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How Do I Lower My Kitchen Appliance Fire Risk?

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged kitchen. Charred furniture; smoke on walls and cabinets Kitchen fires are common. No matter the size, SERVPRO can remediate the damage and restore your home.

Certified Technicians Eliminate Fire and Odor Damage in Your Lafayette Kitchen

Whether the incident occurs in Lafayette or elsewhere, kitchen fires can impact your home by affecting indoor air quality, creating acidic soot deposits, and introducing foul odors from cooking.

If your Lafayette home has suffered fire and odor damage, SERVPRO technicians can respond quickly to your call to begin the cleanup process. These restoration professionals adhere to the standards established by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to ensure that homes are clean and safe once more after a disaster.

Lowering Kitchen Fire Damage Risk

  • Install the smoke detector near the kitchen.Your smoke detector can go off when there is too much smoke or steam from day-to-day cooking. However, in a kitchen fire, smoke spreads quickly enough that your alarm can activate in a timely fashion.
  • Unplug appliances when not in use.Devices turned off still draw electricity when plugged in. It takes faulty wiring, an overheated thermostat, or a damaged cable to spark a fire in your kitchen.
  • Keep the stove clean.One of the most common ways a kitchen fire can start is igniting food particles on or in your stovetop. The cleaner your kitchen, the fewer fire risks there are.

SERVPRO’s Odor Control Tools

SERVPRO professionals use a variety of odor control tools to combat kitchen fire-related smells, including:

  • Trays of scented granules placed near vents spread pleasant odors through the home
  • Thermal foggers designed to penetrate surfaces with deodorizing solutions the same way that smoke does during a fire
  • Manual cleaning with alkaline cleaners, enzyme digesters, and EPA-registered antimicrobials addresses many of the odors caused by charring, microbes, and protein residues

SERVPRO of Lafayette has the tools and knowledge to make your home seem, “Like it never even happened.” You can call (765) 420-0077 at any time day or night for professional disaster cleanup.

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