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How Restoration Services Can Help Your Business Recuperate From Smoke Damage

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

Inside of a building damaged by fire, ceiling and walls. Empty building Commercial fire damage in Derby, KS

People often assume that the most damaging part of a fire is the flames itself, but smoke can lead to widespread harm that continues to cause destruction even after the extinguishing process is completed. Even if your business in Derby, KS, did not experience a fire in the building, there are several ways smoke damage can occur. No matter the cause, use the tips in this guide for help addressing the immediate situation and allowing your business to recover as best as possible.

Causes of Smoke Damage

It is important to understand the different ways smoke can enter your commercial building so you can implement certain preventive measures and better understand how the remediation process will work. Insurance coverage also may vary depending on the cause of the fire, but policies generally cover smoke and soot damage that affects your business even it originated somewhere outside of the building. Here are a few of the most common situations that often require smoke cleaning services:

  • A fire inside your building
  • A building fire nearby
  • Wildfire
  • Cigarette smoke

The Remediation Process
Even if smoke does not pose the same immediate threat as a full-blown fire, getting in contact with a fire restoration specialist is the most effective way to keep the level of harm low and to get your business back to normal as quickly as possible. If a fire occurred in your building, the first priority of the cleanup team is to make the building safe as possible and remove any standing water that may be present due to a firehose or burst water pipe. Surfaces and items that are too damaged will need to be disposed of, and special equipment is used to remove smoke and soot throughout the building and deodorize it. Some items can be salvaged and cleaned. The team can then perform repairs, such as replacing damaged surfaces or repainting walls.
Smoke damage often spreads throughout a contained space, making its way into the structure of your building. Get in contact with a specialist right away to start the smoke removal and remediation process.

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