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How To Deal With the Aftermath of a Fire in Your Place of Business

11/7/2020 (Permalink)

Broken window Broken window in a Century City, CA building

Have You Recently Had A Fire In Your Place Of Business?

The aftermath can be a difficult messy situation to deal with. In many cases, there is more to a fire cleanup than just the damage caused by flames. There will most likely be additional damage caused by:

  • Smoke
  • Broken windows
  • Holes that firefighters cut through the roof and walls to properly put out the flames
  • The water that was used to put out the fire.

Water cleanup can be a particularly difficult task because mold grows quickly in moisture that is difficult to remove.

The process of cleaning up after a fire in Century City, CA, can seem daunting at first. You may be wondering where to even begin. It is best to call your insurance company as soon as possible and find out if it will pay for the fire damage restoration. If so, the insurance company can advise you and refer you to good companies and contractors.
If you don’t have insurance or your insurance will not cover the costs of damage including smoke cleanup, there are state and local organizations that could help your business. The public health department may be useful, and you may have access to additional community services depending where your company is located. It may take research to find the different services available to help.

Water Damage
A large portion of the repairs after a fire will likely be water cleanup due to putting out the fire. Buildings that have fire sprinkler systems often can mitigate, if not completely put out, a fire. In these situations, the actual damage caused directly from the fire is often minimal. Most of the damage to the structure is a direct result of the water that put out the fire and the moisture it leaves behind. Mold can spread quickly to other areas that were not otherwise affected by the fire.
Fire cleanup can be daunting due to the additional problems that arise, such as mold. Just know that you are not alone. There are professionals available to help with water cleanup and whatever else is needed to restore your business.

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