Recent Fire Damage Posts

Looking for a Way to Give Back to the San Jose Community?

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew Our SERVPRO team is ready at a moments notice. Call us right away following a fire in your home.

Partner with Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen to Serve Your San Jose Neighbors a Hearty and Nutritious Meal During January 2021 

Nothing brings a smile more quickly than being part of a solution. San Jose residents, both adults, and children, experience food insecurity.  Help them find a welcoming ambiance and delicious food at Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen.

  • Volunteer Expectations?
  • Prep the food
  • Serve our guests
  • Assist with clean up



  • Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen Volunteer hours are:
    • 2:30 to 4:30 pm
    • Monday through Friday only
    • Dates are available after January 18, 2021.
  • Volunteer age restriction is ten years and older -- make it a family event!

Check for complete details on Eventbrite San Jose

  • Search for Meal-Serving Volunteer Opportunity @ Goodwill Site 
  • Select a date to volunteer.

Much like you want to stop a child or family from going hungry through your volunteer work, the fire mitigation team from SERVPRO of NE San Jose aims to halt the harm of a household blaze. Call (408) 834-7663 to see how we can help in your time of need.

Travel to the City Center from Alum Rock for a Delicious and Festive Brunch on January 17, 2020

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Enjoy a nice brunch while SERVPRO takes care of your fire repair needs.

Grab a Seating at San Pedro Square Market Sunday Mimosa Brunch to Set the Tone for the Rest of Your Alum Rock Weekend

Enjoy an elegant and mouth-watering brunch once a month at a lovely downtown San Jose venue, just minutes from Alum Rock. Choose from among luscious entrees and delightful patisserie. Accompanied by coffee, tea, or soda, it’s hard to ask for more. But do not skimp on the bottomless mimosas!

  • Next Available Date: January 17, 2021

Seatings 10:00am, 11:30am or 1:00pm

  • Location: Three Sisters

170 West Saint John Street

San Jose, CA 95110

  • Reserve your seating through Eventbrite

Relieve your stress by engaging SERVPRO of NE San Jose for fire restoration services. Although it is not precisely as relaxing as a luxurious mimosa brunch, feel the weight of worry lift from your shoulders when we answer your call to (408) 834-7663 and pledge that help is on the way.

Kids Can Get in The Festive Spirit at Kids Market Near San Jose

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team members standing in front of SERVPRO truck We are available and ready to restore your fire damage so that you can focus on the holidays.

Teach Little Ones the Joy of Shopping for Gifts for Loved Ones

For many people, part of the joy of the festive season is giving gifts to loved ones. Now you can teach your kids about budgeting and shopping for presents in a fun, immersive market designed just for children.  

  • A 30 – 40 minute festive market experience – parents and guardians not allowed in!
  • Selection of kid and budget-friendly gifts for purchase.
  • Each purchase includes a gift bag.
  • Regular puppet shows to keep kids entertained.
  • Every child gets a clipboard, shopping list, and pencil. 

Kids Market is located at Westfield Valley Fair and runs from 17 – 24 December. Entry is $5, and slots must be booked in advance. You agree to your allotted budget with your little one before entering the market, and you will not be charged more than the agreed upon budget.  

When you store your festive gifts, please be wary of fire hazards and do not keep them near open flames or against heaters. If you need assistance with fire cleanup and restoration, call SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663.

Join Other Residents of San Jose for A Trade Show

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

Vegetables piled up on a table in baskets. SERVPRO of NE San Jose loves fresh produce, and going out and supporting the locals.

San Jose Residents Can Get Deals on Fresh Farm Supplies at the Downtown Farmers Market

With the pandemic scare worldwide, it has been a challenge to get fresh veggies and fruits. Thankfully, the residents of San Jose and its surroundings now have an opportunity to grab fresh supplies from the Downtown Farmers Market. The trade show takes place on 20th of November from 10 AM to 11 AM for people with health issues and seniors. All other shoppers are welcome from 11 AM to 2 PM. The attendees can expect good deals on products such as:

  • Fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Pre-packaged foods
  • Hot food from different ethnic cultures

For the remaining season, the artisan vendors can continue to sell products at the market. Farmer's Markets are essential, especially during this COVID-19 period. San Jose Downtown Association encourages all in attendance to wear masks to help fight the pandemic.

SERVPRO of NE San Jose is welcoming you to the trade show at Downtown Farmers Market. If you need fire debris removal in your San Jose home after a fire, call our fire remediation experts at (408) 834-7663 for efficient restoration, “Like it never even happened.” 

Why Do Soot and Smoke Residues Cling to Surfaces in your San Jose home?

9/26/2020 (Permalink)

burned-out chair in a fire close-up on a black background If you are unsure of how to restore your home following a house fire. Contact SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663.

Fire Damage Can Lead to Odor and Soiling in your San Jose home. SERVPRO has Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FRST) to Return your Home to its Pre-loss Content.

