Recent Fire Damage Posts

Fire can be Hot, but SERVPRO always Keeps things Cool!

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

A cool guy with a jacket and sunglasses The coolness of the Average SERVPRO Franchise Professional.

If your home or business has been struck with fire damage, you know personally the stress it can bring. You’re wondering how to pick up the pieces, clean up the mess, and restore and reconstruct the damage, all while reliving the event and asking the what-ifs.

All these fears and anxieties can weigh down on your soul, however you can rest easy and stop worrying about the process--we’ve got it from here! Our franchise professionals have been trained and IICRC-certified to use industrial cleanup and restoration equipment to get your home or business back to as close to preloss conditions as possible, and make it “Like it never even happened,” and we can get to work in mere hours!

Fire Damage Risk Increases in the Winter!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A castle singed by fire Don't let the same happen to your Family's Medieval European Castle!

You’re going to be indoors a bit more as it gets colder, and you’re going to need to be safe with your fires you make to keep warm. But if you find yourself in a home with fire damage, whether from a cooking incident, a campfire gone awry, a candle spreading, or some other mishap, you’ll be in need of a professional cleanup and restoration company, and SERVPRO of North Rowan is that professional cleanup and restoration company! Fire is obviously a dangerous hazard to your home, but the traumatic memories can hang around much longer than the actual disaster thanks to the odor of smoke clinging to upholstery, carpets, and in your air ducts. Luckily, SERVPRO of North Rowan is IICRC-Certified to clean and restore fire and smoke damage from all of those crucial locations, and we’re just one call away!

Fire Damage Restoration Saves you Money vs. Replacement

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A stack of old, partially-burned books Don't let the same happen to your priceless fancy book stash!

When you’ve had a rough experience surviving a fire, the last thing you want to do is add insult to injury and spend more money than you need to replacing damaged surfaces, furniture, and appliances. One way to save a buck is by hiring a Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Company!

SERVPRO of North Rowan is that company. We’re IICRC-certified to clean and restore fire damage, and have been doing so for decades.

Restoration of course costs money, but it’s far cheaper than replacing everything you lost. You might even be surprised at what we can restore! Why not give us a call at (336) 229-1156 and we can come out and give you an appraisal? We’re open at all hours of the day (for emergencies, of course!), and we can be where you need us in mere hours.

Fire Safety in Salisbury?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

We mitigate fire damage 24-hours a day in Rowan County.

Situational Awareness in Salisbury

While attending a company picnic at a large park, I heard a faraway “sparking sound,” and now and then would get a whiff of something burning. I followed my ears and nose and discovered a transformer on a large utility pole was throwing sparks and burning leaves on a tree next to the transformer. I called the fire department and the power company and made a report. Evidently, some new transformers were faulty and had to be replaced. Who knows how many fires could have broken out if the damaged transformers were not replaced?  

SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury has been helping Salisbury residents mitigate fire damage for years. In many cases, situational awareness and quick action can save lives and prevent fire damage. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association to help you stay safe during an emergency in a public building:

  • React immediately. If an alarm sounds, you see smoke or fire, or some other unusual disturbance, immediately exit the building in an orderly fashion.
  • Get out, stay out! Once you have escaped, stay out. Under no circumstances should you ever go back into a burning building. Let trained firefighters conduct rescue operations.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury, has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day in Salisbury. Call us today at 704-925-1019. 

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Safety Tips for Rockwell Pets

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

We are on call 24 hours a day to respond to fire damage emergencies in Rowan County.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that pets and wild animals are partly responsible for starting over 750 home fires each year. SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Rockwell, and offer these pet fire safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Pets are curious. They may bump into, turn on, or knock over cooking equipment. Keep pets away from stoves and countertops.
  • Keep pets away from candles, lamps, and space heaters.
  • Always use a metal or heat-tempered glass screen on a fireplace and keep it in place.
  • Keep pets away from a chimney’s outside vents. Have a “pet-free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from the fireplace. Glass doors and screens can stay dangerously hot for several hours after the fire goes out.
  • Consider battery-operated, flameless candles. They can look and smell like real candles.
  • Some pets are chewers. Watch pets to make sure they don’t chew through electrical cords. Have any problems checked by a professional.

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency and need help mitigating the damage, SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury is Here to Help.® We have a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day to serve you. Call us today at 704-925-1019. We’ll restore your fire damage in Rockwell “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury is Independently Owned and Operated.

Safety Tips when using Candles in North Rowan County/Salisbury

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Enjoying a beautifully lit candle is relaxing. Cleaning up smoke and fire damage is not. Practice safety while using candles.

