Post Fire Cleanup and Recovery at a Restaurant
Typically, the only fire you want to see at your restaurant is a candle setting a romantic effect at a table, the quick flame of a flambé dessert, or inside a brick kiln oven. Unfortunately, though, other fires, caused by one of those candles falling over and engulfing your restaurant’s curtains or the tablecloths or through a kitchen or electric fire, can happen. So you need to know what to do to clean up and recover from a fire.
Here are the tips for fire damage clean up in Massachusetts after the fire trucks leave your restaurant and you’ve called your insurance company:
- Assess the damage. Was the fire damage to your restaurant caused by a small, contained kitchen fire that can be quickly cleaned up? Or was there a larger blaze, which should be assessed for fire damage remediation by a professional?
- Clean up the water. If the firefighters used their hose to put out your fire, there may be resulting water damage to your restaurant that also needs to be assessed.
- Clean up the soot and smoke. You can use white vinegar or bleach (separately!) to work on removing soot damage to your restaurant walls, ceilings, tables, and floors. Even disinfecting wipes could do the trick depending on the amount of damage. One other option is to use the skunk remover for dogs: a mix of ¼ cup of baking soda, 1-2 teaspoons of a mild dishwashing detergent, and 1 quart of Hydrogen Peroxide solution. This bubbles up and works to remove restaurant smoke stains.
Need more help with your restaurant fire damage restoration or want to leave it to the pros? Contact us here at SERVPRO of Haverhill / Newburyport for an assessment of your fire damage in Massachusetts along with a plan for remediation and clean up. Our experts are available to help you 24 hours a day.