Tips and Tricks to Cleaning a Small Kitchen Fire
Do you like to cook? If so, you probably know the risks involved when in the kitchen preparing a tasty meal. Sometimes, we can get distracted and leave a hot pot on the stove or item in the oven. These little mistakes don't typically cause problems unless forgotten about. Especially so, if there is grease involved.
It is recommended to stay alert while cooking. Also, make sure your smoke detector is up to date. Unfortunately, fires still occur and must immediately be put out.
If you live in an apartment, there might be a sprinkler system. If at home, you may have pulled out the fire extinguisher before the fire department arrived. Regardless, there was probably even more damage done when the fire was put out. So, that's why we have put together a check list of what to clean after a small kitchen fire has been put out.
1. Walls and ceilings likely have smoke or water damage. They will need to be wiped/dried thoroughly.
2. Dishes near or involved in the fire may need to be thrown away.
3. Furniture and floors depending on how large the fire was will need a deep scrubbing.
4. If the fire got out of hand, there may be a need for remodeling or replacing of appliances and more.
5. Lastly, there may be hidden places where water is standing. Grab a fan to make sure the area gets completely dry to prevent mold from growing.
While these things may take a few days to clean, they will save you from more damage in the future. If you need any help call us at 504-468-3047