Kitchen fires are a home disaster that can happen at a moment’s notice. It might be an overheated stove-top dish, a microwave meal gone wrong, or a forgotten roast in the oven, but however it happens, kitchen fire damage can linger and disrupt your life for weeks if you don’t know how to properly attend to it. The fire damage professionals with ServiceMaster Fire & Water Clean Up are prepared to help you get your Lancaster, PA, kitchen back in working order, and in many cases, that means some serious soot removal.
Aside from outright physical damage, soot is a byproduct of fire damage that tends to cause homeowners a lot of grief. It looks messy, smells bad, and is extremely persistent in sticking around whenever and wherever you don’t want it to. Though soot isn’t welcome anywhere in the home, the kitchen is one place where soot removal is especially essential.
That smoky, oily smell that comes with fire damage also comes with soot. If you’re hoping to do any cooking, tasting, or eating in the realm of your kitchen in the near future, soot removal may be the only way you can bake cookies and smell anything other than the remnants of the fire. Nothing disrupts a good meal more than an unpleasant smell emanating from the kitchen.
And, of course, if you can see soot, you’re probably breathing (and eating) soot. Fire damage does tend to linger in a variety of ways, but if you’re able to see the damage with your eyes, you know you have a problem and you need to fix it. Breathing in soot for days or weeks can cause lung irritation, eye irritation, and exacerbate preexisting health conditions.
If you’ve experienced fire damage in your Lancaster, PA, home and are struggling with leftover soot in your kitchen or anywhere else in your home, contact the soot removal experts with ServiceMaster Fire & Water Clean Up at (844) 805-1107 or visit our website here for additional information.