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After the Fire: Steps to Take

8/16/2023 (Permalink)

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Following the successful extinguishment of the fire and ensuring the safety and accountability of everyone within the building, the focus shifts to initiating the cleanup and restoration phase. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Initiate an Insurance Claim: Your top priority is to file a smoke damage insurance claim with your company's insurance provider. Make sure to consult your agent regarding any stipulated filing deadlines to ensure timely submission.
  2. Engage Professional Restoration Services: Waste no time and contact a reputable restoration company like SERVPRO® for comprehensive commercial smoke damage and soot removal solutions. Swift action is key, as expert restoration teams can significantly minimize the extensive losses that your business might incur.
  3. Professional Intervention: Upon their arrival, anticipate our skilled technicians to undertake the following crucial tasks:
  • Assessment of Furniture and Equipment: A thorough evaluation of your furnishings and equipment is conducted to ascertain whether the damage is reversible.
  • Development of a Comprehensive Remediation Plan: Collaboratively, a comprehensive plan for effective remediation is crafted.
  • Thorough Cleansing: Every item and surface undergoes meticulous cleaning to eliminate residual smoke and soot.
  • Utilization of Specialized Techniques: Specialized equipment and chemicals are employed to eradicate the lingering smoke odor.
  • Surface Sealing: To avert the risk of recontamination, surfaces are securely sealed.

By promptly executing these steps, you lay the foundation for a successful recovery process, facilitated by expert restoration professionals who are dedicated to restoring your business environment to its optimal state.

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