Recent Fire Damage Posts

Grease Fires - How They Can Affect Your Westmoreland County Home

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Greenburg can help with all your fire restoration needs.   

Cooking at home can be a fire hazard due to grease fires.  The National Fire Protection Association reports that firefighters respond to roughly 172,100 fires started from cooking each year, or an average of 471 cooking fires each day.  

Though there are more occurrences around the winter holidays. We should be prepared year-round for grease fires. Here are a few ways to prevent these grease fires: 

  • Never leave a pot or pan unattended 
  • Be gentle when adding food or oil to the pot or pan 
  • Use a thermometer to monitor temperature 
  • Always keep a lid, baking soda, and salt nearby 
  • Keep anything flammable (wooden spoon, oven mitts, etc.) away from pot or pan 

These measures can all significantly help prevent a grease fire. Sometimes, these fires do break out, and here’s what you can do to fight it: 

  • If your fire leaves the stovetop, call 911 immediately 
  • Cover your pot or pan with a metal pan or cooking sheet 
  • NEVER use water to put out a grease fire 
  • Turn your burner off 
  • Use a Class-K fire extinguisher to fight the fire 

Remember, if your fire leaves your stovetop, you should call 911 immediately. If those prevention tips do not work, and you do experience a fire, please follow those tips. If your Westmoreland County home has some damage, SERVPRO of Greensburg can help with all your fire restoration needs.

SERVPRO of Greensburg can provide you with: 

  • Board-up and tarp-up services 
  • Smoke and soot removal 
  • Odor removal 
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning 
  • Caring for your belongings 

SERVPRO of Greensburg understands how important it is to have your home and lives back  to normal. If fire restoration services are needed, please call us at                    (724-837-8830). 

Grill Tips for Your Home in Greensburg!

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

flipping hamburgers on grill Always be prepared while you grill!

Grill season is still in full swing and you know what that means - the potential for grill fires.

Anything from grease fires to hot temps can cause issues when grilling.  Here are some tips to keep your home and family safe this summer!

  1. Make sure your grill is at least 6 feet away from any structures.  If you are too close to the side of your house or deck this could allow for heat and fire to cause damage to your home. 
  2. Regularly clean your grill.  Always clean your grill after every use and clean out the drip pan.  You can use any grill safe cleaner.  Effectively cleaning your grill can cause any unwanted flare-ups.
  3. Always have an extinguisher on hand.  If you don’t have an extinguisher, you can always use baking soda.  Always have the baking soda near your station when grilling for a quick response. 

If you ever have any issues with your grill and your property, call SERVPRO of Greensburg at 724- 837-8830.

SERVPRO of Greensburg partners with the American Red Cross

7/12/2016 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings.   SERVPRO of Greensburg professionals can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems, providing timely response to fire, smoke and soot removal, to content claims inventory, and document restoration. These services help insure your property, belongings and memories are restored to pre-loss condition when possible.

So after the first wave of heroes have rescued the property, let your SERVPRO of Greensburg professionals help you restore it.  With industry approved training, rapid response times, cutting edge technology, professionalism and open communication, we strive to restore not only your home, but your peace of mind as well.

To demonstrate SERVPRO's dedication to helping prevent fire disasters, we have partnered with the American Red Cross Smoke Alarm Initiative.  SERVPRO of Greensburg, along with other local partners such as Westmoreland Community Action, will conduct free, in-home fire safety checks and install smoke alarms at no charge for families who qualify.

Statistics show that working smoke alarms save lives and reduce injuries and property damage due to home fires.  The American Red Cross launched this nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and damage to homes by 25% in the next five years.  SERVPRO of Greensburg is proud to be a part of this Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.