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How Do I Clean Soot Residues From My Nashua Restaurant's Kitchen After a Fire?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

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One of the most common sources of structural blazes are mishaps in the kitchen. When operating your Nashua restaurant, your staff uses heat and multiple hot appliances to produce the food you sell every day. Therefore restaurants can be at high risk for structural burns.

How can you get rid of soots and soils on my restaurant's appliances and kitchen walls?

When mitigating commercial fire damage in your Nashua eatery, our SERVPRO technicians can use different techniques depending upon what types of surfaces got affected. If wooden or other porous surfaces got coated in residues, then we can utilize dry cleaning methods such as vacuuming or sponge cleaning. If non-porous surfaces like your stainless steel appliances got negatively affected, then we can use water-based detergents or solvents to remove the soot. Whenever we clean and remove soot residues, we utilize the following cleaning actions:

    •    Mechanical Action- Physical agitation of the soot can be a very effective way to remove soot residues. Dry cleaning methods rely on agitation since water-based detergents cannot be used on porous surfaces. Wet cleaning methods also use agitation by scrubbing with a rag or steel wool.
    •    Lubrication- Lubricating or making things slippery can aid in releasing the soot's bond with your affected surfaces.
    •    Chemical Action- Many products cause chemical reactions to occur that can aid in cleaning and removing residues.
    •    Suspension- During most chemical actions, the cleaner causes the soot to suspend into the detergent. Suspension can occur when a soil dissolves into a cleaning mixture, or they emulsify into a product it cannot be mixed with.
    •    Dispersion- Once the soils get released from the affected surface, they then get dispersed into the cleaning formula.
    •    "Like Dissolves Like"- This phenomenon refers to soils getting dissolves by chemicals that are like them. Water-based detergents will dissolve water-based soils, and solvents made of oils will dissolve oil-based residues.

If a fire burns in the kitchen in your restaurant and leaves behind soils and soot residues, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 immediately after the fire gets extinguished.

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