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Still noticing that smell in your Ulster County home from that grease fire 3 weeks ago?

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Fires caused by burned protein can get into more places than you think!

You thought you got the grease and melted things cleaned up when it happened, but there are some little-known facts about food fires that make the smell and potential damage tricky get rid of.

Protein fires usually start from food that is burnt in the kitchen. Think about cooking pan on the stovetop and the grease has caught fire and created a significant problem.  Due to the chemical makeup and structure of food proteins, it can make an especially unique restoration challenge and create odor issues that are difficult to mitigate when they burn.

Important things to know regarding protein/food fires:

*Generally, these types of fires leave little visible residue, often confusing to someone who isn’t trained locate and get rid of. The smell is there but hard to pinpoint where it could be coming from.

*They create a significantly more distasteful smell than most other fires. Pungent, noxious, thick and sometimes can cause irritation to sensitive people.

*The nature of the burn causes odor to permeate even more completely than other fires, into everything. Items or belongings you never thought would’ve been affected could have some lingering and unforeseen issues. Sometimes the damage can require a sealing agent or even repainting to completely eradicate the odor. Often, it’s recommended to let a damage restoration company take care of getting the smell out of everything, usually that gives the best results.

*Keep in mind that the damage may require multiple attempts and methods to achieve the best results. Using a certified remediation company can decrease the attempts as they are effective and efficient.

Don’t tackle this issue by yourself, let the trained and certified experts at SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz take care of it. There is no damage too small or large and with over 25 years of  LOCAL experience, we can tell you that When fire and odors take control of your life, we’ll help take it back!.

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