How Mitigation Saves Money for Commercial Fire Damage
Commercial Fire Damage Restoration from SERVPRO
Whenever possible, SERVPRO uses a strategy of mitigation to reduce costs and response times when dealing with fire damage. Mitigation involves responding quickly after a fire has run its course and making efforts to clean up and remove material sooner rather than later. This rapid response inevitably saves both time and money during the restoration process. Here are some of the ways you can benefit from our mitigation approach to fire damage in your business.
In the immediate aftermath of commercial fire damage in Eagle Rock, many materials such as ash, soot, and debris may still be loose and unsettled. Now is the easiest time to clean up these materials, and prevent them from causing secondary damage. Even if charred debris and soot appear to be settled, it often has not had the chance to compact and work its way into the nooks and crannies of furniture and electronics. The earlier we arrive on the scene and begin mitigation, the less material will settle on floors, walls, and any other surface in the building.
The Damage is Fresh and Clearer
When the fire damage is fresh, and few forces other than the fire have impacted the structure, it makes our job of evaluating damage and determining necessary procedures all the easier. This goes hand-in-hand with the previous point as well, as falling ash and soot may commonly be sources of additional damage in the hours and days after a fire. Getting your business back in business is our objective.
Water Damage can be Avoided
Water damage accompanies many fires, from firefighter hoses, burst pipes, rain, or any other source. If our technicians can arrive on-scene fast enough, they may be able to identify any damage water sources and stop their spread. Even if we arrive too late to stop water damage, such as fire hose water reaching a basement, it is important that we remove it as quickly as possible to prevent mold growth and warping of building materials, and loss of inventory.
Restoration is Cheaper than Replacement
Ultimately, any item or surface that can be restored rather than replaced is money saved for you. The earlier our crew arrives on-scene, the more items we can potentially save. This reduces costs for you, and we also make sure to sanitize and deodorize any items to restore them to pre-loss condition, "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of Eagle Rock has been helping local businesses to overcome fire catastrophes for years, and our IICRC trained technicians are ready to respond at a moment's notice to your business. Call us for 24/7 service at (818) 244-6005.