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Can Fire Damage Restoration by SERVPRO Help Post-Fire Cheshire Kitchens and Appliances?

11/21/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen cabinet with fire damage. When a fire damage hits home, SERVPRO is the team for the job. Fire damage restoration is a specialty of ours. Call now!

SERVPRO Has Professional Cleaning Methods to Restore Cheshire Kitchens With Fire Damage "Like it never even happened."

Housefire cleanup in a Cheshire kitchen is never a one-size-fits-all process. There are different types of smoke residues left behind, such as dry and wet smoke and protein residues. The latter is highly odorous and difficult to remove using conventional cleaners.

One of the main reasons Cheshire homeowners should use fire damage restoration services and not attempt to self-clean is the potential for additional damage from incorrect cleaning methods. The types of residues and consideration for the surfaces go into choosing the cleaning agent and method used.

High heat fires produce dry soot, which collects around rooms, particularly on ceilings and corners, sometimes producing soot webs. If wet cleaning solutions get applied to this type of smoke damage, it can ruin a surface and cause great damage. SERVPRO technicians use dry cleaning sponges to gently lift away the soot from walls, countertops, and appliances.

Protein and wet smoke residues tend to get dealt with in the same manner as they similarly grip onto surfaces. However, protein residues are accompanied by a very pungent odor. SERVPRO technicians use solvent-based cleaning agents with care taken to choose solutions that will not mar the surface the smoke damage is on.

The technicians can handle the exterior cleanup and restoration of appliances after a kitchen fire; however, if more is needed, SERVPRO can: 

  • Bring in an outside expert to inspect appliances post-fire damage to ascertain if they are safe to use
  • Clean out fridges and pantries of items exposed to soot
  • Use appliance-specific cleaners to get rid of the visible smoke damage 

SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050 serves the Cheshire community for all types and sizes of fire damage restoration needs. 

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