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How To Take the Headache Out of Fire Damage Remediation in Your Poughkeepsie Home

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Small kitchen appliances can create big headaches when it comes to fire damage. Contact SERVPRO today for fire damage remediation help.

Failing to Clean Your Toaster Could Cause Fire Damage in Your Poughkeepsie Home

Every time you make toast, small crumbs fall to the bottom of the device, and over time they can build up and eventually cause fire damage. The bread dries out and becomes increasingly stale, turning into a fire hazard. As they build, and you continue to use your device without cleaning it, a fire is bound to break out.

Fortunately, the fire damage inside your Poughkeepsie kitchen was relatively small. Using the fire extinguisher beneath your kitchen sink, you managed to keep the fire damage contained to the corner of your countertop where your toaster sat. Soot has stained the walls, cupboards, and counter. However, only the toaster, and the bread box beside, it burned up in the flames.

Without that much lost in your kitchen, you may wonder if it is necessary to call for help. Here at SERVPRO, we have a reputation for tackling damages large or small. The stains inside of your kitchen can be tough for you to remove by yourself, as can be the odor. For this reason, it is always wise to call for professional help immediately upon extinguishment.

When SERVPRO receives your call, we always swiftly put a team of IICRC,  Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, certified technicians together and send them to your home for a prompt arrival. Upon arrival, our technicians can launch into an investigation and then create a remediation plan. SERVPRO can start by throwing away the charred bits of your bread box, your ruined toasted, and bits of plastic wrapping at the fire consumed. From there, we can use a cleaning solution designed to tackle greasy soot. Using a simple spray-and-wipe method with a lubricative cleaner, we can lift the grime away from the surface of your countertops, the walls, and your cupboards, while protecting the finishes on each respective surface.

Once all of the soot stains are gone, all that remains is removing the odor from the fire. SERVPRO can use a hydroxyl generator to neutralize the particles that carry the malodor. Our goal at SERVPRO is always to make every aspect of the blaze disappear, "Like it never even happened."

When forgetfulness causes fire damage inside of your home, always call for help right away. Get in touch with SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County by calling (845) 635-4550. Night or day, we're ready to lend our assistance.

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