Although fires from candles happen more often around the holidays, many people use candles all year round. SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury wants you to be safe from fire and smoke damage. It is important to be careful any time you have an open flame in your Rowan area home. 

Fire Prevention is the best way to fight against fire damage or injuries.

SERVPRO of North Rowan County / Salisbury offers these Tips for Fire Prevention from Candles:

  • Do not let children near candles
  • Keep trees and other plants away from candles
  • Make sure candles are not near window curtains or blinds that could catch fire
  • Keep lit candles in safe candle holders
  • Do not leave children alone in a room with lit candles
  • Do not light candles in the bedroom. You might fall asleep. One third of all candle fires start in the bedroom. 
  • If the power goes out, use flashlights instead of candles
  • If someone in the home uses oxygen, do not use candles
  • Fire damage from candles happens 35 times a day in the U.S.
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can catch fire
  • Put out candles when leaving the room or going to bed

A little caution goes a long way to protect you and your loved ones. If you have to deal with damage caused by smoke or fire from a candle in your Rowan area home, your friends at SERVPRO of North Rowan County / Salisbury are just a phone call away. 

SERVPRO of North Rowan County / Salisbury is independently owned and operated. 


Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fire in Rowan

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

(SERVPRO of Franchise) When soot, smoke, or fire damage take their tool on your home, we are Here To Help.

SERVPRO of North Rowan County / Salisbury understands that cooking equipment is a leading cause of fire damage and fire injuries in your Rowan home.

To help prevent fire damage, SERVPRO of North Rowan County / Salisbury shares these tips. They make more sense than not cooking at home.

  • Many kitchen items can catch fire, including dish towels, oven mitts, recipes, wooden tools, and loose clothing
  • Never operate the stove or oven when you are tired or have been drinking alcohol
  • If you are frying, broiling, grilling, or boiling food, stay in the kitchen. If you leave, even for a short time, turn off the heat
  • Keep flammable items at least three feet from the stovetop
  • Do not allow children within two to four feet of the stove or oven
  • If you must leave the house while cooking of any kind, turn off the heat sources

Remember that fire is fast. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 from outside your Rowan home.

SERVPRO of North Rowan County / Salisbury reminds you that fire prevention is the best strategy against fire damage. 

SERVPRO of North Rowan County / Salisbury is independently owned and operated. 


Space Heater Fire in Salisbury?

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

We are fire damage restoration specialists in Rowan County!

Space Heater Safety Facts and Tips

During the winter months in Salisbury, it’s nice to have a space heater to take the chill off of a cold room, but did you know that space heaters are responsible for 43 percent of home heating fires in the United States? According to a report published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), space heaters were also responsible for 85 percent of associated deaths. SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury wants everyone to be safe this winter and we offer some space heater safety tips from the NFPA to prevent winter fires from starting in your home:

  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Turn off the space heater when you leave the room or go to bed.

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day to help you. Call us today at 704-925-1019. We’ll restore your fire damage in Salisbury, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury is Independently Owned and Operated.

Cleaning Smoke and Soot Damage in North Rowan County/Salisbury

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury can clean up damage from smoke and soot in your North Rowan County/Salisbury home.  

Smoke is a mixture of gases and small particles. The small particles are also called ash, and they include soot. Soot is the collection of particles left from incomplete burning of products that contain carbon. These products include wood and coal. Smoke and soot do not destroy materials the way fire does. They leave behind greasy films and have an unpleasant odor.

Smoke moves from warmer areas to cooler areas. You will find smoke and soot damage on the ceiling above where the fire started, but you will find the damage in other places. SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury looks for damage in/on:

  • Outside walls and windows: Even if the fire was in the center of the room, smoke travels to the cooler areas
  • Closed-off spaces: Smoke and soot settle in cooler areas, including dresser drawers, closed closets, and wall cavities
  • Air ducts: smoke and soot travel throughout the house
  • Drapes and blinds. The drapes and blinds are cooler than other parts of the house. During a fire, the areas behind the drapes and blinds are cooler than the rest of the room. Remember that smoke travels to the cooler areas, leaving behind smoke and soot.

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury investigates these areas to get a good idea of what kind of damage is in the North Rowan County/Salisbury building.  

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury is independently owned and operated. 

Holiday Pets Safety in Woodleaf?

12/20/2020 (Permalink)

Rowan County residents rely on us to restore their fire damaged properties!

