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Some Mistakes in West Hollywood Fire Damage Prevention That You Should Avoid

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

Toasters are a common point of origin for a fire. Keep an eye out while using your appliances and contact SERVPRO if your kitchen has fire damages.

Neglecting to Clean Out Your Toaster Can Cause Fire Damage in Your West Hollywood Home 

Most appliances need to be cleaned regularly, and some of them can cause fire damage if they are neglected. Usually, this is caused by bits of byproduct being left behind that can catch fire relatively quickly. When it comes to the toaster in your kitchen, crumbs that fall from the bread dry out and become the perfect kindling for a fire as they gather at the bottom of the device. Failing to clean it regularly can cause damage that may end up costing you in the long run.
Putting bread in your toaster and then going to do something while it does its job is a fairly standard way to begin your morning, but it can quickly turn into a disaster when the toaster causes fire damage in your West Hollywood kitchen. Upon detecting the smoke coming from your kitchen, you swiftly returned and used your fire extinguisher to put the small blaze out. The toaster had spread the across your countertop, impacting your cereal boxes, bread, and the plastic containers with flour and sugar inside of them. You may have put out the fire, but that is not the end of the damage, and it is essential at this point to get professional help to your home as soon as possible.
Here at SERVPRO, we always strive to travel to your home swiftly after being contacted by you. Fire damages can be overwhelming for you, as a homeowner, and we understand that they are extremely time sensitive, so we always try to arrive as quickly as possible. From the moment the fire is put out, the soot in your kitchen can begin to cause discoloration and adhere itself to whatever surface it landed on. Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified techs can promptly do an investigation and then apply their expertise to the situation so that they may pick an appropriate method of remediation.
After throwing out the ruined toaster, cereals, and staple containers, SERVPRO can focus on removing the molten sugar from your countertop and the soot stains around it. Because of the sugar, our technicians can choose a chemical method of remediation, using a solution that eats away at the grease, soot, and sugar left behind. Fires can leave behind a foul smell in addition to soot and SERVPRO can use equipment such as thermal foggers to attack the scent on a particle level, neutralizing the scent and leaving your home fire-reminder free.
If a fire breaks out in your home and it suffers damage, never wait. Phone SERVPRO of Bel Air / West Hollywood by calling (310) 572-6132. Day or night, our techs are always ready to come to your home and help.
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