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What To Expect From the Commercial Fire Cleanup Process

5/30/2022 (Permalink)

Restoration in a building Commercial fire cleanup in Glendale Heights, IL.

Commercial Fire Cleanup Process

Weathering a fire at your business in Glendale Heights, IL, can be an overwhelming experience. As soon as the firefighters extinguish the blaze, you will probably wonder what happens next. After all, this is not an everyday occurrence. Direct damage from the flames, as well as water, smoke and soot damage, and possibly even structural damage, must be restored. Depending on the amount of damage your property sustains, the post-fire cleanup process can be very involved. After the fire is put out and everything is under control, you can typically expect the following cleanup process:

1. Assessing the Fire and Smoke Damage
First, fire damage restoration professionals will arrive to thoroughly assess the damage. They will determine the extent of loss and create a remediation plan.

2. Preventing Additional Damage
Once a plan is in place, the technicians will do everything possible to mitigate the fire and smoke damage. This often includes shutting off the building's electricity and water to prevent further loss, such as an electrical fire.

3. Cleaning All Surfaces
The restoration team uses industrial equipment and expertise to clean the entire area affected by the fire. All surfaces will collect dust and other debris, and the smoke and soot will likely impact them. In addition to smoke cleaning, a significant part of the cleanup process involves water damage restoration because firefighters typically use many gallons of water to extinguish a building fire.

4. Performing the Restoration Process
The restoration experts will do everything possible to return the affected property to its pre-fire condition. A big part of this process is using air scrubbers and other equipment to clean the air and eliminate smoke odors.
When a commercial building catches fire, remediating smoke damage is a significant part of the cleanup process. It's helpful to have a restoration company listed in your emergency contacts to call if the worst happens.

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