Fire Damage Photo Gallery

A bedroom that experienced a fire. Showing a burnt bed, wall, chair, and belongings.

Small Bedroom Fire

A small lamp in a bedroom caught fire after having being left on for an overly extended amount of time. Nearly half of the bed and all of the belongings in the room were burned before the fire was extinguished. SERVPRO came to the scene to mitigate the smoke damage in the other areas of the house and to restore the bedroom.

House Fire in Hartford

House Fire in Hartford

A fire in West Hartford, Connecticut had started on a porch grill and spread through the entire house. SERVPRO came to the scene and saw that smoke had engulfed throughout the entire house. Once the fire was put out SERVPRO boarded up the building then gutted all the walls, ceilings and floors to prepare the house for remodeling. 

A large SERVPRO truck with many industrial sized fans lined up in front of it.

Hardware Store Fire

A car crashed into a local hardware store and burst into flames, setting the building on fire. After the fire was out, we got the call at 5 p.m. Within an hour the SERVPRO of West Hartford crew was on the site to cover four holes in the roof and six broken storefront windows. We cleaned up glass and the next day we boarded off the damaged section so the store could open for business. We removed the smoke smell and soot damage. We transported a truck of furniture and equipment to our warehouse for thorough cleaning and restoration. While cleaning up the store we tested for asbestos. We used negative air machines and dehumidifiers to dry the site, then did construction work on the roof and elsewhere. Within about 10 days we had the furniture and equipment back and the store was 100% up and running again. Fast action keep the lost revenue to a minimum and kept insurance costs down.

A burned house with frozen icicles formed on it.

Fire & Ice

Firefighters do an amazing job saving lives and stopping fires. But sometimes putting out a fire can cause another type of damage. Here is a home in West Hartford, CT. To stop a February 2018 fire and the fire and smoke damage, firefighters had to use water. Lots of water. In the cold of winter, with temperatures well below freezing, you can get ice and icicle damage like this. But SERVPRO of West Hartford knew exactly how to handle the situation. In a matter of days the ice and water were removed and the home restored to a safe, livable, and comfortable condition.

Roof of a home getting repaired by SERVPRO.

Partial Roof Collapse in West Hartford, CT

Fire damage at a West Hartford, Connecticut home caused a partial roof collapse. SERVPRO of West Hartford had worked with a construction company to board up the roof, windows, and doors. We also secured a tarp the roof to protect the home from further damage. And SERVPRO of West Hartford worked with the insurance adjuster on the next steps to restoring the home. This job reminded us of something important: whether you live in an older home or a brand new home--you need to inspect your roof (regardless of the roof’s age) at least a few times a year and make any necessary repairs. One advantage of inspecting your roof frequently is that you may spot small repairs you can make yourself at little cost. Finding and fixing the small issues prevents them from growing into bigger and much more costly issues. 

Roof of a house on fire.

House Fire Safety

When you’ve been on the scene of hundreds of house fires like SERVPRO of West Hartford has, you get to thinking about fire safety. So many of the homes we’ve restored after fire and smoke damage could have avoided damage if people had been a bit more careful. We like to remind people of basic fire safety guidelines. Talk with your kids about the dangers of playing with matches, lighters, and flammable liquids. Do not leave your kitchen when you are cooking. Know and post your local fire department’s emergency phone number. Keep gasoline, kerosene, paint thinners, and other flammable liquids in appropriate containers and away from other flammable materials. These guidelines sound easy and simple but you’d be surprised how many people do not follow them.