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We Can Help You with Kitchen Disasters by Eliminating the Effects Fire Damage Makes in Your Los Gatos Apartments Kitchen

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage In Your Los Gatos Home Requires Professional Assistance For a Successful Restoration

No matter what kind of cuisine is your family’s favorite, accidents can happen when cooking a meal in Los Gatos. When such accidents involve food that caught on fire, more than dinner ends up ruined. The pot or skillet might never come clean enough to use again, the walls and ceiling now have thick, black, greasy soot coating them, and the acrid, clinging scent of burnt food starts to invade the rest of your home.

We can take the current state of your home in Los Gatos, mitigate the fire damage, and restore everything, so you feel, “Like it never even happened.” Starting with cleaning soot from walls, blinds, windows, ceilings, floors, and countertops, we remove a large portion of what causes burnt smells. 

Many materials in modern houses burn quickly, catching fire easily, and helping spread the flames. Because of this, oftentimes, a great deal of structural damage occurs. We can replace such materials, but this portion of the restoration work must wait until cleanup, drying out of firefighters’ water, and deodorization takes place. We take measurements of the materials as we remove them to help keep costs as low as possible while still ensuring that all necessary building materials are ready when needed.

With fire damage, the smoke damage that occurs can range from soft and flaky, which is fairly easy to remove, to greasy, and more difficult to clean away from surfaces. Smoke from cooking is more often oily and sticks to surfaces, requiring us to use solvents and other cleaning agents to reveal surfaces below. During this time, we also check for damage from the heat, which can cause blistering on painted surfaces.

When firefighters use water to put out a fire, a lot of the water ends up in the air, first starting out as steam and then condensing farther away, on cooler surfaces. We use different measures to remove this moisture and dry the interior of your residence, making the rest of the repairs possible. 

Deodorizing your kitchen alone may not suffice. Smoke particles travel throughout your property, just as the steam did. Even if you extinguished the fire yourself before it grew too large and required the fire department, both smoke and water could spread farther than you might realize. We use different deodorizing methods to ensure that the entire odor problem is under control.

SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno is near Cambrian Park, serving Lexington Hills and San Jose. When fire damage ruins any part of your residence, call us at (408) 600-2020, year-round, 24/7.

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