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Fire damaged living room

Local Home Damaged by Cooking Appliance

We cannot stress how devastating a home fire is and sometimes, they come from the most innocent sources such as cooking meal for your family. We have a number of blog posts about how to cook safely, especially during the holidays. 

House Fire Board Up and Restoration in New Haven County

Synthetic materials burn differently than natural materials, as the vinyl siding on this house demonstrates. Synthetic materials burn faster and hotter, giving you less time to get out and to safety than in the past. 

How To Protect Your Belongings After a Fire

Hours after a fire can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your personal belongs.  Please call us at 203-301-0500 or visit our website at to learn how to protect your belongings should you experience a fire.

The First 48 Hours After A Fire

The first 48 hours after a fire can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Milford-Orange-Stratford provides timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.

Should you experience the unexpected, trust our professionals to make it, "Like it never even happened."  Please call us at 203-301-0500.

Dangers of Deep Frying Turkey

5 Dangers of Deep Frying a Turkey:

  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in, and a partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when put in the pot.
  • Even a small amount of cooking oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
  • Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
  • The sides of the cooking pot, lid, and pot handles can get dangerously hot.

An example of a board up after a fire.

Should your residential or commercial property be damaged through fire, flood, wind or other types of disaster, you become responsible in securing the property.  All exterior openings must be secured, including roof, doors or any other openings into the building. Doors and windows should be covered with thick plywood and reinforced with screws.  A roof can be secured with plywood or tarp and securely fastened with nails.  By securing your damaged property; this will help prevent looting, vandalism or anyone getting hurt on the property.  By hiring SERVPRO of Milford-Orange-Stratford , we will be sure that your home or business is secured according to the latest standards.

Fire Extinguishers Can Help Save Lives!

Portable fire extinguishers can be life and property saving tools when used correctly. Read the instructions on the fire extinguisher and become familiar with them before a fire breaks out. In order to operate an extinguisher, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggests remembering the word PASS:

Pull the pin. Hold the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.

Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

Sweep the nozzle from side to side.

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When Was the Last Time Your Pellet Stove Was Professionally Cleaned?

Pellet Stoves have become a primary or secondary heating source during the cooler months.  Many people are turning to pellet stoves as an alternative resource to oil, gas, or even wood. While pellet stoves can be economical, be sure to take proper care of your pellet stove.  Before each heating season, it is highly recommended that a qualified pellet stove and chimney expert inspect and thoroughly cleans your pellet stove.  A clean stove will last longer and burn more efficient. Finally, clean stoves are safe stoves, as removing buildup like creosote, known as soot will help to prevent chimney fires.  Lack of maintenance to your pellet stove can lead to your pellet stove not working properly or even worse, a fire.  So please be safe this pellet burning season!