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Will My Business Ever Be the Same After a Fire?

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Give SERVPRO a call if you experience fire damage in your business.

After spending years building your business, you now have to face the unthinkable: a fire. And after the shock has started to wear off, you find yourself wondering whether or not your building will ever be the same. Smoke damage is a very real and nasty concern, but the good news is that in many cases, your commercial property can be restored to its former self. However, you need professional help. Here are four key things that restorers will need to do for you:

1) Assess Damage

A restoration firm will pick up where firefighters leave off. Let’s assume the fire is out and all your employees are safe. The firm will now examine your business’s smoke damage, and then seal off access points so trespassers cannot add to the wreckage.

2) Clean Off-Site

More than likely, it will not be safe for you, the restoration firm, or anyone else to come too close to your business in its state. But they can begin to use specialized materials and techniques to clean some of your business’s equipment that has already been salvaged.

3) Work on the Walls and Floors

A little further down the road, the restoration firm will be able to address soot damage and other concerns related to your walls and floors. It’s also important to note that in many cases, the materials used to stop the blaze from accelerating actually do more damage than the fire itself. Painting walls and renovating flooring combat this.

4) Remove the Odor Smoke Leaves Behind

The odor of smoke lingers long after the fire is gone, but an experienced restoration company easily achieves smoke cleaning. Some of this begins by a deep cleaning of central heat and air units. Thermal fogging, ozone, and filtering techniques are also employable to great effect.

Smoke damage leaves lasting effects after a commercial fire. But in Oakville, MO an experienced restoration firm can make it seem "Like it never even happened." Visit http://www.SERVPROoakvillemehlville.com for more information on commercial fire damage. 

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