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Fire Damage Restoration of a Commercial Property

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

building that has experienced fire damage If a fire happens at your commercial property, you'll want the best in the business to make it right fast.

Whether you own a business or a commercial property, you might think that your building is invincible. However, whatever building it is from the traditional wood frame to brick and mortar, it is not invincible. Fire and other natural disasters happen, and when they do they are completely out of our control. As a business owner, a calamity such as this can be detrimental. You will likely have to shut your doors for repairs, and safety.

In the event of such a disaster, it will be important to act swiftly. This might be the time to consider a professional restoration service, not only for the safety of yourself but your employees and customers as well. Because a disaster can happen anytime day or night, a credible company will offer 24/7 services (yes, even on holidays). Whatever the time of day, it is important to take this five-step process to mitigate any further loss and guarantee a safe return.


Most of us have an “In Case of Emergency” contact saved in our phones, whether that be a spouse, friend, parent, or sibling. If you are a business owner, why not save your trusted restoration company’s number for events such as this. You should be proactive and call the company as soon as you can.


Once the crew has arrived, they will begin to assess the damage. At this time, it will be important to learn about what happened, and what locations of your business were affected. Once this has been done, you will receive a quote for the work that needs to be done.


At this time, the professionals will come in and get to work. They will close off areas that may have been affected, air out the space, and remove any damaged property and litter. This is a crucial step to avoid further damage.


The team will begin a full cleanup. This is when surfaces are cleared and sanitized of any soot, dust, smoke, water, and any other residue from the disaster.


The final step in the process is the full restoration and rehabilitation of your business. Anything that was damaged such as building materials, cabinets, carpets, electronics, furniture, and flooring will be taken care of.

As a business owner, after enduring a calamity such as this, it is understandable that you would want to save the most that you can. At times like this, we like to think that handling it ourselves is the best idea. This is not always the time and money saver that you hope it would be. It is not uncommon for these kinds of projects to be done improperly, create more damage, and end up costing more.

In situations like this, hiring a professional might be the financially savvy thing to do, plus you get peace of mind that the job is done right. When you call SERVPRO, you can feel at ease knowing that your business will be certified SERVPRO cleaned. Not only are we faster to any disaster, but we also adhere to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC. If you are faced with a disaster and need restoration services give SERVPRO of Canton a call at (330) 966-2377.

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