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Chart of Percent of Non-Fire Cooking-Related Burns Seen at Emergency Rooms 2013-2017 by Children Under 5

Percent of Non-Fire Cooking-Related Burns Seen at Emergency Rooms 2013-2017 by Children Under 5

Children under five face a higher risk of non-fire cooking burns. These young children account for 6% of the population but much larger percentages of non-fire burn injuries from cooking equipment, tableware such as bowls and cups, and cookware such as pots and pans.

  1. Tableware Scald – 55%
  2. Contact with hot range or oven – 34%
  3. Contact with hot grill – 22%
  4. Microwave oven scald – 20%
  5. Cookware scald – 12%
  6. Range or Oven scald – 9%

Here are a few TIPS & FACTS to help spread the word on the dangers that exist and what can be done to decrease the risk.

Chart of Non-Fire Cooking Burns Seen at Emergency Rooms 2013-2017 Annual Averages

Non-Fire Cooking Burns Seen at Emergency Rooms 2013-2017 Annual Averages

Roughly 70,000 people went to the hospital emergency department because of contact burns in 2018 (National Electronic Injury Surveillance System- NEISS).

  1. Contact with hot range or oven - 15,700
  2. Cookware scald – 13,500
  3. Tableware scald – 9,900
  4. Contact with hot cookware – 9,400
  5. Contact with hot grill – 5,200
  6. Microwave oven scald – 5,200
  7. Range or oven scald – 3,900

Here are a few TIPS & FACTS to help spread the word on the dangers that exist and what can be done to decrease the risk.

Image of a contact burn on a female's hand

National Burn Awareness Week

Each year, over 450,000 individuals are seen in emergency departments, clinics, or physician’s offices for the treatment of a burn injury in the United States and Canada. In 2014 alone, there were 3,275 recorded deaths from fire and smoke inhalation injuries. The majority of these injuries are preventable. The American Burn Association strives bring awareness to the causes of such devastating and costly injuries and encourages everyone to make simple environmental and behavioral changes that can save lives.

Here are a few TIPS & FACTS to help spread the word on the dangers that exist and what can be done to decrease the risk.

Electric Space Heater

Space Heater Safety

With heating costs rising, many people are using alternate sources of heat to cut down on heating bills. The Red Cross recommends using models that shut off automatically if the heater falls over. Space heaters should be placed on a level, hard and nonflammable surface in the home. Other safety tips include:

  • Keep children and pets away from space heaters.
  • Portable heaters and fireplaces should never be left unattended. Turn off space heaters and make sure any embers in the fireplace are extinguished before going to bed or leaving home.
  • Keep all potential sources of fuel like paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs at least three feet away from space heaters, stoves, or fireplaces.
Gold high back upholstered chair in flames

Contents Restoration

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Upper Darby understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home.

Why SERVPRO of Upper Darby

SERVPRO of Upper Darby expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

Why You Need SERVPRO of Upper Darby’s Professional Fire Restoration Services

Fire damage to your home can be traumatic. In addition to the destruction from heat, your property and belongings can be damaged by smoke and soot. Smoke particles can coat walls, ceilings, and almost any surface and cause permanent damage if not cleaned quickly and efficiently.

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is here to minimize the effects of a fire on both your home and your life.

Space Heater Safety

Space Heaters Provide Warmth, but If Used Incorrectly They Can Be Dangerous.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, space heaters cause 43 percent of home heating fires each year, which are the second leading cause of fire-related deaths. In addition to the risk of fire, space heaters that use kerosene, propane, and natural gas pose an additional risk of releasing carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and nitrogen dioxide into the air if they aren't properly vented, which can lead to serious health problems and even death.

Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA at (610) 352-0700

Getting an Estimate on Fire Restoration

When a fire damages your home, you want to know how much the repairs will cost. This type of estimate relies on a variety of factors, including:

  • Who does the repairs
  • How long the fire burned
  • What fueled the fire
  • How long the restoration takes

Although so many elements affect the price, you may be able to get a quote if you work with the right people.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
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– (610) 352-0700

Your Belongings After a Fire

Documents, Books and Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of Upper Darby can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Lean more about our five document restoration methods 

Ceilings and Walls After a Fire

No Job Is Too Large or Ceiling Too High

Heavily soot can attach to the ceiling and a fan in a room that the fire did not even occur in.

You can trust SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA to handle any tricky cleaning after a fire affected your house, even these high walls and ceiling.

Returning your home to its preloss condition after a fire is not always an easy task, but Elizabeth and her crew are working hard to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree how lovely are thy branches.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Christmas trees bring lights, joy and happiness into our homes during the holiday season, however they also bring risk of fires that could damage your home!

According to the American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA) Christmas trees alone result in $13 million in property damage each year.  

CLICK HERE for tips on keeping your holiday safe and to be fire free.  

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Bad Habits You Should Break

Bad Habits That Could Burn Down Your House

Are you guilty of these bad habits?

