If Your Commercial Building Experiences Fire Damage: Call SERVPRO Of Yonkers North
Fires occur daily, but we often don't think about them abstractly. We figure they happen to other people in other places. Rarely do you imagine that you'll have to face the reality of fire yourself.
A fire can be devastating with complex, far-reaching damage, and one that affects a commercial building, more so. The process of recovering from commercial fire damage in Yonkers, New York, can be a long one. Enlisting Professional fire damage cleanup and restoration services from SERVPRO can help shorten this process and get your commercial building operational as quickly as possible.
SERVPRO of Yonkers North recently came to the aid of a commercial client in Northwest Yonkers whose business was affected by a devastating building fire. We are going to dive into the fire damage cleanup and repair process SERVPRO's experts implemented to get our client's commercial property back to its preloss condition.
1. Fire, Smoke, and Water Damage Assessment
The first step during the project and usually conducted during the commercial fire damage in Yonkers, New York is a thorough assessment of the property and the extent of the damage in detail. SERVPRO's experts then documented the amount of damage, the items/structures that could be saved or repaired, and what had to be discarded. We also assessed the impact of the smoke and water damage during this stage.
While fire can ravage property, smoke damage can be equally pervasive and more insidious. The smoke from this particular fire had found its way into the ductwork, furniture, upholstery, and amenities that didn't see an impact from the fire. We also conducted a water damage assessment. It seems counterintuitive to be concerned about water damage following a fire.
The fire crew used water to put out the Class A fires (paper, wood, rubber, plastic, and clothing), resulting in the introduction of water into the building. Once we knew what we were dealing with, we gave our client recommendations on what to expect from the cleanup and restoration process.
2. Board Up Services/Securing the Foundation
Immediately after a fire is put out, it is vital to board up vulnerable locations in a building, including roof areas, broken windows, and destroyed walls. Following assessment, SERVPRO professionals boarded up, tarped up, and sealed the affected areas to prevent further damage from inclement weather, debris, or vandalism.
Boarding also prevents further structural damage to the building and allows safer access to insurance assessors to evaluate damage and process claims faster.
3. Cleanup and Removal
SERVPRO's professionals then started the cleaning and removal process once the client signed the work authorization. This stage provides the restoration crew with a clean, safe, and secure space to perform their duties.
Our team removed all the fire-damaged appliances, furniture, carpeting, upholstery for restoration or replacement. We also removed all the damaged and charred structural components of the building and all the debris.
Once the building was clear, our crew cleaned up soot and smoke damage, returning the building to look as normal as possible in preparation for complete restoration. SERVPRO also conducted water damage cleanup, drying, dehumidification, and sanitization utilizing high-power fans, special heaters, and industrial dehumidifiers.
4. Restoration, Repair, and Renovation
SERVPRO's restoration process aims to get the commercial building looking as good as new so that our client can return to business quickly. Our team and partners repaired or replaced the damaged flooring, carpets, drywall, and some of the damaged furniture and amenities.
SERVOPRO's experts are skilled in painting, drywall replacement, floorboard and carpet removal, repair and installation, remodeling, and carpentry projects necessary to handle different scopes of commercial fire damage in Yonkers, New York. We also uninstalled, thoroughly cleaned, and replaced the smoke-damaged ductwork.
SERVPRO also repaired and replaced the damaged structural components to reinstate the structural integrity of the building. Our team worked quickly and efficiently, and the property was up for business within the time allocated for the project, resulting in one satisfied client.
As you can tell by now, fire damage and smoke/soot damage can be highly complex aspects, especially when dealing with commercial fire damage in Yonkers, New York. The fire damage is more likely to become permanent with every passing hour. As such, if you are faced with commercial fire damage in Yonkers, New York, don't hesitate to get the damage assessed, cleaned up, and restored by the highly-skilled, well-trained, and well-equipped restoration professionals at SERVPRO.