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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Augusta

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

A kitchen cabinet covered in soot and smoke damage after a fire We cut restoration costs and limit further damage after a fire and have the training and equipment to properly restore your home. Call us right away.

Addressing Kitchen Fire Damage in an Augusta Home

The kitchen is the number one spot for home fires. Whether they come from cooking or appliance failures, these disasters pose unique challenges for homeowners. Soot can quickly discolor and corrode surfaces, while invisible protein residues from cooking can impart strong, unpleasant odors that can spread through your home's HVAC system.

If your Augusta residence requires fast fire damage mitigation, the technicians at SERVPRO are ready to assist you. This firm prides itself not only on the education its staff receives but also on its ability to educate insurance and real estate professionals on disaster mitigation to further assist homeowners. These credit and non-credit courses cover topics like fire and water damage, mold remediation, restorative drying, and mitigation awareness response. 

Tips for Preventing Cooking Fires

  • Keep appliances clean and in good shape. Clean ovens, microwaves, and stoves that are free of flammable debris and grease are much less likely to start a fire.
  • Unplug devices that are not in use. Appliances that are shut off still use electricity as long as they are plugged in, which can pose a fire risk if you have old or faulty electrical wiring. 
  • Keep flammable materials away from the stove. This includes pulling back long sleeves and hair and keeping oven mitts and paper towels away from the stove. Never leave cooking food unattended. 
  • Smother fires to prevent spreading. Keep the microwave and oven doors closed if a fire breaks out. Small stove fires can often be addressed with kitchen fire extinguishers, baking soda, or salt. Never use water, flour, or sugar to extinguish a kitchen fire. 

SERVPRO's Odor Control Techniques

SERVPRO technicians have a variety of odor control methods available for fire damage, including EPA-registered antimicrobials, blast media like baking soda to remove char, as well as agitating tools and cleaners to dislodge odor-causing soils and deposits. One of the most effective odor removal tools available, however, is the thermal fogger, which allows deodorizers to be dispensed in the form of a dry smoke that penetrates surfaces in the same way that smoke does during a fire. These 

SERVPRO of Augusta is committed to leaving your home looking, "Like it never even happened." Call (706) 750-0200 for rapid disaster cleanup.

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