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What Should I Do When a Small Fire Leaves Behind Residues in My Marlborough Home?

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

Living Room On Fire “Like it never even happened.”

For Fire Damage Mitigation and Help With Smoke-Related Issues in Your Marlborough Home Call SERVPRO

A small kitchen fire can cause you issues even if the flames do not burn any of the building materials or contents inside your house in Marlborough. Kitchen fires can often get caused by grease getting too hot while unattended cooking is taking place. Once oil or something you try to cook ignites, smoke can spread throughout your structure.

How can you tell if smoke has affected my contents and building materials?
During fire damage mitigation in Marlborough, our SERVPRO technicians always start the work process with a thorough inspection of your property. We can perform wipe tests where we wipe all of the surfaces of your house inside and out with a white rag to see if there are any residues present. After we find where all of the soot residues are, we can then perform test cleaning procedures to see which cleaning products and procedures work best on your specific types of smoke residues. Then finally, we can begin removing your smoke residues even if they are light.

What happens to my house if light smoke residues exist?
When our SERVPRO crew conducts the removal of light smoke residues, we find that the following issues exist:

    •    Light smoke residues exist usually when the area affected by the smoke is small.
    •    In most cases, when the residues are light, there is no structural damage present inside your home.
    •    Sometimes after a small fire ignites, the smoke residues in the affected areas of your structure are light or not visible at all.
    •    Even if your house gets affected by smoke residues that are not heavy, foul odors can exist near the source. But if the fire was small and we conclude that you have light smoke residues as opposed to moderate or heavy residue situations, then unpleasant aromas may not exist in sections of your building that are far from the source.

If you ever happen to have a small grease fire break out in your kitchen, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 to see if you have any like smoke residues present.

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