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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How to minimize Fire damage

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

One of the first concerns after a fire in a home or a fire in a business is minimizing additional fire damage. Commercial fire loss may have a significant impact on a company's ability to continue operations. A restoration company should be contacted as soon as the premises are secure in order to recover as much value as possible from a property that has suffered fire, smoke, and soot damage. The fire cleanup team will assist in assessing the property's damage and listing the objects that are present. They can also do fire damage repair and have an estimate on the spot.

Repair

A repair company will also help with boarding up a property if commercial fire damage has destroyed any doors or windows. Roofs and walls that may have been cut into by firefighters during the fire may also need to be boarded up. Because of the need to test the structural integrity of much of the building's structure, this task may be much more complex than it seems. Before a person tries to board up his or her own property after a fire in a home or a fire in a company, a licensed contractor should be contacted. Boarding up a property that has suffered fire damage is necessary both to prevent the building from collapsing and to protect it. Boarding up a fire-damaged property is necessary both to prevent the building from collapsing and to protect it from intruders who could cause further harm.

Fire Cleanup

The fire cleanup would also include drying up any water that firefighters might have flooded the area with an order to extinguish the fire. This water can cause significant water damage and encourage mold growth. A qualified technician may use a variety of techniques to dry out the property and prevent mold formation, including the use of industrial equipment such as a water extractor, a dehumidifier, and an air current mover. This method would also help to eliminate the smoke odor that will linger after a burn.

The fire cleanup would also include drying up any water that firefighters might have flooded the grounds with an order to extinguish the fire. This water can cause significant water damage as well as promote mold growth. A qualified technician may use industrial equipment such as a water extractor, a dehumidifier, and an air current mover to dry out the property and prevent mold growth. This procedure would also help to eliminate the smoke odor that will linger after a burn.

Restoring

If such objects cannot be restored due to fire loss, they can be more easily replaced. In this situation, the repair company will also assist in disposing of these objects properly. After a fire in a home or a store, there will be a lot of debris to clean up. While smoke and soot damage is reversible, property owners can opt to repair objects and surfaces instead.

After The Fire

After all soot and smoke damage has been repaired, all surfaces are sanitized and swept. The fire cleanup crew will also educate property owners on how to avoid potential commercial fire damage. Any lingering smoke odor will be ventilated until it is gone. If the smoke odor persists, chemical remedies such as ozone treatment or thermal fogging are also options, depending on the property owner's needs. Additional treatments can be needed weeks, if not months, after the initial incident.

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