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Late Night Fires

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Burned kitchen after a fire The most common location for a fire in your home is the kitchen

After a fun night out, there is nothing better than coming home and fixing yourself a nice greasy, late-night breakfast.  Some bacon and eggs, or maybe some sausage, will help to make the munchies go away.  You crack the eggs and get the bacon frying up in the pan and decide now would be a good time to turn on the TV.  While that delicious breakfast is basically cooking itself, you lie down on the couch to watch Saturday Night Live.  The only problem is, this episode of Saturday Night Live is not that funny and now that your body is horizontal, boy are those eyelids getting heavy.  Soon, the loud rumbling of your snoring fills the room.  The bacon and eggs continue to cook themselves, only now they are not doing such a great job.  The grease has reached a flashpoint and the ingredients of the pan are on fire.  A spark leaps out of the pan and finds a dish towel which transfers the fire to the wall and before you know it, the smoke alarm is screaming at you to wake up because your kitchen is burning.  Adrenaline forces you out of your sleep-induced stupor and your survival instincts kick in.  You grab a fire extinguisher and attack the flames. The foam suffocates the fire and just as quickly as it started, it is all over.  Except now your house smells like a barbecue.  And not the good kind of barbecue.  We are talking the barbecue that the owner cooks on every night and then he leaves the top open and it was rained on type of barbecue. 

Your instincts are to try to clean up the mess by yourself.  How hard could it be?  Well when you finally give up, be glad that SERVPRO of Santa Barbara is only a phone call away.  Fire and smoke cleanup is one of our specialties.  Our talented crew will attack the project with years of experience that guides each decision and process.  Give us a call at 805-963-0606 the next time your late night action gets a little too “hot”.

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