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The Bethesda Fire Department Has Been Protecting The Community Since 1926 And They Have A Few Cooking Tips For You

5/5/2021 (Permalink)


According to the Bethesda Fire Department, cooking is the number one cause of home fires and home injuries.

Here are a few things they want you to know

Unattended cooking is the leading factor in home cooking fires.


Ranges accounted for the largest share of home cooking fire incidents.


Frying poses the greatest risk of fire.


Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.


Two-thirds of home cooking fires started when food or other cooking materials caught fire.

Understanding Fire


There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Bethesda / Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase / Silver Spring will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred.

The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting.

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.


Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.


Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Services
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?


Call Us Today – SERVPRO of Bethesda / Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase / Silver Spring (301) 530-7400

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