In this multi-part series, we’ll be discussing the steps we take in our kitchen fire restoration services in Springfield, MO.
We’ve already covered some detailed benefits on this service, but since there are no two fires alike, we’ll go into more details on our latest fire repair.
Diagnosing The Cause
There are many different types of fires. Each have their own impact and requirements for approaching the restoration process.
In this case, as you can see from the image below, this particular one started at the stove as a result of food left on the burner too long.
When possible, it’s always important to be able to diagnose the origin of the fire. This helps aid in determining how and what type of cleaning approach as well as what cleaning detergents work best for restoring.
Fires that involve proteins, specifically food related fires, can cause more significant odorous impacts.
Protein fires are in most cases, the worst smelling and permeating fires known. The process of cleaning afterwards, is strategically approached accordingly.
To begin, we start by investigating the impact of the fire. To do so, we do test/spot cleaning to help determine just how possible it will be to clean the existing structures.
We work hand in hand with your insurance adjuster to advise/consult on these specific damages.
We keep on hand the necessary cleaning products and materials to accomplish this.
Here’s a few examples of our initial test cleaning processes.
As you can see from the image below, we initially tested the ceiling to determine the requirements that will be necessary to replace and or repair.
Next, we test cleaned the tile and grout (back splash) above the stove.
Finally, we test cleaned the cabinets to measure the potential repair options.
Determining The Approach
Once we’ve evaluated the impact of damages, we can then better determine how the restoration process should be approached.
In this particular project, we’ve determined the following requirements to finish the restoration.
- Ceiling needs to be scraped, sealed and repainted
- Cabinetry can be refinished upon a thorough cleaning
- Tile & grout can be refinshed
- Upholstery & textiles need to be cleaned
- Thermal fogging will be required to eliminate all remaining odors
Finishing Part 1 Of Our Fire Restoration Project In Springfield
The last step in our initial process is to determine if the remaining contents of the household have been impacted.
We scope out the entire home to measure how the smoke, soot and residue have impacted the home’s contents. We investigate the upholstery, furniture, rugs, flooring and home goods.
Stay tuned for the next steps we take as a fire restoration company in Springfield!
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