Pet Safety

Pets love the holiday season. There are so many shiny and bright objects and wonderful smells everywhere! There are nice fires burning in the fireplaces giving our furry friends warm and cozy places to take naps. SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury responds to fire damage emergencies in Woodleaf each year and we offer these pet safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association to keep your furry friends safe this holiday season:

  • Keep pets away from stoves and countertops.
  • Keep pets away from candles, lamps, and space heaters.
  • Always use a metal or heat-tempered glass screen on a fireplace and keep it in place.
  • Keep pets away from a chimney’s outside vents. Have a “pet-free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from the fireplace.
  • Consider battery-operated, flameless candles. They can look and smell like real candles.
  • Some pets are chewers. Watch pets to make sure they don’t chew through electrical cords. Have any problems checked by a professional.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day to respond to your call. Call us today at 704-925-1019. We’ll restore your fire damage in Woodleaf, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury is Independently Owned and Operated.

Home Cooking Fire Safety

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

Don't let your cooking get out of control

Cooking at home more frequently lately?

With the turn of events in the world and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are being asked to abide by the stay at home orders. That means the majority of us are now cooking from home. And that maybe something we are not used to doing.  Cooking fires can easily start and quickly get out of control. Please read these valuable cooking safety tips and statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

What you should know about home cooking safety?

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stove-top.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stove-top.
  • If you have a cooking fire, Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Be sure to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stove-top. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

Frying foods on the stove-top tend to be the most dangerous and have additional safety precautions to consider.

  • Always stay in the kitchen when frying on the stove-top.
  • Keep an eye on what you fry. If you see wisps of smoke or the oil smells, immediately turn off the burner and/or carefully remove the pan from the burner. Smoke is a danger sign that the oil is too hot.
  • Heat the oil slowly to the temperature you need for frying or sauteing.
  • Add food gently to the pot or pan so the oil does not splatter.
  • Always cook with a lid beside your pan. If you have a fire, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Do not remove the cover because the fire could start again. Let the pan cool for a long time. Never throw water or use a fire extinguisher on the fire.

If the fire does not go out or you don’t feel comfortable sliding a lid over the pan, get everyone out of your home. And be sure to call the fire department from outside.  When the fire is out and your family is safe, then it’s time for cleanup to begin. That is when SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury can help. Please contact our office and we will assist you in taking the right steps to restoring your property and belongings. 704-925-1019.

Don’t be taken aback By a Puff-Back 

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

Puff Backs: Who do you call when your furnace attacks?

It’s that time of year again, folks. It’s the time when the searing hot summer sun still blazes by day and the bone-chilling Fall temperatures creep up at night.  

It’s also the time when the toughest of the tough like to play a game called “How long can I last before I turn on the heat”. It’s a lot of fun provided that everyone in the house wants to play; and as the battle rages on, one by one frozen little soldiers raise their white flags and turn the heat on. 

Most of the time this is a pleasant moment when the comforting warmth blows from every vent thawing chilled toes and ruby red noses; but once in a while this blessed occasion is tainted by a most dreaded phenomenon known as a puff-back. A puff-back occurs when an oil furnace does not immediately ignite as it should. This causes a vapor build up that will create a sort-of explosion when the furnace finally does ignite. This explosion then causes soot to be blown throughout your home. In other words, your house in now warm...but very dirty. 

Soot, because of its fine nature, can literally spread everywhere, making the task of cleaning it by yourself nearly impossible. SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury stands ready with both the crew and the equipment to handle this often-overwhelming situation so that you don’t have to be taken aback by a puff-back. 

Recent Residential Kitchen Fire

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Stove top fires are very common in most homes. They can start out small, but can quickly get out of control. It can start off by a small distraction while you are preparing dinner. You have something on the stove; you defer your attention to something else and possibly leave the room for a second only to walk back to a stovetop fire. Our customer experienced just that while making dinner one night. Fortunately, the homeowners were properly prepared with a fire extinguisher in their kitchen and were able to get this kitchen fire under control quickly. But immediately after, they were left with a terrible mess. That’s when SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury was called in to assist with the cleanup. Although not much structural damage occurred, there was significant smoke damage throughout the home.
Our technicians worked with the homeowner and their family to ensure that all rooms were cleaned to SERVPRO and industry standards. All of the contents within each of these rooms were individually, hand cleaned by our amazing crew. The homeowners were so pleased when we were able to clean some of their more sentimental items.
When you have fire or smoke damage in your home or office, be sure to call the professionals at SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury at (704) 925-1019.

Summer Grilling Safety Tips

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

It is that time of year when the seasons are changing, the weather is getting warmer and summer break is upon us. As summer approaches and the weather gets warmer, more and more people use outdoor grills to prepare their meals and entertain guests. And because of this, the incidents of grill-caused fires go up. According to the National Fire Protection Association, outdoor grilling causes an average of 8,900 home fires each year. The team at SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury want you and your family to be safe and avoid any fire damage to you home or property. Be sure to take a look at these helpful grilling safety tips before you decide to host your first cook-out and throw your steaks on the grill.

