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Grease fires can cause significant damage to kitchens in a short amount of time. When these fires are quickly contained and small overall, you might not realize just how much damage they’ve caused. It’s important to thoroughly clean up the aftermath of a grease fire, such as eliminating odors and getting rid of residue. You should also get an inspection in order to make sure you know the extent of the damage. Courtesy Care can help you out with inspections and cleanup.
Effects of Grease Fires
Grease fires can cause physical damage to your stove, cabinets, walls and other parts of your kitchen, depending on how far they spread and how quickly they’re put out. They can also cause potential health hazards for you and your family. Exposure to soot and smoke can result in respiratory problems, especially for those with asthma or other underlying health conditions. The grease from these fires can also coat the surfaces of your kitchen, including cabinets, sink, countertops and wall tiles, which is difficult to remove. In addition, soot from these fires can get into your ductwork. The professionals at Courtesy Care can do a thorough inspection in order to determine how much damage there is and handle the cleanup process.
Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Services
After you’ve had a grease fire, Courtesy Care technicians will check for structural damage, electrical damage and other types of damage that require repairs or restoration. Technicians provide you with the results of these assessments and can even ensure that you have temporary power if you’ve lost electricity. If the fire was severe enough to spread to your roof, technicians will board up and place a tarp over the affected area to prevent damage from the elements. Courtesy Care technicians will then professionally clean surfaces, items and fixtures that were affected by the fire. This involves removing soot, smoke and grease in order to prevent damage and ensure a healthy environment for you and your family. Depending on the amount of damage your home has, this might involve removing and cleaning light fixtures, using ozone treatments to remove odor and installing new drywall or carpeting if needed.
Preparing for Grease Fire Cleanup and Restoration
While waiting for Courtesy Care technicians to arrive, you can a few things to help minimize damage. Change the air filter on your HVAC system, which helps keep soot and smoke from being distributed throughout your home via ductwork. You can also wipe down your cabinets to remove some soot and smoke residue, although professional cleaning is generally needed to thoroughly remove these. If you have children or pets in your home, make arrangements for them to stay with a relative until your home has been fully cleaned and restored. This helps keep them safe from health problems caused by soot and smoke.
If you’ve had a grease fire, contact the experts at Courtesy Care right away for help. Our technicians are available on an emergency basis to ensure that you get the assistance you need as quickly as possible after a fire.