The kitchen is a significant area in any home that houses more than just appliances and cookware. This multi-functional room is home to holiday gatherings, family dinners and important discussions that can turn this room into the center of attention. While the kitchen may be the focal point in your home, did you know that it can also be the source of a fire? Aside from common stove or oven fires, another popular kitchen appliance that can cause a fire is a dishwasher. Yes, the very appliance that cleans dishes, can be the very one that causes the biggest mess. For one Bow, New Hampshire (NH) family, fire cleanup services were promptly needed after their dishwasher caused an unexpected fire.
The Bow, NH family of five had just finished hosting a family picnic and decided to load up the dishwasher before heading in for the night. A few minutes into the dishwashing cycle, the family’s son noticed a burning smell coming from the kitchen. Unsure of what was causing it, the family decided to leave it alone to see if the smell would go away on its own. A few minutes later, the family saw flames erupting from the dishwasher. Once emergency crews and firefighters arrived on the scene, they were able to put out the fire before it engulfed the family’s entire kitchen. The family learned that the fire resulted from the dishwasher overheating, and burning a hole in the bottom of the appliance. Uncertain of what to do next, the insurance company recommended the Bow family contact Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services for prompt fire cleanup services.
Soil-Away’s fire cleanup experts promptly arrived at the Bow family’s home the next day, and were able to safely remove and dispose of the damaged dishwasher, as well as impacted cabinets from the erupting flames. Soil-Away crews removed all the soot, and deodorized the smoke odor from the home. Soil-Away worked with the family throughout the entire insurance claim process, and provided solutions for rebuilding their kitchen cabinets and frame for the dishwasher. Unfortunately, a few clothing items were damaged from the smoke odor, but Soil-Away was able to use the Esporta Wash System, to safely and effectively remove the smoke odor. The family was so impressed by Soil-Away’s prompt, professional and exemplary fire cleanup services, and are glad to be on their way to rebuilding their kitchen.
Soil-Away’s fire, soot and smoke damage experts understand how difficult and overwhelming fires are to NH home and businesses. We are here to make this time less-stressful for you by proving prompt, trustworthy and professional fire damage cleanup services. Soil-Away is a family-owned and operated business that is IICRC master-certified and the only Esporta Certified Operator in the state. Soil-Away experts will work closely with insurance companies during the fire damage restoration process to ensure smooth and easy progression. Contact the fire damage cleanup experts today at 603-641-6555.
Written by: K. Gnatowski