Make sure to always use your grill outside and away from any structures or obstructions. This includes any low hanging tree branches as well. Be sure to always keep your grill clean.  Grease and fat can build up on the grilling racks as well as the tray below the grill. Before this season’s first barbecue, check for propane leaks on your gas grill. Check the gas hose for leaks by applying a light soap and water solution to the hose and then turning on the gas. If there is a propane leak, the solution will bubble. Always be sure to check for leaks before every use. Also wait to re-light if the flame is to go out. A good rule of thumb is waiting 5 minutes. Most importantly, be aware and take care around the grill; Never leave the grill unattended, never wear lose clothing, do not let kids or pets play near the grill, and never move the grill while it is in use or at least an hour after use while it is still hot.

Grilling season is all about having fun and sharing good times with food. Be sure you and your family are safe during your next cook-out.

Common Causes of Household Fires

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

A fire in the home can spread much more quickly than you might expect.

A fire in the home can spread much more quickly than you might expect. Even a small fire can completely engulf a room in just two minutes.

The loss caused by fire damage is vast and irreversible, so it’s worth making yourself aware of the most common causes of fires in the home to reduce the risk of a devastating fire.


Candles can add a beautiful atmosphere or scent to any room, but improper use can easily cause a fire.

Never leave a candle burning unattended. Keep wicks trimmed to avoid large flames. Ensure that candles are placed on a heat-proof surface well away from walls, curtains or lampshades. Don’t place a candle in a draught as this may blow the flame towards something flammable. Lighters and matches should be kept somewhere safe and out of the reach of children.


There are many hazards in the kitchen when it comes to fire. Cooking oil in particular is very dangerous, as it can get incredibly hot and splatter on flammable surfaces.

Never leave the hob or oven unattended while in use, even if it’s just for a minute. If you have a gas hob or oven, always make sure to keep items such as oven gloves or paper towels away from the open flame, and make sure to switch them off after use. Only use as much oil as necessary while cooking and cover frying pans with lids or splatter guards.


Hot ash, embers, and cigarettes that have not been properly stubbed out are all capable of starting a fire, particularly in rooms that are full of soft furnishings such as beds, sofas and carpets.

It is safer to smoke outside where a fire is less likely to take hold, but be aware of your surroundings and don’t smoke around flammable substances such as petrol. Always make sure that cigarettes are properly extinguished. Keep lighters and matches away from children.

Electrical equipment

While electrical items that generate heat such as curling tongs are more obvious fire hazards, anything that uses electricity could cause a fire if it is faulty.

Regularly inspect the cables on your electrical items for signs of damage. Never overload plug sockets with multiple adapters. If an item that you are using starts to smoke or feel very hot, stop using it immediately and unplug it. If an item frequently blows fuses or trips the circuit breaker, it is likely faulty and therefore unsafe.

Faulty wiring

Electrical currents carry heat, so wiring can lead to a fire if it is faulty or overloaded. Electrical systems typically have a lifespan of around 40 years, so older houses may need to be rewired.

Common signs that your wiring may be faulty include frequent blown fuses or tripped circuits, lights that dim if you use another appliance, or having to unplug one appliance for another to work. If you’re concerned about the safety of your wiring, get it inspected by a licensed electrician.


Well maintained heating appliances that are used according to the manufacturer’s guidelines shouldn’t cause a problem, but you must always make sure to look after your appliances.

Get your boiler inspected regularly by a licensed professional to check for and repair any problems. Any electric heaters must be placed at least a metre away from other objects, especially flammable items such as curtains and sofas. Never cover an electric heater or use them to dry wet clothes.


Children can be curious and clumsy, making them a potential liability when it comes to fire.

Always keep matches and lighters out of sight and reach of children, and be sure to warn them of the dangers of playing with fire. Never leave children unattended around naked flames such as candles or gas hobs. Be mindful of any children present while cooking or using open flames.

If you’ve been the victim of a fire in your home, get in touch with SERVPRO of North Rowan County & Salisbury

Summer Safety Tips

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Summer is here


The summer season is a time to make memories and enjoy the great outdoors.  Below you will find tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Association.

