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SERVPRO Makes Fire Damage in San Francisco Go Away

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Icon of types of fire extinguishers The Great San Francisco Fire--SERVPRO Is Now Ready to Help with the Cleanup and Restoration

Mitigating Kitchen Fire Damage in San Francisco


From 2011 to 2015, an estimated 358,500 fires occurred in homes that caused over $6.7 billion in damages, according to NFPA data. Not only are San Francisco home structural fires costly, but they can have long-term effects on homes without professional mitigation, including the spread of odors and residues that can be unpleasant and difficult to remove with consumer-grade cleaners.

If your San Francisco home needs fast, reliable fire damage removal, they can always count on the restoration technicians at SERVPRO to get the job done right. SERVPRO technicians use contemporary technologies and EPA-registered antimicrobials to ensure that your home gets the restoration it needs after a fire occurs. Whether contents or structures are affected, these professionals focus on preservation and restoration whenever it is safe and feasible to do so.

Choosing the Right Fire Extinguisher
When buying fire extinguishers for your home, it is essential to be aware that there are several different categories made to fight different kinds of fires. These include:

?    Type A, which is primarily for mundane fire situations involving materials like wood, paper, and cloth.
?    Type B, which is designed for extinguishing fires caused by combustible liquids like oil, grease, and gasoline.
?    Type C, which is made for handling electrical fires.
?    Type D, which can extinguish fires involving flammable metals, and is mainly for commercial applications.
?    Type K, which can handle vegetables and animal-based oils, as well as other fats, in cooking appliances. This variety is similar to the Type B but is designed for commercial applications in areas like cafeterias and restaurant kitchens.

For home use, there are also multi-purpose extinguishers that encompass the traits of Types A, B, and C. Most homeowners should look for an extinguisher that weighs between two and ten pounds.

How SERVPRO Removes Damage
Kitchen fires can leave copious amounts of damage to appliances that can eventually corrode metals and plastics, and it is crucial to examine and thoroughly clean electronics near where the fire occurred. All-purpose antimicrobials and glass cleaners can be used to take care of light damages. Yellowing on appliances is reduced by using a wood creme paste.

For polished finishes, chrome, and aluminum exteriors, alkaline cleaners designed for substantial damage are implemented with care to preserve the sheen and quality of your kitchen appliances. Electronics in need of restoration can be sent to an authorized electronics service technician after a thorough cleaning.

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos is always ready to leave disaster-affected homes looking, "Like it never even happened." Whether you need cleanup late at night, on weekends, or during holidays, you can call (650) 591-4137.

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