Fire Damage Photo Gallery

Fire Damaged Staircase

Fire Damage to Staircase in Home

This was the aftermath of a fire in this Austin home.  There was significant smoke and soot damage. Don't hesitate - call SERVPRO of Lakeway / Westlake today if you have had a fire or need odor removed after a fire.

Changing the batteries in your smoke detectors

Changing the batteries in your smoke detectors and testing them to make sure they are functioning properly is one of the best ways to prevent disaster from occurring. A well-known rule of thumb is to change the batteries in your smoke detectors every time you change the clocks.  Up to date and strategically placed fire extinguishers are also very important in preventing disaster.

Smoke Damage Can Touch Everything in Your Home

After a fire in a home it's very possible that contaminating smoke has touched every item and area in your home. In smoke, there are residual amounts of chemicals and other bi-products due to burning plastics and other chemical-based items in your home that may have burned in the fire.  Those residual chemicals have been transferred by the smoke and is now left on your walls, furniture, floors, personal items, and other contents in your home.  Even things like your light bulbs in your lamps must be decontaminated or disposed of properly.

fire burned ceiling

Electrical Fire in Ceiling

An electrical fire in the ceiling of a home in Austin caused a lot of damage to the wiring, insulation, supports, and dry wall of the home. SERVPRO of Lakeway / Westlake were called to restore the ceiling and surrounding areas.

Don't forget to Change your Smoke Alarm Batteries

Whenever the time changes, whether we "fall back" or we "spring forward" for daylight savings time, don't forget to change the batteries on your smoke  and/or carbon monoxide detectors.  It saves lives.

residential home messy

Home Fire in Austin

A partial fire took the situation from bad to worse in a home in Austin. SERVPRO of Lakeway / Westlake was called in to remove the affected items/areas and restore to preloss conditions.