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A Fire Has Damaged My Apartment Complex, Who Can Help Me Restore It?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

A fire burning in a commercial building. Let SERVPRO take care of your Eagle Rock business. We know how important your business is.

Contact SERVPRO to Handle the Commercial Fire Damage at Your Eagle Rock Apartment Complex 

As the owner of a multi-family dwelling, the news of a fire on the property can be heartbreaking. The most common causes of fires are smoking, cooking accidents, electrical faults, and flammable liquids. After a fire in your Eagle Rock apartment complex, it is essential to know what to do. 

What should I do immediately after receiving information about the fire?

After an incident of commercial fire damage at your Eagle Rock apartment complex, you should take the right steps towards restoring your property quickly. You should call SERVPRO so that the restoration process can start soon. The other things you need to do include:

  • Notifying all the tenants about the fire and that it may be hazardous to enter the property.
  • Try to determine what caused the fire for insurance purposes and to understand the right and next steps to take.
  • Inform your insurance company about the incident. Your insurer can send adjusters and investigators to your property.
  • Document the damage to your property by capturing images or videos. This can help you get the proper compensation from your insurance firm.
  • Secure your property from vandals, trespassers, and the elements of weather.

How quickly should I begin restoring my property? 

It is critical to begin restoring your apartment complex as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO team can remove the ruined materials, clean, and repair your units. Cleaning and restoration services reduce the cost of fire damage claims. They are more cost-effective than replacement and resurfacing. Our team can apply the elements and principles of cleaning to restore materials to their preloss state. We can also repaint structural surfaces, recover some upholstered contents, and refinish wood contents.

Why is rapid cleanup so important? 

Ash and smoke residues can cause most surfaces to discolor the longer they remain in apartments. Plastic items also discolor quickly. Within hours the finishes and fiberglass on appliances can start to turn yellow, and metal can begin to tarnish. After a few days, ash can cause permanent discoloration of walls and items made of fabric because it is acidic. After some weeks, metal can start to erode, and windows and other items made from glass can become permanently etched. Beginning the cleanup process soon prevents these issues.

How can SERVPRO restore my apartment complex?

We can clean the fire and smoke damage with extreme care and thoroughness. We have suitable products and equipment for water removal, comprehensive cleanup, and treatment of surfaces and deodorization of unpleasant smells.

After a fire loss in your apartment complex, SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale can take the right steps to restore it to its preloss condition. Call us any time at (323) 255-1000.

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