3 Essential Things To Consider Before Rebuilding After Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
Commercial fire damage can leave a Sandy Springs property destroyed. In this post, you are going to learn what is necessary after a fire loss has occurred.
When your business or commercial property is damaged by fire, the immediate concern needs to be temporary protection and safety precautions.
For example, let us say an apartment complex had recently undergone a fire loss that had caused fire damage to the commercial roof and windows. In order to prevent further damages, the roof needs to be covered with roof tarps, and the windows and doors need to be boarded. Limiting exposure to the outdoor environment is critical; it will not keep your belongings safe from the outdoor environment, but it will also keep your belongings safe from any theft.
After any fire occurs, use caution before entering the commercial property. When walking the damaged property, check for broken power lines, gas leaks, and structural damage. If there is wet electrical equipment from the sprinkler system or the Sandy Springs Fire Department, contact an electrician.
Three critical steps business and commercial property owners should take during a fire loss:
- Protection From Contractor Fraud
Make sure that you only hire licensed contractors to do repairs on your commercial property. If you are not certain, you can double-check with your property manager to ensure the contractor is licensed. Keep in mind that if a contractor requests you to pull any permits, then the contractor is most likely not properly licensed.
- Photographs All Damage
Taking photographs of the pre mitigation fire condition of your commercial property will provide proof of damage for insurance. To keep deliberate records, we recommend that you take photos immediately after the damage and before repair work begins.
If you do not have any damages to your property, then it would be an excellent time to take a complete set of photographs of your commercial property in its current condition. These images will serve as "before" pictures so that insurance is aware of what the property looked like before any damages occurred. Having both sets of photographs will help with the fire damage claim.
- Assess The Damage And Contact Your Property Manager
After a thorough walkthrough and assessing the fire damage to your commercial property, contact your property manager for information on the required building permits. Permits are required for any demolition or permanent repairs, reconstruction, roofing, filling, and other types of site development.
The professionals at SERVPRO of North Fulton will simplify the commercial property restoration process by handling both the damage mitigation and rebuild of the affected areas.
We believe in having one qualified company for the entire fire damage restoration process. Using one company will save you time and keep your costs low. SERVPRO offers a full range of restoration services that will get you back in business and bring your building and property back to full use.
We are here to help!
The team at SERVPRO North Fulton has specialized fire damage restoration training from the IICRC and experience to quickly clean up and restore your commercial building or property "Like it never even happened."
Call us at (770) 992-2777