualified electrician perform a routine inspection of your home’s electrical network.

5. Candles

Candles can provide amazing ambiance and fragrance to any living space. However, you have to keep in mind that they are also a source of open flame and are common causes of house fires. Candle fires are very common around the holidays especially during Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

When it comes to candles, you should never leave them unattended. Make it a point to put out the flame whenever you leave the immediate area. Only light a candle on a stable and flat surface, preferably away from the reach of children and pets. Don’t position the candle near flammable items like fabrics, curtains, drapes, and books.

If you want a safer alternative, you can purchase a battery-powered LED candle for your home.

Call a Trusted Pro for a Stress-Free Fire Restoration

If your home has already succumbed to fire damage, a restoration is your best bet as it’s always quicker and more affordable than replacing the damaged areas.

For a reliable fire restoration solution, call SERVPRO of Rutherford County.

5 Tips on How to Prevent Fire Damage to Your Home

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

For the average homeowner, the very mention of fire damage is enough to strike terror into anyone’s heart.

According to FEMA, a fire can become life-threatening in just two minutes. In as little as five minutes, your home could be engulfed in fire.

When it comes to residential or commercial fire damage, fire safety is one thing that you can’t put on the back burner. Taking the proper steps on how to prevent fire damage can go a long way in saving your belongings and avoiding costly repairs.

5 Tips on How to Prevent Fire Damage

1. Observe Proper Installation of Fire Alarms

Fire alarms and smoke detectors are your home’s first line of defense. Early detection of smoke will not only save your property but most importantly, your life as well.

While the installation of smoke detectors has become a law, there are still many properties that don’t install their fire prevention systems properly. One of the first things to ensure is the proper installation of your fire alarm system. Larger buildings should have multiple fire alarms on each level.

As a general rule, you should follow these guidelines for a proper fire alarm installation:

  • Avoid placing the detector in recessed ceilings
  • Don’t install the detector near vents, doors, or fans
  • Install the device 2 feet from any corner
  • Install it 10 feet away from the stove
  • Install it 2 feet away from any lighting fixture

It’s always a good idea to test your fire alarm system once every month. Batteries should be replaced at least twice a year.

2. Watch Out for Candle Burns

A little burning candle never really caused any real damage, right?

Well, not really!

According to the National Fire Protection Association, candles caused 2% of home structure fires. Any source of fire poses a risk to your property’s safety.

Candles are great for setting the mood and providing a nice scent for the room but they shouldn’t be left unattended. Also, make sure that you place the candles on flat surfaces and away from drapes, pets, and children.

3. Inspect Home Appliances and Lights

Inspection of your home appliances and lights should be a part of regular home maintenance.

Make sure that your wires, plugs, and bulbs are not damaged. Just by having pets or using the vacuum can cause damage to your appliance wires. Once damaged wires are plugged, it might cause the appliance or light fixture to catch fire. Always keep your wires and cords organized and refrain from placing them under a rug or between a piece of furniture and a wall.

Double checking your appliances before plugging will help prevent fire damage in your home.

4. Pay Attention to Cooking and Heating Equipment

Aside from open flames, cooking and heating equipment are also primary causes of fires in the home.

For starters, you should make it a habit to keep your stove and oven clean. You should pay more attention to cleaning the grease around your stovetop since this can lead to a grease fire. Clean the vents, filters, and grease traps to prevent grease fires. Also, you should make it a point to keep flammable items away from the stove.

As for your heating equipment, make sure that it is installed and maintained by a qualified professional. Also, you need to check the heating device for potential damage on a regular basis.

5. Have Fire Extinguishers at the Ready

The worst thing that can happen once a fire breaks out is having no way to extinguish it. If you don’t have one already, it’s important that you secure a fire extinguisher for your home.

However, just having a fire extinguisher is not enough.

Make sure that you inform every family member where to retrieve the fire extinguisher. On top of that, everyone should know how to properly use the extinguisher in case a fire breaks out.

Get Restoration Professionals to Help You

If you’re unlucky and weren’t able to prevent damage to your home, your best bet is to work with a company that specializes in fire damage restoration.

