Our Technicians Discuss How To Avoid Damage In Your Durham Kitchen After A Fire
Fire Damage Technicians In Durham Talk About Preventing Kitchen Fires
According to statistics, the local fire department receives around 50 structure fire calls each year. Fortunately, fire damage occurring inside your home can often be prevented by following certain safety practices. Several of these structural blazes ignite during cooking, and according to the National Fire Protection Association, 66 percent of kitchen infernos start by unattended cooking. The statistics also say that 62 percent start from stovetops.
Once a problem starts inside your kitchen, it can quickly spread and cause fire damage inside your Durham home in rooms other than the blaze's source. Once objects burn inside your kitchen, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. After you, the homeowner extinguishes the fire, things you do to try to fix the problems could make issues worse. For example, cleaning soot residues with the wrong chemicals can smear the soot and cause more damage to the surface you were trying to clean.
The best thing you can do yourself is to prevent a fire from starting in the first place. Many kitchen blazes can be avoided by never leaving the kitchen while you are cooking. Keeping your appliances, including your oven and stove clean can also prevent unwanted grease fires from igniting.
Our SERVPRO experts also recommend that you regularly test smoke detectors and make sure that they have operable batteries and are working at all times. It is wise to have a smoke detector located just outside of your kitchen. If detectors get put inside the kitchen, they could go off during cooking when any amount of smoke enters the kitchen. If they are close to but outside of the kitchen, then they should not go off unless an actual kitchen fire starts.
It's smart to have a fire extinguisher that has been checked close to the kitchen area. Putting out a fire shortly after it starts can reduce the total amount of damage suffered by your home's building materials and contents. Once the fire gets extinguished, it is then good to call in our SERVPRO technicians so that we can assess the situation for you.
In case of a fire incident in your Rougemont, Orange Factory, or Rocky Knoll property, call SERVPRO of North Durham to help. You can reach us at (919) 467-0880 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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