  1. Piling Up Dirty Rags
  2. Misusing Electric Blankets
  3. Neglecting Appliance Recalls
  4. Lingering Dryer Lint
  5. Letting Your Laptop Overheat
  6. Choosing the Wrong Wattage
  7. Using Too Many Extension Cords
  8. Performing DIYs You're Not Qualified to Do
  9. Disregarding Dust
  10. Storing Batteries Improperly
  11. Ignoring Uninvited Pesty Guests
  12. Forgetting the Chimney Sweep
  13. Overlooking the Range Hood
  14. Arranging Furniture Unwisely

CLICK HERE for 14 Bad Habits That Could Burn Down Your House

Reducing the Risk of Electrical Fires in Your Upper Darby, PA Home Can Be Simple

Electrical Fires

With technology and electronic accessories being an inescapable part of day-to-day activities, it means that electricity is in high-demand and is working around the clock in our homes.

Homes today are generating a tremendous amount of electricity, and the greater the electric load, the greater the risk of electric-related fires.

When fire and water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. We’re dedicated to responding immediately to your Upper Darby, PA home or business. A faster response helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce cost. 

Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA at (610) 352-0700

Leaf Burning In Delaware County, PA

Leaf Burning Is a Cherished Tradition in Many Parts of Delaware County.

It’s important to remember that burning leaves in your backyard or a field may be banned and can quickly lead to a dangerous situation, spreading to surrounding bushes and trees and even your home.

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA takes great pride in being an active member of this community. We want to do our part to ensure the community thrives by keeping the area safe and making it the best it can be. 

For help with a fire loss at your home or business Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA (610) 352-0700

Tips You Can Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips That Make Preventing A Cooking Fire Simple

Thanksgiving is the nation’s leading day for cooking fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the number of cooking fires on Thanksgiving is three times as high as on any other day of the year. 

Don’t let a cook fire put a damper on your holiday fun. Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA - (610) 352-0700

Delaware County, PA: Local Hotel Fire

Commercial Fire Damage 

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA received a call about a fire that took place in a local hotel.  When we arrived onsite we realized quickly that the water used to put out the fire caused more damage than the actual fire  

There is no size disaster that SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA can not handle.  

Commercial Fire or Water Damage? Call Us Today – (610) 352-0700

Smoke & Soot Damage

Smoke & Soot Spreads Throughout The Entire Residence

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA responded to a fire in Lansdowne, PA. The fire was a result of a frying pan that caught on fire. The smoke and soot spread throughout the entire residence, affecting each room with a layer of soot and an odor that needed to be cleaned.  

Each room was cleaned thoroughly to eliminate the soot and the odor.  You can see from this picture the a thick layer of soot covering this door on the 2nd floor of the home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (610) 352-0700


Fire Damaged Artwork

From furniture to antiques to artwork and appliances, we'll treat your treasures with the care they deserve. 

In this image you can see how SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA’s Fire Restoration team was able to remove the soot from this framed artwork after a house fire in Upper Darby, PA

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today - (610) 352-0700

Cookware After A Wilmington, DE Kitchen Fire

Cookware After a Fire

Cookware is built to endure extremely high temperatures. Most pots and pans are made of steel & iron. Their placement within confined spaces helps them survive the not-so-severe fires.

Here you can see the damage caused by a kitchen fire and how SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA's team was able to clean the pot and make it “Like it never even happened.”  

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? 

Call (610) 352-0700

Fire Damage In Havertown, PA

Chemical Dry Sponge - Soot Damage.

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA’s fire restoration technicians use this Dry Cleaning Sponge to clean ceilings, walls, blinds, lamp and window shades and much more that have been soot damaged in this Bear, De house fire

The use of chemical dry sponges aides the mitigating process of any loss by determining what can be repaired instead of replaced. SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA partners with the insurance industry to reduce claims and make their and our customers whole.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

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Smoke & Heat Damage Caused By A Delaware County, PA Fire

Damages Caused By A Fire.

The structure and contents from this home suffered from burning, heat damage, charring, smoke damage, and water damage.  Many materials were destroyed in the fire, being partially or wholly consumed in the process of combustion. But, most of the damage occurred from the heat, and smoke residues which impact materials.

Learn more about the different kinds of damage from SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA at (610) 352-0700

Ultrasonic Machine

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA - Ultrasonic Cleaning

Our Ultrasonic Machine is located in our Upper Darby, PA office. This machine is used to clean many different items including items damaged by mold or soot.  We can clean some electronics, jewelry, family heirlooms, light fixtures, etc.  

Ultrasonic Cleaning Benefits;

  • Deep and even clean
  • Delicate cleaning for those delicate items
  • High speed & energy efficient cleaning
  • Minimal chemicals

Ultrasonic works with high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations, along with the special cleaning solutions, to create the effect of millions of tiny bubbles which breakdown contaminants off the target surface without the need for scrubbing.