Why you need to call a fire restoration company…even after a small kitchen fire in your home.
Even if a minor kitchen fire should occur in your home, the damage and toxic residue left behind can be a health hazard and cause further harm to fixtures and appliances if not cleaned quickly and properly.
Ash and soot require specialized cleaning from trained fire restoration professionals as soon as possible after the fire is extinguished—and the longer you wait before smoke and fire damage cleanup, the greater the damage to fixtures, surfaces and appliances may occur.
Attempting to do your own cleaning after a fire in your home can put you at risk of inhaling the hazardous chemicals present in smoke, soot and ash, and cause further damage to your property.
The technicians at [Insert company name] are trained to use specialized products and processes to remove soot and smoke damage from brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, and porcelain, as well as from upholstery fabrics and carpets. And throughout the process, we strive to minimize disruptions, answer all your questions, and guide you every step of the way.
At ServiceMaster of the Valley, we are available to respond immediately to address the fire damage emergency at your home. We have the resources and expertise to quickly assess fire, smoke and soot damage, as well as water damage from fire suppression. And we will provide you with an estimate for fire clean up and restoration in a timely manner, so you can get your life back on track, as soon as possible.
ServiceMaster of the Valley has been Restoring Peace of Mind® by providing professional fire and smoke damage restoration to homeowners for years. We work directly and collaboratively with our customers to provide the optimal solution for each situation. Day or night, we are available to take your call 24/7, every day of the year. If you have experienced fire in your home, the experts at ServiceMaster of the Valley will work to get the job done right, and stay by your side until you are satisfied with the results.
When the unforeseen happens, call the fire and smoke damage professionals at ServiceMaster of the Valley right away.
Top Common Causes of Kitchen Fires and How to Prevent Them
Flammable materials near elements and open flames
Flammable items such as food packaging, kitchen towels, cleaning rags, wooden utensils, fabric oven mitts, cookbooks and recipe cards should never be placed close to the stovetop.
Frying with oil
Frying food is a leading cause of kitchen fires, and grease/oil fires are the fastest spreading. Use only enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. For deep frying, use a temperature-controlled fryer. When finished frying, clean the surrounding area so there is no oil left on surfaces for the next time you cook.
Cooking temperature too high
Nearly 65% of kitchen fires are caused by burning food. Preheat the oven before cooking, and only use appropriate temperatures; and when using a gas stove, never let the flame rise over the pan.
Leaving cooking unattended
Don’t cook when tired, distracted or impaired. Don't multi-task while cooking. Use timers to prevent forgetfulness.
Faulty or old appliances
While your stove may appear to be in working order, internal damage can cause it to overheat or spark an electrical fire. If your stove is over 10 years old, it’s time for an inspection or replacement.
A crowded kitchen increases the risk of accidents that can lead to fire, such as causing someone to inadvertently knock over a cooking pot or frying pan. Keep your cooking area clear and safe.
Loose-fitting clothing can quickly ignite when in close contact with stove elements or flames. Do not wear loose clothing while cooking near a stove, and make sure when wearing an apron to keep the strings tied at the back.
Not having an appropriate and working kitchen fire extinguisher
For the kitchen, you need a Class ABC fire extinguisher, rated to be used for all types of fires including flammable liquids such as cooking oil and electrical fires.