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My Seattle Restaurant Suffered a Kitchen Fire – How Can SERVPRO Help?

9/27/2020 (Permalink)

fire isolated over black background Contact SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295 for expert fire damage restoration service.

Our Professional Technicians Can Provide Emergency Mitigation and Restore Your Seattle Restaurant to Pre-Loss Condition

Restaurants make their money by serving quality meals to customers. They cannot afford the downtime that puts their business on hold. Cooking fires accounted for approximately 30.6 % of non-residential fires in 2018, according to FEMA. When a kitchen fire breaks out, it can bring your business to a screeching halt. SERVPRO provides fast fire mitigation in Seattle to get you back in business as soon as possible.

What Does A Fire Restoration Company Do?
Between 2009 and 2018, cooking was the leading cause of non-residential fires. That is an increase of 33% from previous years. In 2018 the dollar loss nationally was $51,700,00 just from cooking fires alone. When a fire breaks out in any business, professional fire damage restoration services in Seattle are needed.  SERVPRO assists the business owner in putting their business and their lives back together. The restoration process includes:
    •    Assessing the damage
    •    Debris removal
    •    Soot, odor, and residual water mitigation

Our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) work with the proprietor to determine the best course of action for rebuilding the business. The goal is to clean every area of the restaurant and leave it, “Like it never even happened.”

Whenever a fire occurs, one of the main things the technicians focus on is the removal of the pungent smoke odors. Water extraction is another vital area that needs immediate mitigation. If firefighters were involved, water and chemicals used to put out the fire need removing. Secondary damage, such as mold, can occur if the water is not dealt with promptly.

Faster to Any Size Disaster
The key to all of this is a rapid intervention. SERVPRO’s fast response and action can help minimize damage and loss. You can expect our technicians to hit the ground running and provide the fire damage restoration needed for your situation. After a fire occurs on a commercial property, the crews deal with:
•    Smoke Odors – These odors can permeate the entire building. The smell gets in the walls, fixtures, furniture, and air. The debris from the fire, the soot, and even the chemicals used on the fire all contribute to the smoke odors. Removal of the debris and soot is the first step to lessening the lingering scent. Deodorization takes place later to remove the odors altogether.
•    Soot Removal – Many commercial fires end up with a thick layer of soot in the building. Often it is combined with moisture. Depending on the makeup of the residue, it can damage surface areas where it comes in contact. Immediate removal of the soot is paramount to prevent problems and can reduce the cost of replacement.
•    Residual Water – If moisture is not extracted and cleaned up right away, mold can develop. It takes as little as 24 hours for mold to grow, and it can spread rapidly through the structure. The musty odor from the mold combined with smoke smells can make the task of deodorizing even more difficult.

Fire Damage Restoration
Understanding the need to work quickly, our teams get busy mitigating smoke odors, soot, and water damage. Some steps need to be taken before restoration can begin and prevent the damage from worsening. These include:
    •    Water extraction and chemical clean up from extinguishing efforts.
    •    Removal of charred and damaged debris.
    •    Drying of wet areas using air movers and dehumidifiers.
    •    Evaluating the types of soot and surface areas to match the correct cleaning products and techniques.
    •    Soot removal using industrial vacuums, agitative methods, soda blasting, and other appropriate methods.
    •    Cleaning and disinfecting impacted areas.
    •    Removal of content for cleaning to a non-affected area of the building or our warehouses.

How Does SERVPRO Deodorize After a Fire?
Smoke can travel rapidly through a building and spread foul odors into areas not touched by the fire. Removal of these malodorous smells is an essential part of fire restoration. Our team uses a variety of methods to deodorize the restaurant, including:
•    Thermal Foggers – This is a dry fogging method that sprays a deodorizing fog. A heater vaporizes a unique deodorant solution to create the fog.
•    ULV Fogger – This is a wet fogging method that uses low-pressure air streams to disperse small droplets throughout the building.
•    Ozone Generator – This process oxidizes the odor through the ozone produced by the equipment.

Specific safety precautions get followed when fogging and ozone methods are enacted. SERVPRO technicians are equipped with the proper PPE to handle the situation. To ensure everything is safe, people, pets, and plants must be removed from the facility before deodorization takes place.  The proper ventilation time must be allowed before re-entering the building.

During the restoration phase, structural elements and contents are repaired, restored, or replaced. Tables, booths, and fixtures not directly impacted by the fire can often be restored to preloss conditions. They may also be salvageable if the damage is minimal. Non-porous materials such as glass dishes and metal serving ware can be cleaned. Our team knows what can get salvaged and what needs replacing. SERVPRO has one goal – to have you serving delicious meals to happy customers once more.

Contact SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295 for expert fire damage restoration service.

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