Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

Winter Can Increase Fire Hazards

Midwest winters mean a lot more time spent in your home. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) claims there are more than 360,000 home structure fires each year.

Some more prevalent causes of fires during the winter months are:  

  1. Cooking

The U.S. Fire Administration identifies cooking as the leading cause of house fires all year long. 

  • Never leave the kitchen or hot appliances unattended while cooking.
  • Keep paper products and other flammable materials away from the stove.
  • Clean your stove and oven often to avoid grease build up.
  1. Candles

Many home fires caused by lit candles are due to:

  • Falling asleep without extinguishing candles
  • Leaving something combustible too close to a lit candle
  1. Smoking
  • Try to avoid smoking indoors. Most deaths result from fires that started in common areas.
  • Keep smoking materials away from children.
  • Before you toss ashes, ensure they are completely out by dousing them with water.
  1. Washing Machines and Dryers

Most dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.

The majority of dryer fires start because the lint from the dryer is not cleaned out.  

Be sure to clean lint filters every time you use the dryer. Do not run your dryer while you are not at home or sleeping.

In the unfortunate event of a fire, SERVPRO of Morton Grove/East Niles is ready to assist with getting you through! We are here 24/7 to aid you in fire clean up and restoration.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (847) 983-4468

Why Choose SERVPRO of Morton Grove / East Niles?

fast response to fire damage

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster 

When your Chicago home or business experiences fire or smoke damage, you need professional help quickly. SERVPRO of Morton Grove / East Niles is dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce the cost of restoration.

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highly trained fire damage restoration technicians

We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

As water and fire damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

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fast fire damage cleanup

Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality

We clean and restore your property using specialized equipment and cleaning techniques. Our “restore first” mentality reduces interruption and gets you back to your life.

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Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Morton Grove / East Niles is locally owned and operated and we are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 2230 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (847) 983-4468