What Can Close Doors in Commercial Fire Damage
Commercial Fire Damage Is Cleaned Up by SERVPRO
Every year across the United States, thousands of businesses take on heavy fire damage and are often forced to close down temporarily or permanently due to the smoke and fire. Whether through an accident, malicious arson, poor weather, or any other source, a fire in your business may mean the cessation of operations temporarily or for good. Even light fire damage can disrupt normal business and close doors until restorations are complete. Here are just some of the ways a fire can disrupt business in a commercial establishment.
Smoke accompanies Palm Coast commercial fire damage of all kinds and often persists in its effects if not properly taken care of right away. Smoke is composed of microscopic particles that can embed themselves in everything from clothing to walls to floors. It gets everywhere. Smoke has a very noticeable and unpleasant smell, keeping customers and clients away.
Where a fire is burning and consuming material (fuel), there is typically heavy damage and charring. If we are forced to renovate and replace anything that is burnt following a fire, it is usually here, as total loss seldom occurs elsewhere. Even this can be cleaned and salvaged, however, and our expert technicians are trained to look out for anything restorable even in the most devastating of fires.
Ash and Soot
Ash and soot have a way of accumulating both in the affected area and throughout the building, and this is often the source of unnecessary distress for many business owners. Gray and black powder covering your workplace may look like massive damage, but our technicians can clean and work around even heavy soot and ash damage. Our IICRC Certified Fire & Smoke Damage Technicians (FSRT) utilize special dry sponges to wipe down soot coated surfaces. A repainting is much less expensive and time-consuming than replacing walls, floors, or ceilings.
In a business, many materials can melt in a fire, from countertop appliances to fiberglass materials. Depending on the industry and material burned, these may present serious hazards to the lungs, nose, eyes, or just about anywhere else on your body. If you see anything melted in the building, take extreme caution around it, and make sure you have a mask covering your mouth (this is a good idea in general). The best advice is to leave the cleanup to the professionals to quickly restore your enterprise to its pre-loss condition.
SERVPRO of Flagler County is a professional, well-equipped local business with the personnel and equipment to take on the restoration of even the heaviest of commercial fires. Call us 24/7 at (386) 447-2202 for services or a quote.