Recent Fire Damage Posts

Grill Cleaning and Maintenance Can Prevent a Grease Fire

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

Grill Cleaning It is important to deep clean your grill.

Grill Cleaning and Maintenance

Residents of the Atchafalaya Area are looking forward to cooking on a grill. However, summer fun can end quickly if a grease fire damages your home. Frequent grill cleaning can prevent costly fire damage.

Cleaning Supplies
Have these cleaning supplies available when preparing to clean your charcoal or gas grill for the summer:

  • Scouring pad
  • Grill brush with scraper
  • Dish soap

Grill Maintenance and Deep Grill Cleaning
It is important to deep clean your grill and check for signs of needed maintenance at the beginning of summer. Remove any old ashes from your charcoal grill and scrape the grates with a grill brush and hot soapy water. Rinse with hot water before cooking. 
If you have a gas grill, it is important to check for grease under the firebox. Empty the grease collection tray and clean it with hot soapy water. Check the burner hoods for any dirt or grease, making sure the burner ports are clear so flames can pass through.
Repeat the deep cleaning process at the end of summer and store your grill in a dry place or under a weatherproof cover. Additionally, don't forget to remove the ignition battery from your gas grill so it doesn't corrode.

Fire Damage Protection
Make sure you clean your grill thoroughly every time you use it. Scrape any burnt food off the grates before and after cooking and scoop out old ashes from your charcoal grill. If you have a gas grill, empty the grease pan under the firebox and remove any built-up grease, food or ashes from the firebox and burner hoods.  
Fires can happen even if you are diligent about grill cleaning. If a fire damages your house, enlist fire restoration specialists from the Atchafalaya Area, to coordinate the fire cleanup. Routine cleaning and maintenance will help prevent fire damage, so you can relax and enjoy your favorite summer foods without fear.

Fire Clean Up

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

soot covers the surfaces of a bathroom after a fire Soot is visible on the surfaces of this bathroom after a fire.

In addition to remediating the damage from fires to residential or commercial properties, the technicians at SERVPRO of Atchafalaya are extensively trained to clean the remnants from a fire off the surfaces of your belongings, including soot and smoke residue. 

When it comes to smoke and soot damage in your home, it can impact many things, including your health. The homeowner of this house had health issues, which the soot and residue left from the fire intensified. SERVPRO of Atchafalaya went to work quickly, deep cleaning the home and removing all trace of the fire. When we respond to a call for fire mitigation, we thoroughly clean and treat all impacted areas - both the visible damage and the unseen. We are equipped to clean surfaces,  textiles, and even air ducts - whatever is necessary to get your home back to pre-damage condition.