Commercial Fire Damage, What to Expect
When a commercial building suffers from fire damage, there are some similarities and differences from when a residence catches on fire. The challenges involved in dealing with commercial fire damage require the assistance of a professional such as SERVPRO of Fontana. We’re here to help you get back on your feet no matter how severe the damage!
What Types of Damage Can You Expect?
Most people assume the worst they will have to deal with is fire and smoke damage, but that’s just the beginning. Soot can get everywhere, even into areas that weren’t on fire. This can damage fragile items such as textiles or artwork. Then there’s the water and fire suppressant foam that’s used to control fires. While it’s definitely helpful in putting out the flames, it can also cause water damage. That’s not something most people think of when they consider what a fire will do to their business, but it is a concern.
What Repairs Must Be Done?
What does it take to get your business back on its feet after a fire? First, the structure has to be examined and determined to still be solid. If it’s not, you’ve got much bigger problems that may require a construction crew or, in extreme cases, a demolition crew. You might have to start over!
If that’s not the case, though, you start by calling in the professionals. SERVPRO of Fontana will begin the cleaning process by evaluating each space and determining what’s been so damaged that it should be repaired instead of replaced. Then the repairs and cleaning process begins. Here are some of the things we handle:
- We ventilate the area to remove all of the built-up carbon monoxide.
- We professionally clean your equipment, carpeting, and everything else to remove soot and the smoke smell.
- We will bring in our water damage restoration experts to look at the damage caused by sprinklers and repair that damage. We’ll also check for mold growth and other issues associated with water damage.
These are just a few of the things we will do to get your commercial business repaired and restored as quickly as possible. To learn more, contact SERVPRO of Fontana us today.