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Kitchen Fires: What to Do Next

The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking according to the National Fire Protection Association. Even a small kitchen fire can cause significant damage. In the unfortunate event that you do experience a kitchen fire, after the fire is contained, use these tips to stay safe and get the cleanup process started.

Take Precautions

Have professionals check for damages that you may not be able to see. Your electrical system, gas lines, and vents may be affected. When returning to your property, wear safety gear like gloves and masks to prevent injury and transfer of grease or soot.

Assess the Damage

Call your insurance company and file your claim immediately. Capture photos of the damage before attempting to clean or remove materials.

Tackle the Cleaning

Fire damage cleanup should be left to the professionals. Your local team at ServiceMaster of Bethlehem has the tools and expertise to restore your kitchen, and any areas affected by smoke damage. Our team can determine which items are salvageable, properly clean them, and return them to you. You can additionally help by:

  • Changing your air filters
  • Opening windows to ventilate the area and let smoke odors escape
  • Wearing protective gear in fire-affected areas

The disaster restoration experts at ServiceMaster of Bethlehem respond to your emergencies 24/7/365. Call us at 1-800-253-7366 to restore your home after a fire.

Click Here to get the Cooking Safety Tip Sheet for your family from the NFPA.

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