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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea Won’t Let You Down After a Cooking Fire

Smoke Detectors are not Cooking Timers

Some parents we know were considering their young teenager’s request to stay at home alone sometimes. They did think about it because the boy wouldn’t be alone often, but gave up on the idea when they heard the smoke detector go off, and their son announced that the snack he was preparing for them (surprise!) was ready.

If the Worst Does Happen

If simple forgetfulness or an attempt to push out the edges of a culinary envelope, or just a simple accident leads to a kitchen fire, be glad you’re okay.

When it is safe to go back into the house, call SERVPRO® of Austin & Albert Lea at 507-396-6644. We have emergency service all day, every day.

We are experienced professionals in restoration from fire and water damage.

Feel Better by Reading about Other Peoples’ Failures

Tomato Surprise

Pre-pandemic, a college student and his buddies bought a pressure cooker for their off-campus home. One of the boys found a recipe for “tomato surprise”, which he thought would take a long time to be ready. He reasoned they had time to go to the pub for a drink or two. They did not stop at a drink or two. They came home to find the lid from the pressure cooker on the floor, and tomato surprise on the ceiling, walls, floor, table, and counters. The student is now a father to college students, but no one has let him forget about the pressure cooker. 

The Look of Loaf

One man baked his reading glasses into a loaf of quick bread.

An After-Cooking Disaster

The director of a small business promised to bring in a home-smoked turkey for a holiday lunch. He and his family went for a walk while the turkey cooled on the counter. No one knew that their small dog could jump so high. They came back to a happy dog, one turkey wing, and assorted vomited-up bits. The director brought in a smoked turkey from a local deli.

Forgot Something

One woman decided to make an apple cake for a special occasion. She forgot the baking powder, and ended up with something like apple flat bread. It was, she said, very chewy.

Don’t you feel better?

SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea:

When fire and water take control of your life,

we help you take it back.