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Rescuing Kitchen Appliances with Fire Restoration in Merrimack

11/9/2022 (Permalink)

fire blazing on kitchen counter SERVPRO removes fire damaged appliances or cleans them after a Merrimack kitchen fire.

SERVPRO Fire Damage Technicians Can Restore your Home

Fires are most common in the kitchen. Switching off for one second is all it takes for a stove top to catch alight, causing extensive damage to your home and appliances. While kitchen fires can be frightening, the resulting smoke, burnt materials, and soot are often confined to a singular area, making restoration somewhat easier. It is rarely necessary to replace entire kitchen units or appliances following a house fire, and SERVPRO is available to help local homeowners with the following:

  • Appliance restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke damage removal

One of the core concerns for homeowners when seeking fire restoration in Merrimack is the expense. Kitchens contain some of the most valuable appliances in the home, with dry cleaners, washing machines, dishwashers, fridges, and ovens all commonly found here. Fortunately, the surfaces of these appliances are considered similar to hard-surfaced furniture in restoration.

Hard surfaces have the strongest chance of returning to a preloss condition because they can withstand the most aggressive chemical or agitative cleaning actions. They are also resilient to smoke and odor penetration, meaning that even significant soiling is only likely to affect the object at a surface (cosmetic) level.

Appliance restoration following a kitchen fire

  • The most common restoration methods for appliances are polishing and wet cleaning.
  • High-alkaline cleaners can damage most surfaces but are useful on appliances with heavy grease soils. These products include FireStar and Industrial Cleaner.
  • Venting hoods are restored inside and out to ensure that odor or soil is completely removed from the home.

Fire particles can settle in the smallest of spaces. Technicians may have to perform light disassembly of kitchen appliances to ensure that all soils are removed. Usually, disassembly involves:

  •  The removal of heating dials
  •  Taking apart the oven hood
  •  Performing duct cleaning

We promise to re-assemble these appliances once cleaning is complete.

Kitchen fires can be unpleasant, but restoration is possible with professional assistance. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack for fire damage restoration at (603) 262-9293.

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