Restoration is often cheaper than replacing the damaged areas. Plus, the former solution is a lot faster as well. For your fire restoration needs in Rutherford County, Murfreesboro, and Smyrna, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO.

How to Prevent Fires During the Holidays

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Scrumptious dinners, flickering lights, and making merry are all hallmarks of the holiday season. However, this is also the time when your home is at high risk of burning down.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more residential fires happen in the end-of-year period than any other time of the year.

For this reason, fire prevention and safety should be on top of your priority list this holiday season. To help stay safe during this wonderful time of the year, consider the following tips.

Fire Damage Prevention Tips from Restoration Experts

Before the season fully kicks in, have the following fire prevention tips in mind:

1. Pay Attention to Your Festive Decorations

While Christmas trees and decorations are part of the festivities, they are also one of the major causes of holiday fires.

When decorating your house, test all cords and lights to ensure they are working properly. This is especially important if the decorative lights have been in storage for a long time. Faulty products should be disposed of and replaced with new ones. Also, you’ll want to hang the lights with clips instead of nails to reduce the risk of damaging the cords.

Place your Christmas trees (and any other seasonal plants) several feet away from any heat source. Before going to bed or leaving the house, ensure you turn off the decorative lights on the tree. Also, it’s important to water the tree daily to prevent it from being brittle and dry. Dry trees catch fire easily.

And, when the festivities end, get rid of the tree as soon as possible. Don’t leave it to dry out in your garage or shed.

2. Take Cooking Safety Precautions

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, unattended cooking is the leading cause of residential fires. And it’s clear to see why. With all the chaotic holiday preparation, it’s easy to neglect the food cooking on your stoves and oven.

As a rule of thumb, stay in the kitchen until everything is out of the oven or stove. Also, make sure that you invest in fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and fire sprinklers for your kitchen. If you are planning on deep-frying your holiday turkey, do it outdoors, on a flat surface at least 10 feet from the house.

3. Be Careful with Candles

Candle fires happen the most during the holiday season. To reduce the risk, set the candle several feet away from anything combustible. Also, set the candles on sturdy bases and cover them with hurricane globes.

Don’t leave a burning candle unattended, especially if you have kids and pets. Before going to bed, make sure all the candles are blown out.

If possible, consider other safer alternatives to candles like electric candles.

4. Don’t Forget About Matches and Lighters

An open flame is a serious fire risk when handled improperly. Keep matches, lighters, and other fire-starting materials away from kids. For guests who smoke, create a designated space outdoors where they can smoke and dispose of cigarette butts. It’s recommended to dampen cigarette butts before throwing them in the trash can.

5. Get Your Indoor and Outdoor Fireplaces Inspected

Have your chimney and fireplaces inspected by a professional before using it. This is especially important if you haven’t used them for months. Also, avoid using damp firewood on your fireplaces as they produce smoke which causes choking hazards. 

If you are using space heaters to keep your house warm during the winter, make sure that they’re at least three feet away from items that can easily catch fire like clothing, beddings, furniture, and curtains. Unplug the appliance when you are done using it and don’t leave it unattended.

When using outdoor fireplaces, exercise caution. While gathering around the fire pit can be cozy, it can cause serious injuries if handled wrongly. Ensure that everybody is at least three feet from the fire, and other structures more than 10 feet. Be extra cautious during windy days as fire can quickly spread to unintended areas.

Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

If you keep the tips in mind, you will be sure to enjoy your holidays with your family and friends without the fear of a fire disaster.

However, in the unfortunate event of fire damage in your home, you’ll need professionals to take care of the disaster. Doing it yourself is risky and time-consuming. At SERVPRO of Rutherford County, we have the right tools and equipment to handle any fire damage regardless of the size.

How Long Does Fire Restoration Take?

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Enduring a disaster like a fire damage in your home can be traumatizing and devastating.

While you may feel inclined to go back into the house once the firefighters have put off the fire, it is always safe to never enter your house before restoration experts have assessed it.

Professional restoration companies like SERVPRO are properly trained and equipped to examine the damage after a fire, clean, and restore your beloved home.

