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Kitchen fires in your Western Dutchess County home can leave pungent, lasting odors.

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire odors and damage can permeate throughout the home more than you think.

Protein fires can come from food that is burnt in the kitchen. Think about a pan of fried chicken where the grease has caught on fire and created a significant issue. They can make an especially unique restoration challenge and create odor issues which are difficult to mitigate.

Here are some important facts regarding this type of fire:

*Protein fires generally leave little visible residue, often confusing the untrained eye. 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.

*The nature of the burn causes the odor to permeate the home even more completely than other fires, sometimes the damage can require a sealing agent or even repainting to completely eradicate the odor.

*The damage may require multiple attempts and methods to achieve the best results.

*Often, because of the strong link between smell and memory, a homeowner may experience “phantom odors,” where the memory of the event causes reproduction of the odor even after thorough cleaning. You don't want a reminder of a stressful event every time you walk in the kitchen.

Don’t tackle this issue by yourself, let the trained and experienced experts at SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County take care of it. We’re here to help when you need it most and when fire and odors take control of your life, we’ll help take it back. You'll be amazed how fresh and clean our team can make your home, "Like it never even happened."

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