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Fire Damage: Outdoor Grilling Safety 101

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring is here to assist you with fire damage

The most popular way to cook food during the summer season is grilling. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), gas and charcoal grills cause an annual average of $1,500 structure fires and 4,200 outdoor fires in commercial or residential properties, resulting in a combined direct property loss of $29.8 million. SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring have the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition. Read more to learn about fire safety grilling and our fire restoration process.  

This Summer, Make Fire Safety A Priority

  • Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.
  • When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed for barbecue grills.
  • When using a gas grill, check for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely reveal any leaks.
  • Keep children and pets far away from the grills. 
  • Use propane and charcoal BBQ grills only outdoors.
  • Never store a grill with a propane tank inside your home.
  • When grilling is complete, let the coals cool completely before disposing of them in a metal container. 

Fire Damage Restoration Services

When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differ greatly and require a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. 

  • Emergency Contact
  • Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  • Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)
  • Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  • Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  • Cleaning and Repair
  • Restoration

Even when taking the appropriate measures, fires can still happen. Our team hopes that you do not experience fire damage, but if you do, call SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring. Our certified technicians have the expertise, equipment, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. 

SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring is locally owned and operated

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