Fire Damage in Your Office Building

Commercial Fire Damage Reconstruction

No commercial property owner wants to face the destruction of fire damage. Commercial fire damage in an office building can be very scary. First, there’s the fact that the fire damage will mean thousands of dollars in repair costs. More importantly is the possible loss of income and business if the fire and smoke damage is severe enough that your office building or property is uninhabitable for weeks or months.

If your office building has been damaged by fire and smoke, you should call in the disaster professionals quickly. Once emergency teams have finished, the building will need to be stabilized. Simply making the call can allow you to prevent further damage, remove dangerous fire hazards, and install more prevention equipment. You may also have to take fire salvage steps to save valuable machinery, records, technology, or other items vital to your company after a fire disaster.

Commercial fire damage repair costs can be contained by acting now. The sooner you begin the reconstruction process for fire and smoke damage, the sooner you recover. Issues like water damage, odor neutralization, and preventative mold sanitization can halt larger problems from appearing.

Fire Damage Safety Precautions

A fire damaged office building or other commercial structure is a hazard for employees and customers. The walls may be weakened by heat and water, making them prone to collapse. There may be the danger of electrical shocks or re-igniting the fire due to leaking gas. Smoke may become toxic fumes that can be dangerous if inhaled. Possessions and office equipment damaged by fire, smoke, or soot may end up beyond repair if not properly handled from the first response. This is why we recommend you use a professional and experienced commercial property fire damage reconstruction service.

Do you have property damage from a fire? Sante Property Damage Reconstruction is always available to help with professional and compassionate care. Feel free to call us anytime at (844) 254-1480.  

Business fire reconstruction companies are trained in the care of all fire damaged items. Damaged possessions may be taken to a specialized facility where they can be properly repaired and renewed. Professionals can neutralize the smells and stains associated with the fire from furniture, appliances, drapes, rugs, and other items. Often the process returns the items to their pre-disaster condition.

Fire damage? Sante Property Damage Reconstruction is always available to help you rebuild and recover from a property loss. Feel free to call us 24/7 at (844) 254-1480.

Neutralize Smoke & Soot Odors

Many office building owners find that the smell left behind by the smoke, soot, and emergency water is impossible to neutralize. It’s a lingering and toxic smell that makes any environment unpleasant. Fire reconstruction professionals have the skill and specialized equipment to sanitize and neutralize fire odors from any number of materials such as curtains, clothing, upholstery, wood, leather, concrete, and other surfaces.

Stabilize the Fire Damaged Areas

If your office building or commercial business is ravaged by fire, you can do several things to stabilize the fire damaged area. First, be certain it’s safe to re-enter the space. Then you can:
• Replace your HVAC filters
• Cover walking paths with towels to prevent soot and ash from being tracked elsewhere
• Place a double layer of cheesecloth over air vents to catch much of the soot circulating in the air and cut down on the problems associated with soot inhalation
• Avoid electrical appliances and ceiling fixtures due to the risk of electrical shock
• Have a certified fire and water damage reconstruction company send a technician out to assess the problem, provide advice, educate you further, and begin the commercial fire damage process

You also want to consider what you can do to decrease the possibility of fire in the future. Some quick office fire prevention tips are:
• Keep heat-generating equipment away from combustibles
• Store combustible material properly
• Promote maximum electrical safety
• Call the gas company to investigate any suspicion of gas leaks
• Install commercial smoke detectors and maintain them frequently

Fire damage in your office building? Sante Property Damage Restoration is always available to help you rebuild and recover from a property loss. Feel free to call us 24/7 at (844) 254-1480.

Leading Causes of Office Building Fires

Based on a research report from the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), cooking equipment is the leading cause of fires in offices and commercial buildings. Cooking equipment causes one in four office fires. Thankfully these business fires occur more often when the building is occupied (weekdays between 7 am and 7 pm)—resulting in only 6% of building damage when compared to other causes. Nonetheless, be sure to have fire extinguishers near any type of cooking appliances you may have in your office building.

The second leading cause of fires in commercial buildings is electrical distribution and lighting equipment (12%). Heating equipment is number three (11%), followed by intentional fires at 10%. Smoking still causes more fires than office equipment.

Commercial Fire Damage Tips

Fires in office buildings do the least amount of damage when they are detected and addressed quickly. Fires in buildings without wet pipe sprinklers or quality detection equipment account for most of the commercial fire damage reported each year. If you own or rent office space, be sure to have the proper detection equipment and fire extinguishers available and working at all times. If you own the office building, installing wet pipe sprinklers is easily the best option you can choose to help prevent fires in your business or on your property.

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Sante Property Damage Reconstruction
100 Peters Road
Suite B
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Call (844) 254-1480

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Contact Information

Sante Damage Reconstruction
100 Peters Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Phone: (860) 216-2784
Business Hours: 24/7

CT Contractor License: 0609599


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