Commercial Fires: Main Focus Points
If a fire breaks out in your commercial building, you may very well be overwhelmed with what to do next. Keep in mind, that most of the things that need to be done immediately are the job of the fire restoration team. There are three main things you need to focus on after the fire has been put out:
- The Calls to Make
Your insurance company needs to know what happened to your building. Give your agent a call so an adjuster can come out and survey the fire damage. More importantly, start mitigating your loss as soon as possible by calling your restoration experts at SERVPRO of Barrie to start the cleanup process. They can arrive just a few hours after you call, and they can help you with your insurance claim by mitigating the loss as much as possible early-on and will provide an estimate for the repair costs.
- Do Nothing
It can be difficult to watch your workspace being affected by fire and water damage and do nothing, but that is exactly what you need to do. Your fire restoration professionals have the training and experience needed to address the damage safely, promptly and correctly. If you try to do it on your own, you may put yourself in danger or make the problem even worse.
- Have Your Building Secured
A fire can leave your building vulnerable. Windows are likely broken, and your roof has probably sustained fire and smoke damage. It is important to secure your building during the cleaning and repair process. Make sure to ask for board-up services when your SERVPRO of Barrie technicians arrive. They can securely cover broken windows and put tarps on your roof to keep out rain, debris, animals and looters.
Fire restoration duties mainly fall under the purview of the experts, but as the building's owner, these are the few things that you can do to make the process go more smoothly. With timely reporting and responsible treatment, you can expect a faster resolution to your fire damage problem.