Fire Damage Restoration Steps in Harrison Kitchens
Flare-Ups Require Layers of Fire Damage Cleanup
A single mistake with your stove in the kitchen and the entire room can be severely marred and damaged by a high-heat disaster. Smoke and byproducts of grease fires are a significant challenge for even experienced pros like our AdvantaClean team. A range of fire damage cleanup is needed to get your house feeling like home again.
What Are the Main Obstacles After a Range Fire?
The significant threats of kitchen fires produce an immediate need for soot cleanup, smoke odor removal, and repairs in Harrison. You might not know where to begin, so you should leave cleanup and mitigation to experienced techs. We understand the conditions that exist in the kitchen and connected rooms after a grease fire, so we arrive with the tools and products to help with the following:
- Ruined Materials
Early Hurdles of Fire Damage Restoration
Before we can begin to address the full measure of fire damage restoration your kitchen might need, there are pressing concerns that prevent effective cleanup. The obstacles keeping our AdvantaClean of Westchester, Rockland and Stamford team from removing residues and structural damage must be managed first with mitigating actions.
- Water/Fire Suppression
Snuffing the fire requires suppression powders or water when grease is not to blame. Either of these will be vital in extinguishing a fire in your kitchen but can leave behind residues or moisture that stall restoration progress until it gets removed.
Burned materials must be cleaned up and removed, especially any installed elements that might pose a concern of collapse or structural failure.
- Air Quality Concerns
Apart from a strong odor that must get addressed, grease fires might also generate carcinogenic particles from the partial combustion of building materials.
Cleaning Surfaces with Protein/Grease Residues
Solvents and dissolving agents cut through grease and protein residues left behind on your kitchen's countertops, cabinets, flooring, and painted surfaces. Strong chemical agents like this allow our team to preserve certain installed materials without forcing demolition.
Smoke Odor Removal Needs
Even with some soot and residual damage getting addressed, the lingering odor is one of the most formidable obstacles to damage restoration. Burning foods produce a robust and offensive odor that spreads through this room and penetrates porous materials like cabinets, flooring, and surface veneer, such as wallpaper. Smells keep your family from comfortably returning to this room of the house, so great care gets placed in neutralizing malodors and overcoming imaginary smells you might still think are present. Products and equipment can include:
- Thermal foggers
- Ozone machines and oxidizers
- Surface cleaning agents
- Masking deodorants
The Condition of the Structure
A kitchen fire is sure to cause some damage to the structural elements closest to the range top where the flare-up occurs. Cabinetry on either side of your stove, the range hood, the wall behind the appliance, and other elements can all be considerably marred by high heat and combustion. Our team is initially inspecting these structural components for their salvageability. This process gets followed by what cleaning products and approaches have the fastest desired result for preservable installed materials.
IICRC-Trained Cleaning Pros
Insurance-approved work requires an experienced team like our AdvantaClean have extensive training through standard-setting organizations like the IICRC to understand the behavior of smoke damage, the effective methods of cleanup, and the best approaches for smoke odor removal. This experience ensures that more impacted elements in your kitchen can be preserved and restored, ultimately making the restoration process cheaper and faster.
Kitchen fires produce strong effects that can spread far beyond this one room of your Harrison house. As challenging to clean and restore as these disasters can be, pros like our AdvantaClean of Westchester, Rockland and Stamford team have the training and equipment to help. We work with your insurance provider and your specific needs and wishes to get this vital room of your house back up and running. Call us at (914) 505-6570 immediate help in an emergency.