Fire Damage Photo Gallery

Fire can affect your treasures even when you think they are out of reach.

Fire can affect your treasures even when you think they are out of reach.

Fires cause a lot of damage, but in many cases, the soot they create can create even more.  Even family heirlooms you think may be out of reach of danger can be touched by this black monster.  This photo of a family heirloom from a local customer shows that this teapot seemed to be the only thing above her cabinets the black monster embraced.

What are those cob webs after a fire?  Bad housekeeping?  No, they are Soot Tags

What are those cob webs after a fire? Bad housekeeping? No, they are Soot Tags

Soot tags form when synthetic/petroleum based sources burn. Our customers often mistake the soot tags as smoke that has attached itself to spider webs that were present during the fire. Luckily, they are happy to find out that in fact, they are new unique chains of soot that gather in low areas of concentration, not evidence of unwanted house guests.

No one is completely safe from disaster striking.

No one is completely safe from disaster striking.

One of the most devastating disasters can be fire.  It comes from many different sources and causes as well as the fact it's movement is totally unpredictable as it ravages your home or business.  This photo is of a local fire extinguisher company that had a fire damage from faulty electrical wiring that occurred after hours.  Luckily, their alarm system alerted the fire department and SERVPRO made it "Like it never even happened."

Fire can be dangerous if you are not a professional

Fire can be dangerous if you are not a professional

This photo shows a room affected by fire.  Initially most of the fire was in the attic space and this room seemed safe after the fire was put out.  The homeowners soon found out that fire and the water used to put it out can do damage that can't always be seen right away when the ceiling fell in days later.  Don't put you and your family in danger, call SERVPRO of Alachua County West, the experts in fire restoration.

How bad is your soot damage?

How bad is your soot damage?

A fire in your home can be devastating in itself, but the soot affects almost every surface.  We have many customers who do not realize the number of rooms affected by the soot until we start wiping surfaces with our fire sponges.  This photo is an example of how it can coat your walls so uniformly it does not look that bad, until we start cleaning.

Fire can cause more than just soot and smoke damage.

Fire can cause more than just soot and smoke damage.

A fire in your home can be devastating.  Soot not only causes odor issues and wreaks havak on your electronics and anything that it touches, but a fire damage can cause lots of other disasters in your home.  The water used to put out the fire has to be properly mitigated to prevent mold and the structural damage can be devastating.  This photo looks like festive holiday snow, but in reality it is blown insulation covering everything due to a fire damage which exposed attic space.  One call to SERVPRO of Alachua County West and we can take care of ALL of your disasters.