Does fire produce different types of smoke?
A housefire in your San Jose home can produce different types of soot or residues in the property. The kind of deposition can be influenced by many factors, including the contents of the materials that burn. For example, a kitchen fire is likely to produce protein-based soot deposits due to the burning of animal fats. These protein deposits differ significantly to wood-based soots and require a different method to clean. Understanding the different types of smoke deposits in your home is vital to cleaning them and ensuring that further damage is avoided; introducing water to some smoke residues can lead them to bleed, spread, or bond with surfaces. SERVPRO technicians are trained to recognize the different types of smoke and how best to clean them.

What are the different types of smoke residue?
- Dry smoke residues usually produced by natural materials
- Protein residues from animal fats
- Wet smoke which can occur with the burning of synthetic materials
- Fuel oil smoke residues, which commonly occur with furnace puff back

Are some smoke residues easier to clean than others?
The cleaning methods for fire damage in your San Jose home can change from residue to residue. Generally speaking, dry smoke residues require less cleaning effort, aggression, and planning than other smoke residue types. Dry rarely smokes bond with surfaces, except in high-pressure fires, and can therefore be removed with sponges or light-vacuuming. Introducing water to dry smoke can cause further harm. Wet smokes are typically tougher to clean because they contain more aerosols like varnish, solvent, fuel oil, among other liquid parts. These residues require extensive pre-testing and often using oil-based solvents to suspend and remove them from surfaces.

What influences whether smoke is wet or dry?
- The speed that materials burn
- How much oxygen is present during the fire
- The composition of the combusting material

If you are unsure of how to restore your home following a house fire. Contact SERVPRO of NE San Jose at (408) 834-7663.

Proper Fire Extinguisher Usage

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Extinguisher Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep!

Nobody EXPECTS to experience a fire in their home; therefore, most don't take the time to learn to use it properly.  A fire can burn out of control in moments. In a situation where every second counts...

Follow These Four Steps

Pull. A pin is normally located on the top of the device. Just pull the pin out to make the unit operational.

Aim. A hose usually protrudes from the fire extinguisher. Take the hose and aim the end of it with a nozzle at the fire. Aim low at the base of the fire for best results.

Squeeze. Squeeze the handle to release the fire fighting agent. This should result in a forceful flow of foam or some other material out of the hose.

Sweep. Move the hose and nozzle along the base of the fire in a controlled sweeping motion. Do this until the fire is completely out or the device runs out of fluid. Keep a close watch on the extinguished fire for a few hours to make sure it does not revive.In the case of a kitchen fire, you will need to be careful of what type of fire extinguisher or method you use. A grease or oil fire should be controlled by smothering it with a heavy metal pot lid or by pouring large quantities of baking soda on the fire.

To minimize fire damage, it's a good idea to call in a professional fire mitigation company. Trained technicians can arrive Faster to Any Size Disaster and begin the fire restoration process. They will treat water damage as well as work on removing the impacts of soot and smoke with a professional fire cleanup.

Tips for Dealing with Fire Damage in Your San Jose Commercial Property

5/10/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage

After the Fire: Tips for Dealing with Fire Damage in Your Commercial Property  

San Jose commercial fire and smoke damage can cause severe destruction to the structure of the building. Because this loss is so overwhelming, it can also be mentally traumatic in its after effects. Restoring your property to its previous condition may seem like an impossible feat to tackle. However, with a fire restoration company such as SERVPRO, their knowledge and experience can help get your building looking its best.

Fire and smoke damage can be caused by a number of reasons. One of the most prominent forms of San Jose commercial fire damage begins with a strike of lightening. This electrifying bolt can hit a building during a storm and set it ablaze. Faulty electrical wiring is another cause of commercial damage that can wreak havoc with a property. However, it usually happens in older buildings where the materials have seen significant wear and tear. Since people can forget to turn off an electric appliance, human error is also high on the list as a common factor in fires. The damage caused by smoke and fire damage can lead to significant loss and disrepair. That’s why it’s critical to find a trusted restoration company such as SERVPRO. From immediately after the fire through the recovery process, you’ll feel comforted knowing that they’ll work diligently to clean and restore your property to its pre-fire state.

Your One-Stop Shop for Smoke and Fire Restoration
We recognize the physical and emotional stress that comes with San Jose commercial fire damage. Our team of experts empathizes with the property owners who are in the midst of a crisis, and we will guide you every step of the way. From structural repairs and content restoration to soot cleaning and odor control, you can count on our services. We also have a host of licensed contractors who will be able to aid you in the fire damage restoration process.

We are one of the leading fire damage restoration facilities in the Unites States, and we take pride in our work. We respond to a variety of disasters that include:
    •    Portable space heaters
    •    Arson
    •    Cooking
    •    Electrical issues such as exposed wiring, blow fuses, and electrical shorts
    •    Lightning Strikes
    •    Candles, cigarettes, and matches

SERVPRO has a restore versus replace mentality that is highly respected, and we come with over 48 years of experience. Since we have a thorough understanding how the contents of your business react to fire, smoke and heat, we’ll be able to set it right with as little disruption and inconvenience as possible. Our expertise also secures your property from any further commercial fire damage.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of San Jose is close by and ready to respond to your smoke or fire damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the San Jose community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be. 

We are here in San Jose and are ready to help you. Just call us. (408) 834-7663