But how long does this entire fire restoration process take?

There isn’t an exact timeframe for this but it’ll depend on the severity of the fire damage.

Fire Restoration Depends on the Size of the Fire

If your home suffered a small fire and it was successfully extinguished, it may seem like there’s little damage done. This may be true, but the smoke or soot that is left behind can leave acidic elements that may damage your furniture and other delicate items in your home. You also run the risk of inhaling hazardous fumes.

On the other hand, if your house has suffered a major fire, you should not only be concerned about the damage caused by the fire, soot, and smoke, but also the water damage caused when putting off the fire. 

You’ll need specialized equipment to remove the water before you continue with the restoration process. 

A small house fire will take less time to clean and restore than a big fire. Regardless of the size, it is recommended to seek the professional services of SERVPRO in Rutherford Country.

SERVPRO’s Fire Restoration Process

Every fire damage is unique and, therefore, will require a unique restoration process. However, here are steps to our typical fire restoration services:

  • Fire damage assessment: Our trained technicians will thoroughly examine the house to determine the extent of the fire, soot, and smoke damage.
  • Board-upping and Roof-tarping: If a fire damages the roof, walls, and windows, our professionals will place tarps on the damaged roofs and board-up missing walls and windows.
  • Water Removal: If there is water damage, we’ll use state-of-the-art air movers to remove the standing water and dry soaked items.
  • Smoke and soot repair: We have the right products and techniques to remove soot from walls and other surfaces.
  • Cleaning: Our skilled professionals will clean and sanitize all the restorable items damaged by the fire. We’ll also ensure that your home is free from the acidic fumes and odor of the fire.
  • Restoration: Before leaving, we will ensure your home is back to its initial condition (if not better). Our restoration services will involve installing a new carpet, painting, replacing the dry walls, and many other minor repairs in your home.

If you ever need quick and professional fire restoration services in Rutherford County, do not hesitate to check out SERVPRO. Whether day or night, we are always available to help you.

What Should You Do After a Fire?

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

You may think that house fires are only on the News and in the movies. But this is one home disaster that can easily happen to you.

What if it occurs? Are you prepared?

Not knowing what to do after a fire can be very overwhelming and stressful.

With a little help from your restoration experts and insurance agents, you will be able to get your beloved home back.

Here are some of the things you need to do after a fire incident:

1. Find Somewhere Safe for Your Family

When a fire occurs in your home, you’ll probably not use it for the next 2-7 days (or more) depending on the severity of the damage.

If you can’t stay at your relatives’ or friends’ place, check with your insurance provider and find out whether your family is entitled to stay in a hotel as part of your insurance temporary housing clause.

Alternatively, you could talk to a local disaster relief center like the American Red Cross and let them help you find a safe place for your family to stay temporarily.

2. Take Photos and Videos for Insurance Purposes

Before you start cleaning up and making necessary repairs, ensure you document the water damage for your insurance company by taking photos and videos. Make sure you save these documents safely.

If you start cleaning up before documenting the damage, you could reduce your insurance coverage.

3. Save Your Undamaged Property

Sometimes, the fire department can save part of your house. If this is the case, try to salvage all the undamaged items and store them in a safe place.

If you leave them in the home, they can be destroyed by mold from the water used to put off the fire.

4. List Your Damaged Items

Your insurer will also need a detailed list of your damaged and undamaged inventory. Separating these two will be the best way of making the list.

This list should include the brand name, model, price, and description of each item. If you have the receipts, you can use them as supporting documents.

5. Check Out SERVPRO in Rutherford County for Top-Notch Restoration

SERVPRO is a dedicated restoration company that will ensure your home is looking new in no time. Our services include water removal, soot repair, smoke damage repair, and any other problem caused by the fire disaster.

Fire Restoration vs. Rebuilding? What Should You Do?

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire can wreak tremendous havoc on our homes or businesses. In the unfortunate event it occurs, what matters most is what you do as the affected party.

Getting your life back together should be your major concern.

