Tips For Commercial Business Owners When Dealing With Fire Damage
Following a fire, to get your business up and running again, on whom should you depend? Are you going to do it yourself? You're certainly not going to ask your employees to provide cleanup services. The best way to recover after a commercial building fire is to call in certified, reputable technicians. If your place of business has experienced fire damage, turn to the experts at SERVPRO.
Why is an expert fire restoration company the best course of action? As an employer, you have a responsibility. Before your workers can return to the premises, you must ensure that proper steps have been taken where fire damage restoration is concerned.
Sure, you want to get your business back up and running as soon as possible. However, there are more reasons for immediate restoration action. If not addressed right away, the impact of water and smoke damage can produce additional negative effects.
When it comes to commercial building fire damage, cleanup, and restoration, what's involved?
Initial Safety Work and Damage Assessment
The extent of damage done to the property must be fully documented before workers can return to work, before the cleanup process can begin, and certainly for the purpose of insurance claims. Professionals can provide the best course of action when it comes to the complicated process of cleaning up after a fire. In fact, in order to process an insurance claim, fire restoration and water removal professionals may be required.
To make sure that additional damage has not been endured by support walls, the roof, windows, etc., you can also rely on experts to verify your commercial building’s safety. Existing damages aside, damage prevention is the name of the game here. Before any cleaning process can be initiated, a thorough investigation must be executed.
It's Time for Water, Smoke, and Soot Removal
Before employees can return to work, specialized cleaners, tools, and techniques are needed to remove soot, smoke, odors, and more from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
Additionally, because a lot of water is used by firefighters to extinguish fires, flooding related water issues are bound to develop. To identify potential problems, you will need a professional team. The last thing you want is for mold to take root in your place of business. To put employees’ minds at ease, soot, smoke, and water must be completely eradicated from your commercial property.
Repair, Restoration, Cleanup, Etc.
You can proceed to structure and item cleanup once you've addressed large-scale cleaning needs for fabrics, carpets, and rugs, as well as repairing major structural items. Professionals will likely use special equipment, cleaners, and tools to bring your materials (desks, chairs, floors, etc.) back to life and remove odors.
Tasks like painting, which may seem normal and easy to handle, can be hindered by the bubbling, peeling, or chipping paint that results from fire and water damage. Refinishing, sanding, and large-scale scraping will likely be needed first.
Has Your Business Experienced Fire Damage?
For resolutions where commercial fire damage is concerned, turn to the certified, experienced experts at SERVPRO.
Time is money in the world of business. Don't wait another minute to recover from a fire. Contact us today.