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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO Commercial Board Up

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technical Expert securing property after occurrence. SERVPRO Technical Expert securing property after occurrence.

Recently after a fire at a Kankakee County business, SERVPRO of Kankakee County responded with alacrity and expertise working with the commercial property owner, their tenants and their insurance carriers.

Damage to a business from fire and resultant smoke, soot and water damage can be devastating for any business or commercial property with lost revenue, productivity and emotional hardship. The fire damage caused damage and breakage to windows, walls and roof necessitating board up and tarping of missing windows, walls and roof and also protecting the interior from further damage by the elements. Mitigation followed instantaneously with our certified fire mitigation technicians. 

With resultant smoke and soot damage there may be recoverable contents on the property. If products that appear viable remain in the building, you should consider boarding up. These items will require assessment and cleaning and may not be fit for sale, but having them properly processed rather than stolen can be helpful for insurance purposes. You want to protect your electronics and other important items. Depending on the extent of the fire damage, you may be able to restore some electronics or other valuable property to working condition.You need to keep your contents out the elements. If the structure of your property has sustained extensive damage, you should try to keep the elements out to prevent additional damage. Exposure to additional water, wind, or sunlight can compound the damage caused by smoke residue and soot.You want to limit soot damage. It is generally a good idea to reduce foot traffic on the scene of a recent fire. When soot gets embedded into carpeting or upholstery, it can be much more difficult to remedy.

All of us here at SERVPRO of Kankakee County understand that having dedicated and trained technicians, utilizing professional protocols and equipment make a real difference in down time and in reducing claims and loss expenses. Our adage “Like it never even happened,” is our goal in returning damaged areas to a preloss condition and we are dedicated to both the property and lives of the customers we assist 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. We are SERVPRO of Kankakee County 815-935-0077 

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