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Grease Fire 101: Find The Best Help After Disaster!

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

Grease fire damage to a Barrow County home The professionals at SERVPRO are available 24/7 for all fire restoration services!

Grease fires can happen in any kitchen, and it's essential to know the proper steps to take when this type of disaster occurs.

Many types of fires cause damage, but grease fires are the most common type of fire damage restored by the professionals at SERVPRO. The professionals at SERVPRO of Barrow County know how to quickly and safely get your home back to normal following a grease fire. We have the training and experience to deal with grease fire damage and other types of fire disasters.

We put this blog post together to help our customers prevent grease fires and know what to do if a grease fire occurs. Before we get started, we must mention that not all grease fires are created equal, but having a plan in place and knowing what to do when one occurs is essential.

What is a grease fire?

Grease fires can happen when grease or cooking oil is heated to the point of combustion. A grease fire can occur on the stovetop, in the oven, or even in the microwave. The size of a grease fire will depend on the amount of grease involved.

The best way to prevent a grease fire is never to leave cooking oil or grease unattended. So if you're frying food, stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on the oil.

It's also essential to clean your stove and oven regularly. A build-up of grease can be a fire hazard. Therefore, we recommend cleaning your stovetop after each use and cleaning your oven at least once a week.

What to do if a grease fire starts?

If a grease fire starts, the first thing you should do is turn off the heat source. For example, turn off the burner if the fire is on the stovetop. If the fire is in the oven, turn off the oven. Once the heat source is off, do not try to move the pan. Moving the pan will only spread the grease and make the fire worse.

If the grease fire is small and contained in the pan, you can try extinguishing it with a lid or a fire extinguisher. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire. Water will only spread the grease and make the fire worse.

If the grease fire is large or out of control, evacuate the house and call 911. Do not try to fight the fire yourself. Instead, leave the house and let the professionals handle it.

What to do after the fire is extinguished?

After the grease fire is extinguished, it's essential to call a fire restoration company to clean up the damages caused by the fire. A quality team of fire restoration professionals will have the experience and knowledge to quickly get your home back to normal.

When choosing a fire restoration contractor, ensure that:

  • They are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
  • The company is licensed and insured
  • The company has experience with grease fire restoration

Recover from grease fire damage with SERVPRO of Barrow County

The team at SERVPRO of Barrow County has the training, experience, and resources to handle any size grease fire project. Our track record proves our dedication to restoring your home quickly and safely.

When you call SERVPRO of Barrow County, we will immediately dispatch a team of qualified professionals who will assess the damages and begin the restoration process. Our fire restoration process includes:

  • Inspection: We will inspect the damages and assess the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage.
  • Cleaning: We will clean all surfaces to remove soot and smoke residue.
  • Repair: We will repair any damaged surfaces and restore your home to its pre-fire condition.

SERVPRO of Barrow County is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help you with your grease fire restoration needs. We help our customers through the entire process, from start to finish. In addition, we'll work with your insurance company to make the claims process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Contact us today for any fire damage restoration questions or to schedule an estimate!

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