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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Long Does it Take to Re-Open After a Fire?

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage in a building. Let SERVPRO keep you on your feet after your Delta commercial fire damage.

SERVPRO is a Commercial Fire Damage Provider that Helps Businesses in Delta to Re-open Faster after Disaster. 

What Parts of My Business Are Likely to Suffer Permanent Fire Damage?

Incendiary items in your Delta business can suffer damage beyond repair during a fire. These may include natural materials like business documents, papers, or other lightweight decorations. SERVPRO can offer some document recovery services; however, it is worth noting that these methods can mitigate further harm but not reverse existing damage. Areas of the property that may be more suited for restoration could be appliances, ornamental fittings, or hard furniture. We find that more-dense items sustain less harm from soots or smoke residues caused by a fire. These dense materials are also more resilient to aggressive cleaning techniques. 

What types of damage can occur following a fire at my business?

- Persistent malodors creating the smell of burning

- Soot or smoke buildup on surfaces, appliances, and items 

- Physical damage like charring of structure or structural components

Is it possible to reverse the physical charring of furniture or structure?

When performing commercial fire damage for Delta businesses, we explore every possible avenue to restore rather than replace. Physical charring of structural beams or other items in your premises may appear to suffer permanent damage but can often be converted to a good condition. We typically use sandblasting equipment to remove surface layers of charring. Sand-blasters fire hundreds of grains of sand against a surface and slowly wear away soot and body. Careful use of sandblasting equipment can often help to remove heavy soilings. Our team can re-varnish or refinish the surface and return the structure to its preloss condition by shaving away exterior layers.

How does water cause damage to a burnt property?

- Can cause secondary damages like mold growth

- Increases the relative humidity within the affected area

- Can spread soots and soils or set them into the surface of contents in the structure

As a business owner, repairing a commercial fire quickly is essential to maintaining a healthy bottom-line. Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 now.

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