Fire Damage Photo Gallery

Candle Fire Safety

About one-third (37%) of home candle fires start in bedrooms. The fires caused 36% of associated deaths and 51% of associated injuries. On average, 24 home candle fires were reported per day. 11% of these fires started due to falling asleep while candle was left lit. Be sure to burn candles safely in your home by:

  1. Trim the to 1/4 inch before lighting each time.
  2. Always use candleholders designed specifically for candles.
  3. Burn candles in a well ventilated room.
  4. Place the candleholder on a heat resistant service.
  5. Keep wax pool clear of wick trimmings and matched at all times.
  6. Burn candles away from flammable fabrics such as blankets and curtains.

Taking these precautionary measures will help you to prevent a candle from burning your home.

Board Ups

When a home or business catches fire, you most likely would not be returning to that home or business until it is habitable again. Therefore, the home or business is left vulnerable to being broken into and vandalized or rooted. We highly suggest that if you are ever in this situation you board up any broken windows or doors or entryways. This will help give you piece of mind that your home or business is safer from getting broken into. We specialize in board ups , so give us a call, we are always here to help!

Prevent House Fires

We never want to actually go through a fire loss. But, unfortunately, statistics say your household has a one in four chance of catching fire in your lifetime. So, remember to be proactive in preventing your home from catching fire by:

  • Clearing your home's surroundings of debris and combustible materials.
  • Maintaining your lawn and keeping bushes and trees trimmed.
  • Using fire-resistant materials when building or updating your home.
  • Making sure your home has a fully functioning fire alarm system.
  • Keeping a shovel and fire extinguisher in  an easily accessible place.
  • Practicing appropriate fire safety measures.
  • Preparing a fire safety plan.

Dry Cleaning Sponge

Dry Cleaning Sponges. Also known as "chemical sponges", these natural rubber sponges are designed to remove soot from fires in a dry state. The tiny porous cells of the sponge lift soot from surfaces quickly without smearing. These 2″ thick, porous dry cleaning chemical sponges are used primarily in smoke and soot removal in fire damage jobs. They work like large “erasers”, these rubber sponges drawing the dust, soot and smoke residue into the cells of the sponge material.

House Fire

A house fire can be very stressful and overwhelming for a home owner to deal with. As you can see in this photo, the aftermath left the house a mess. There was smoke damage, soot, and insulation mixed with fire retardant leaving a cotton looking material all over the house. But when it comes to the mess, do not stress, SERVPRO will take care of that for you! Make it Like it never even happened.

Burning Candle

  • Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high.  This candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting.
  • Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters.

SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/Southeast Vallejo is here to help with all your home and business cleanup needs.

Fire in Fairfield Neighborhood

This neighborhood caught fire which started on the fence line of their backyard due to arson. SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/SE Vallejo was there to board up the broken windows and burnt doors, also packed out and cleaned all the salvageable items in the homes that were damaged by the fire. Last but not least , we restored the areas in all homes affected by the smoke from the fire. We here at SERVPRO take pride in helping with unfortunate events such as this one. So, never fear, SERVPRO is here!