After a fire, be sure to take the following measures:

  • Take photos and videos of the damage for insurance purposes.
  • Examine the stability of the house and whether it is safe to salvage your remaining items.
  • Countercheck for electrical hazards such as exposed wires. If there are, seek professional assistance.
  • Limit your activities in the house to areas that are safe.

A typical fire disaster will also involve water, soot, and smoke damage. The damages caused can be disorienting and truly upsetting. You might even decide to bring everything down and rebuild afresh.

But with a professional restoration company like SERVPRO, they will do everything they can to restore your home to before the fire. 

Fire Restoration vs. Rebuilding

Restoration is far more affordable than rebuilding. At SERVPRO, we will restore your home and all the damaged items. You even won’t know they were damaged. 

Your family will be able to resettle back into their warm and cozy home in no time.

When SERVPRO arrives at your home, we will:

  • Inspect and assess the damage of the fire.
  • If water was used by the fire department to put off the fire, we will drain it completely.
  • Repair the damaged structures of the house.
  • Smoke and soot repair.
  • General cleaning and sanitizing.
  • Restore damaged items.

For Fire Restoration in Murfreesboro, SERVPRO is Here to Help

Fire restoration can be a daunting process. But you cannot do it alone. You need help – professional help!

SERVPRO is equipped with state-of-the-art restoration equipment and has trained professionals who will ensure that the job is done timely and perfectly.

It doesn’t matter the day or time – we are always available to help. Your satisfaction is our number one priority.

Prevent Fires in Homes During the Holidays

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

The holiday season should be a time to make merry with your friends and family. This is the time of the year when you put away the pressures of life and share in the joy.

But this is also the season when homes are most vulnerable to fires.

To prevent your home from going up in flames this holiday season, consider the following fire prevention tips:

3 Easy Tips to Prevent Fires in Your Murfreesboro

1. Dispose of Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays

What is a holiday without some decorations and a Christmas tree?

As much as they bring merry to our hearts, they can also pose a great fire risk to our homes. Many Christmas trees come from cedar, cypress, and pine – and these trees are highly flammable when they are dried out.

It is, therefore, important to water your Christmas tree when in use and dispose of it once the holiday season is over. Consider an artificial fire-retardant Christmas tree as a safer alternative.

2. Keep Matches and Flammable Materials Away From Kids

When you put kids and flammable materials together, the end result is always ugly. 

In fact, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, kids below the age of 5 years have a 50% higher risk of fire-related deaths than the rest of the population.

Being on a constant look-out for all your kid’s activities is a nerve-wracking and time-consuming affair. A better way of handling this would be identifying all items that may pose a fire hazard and keep them away from children.

3. Ensure All Electric Appliance are Working Properly

Statistics show that electrical fires cause as much as $1.1 billion in property damages and an estimated 310 deaths each year. Furthermore, these electric-caused fires peak during the holidays when more people rely on electricity for lighting and heating.

If you don’t want to contribute to these worrying statistics, ensure that you have all your electrical appliances in optimal working condition. This includes inspecting your decorative lights, switches, wiring, and other household electronics.

Count on SERVPRO Murfreesboro for Quick Fire Emergency Restoration Services This Holiday

In the unfortunate event that a fire does break out in your home, you should contact SERVPRO for restoration services as soon as possible.

With SERVPRO, you are guaranteed the most extensive emergency restoration and home cleaning services. You’ll have your home back to normal in no time.

What to Do Before Fire Restoration in Rutherford County Arrives

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Have you ever had a fire in your home?

If your answer is yes, then you understand how devastating it is. And if you haven’t, take the necessary precautionary measures as early as possible.

SERVPRO will help you and your family get your life back on track. 

What Fire Restoration in Rutherford County is All About

Whether small or big, fire can cause significant damage to your home. The damage is usually due to the actual flames, smoke, and heat from the flames.

Moreover, the water used to put out the fire can cause significant damage. The results of water damage include:

  • Warping
  • Growth of mold
  • Structural damage
  • Electrical and electronic equipment damage

Tips for Fire Restoration in Rutherford County Before Fire Restoration Arrives

When your home is destroyed by fire, you need to call SERVPRO as soon as possible - we’ll be there in no time.

