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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Home or Business Kitchen Fire Tips

8/17/2023 (Permalink)

A picture containing a roof top of a building that was damaged by fire, soot, and smoke Cooking fire safety tips for your home or business

A kitchen fire, regardless of the size, can be overwhelming. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking has long been the leading cause of residential fires. The fire, soot, and smoke damage can affect the entire kitchen, including walls, ceiling, air ducts and appliances. SERVPRO of Washington DC, certified technicians understand the need to restore order quickly and are equipped with the technology and training needed to help ensure your property is restored to its pre-existing condition.

You can reduce the risk of a cooking fire by:

  • Staying in the kitchen when frying, grilling, and broiling food
  • Checking on food regularly and using a timer to remind you of cooking food
  • Keeping children 3 feet away from cooking surfaces
  • Keeping cooking surfaces clean to prevent food or grease builds up 

Below are the different types of smoke and behavior patterns that are vital to proper restoration:

Wet smoke refers to plastic and synthetic materials that undergo smoldering at low heat levels. This process produces a lingering, acrid odor, accompanied by a sticky and smearing residue.

Dry smoke results from the combustion of paper and wood at high temperatures, causing them to turn into dry, powdery residue without any smearing.

Protein though nearly invisible, it discolors paint/varnishes. It emits a highly strong odor.

Fuel Oil Soot is produced from Furnace Puff Backs.

Other Types include tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residue.

At SERVPRO of Washington DC, we are mitigation and restoration experts. We will efficiently restore any water or fire damage and carefully treat and disinfect your home, so you feel safe in it again. Read more about our fire remediation services: https://www.SERVPROofwashingtondc.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration

When a fire or water damage strikes your property, contact SERVPRO of Washington, DC to help make it “ Like it never even happened.” Call us at 202-737-8776

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