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Protein Fire in the Bay Area

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Image shows the result of a protein fire in the kitchen This Image shows the result of a Protein Fire in the Kitchen. The Fire was not put out immediately which caused more kitchen structure to burn.

The Protein Fire

Preparing and cooking food can be such a joy for some. There is nothing like preparing an amazing meal and seeing the looks on your family and friends faces as they enjoy the fruits of your labor. However sometimes either due to lack of experience or “too many irons in the fire” we burn the Turkey!

In the restoration industry we describe this as a “Protein fire.” Protein fires often involve the burning of meat, poultry or fish. Burning these foods leaves protein residues, which may be yellow or amber in color or  practically invisible, causing only slight discoloration of painted walls and cabinet surfaces.

Protein smoke odors, tend to be extremely pungent, so odor removal is usually the biggest problem in protein fires. Odors in protein fires cannot be controlled without thoroughly cleaning all surfaces contaminated with the greasy protein residue. Sometimes an entire home may require a thorough cleaning to help get rid of the smell.

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno has the tools and training to properly clean your home if and when this problem arises.

Give us a call if you have questions or concerns on what to do if you experience a protein fire at 1-650-794-1000.

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