Recent Fire Damage Posts

Not just Fire; Smoke and Soot too.

2/11/2024 (Permalink)

A photo of a bathroom with soot damage after a fire.  Smoke and soot can travel far distances and infiltrate even the tiniest cracks and crevices.

When a fire occurs, the consequences can be catastrophic. While some areas and belongings may be directly impacted by the fire, there are other items that may not have been in the vicitity of the flames, and reamaind unscorched. However, smoke and soot have the ability to travel and infiltrate different surfaces and objects within a building, impacting not only the room but also the items in them, sometimes even when the room is located on the opposite side of the building. This can happen due to the spread of smoke particles and soot particles, which can reach far distances within a building.  These particles are so small that they can easily enter even the tiniest cracks and settle on walls, furniture, and personal belongings.

SERVPRO is equipped with specialized equipment and techniques that can effectively remove the residue of smoke and soot that lingers following a fire and make it, "Like it never even happened."

Home Tips for Cleaning Your Grill

8/27/2022 (Permalink)

Fire grill Grilling is fun just know the right way to set up and clean your grill.

Cleaning Your Grill at Home

Grilling is a great way to cook food outdoors. Cleaning your grill, though not as fun, is essential. Without it, your grill will start to smell. Extended use may cause a grease fire. Here are some grill cleaning tips for a safe grilling experience.

Knowing the Different Types of Grills

There are several different types of grills on the market today, and each one has its unique cleaning requirements. There are many reasons to clean a grill, including:

  • Improved grill longevity
  • Bacteria prevention
  • Pest prevention
  • Tastier food

Charcoal grills are the most popular. They're easy to use and give food a nice smoky flavor. To clean a charcoal grill, remove the ashes after each use and scrub the grill with soapy water once every few weeks.

Gas grills don’t involve lighting charcoal or cleaning up ashes, and electric grills don’t need charcoal or gas. However, grease and food residue can still build up on the grates. Proper grill cleaning starts with removing the grill grates and soaking them in soapy water. Scrub the grates with a brush and rinse them with clean water.

Performing Proper Grill Maintenance

Understanding how to store and maintain your grill is also essential. To prevent rust, clean your grill grates after each use and apply a coat of vegetable oil before storing. Replace broken grill grates as soon as possible to prevent injury.

Preventing Grilling Emergencies

Following the proper grill cleaning procedure will reduce the risk of emergencies such as grease fires. In the case of a fire, use a fire blanket or a fire extinguisher. If it becomes uncontrollable, you’ll want to call the fire department. Consider calling a fire damage restoration service in Heathrow, FL, to assess the damage afterward.

For many people around the country, grilling is a fun activity. Knowing the right way to set up and clean up your grill will help you prevent catastrophe.