Serving Western NC and the greater Asheville Area - Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Kitchen Fire Clean-Up Requires Know-How

Fire in the kitchen can be good if it is under control. Fire that burns food and appliances is more than damaging. It can cause clean up to be a bigger mess if you don't have the right products and training. Protein fires, dry soot and wet soot create different ways to clean up the mess. Without the proper training and products, you'll end up with a bigger mess than you thought possible. Start by calling ServiceMaster of Buncombe County.

Protein fires create smoke and soot that can permeate walls, ceiling and wood surfaces. The smoke smell is the biggest problem. You need to use products that pull the smell out or even ozone machine to completely remove the smell. Ozone is dangerous to people and should only be used by trained staff. 

Dry Soot is from a high temperature fire. It burns hot and is easier to clean, but you need to know how to clean different types of paint on walls. Flat paints versus glossy paints require different cleaning techniques. Hire a trained disaster restoration company, ServiceMaster of Buncombe County, to clean it correctly or you'll push the soot into the paint.

Wet soot comes from a lower temperature and is harder to remove. It smears when you wipe it and requires the correct use of products to remove the soot and the smell. Do not try to clean it up yourself.

ServiceMaster of Buncombe County is trained and ready to help clean up any damage. Call us at (828) 252-5330 or use our Contact Form 

  • blog
  • Kitchen Fire Clean-Up Requires Know-How
  • Side Menu

    When Mr. Kim came to our house he looked around and immediately and professionally told us what we needed to do and what would happen. ServiceMaster talked with our insurance co. and they found us a nice little house on Fairview on the mountain it was a very nice vacation rental.

    They had a lot to do new cabinets in the kitchen, kitchen flood, dining room floor, laundry room floor, guest room floor. They are beautiful now we are pleased with the work. The men and women that came to help us they were so kind and the workers always helped to calm us and let us know we were in good hands with ServiceMaster, they told us it all would be made right.

    At this time my husband needed knee surgery and we had so much stress and all the workers helped to let us know everything would work out just right. We have been telling our friends about how great ServiceMaster company is. They are our pick to help us from now on in emergency situations.

    Jackie Diering | View All Customer Reviews

    Restoration by ServiceMaster of Buncombe County


    Storm Restoration Experts


    WNC Fire Restoration Experts

      "get": {
        "PostID": "1034700"
      "cookie": {
        "visitorDeviceClass": "desktop",
        "ASP.NET_SessionId": "veuxesw0aeazp5l0ws4ox44h",
        "ANONID_FS2716853": "27.09.2020 22:48:39.648",
        "ANONID2716853": "0bc76fcc-f712-43f2-8d22-dd88563eae4a",
        "VISID2716853": " 22:48:39.648"
      "site": {
        "id": 2716853,
        "name": "ServiceMaster Asheville",
        "host": "",
        "countryCode": "US",
        "language": "EN",
        "dateNow": "2020-09-27T18:48:39.6644712"
      "visitor": {
        "deviceClass": "desktop",
        "ip": "",
        "country": "US",
        "city": "Ashburn",
        "userAgent": "CCBot/2.0 (",
        "referrer": "/"
      "cart": {
        "cartUrl": "/OrderRetrievev2.aspx?CatalogueID=0"
      "user": {
        "entityId": 0,
        "firstname": "",
        "middleName": "",
        "lastname": "",
        "fullname": "",
        "username": "",
        "email": "",
        "email2": "",
        "email3": "",
        "customerType": {},
        "leadSourceType": {},
        "industryType": {},
        "ratingType": {},
        "isWholesaler": false,
        "isLoggedIn": false