Kitchen fires. Do it yourself repair tips. Insurance claims. Finding the right contractor.
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Kitchen Fire Repair Contractor. Central Texas area. Bids wanted. Tips offered. Insurance claim help given.
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Storm, fire, water damage and repair tips. Insurance claims.
My story. My fire
A rapid, hurried-knock sounded from the door.
There was my renter - Bill. "George," he said. "Come over to the house. I want to show you something."
This is what I saw - next door, when I looked at the Kitchen!
That is what it looks like after a kitchen fire occurs.
How did this fire happen?
I've seen and repaired house fires - and storm, and busted pipe damaged homes. But fires are that common any more. [They must have found a way to prevent coffee makers from starting fires]. That's good!
This story. This fire. What I learned, can help you
At our house,
After me repeating stories of giving bids on house fires - usually, kitchen fires caused by coffee makers. We developed the habit to pull-out the coffee machine plug from the wall, after each mornings usage. A fear of probabilities makes us do that. Silly I suppose.
The above fire happened while sausage was frying - and the renter bolted to the conner store for eggs.
Just a 5 minute grocery run ended up as a $35,000 fire - . And he put it out himself! That's crazy. I called the fire department. They checked the attic with heat sensors, roof and all - and declared it OK.
Tips about kitchen fires Below.
This picture is the "look" after I did the repair. The vent hood wire [hanging], and 8 inch circle, [not cut out yet], is the next item on the to-do list. An 8 inch circle needs to be cut into the sheet-rock drop-drown. My tip - on this, and more below.
Kitchen fire - repaired
The new stove vent system Not cut thru the sheet rock yet, vents heat and cooking odors from the stove vent-a-hood, to the roof and out.
This type vent has several advantages - helps cool kitchen area. Reduces A/C cooling loads. That lowers electric bills - and keeps the cook cooler & happier.
The common, less-effective way is to filter all the heat and moisture back into the room - that is the way most ketchen vents work - to save the contractor $200. A vent system to the outside can be added to any home - and its not that costly [$200-$400]. It pays for itself many times over.
About Fires. About the Rebuild Process
Water boils at 212 degrees.
A fire in a kitchen or any room reaches 2000 degrees in less that 2 minutes time - if its a blaze.
There is no way to stop it! My renter was lucky in doing so! Maybe the stove-vent to the roof helped remove the huge amounts of heat and he was lucky that way.
Advice. In case of a house fire - where do you meet, outside?Have a place to meet outside. If trapped by fire. Bust the window and screen with a chair to get out. Break out the window. Cover the glass with a bedspread to avoid cuts - it all going to be ruined anyway - so don't fret it. Get out first!
Call 911 when you get out of the house. Yell - fire. Fire, Fire. Get others alerted and out. Closed doors to seal off areas. If you can.
Things to do after the fire:
Call your insurance company. They will send out an estimator. You or they will find a contractor. Smoke damage, and clean-up, piece by piece will be performed. Keep a folder of receipts to prove cost of items you buy over the years. just for this and thief reporting losses.
Ask your agent for a list of what's covered. You need that for cleaning and other purposes - to help you recover.
A local contractor can give you personal help and maybe bid the job.
I work the Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Texas Areas as a contractor. I do remodel and repairs of any kind and do large and small jobs. Fires and water damage included.
The pictures shows the after, of what I do. You can call me for fire, house leveling, patch, re-texture walls, and paint to look fresh and new again. Any an everything - top to bottom, I good at it all!
I work on all that needs to be done in and around the home or business. I welcome you call and give free bids and estimates.
More at the links below. Or talk to me; my cell: I'm George Christ. My cell 512 665 3388
Kitchen repair and Handyman contractor, George Christ.