  • When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed for grills; do not add fluid after coals have been lit.
  • When using a gas grill, ensure the hose connection is tight; check hoses for leaks.  Apply soapy water to the hoses to easily identify possible leaks.
  • When camping, always use a flame retardant tent and set up camp away from the campfire.  Use flashlights or battery- powered lanterns inside the tent, NOT liquid- filled heaters or lanterns.
  • Always build a campfire down wind from the tent area. Clear vegetation and dig a pit before building a fire.  Always extinguish the fire before going to sleep or leaving the campsite.  To extinguish a campfire, cove with dirt or pour water over the fire.
  • Store liquid fire starter (not gasoline) away from your tent and campfire and only use dry kindling to freshen a campfire.

SERVPRO wishes you a happy and safe summer.

Dryer Fire Prevention Tips

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

If you have experienced dryer fire in your home, SERVPRO is here to deal with the fire damage.

Dryer Fire Prevention Tips from your local  SERVPRO North Rowan County / Salisbury

Each year in the United States homeowners suffer from the aftermath of clothes dryer fires. In fact, nearly 15,000 home clothes dryers catch fire each year which in turn cause about 100 injuries. While it may surprise some, neglecting to clean your dryer is the most common cause of a fire. As such, preventing dryer fires is actually easy if the homeowner is aware of the potential of fire damage and takes steps to avoid an accident from occurring in their home.

Keep in mind the following tips for dryer fire prevention:

  1. Hire a professional to install your dryer, do not attempt to do this yourself
  2. Make sure that your laundry room has no flammable items inside or near the dryer
  3. Clean your linen filter both before and after every single load of laundry
  4. Get your dryer serviced regularly
  5. Be sure that your dryer’s vent pipe is free, blockage is one the top causes of dryer fires
  6. Hire a professional to look at your gas lines
  7. Never run your dryer when you are asleep or not home
  8. Avoid overloading your dryer
  9. Clean your dryer in any place where lint can build up
  10. Use metal dryer ducts
  11. Check the electrical outlet and plug to ensure it is connected correctly
  12. Do not dry any items containing rubber, foam, or plastic
  13. Do not dry clothes that have anything flammable on them such as gas, alcohol, or cooking oils
  14. Leave ample room between your dryer and the wall behind it
  15. Read your manufacturers’ instructions to go over particular safety tips for your dryer

From lack of maintenance to dirty dryers, almost every single dryer fire each year is caused by something that could have been avoided. If you have experienced dryer fire in your home, SERVPRO North Rowan County / Salisbury is here to deal with the fire damage. Call us today to learn more!    704-939-1944

How Fire Cleanup Works

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration

Proper fire damage restoration is an essential step after you have had a fire in home or fire in business. As soon as you're certain everyone in the home or business made it out safely, contact your insurance company and begin making plans to have the fire damage, smoke damage, soot damage and any commercial fire damage taken care of.  Selecting a licensed, insured, experienced fire cleanup company such as

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury

. This can make the process of fire cleanup fast, easy and effective. 

Dealing with the damage caused by a fire in home or fire in business can be difficult and dangerous if your try to do it yourself. In addition to fire damage, smoke damage, soot damage and commercial fire damage, the home or business owner also has to be sure the air quality in the structure is safe. Professional fire cleanup companies have the tools, equipment and trained staff to quickly and effectively take care of the fire damage, soot damage, smoke damage and commercial fire damage as well as improve the air quality in the structure. This can make it possible for people to return to the home of business in a short period of time.

When you are dealing with the aftermath of a fire in home or a fire in business, the decisions you make are crucial. The most important decision you have to make is choosing a reputable, experienced fire cleanup company. The quality of their work will decide what your home or business will look like when the fire damage, soot damage, smoke damage or commercial fire damage is repaired and the air quality issues have been addressed. Their work repairing the damage done by fire in home or fire in business can make a dramatic difference in how long it will take you to be able to get back into your home or business and what it will cost.

The amount of your fire loss will be determined by how quickly and well the fire cleanup company can get the job done. They can limit the amount of fire loss you have based on their ability to handle the fire damage, smoke damage and soot damage. The company can control the amount of your fire loss by the way they handle your commercial fire damage. An experienced company knows exactly what to do to salvage as much as possible from properties that sustain fire damage, soot damage and smoke damage. It takes skill, experience and the right equipment to clean and repair your property and keep your fire loss to a minimum.

Improving air quality is an important part of the repair process from fire in home or fire in business. Until the air quality improves people cannot safely return to the home or business. Choosing the right fire cleanup company will not only limit fire loss, they will quickly improve the air quality in the damaged property and get you back in your home or business.  When disaster happens 

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury


Rowan County / Salisbury Smoke and Soot Cleanup

12/27/2016 (Permalink)

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 North Rowan County / Salisbury 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 – (704) 636-1700