But before we arrive, here’s what you need to do: 

1. Don’t Clean Up the Soot

It’s understandable that the ashes and soot can be quite annoying.  However, don’t be in a hurry to clean them out on your own, mainly if they are on furniture and walls. You may make the situation worse.

2. Get a Fire Report

Get a copy of the fire report from the local fire marshal.  It’ll help in the general restoration process.

3. Documenting the Damage

Ensure you document the damage. List down the damaged items and take pictures and/or videos for your insurance purposes.

4. Change the Filter of Your AC

Changing the filter in the air conditioning and heating system should make your home a little bit liveable even before the fire restoration takes place.

Fire Restoration Services by SERVPRO in Rutherford County

You need to get a professional for your fire restoration because you may not have the necessary skills and equipment.

At SERVPRO, we have a dedicated team of fire restoration professionals in Rutherford County that are always ready to help. Contact us today!

What to Protect When Fire Occurs: Tips by Commercial Fire Restoration Experts in Smyrna

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Even with good fire prevention measures, fire disasters are sometimes inevitable.

What do you do when you have done everything to prevent a fire, but it still occurs?

Minimising the damage caused by fire should be your next top priority.

Even though it’s not possible to go into a burning building to stop the fire from damaging your property, it’s more prudent to work on planning and preparing for a fire before it occurs.

Planning Before Disaster: Tips from Commercial Fire Restoration Experts in Smyrna

As you plan for a fire disaster, ensure your safety and that of others comes before taking into account the losses of your business assets. Here’s what you need to protect:

1. Protect Your Staff

A business owner should be more concerned about how the occupants of the building will be able to safely exit the building when a fire occurs. It’s important that you teach all your employees how to exit the building in the event of a fire breakout.

Also, ensure you have fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and fire sprinklers properly installed in your building. Regular fire drills will help the employees know what to do in case of a fire.

2. Protect Your Business Records

Business records are at the core of your operations and commercial fire restoration will be geared towards recovering them.

However, before a fire disaster occurs, ensure that you secure all your business records (plans, designs, financial records, software) in a fireproof vault.  Alternatively, you can embrace modern technology and go the paperless way.

3. Protect Your Business Property

When a fire occurs, your business property will definitely be damaged.

But just how do you reduce the severity of this damage? Call your local fire stations as soon as possible and minimize the damage of your property.

Feeling Devastated by a Fire Disaster? Call SERVPRO Commercial Fire Restoration Services in Smyrna

Let’s face it, fire restoration can be challenging. Leave it to the pros. After all, you are too overwhelmed by the disaster so you'll need help to get back on track.

Call SERVPRO for effective commercial fire restoration in Smyrna. We have the best equipment for the job and our technicians are highly trained professionals. More importantly, we have fast responses to ensure you get your life back on track as soon as possible.

Fast and Efficient Commercial Fire Restoration in Murfreesboro

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

When a fire disaster strikes, many business owners often wonder how they’ll get back to their day-to-day lives as soon as possible.

Even when the fire is completely put out, questions on what you’ll do and where you’ll start will be troubling you each and every second of the day.

 With the odor of the smoke, the soot on the walls, water on the floor, it’s hard to make any good decision. But you don’t have to worry because SERVPRO is here to your rescue.

We understand how overwhelmed you can get in the unfortunate event of a fire, that’s why we respond and act almost immediately. We will help you get back on your feet in no time.

Commercial Fire Restoration Process in Murfreesboro

1. Assessment of the Fire Damage

When you hire SERVPRO for your fire restoration, we will first conduct a thorough inspection and determine how much damage was done to your building after the fire disaster. A comprehensive plan of the remediation follows and then we get to work.

2. Eliminate the Smoke Odor

SERVPRO is equipped with the best air movers and industrial dehumidifiers to remove smoke odor and bring fresh air back into your building. 

3. Remove the Soot

From the floor to the ceiling and walls, our highly experienced team will clean away all the soot until your surfaces are spanking new. Soot removal will also come a long way in preventing mold and mildew growth in your building.

