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What Should a Falmouth Property Owner Expect During Commercial Fire Damage Restoration?

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techs Work Hard to Restore Properties with Fire Damage

When the need for fire cleanup happens in Falmouth commercial properties, it can look daunting to see the soot covering surfaces and charred building materials.

SERVPRO handles any size fire damage restoration services needed in a Falmouth property. The techs know that every minute a business remains closed, and there are often multiple issues to deal with, such as:

  • Removal of charred building materials
  • Cleanup of soot on surfaces
  • Addressing water damage within the structure
  • Inspection and cleaning of contents

Inspection and estimating the cost and time frame until completion is commonly done when the restoration services begin. The technicians are careful to determine the type of insurance issued by the carrier for the structure and stay within the scope of coverage.

During the inspection, SERVPRO techs ascertain the types of damage. It is not uncommon to deal with fire, water, and mold damage during a single call. The technicians routinely use infrared cameras and probes to determine areas of the property where water damage is resident. Determinations regarding the restoration potential for contents within the business is a normal part of the scoping. The techs use this time to put up containment as needed to keep the prospect of cross-contamination of soot particles to a minimum.

When handling the cleanup, controlled demolition is a common action performed by SERVPRO technicians. Items that have zero potential for reuse also get discarded during this step of the restoration process. Surprisingly, soot-covered washable fabrics such as chair covers in a conference room are not necessarily suitable for disposal but can undergo a single cycle in the Esporta Washing System and get completely sanitized and renewed. If the carpet fibers do not show damage from the heat from a fire, they can often get restored through steam or dry cleaning methods.

Before the property can reopen for business as usual, odor control measures likely need to get applied. SERVPRO techs can perform treatments as needed that neutralize odorous airborne soot particles. Also, the techs can clean the HVAC ductwork as necessary to get rid of residual smoke odors.

SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985 has the tools and training to assist commercial properties in the Falmouth area needing fire damage restoration.

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