How to Recover from A Kitchen Fire in Your Phoenix Home
Many fires experienced by Phoenix homes start in the kitchen. Between ovens, stoves, toaster ovens and other electrical appliances, as well as the potential for grease fires, there are plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong quickly and fires to start. Understanding what happens once the flames are out will help homeowners recover from a kitchen fire. SERVPRO of East Phoenix can help!
When a kitchen fire occurs, the damage adds up quickly
It’s a fairly typical scenario: A fire starts in your kitchen, say, from a grease fire. While you were fortunate enough to distinguish the flames before it spread into another room, you’re still facing significant damage in one of the most functional rooms in your house. Perhaps cabinets were charred where you store canned goods, packaged staples, and backup condiments. Your countertops and surrounding walls were impacted by the flames as well. You need help with smoke and soot damage, as well as an assessment of the best steps to take to repair and replace burned appliances. Regardless of how severe the fire, there’s work to be done.
Your first line for recovery is calling in the experts
Once SERVPRO fire damage team arrives, they’ll conduct a comprehensive inspection of the fire-affected area and offer a recovery plan. They’ll look at any potential structural damage, and then go on to assess damage to appliances and other items in the kitchen. They’ll also do a thorough examination of what items were damaged with soot, and what kind of odor control measures need to be taken. The large team of IICRC-certified professionals can conduct services ranging from debris removal and reconstruction through odor removal and environmental purification.
The cleaning process after a kitchen fire
After structural issues, if any, have been addressed, any damaged appliances are removed, but the work doesn’t stop there! Our technicians begin the process of cleaning with appropriate tools and products. When the pantry and cabinet areas have their turn, we may recommend most of the items be discarded depending on how heavy and damaging the smoke and soot ere. Fire residue and the chemicals in the extinguisher used to douse the flames filter into your foods, contaminating them, and making them unfit for consumption. SERVPRO of East Phoenix fire restoration specialists therefore strongly suggests disposal of any consumables stored in permeable bags and boxes. Even the food stored in a freezer or refrigerator are at risk of tainting from smoke, and other unsafe compounds as their seals are not airtight. Exposed fruits, vegetables, and baked goods all need to be tossed as the dangerous residues caused by the fire do not completely wash away.
Fire damage is painful, but restoration doesn’t have to be
Many types of fires happen every year in Phoenix. The experts from SERVPRO of East Phoenix are here to help make your traumatic experience a little easier to recover from by offering our expert services in fire damage restoration. Give us a call at (602) 507-6163 for a post-fire inspection to get the restoration started.