For areas that were not affected by the fire, we will seal them off to prevent the soot and smoke odor from getting in.

4. Repaint, Repair, Restore

Once all the soot and odor are well taken care of, we’ll repair and repaint the walls of your building as necessary. Your floor may also need some good scrubbing. However, in severe cases, it may need replacement – which we’ll gladly do.

Contact SERVPRO for Expert Fire Restoration Services in Murfreesboro

Fire may strike at any time. In such an unfortunate event, ensure that you find professional commercial fire restoration experts to help you get back to business as soon as possible.

You can always count on SERVPRO!

How to Prevent Fires in LaVergne: Tips from Fire Restoration Experts

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

What type of business do you have?

Is it in any way susceptible to the risk of fire?

If yes, then you definitely need to have a fire precautionary plan for your business premise.

Statistics from the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) indicate a rise in the number of non-residential fires over the years. Some of the most common commercial buildings where fires occur include small offices, small buildings, and restaurants.

So how do you prevent these fires?

Fire Prevention: Tips from SERVPRO in LaVergne

Don’t wait until your building catches fire, here are insightful fire prevention tips from experts.

1. Electrical Appliances

Ensure you take the following precautions when it comes to your electrical appliances:

  • Most electrical appliances come with recommendations from the manufacturer. You need to follow these instructions to prevent a voltage overload that may result in a fire outbreak.
  • Replace frayed power cords. Also, instead of running your power cords under carpets or rags, it’s recommended to use cord protectors.
  • To prevent late-night and weekend fires, ensure you unplug appliances such as coffee makers and microwaves at the end of the day or when they are not using the office.
  • Appliances that feel exceedingly hot may be faulty and may be a fire hazard. Have them checked or just replace them.

2. Regular Inspections

You may have to call in a fire marshal to inspect areas where chemicals and equipment are stored. The aim for this is to ensure there is enough ventilation in these rooms.

3. Storage of Hazardous Materials

Most of these materials come with the manufacturer’s instructions on how to properly store them. You will also have to conform to the OSHA regulations and ensure you’ve properly marked them.

Efficient Commercial Fire Restoration in LaVergne

It must have been devastating seeing your building burn.

If the disaster has occurred and you don’t what to do next, seek the services of a professional fire restoration company in LaVergne.

At SERVPRO, our main goal is to have your business up and running as soon as possible. It’s time you talked to SERVPRO professionals for your commercial fire restoration needs in LaVergne.

We Can Restore Your Kitchen After Fire Damage!

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

We'll have your kitchen looking as good as new!

Kitchen fires in the home can be traumatic. A minor incident with simple smoke damages or a larger blaze can wreak havoc on a home. Once the flames are out, you're likely left with the smell of smoke throughout the home. Water damage from firefighting efforts and a lingering smell that reminds you of the incident can be hard to take. There are several steps to help remove the smell, damage, and negative impact inside your home. We'll help your family return to normal and you can enjoy your home once again.

Air Ducts

Many people don't realize that dust, allergens, and other materials circulate through the home via air ducts. Fire-related smells can remain in the ducts long after the flames are put out, leaving a smell of smoke in the entire home. Even with a small kitchen blaze, smoke rises up into the ducts and that smell proves difficult to remove. Professionals can check the entire duct system to see if cleaning them is necessary to regain clean air in your home.

Removing Evidence of Damages

Even the smallest flames can result in smoke damages in the home. You also have the after-effects of using water or fire extinguishers to put out the flames. Those techniques can leave marks that need removal too. Even if the flames were small and you were able to contain them without firefighters, it’s likely there are damages there to remind your family of the traumatic event. Water and fire-related damages are our specialties. We can restore your home, remove the smell and any other fire-related evidence.


After you experience this type of event, always call the professionals. At SERVPRO of Rutherford County, we can remove smoke and flames in your kitchen and the rest of the home if needed. We have experience in removing fire-related damages throughout the area. We provide 24-hour emergency services to ensure that your family can get back into the home as quickly as possible. Our fire restoration team is equipped with everything needed to remove evidence of flames and get you back in your home.