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How Long Does Burning Smell Stay in after a Cooking Fire?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen Fire Our professionals have state of the art equipment to clean up and restore your business so you can return safely after a fire.

SERVPRO Can Mitigate Commercial Fire Damage in your Tallahassee Restaurant by Performing Effective Odor Removal.

What causes fire odor in a restaurant?

Tallahassee restaurant managers may have to deal with a cooking fire in their business at some point during ownership. These odors can spread rapidly through the smoke and are complicated to deal with due to their greasy texture. Commonly, a kitchen fire occurs because of grease or animal protein. These sticky smoke deposits do not respond well to water, which increases the risk of spreading damages around during a cleanup. SERVPRO technicians can deploy a full range of chemical cleaning agents with an oil-based composite to soak and remove soiling on oven hoods, appliances, walls, and ventilation systems (HVAC). We pre-test smoke residues to understand both the pH level as well as whether they are oil or water-based to ensure that we use the right cleaning solvent for your business.

Why do odors remain after a fire?

Odor particles are volatile, spreading quickly and requiring commercial fire damage restoration from a Tallahassee expert. Usually, these odor particles are local to the smoke residues that affect surfaces throughout the building. In some situations, these particles can enter small crevices behind cooking equipment or wall-paint, flooring, and ceiling. Odors do depart naturally, but often the period for dispersal can be as long as two weeks, for most restaurant managers that can be too long to wait as it can affect the dining area or affect food quality. The most effective method of removal is to dispose of any non-salvageable charred materials while using solvent cleaning to deal with thick smoke residues. 

What should I do after a restaurant fire?

- Temporarily close the business 

- Contact your business insurer to explain the situation

- Use a qualified fire restoration services to clean and restore damages

Odors can affect your business's bottom line by creating an unpleasant environment for both customers and staff. Contact SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 for commercial restoration assistance.

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