Recent Fire Damage Posts

Anyone Can Check Their Smoke Detectors.

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Nancy wearing her banana yellow heels while on a step ladder pointing to a smoke detector. Green wall in the background. Doesn't matter if you're short, tall or wearing yellow banana heels. Anyone can easily check on their smoke detectors.

Have you checked your smoke detectors lately? No? It’s so quick and easy! Check your detectors with us!

First, if you’re not able to reach the detectors, grab a small stepping stool or ladder like our marketing rep Nancy in the photo. And, of course, put on your banana heels while you’re at it! After, on the smoke detector should be a small test button. Press & hold the test button & after a few seconds you should hear a loud ear piercing siren. Did you lose your hearing? That means your detector is working properly! If you don’t hear the siren or if it sounds weak, it could be that you need to replace the batteries. As you can see, ours is working fine!

Functional smoke detectors are very important to have in your home. They can help warn your family in time in case there is a fire this way, you can safely exit the home. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five home fire deaths are a result of fires without working smoke detectors. 

Source: National Fire Protection Association  

Next time you are home, check your smoke detectors and feel safe going to sleep knowing you have a working smoke alarm.

SERVPRO of Highland / North Redlands dispatched to home in Riverside, CA

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

bedroom with walls damaged from fire. Black soot everywhere and trash everywhere. Disasters can happen at any time, make SERVPRO of Highland / North Redlands your #1 first response choice.

The fire happened around 10 am while the homeowner was home. By the time she noticed, it had already been too late. In just two minutes a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes a residence can be engulfed in flames. Thankfully fire fighters arrived at the scene and were able to put it out before it could spread any further. Neighbors explained that there was fire coming out of the windows and there was a lot of black smoke everywhere. 

Thankfully the homeowner made it out safe and had no injuries. SERVPRO of Highland was dispatched onsite. We arrived shortly after and made sure the home was safe to enter to inspect. We boarded up the home to prevent anyone from entering and made arrangements with the homeowner to get started on the fire mitigation process.

We returned the next morning to begin the process. We provided a full content inventory to advise the homeowner of her salvageable/ non-salvageable items. The homeowner was distraught but was thankful that SERVPRO of Highland/ North Redlands was there to help during this difficult time. The homeowner expressed "You guys are my heroes and I don't know what I would have done without your help!" 

When disasters strike, make SERVPRO of Highland/ North Redlands your #1 first response team. And we’ll be sure to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire season is here

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

Our green SERVPRO van sitting at the top of the Cherry Valley hill. SERVPRO of Highland / North Redlands works efficiently to restore your home after fire damage.

Well, fire season is here. The weather is over 100 degrees and it's muggy. Fires are erupting left and right. As of now we are hearing a lot about the massive Apple Fire that burned out of control in Riverside county. It burned over 28,085 acres of tall grass, timber and took some homes along the way.

Fires have been spreading quickly and the air quality has become very unhealthy in the surrounding areas. During times like these the best thing to do if a fire is getting close to home are: 

- If possible clear all the brush around your home, trim your trees and dispose of them properly. 

-Prepare an Emergency 72 hoir pack with things like a flashlight, first aid kit, radio and essentials. Have it ready for grab and go. 

-Stay home and avoid outside activities especially if you suffer from asthma, heart disease or have respiratory problems. 

-Now more than ever wear your mask. 

-Lastly, have an evacuation plan ready for you and your family including pets in case of an emergency. 

Fires are very real and they come fast! Fires spread very quickly and it's always best to be prepared. 

Timing is everything! In case a fire gets close and an evacuation order is in place there won't be time to go back and grab things like your valuables or even save your beloved pets. This is the main reason you should practice with your family and pets that once the fire alarm/evacuation order goes off proceed with the practiced exit plan. 

Here at SERVPRO of Highland/North Redlands we would like to thank all firefighters and first responders for everything they are doing during these hard times and for helping save homes during the process. Thank you!

Woolsey Wild Fire

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

2018 was one of the worst years in history for California wild fires. The Woolsey Fire was just one of the thousands of California wildfires recorded last year, but the amount of destruction resulting from the fire was astronomical! The Woolsey fire ignited on November 8, 2018 and burned more than 96,949 acres with countless homes destroyed, and even more damaged from the resulting debris, smoke & soot. Once our fearless CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service gained control and contained the wild fire, it was time to clean up and rebuild. SERVPRO of Highland/North Redlands wanted to do anything we could to help our community that was in need. SERVPRO of Highland/North Redlands were one of the First Storm Team responders on site. We did everything we could to help the residents of Malibu and Thousand Oaks return to the comfort of their homes. SERVPRO has always dreamed of going beyond that extra mile to help restore those loving & beautiful memories families like you have created.

Thank you and remember to always stay safe, and if ever in a crisis you know who to call.

Cajon Pass Fires

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

Servpro Nailed this demo

Full house demo needed after fire rages through the cajon pass causing evacuations and freeway closures. Thousands of residents had to be placed in temporary housing and although a very difficult situation, SERVPRO helped facilitate the process for this homeowner. Our prompt response and immediate action helped get her back in her home in only a few short weeks.