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3 Types of Damage Your Business Can Suffer During a Fire

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Air Scrubber placed in building after a fire.

When you think of fire damage, you may picture flames, charred wood and warped furniture. While all of these are possible, a fire can cause other types of problems as well, especially those that occur at your Sun City/ Sun City West/ SE Surprise, business. If you are facing the aftermath of a fire at your commercial building, there are several issues you might want to watch out for after the flames are doused.

1. Electrical

Your building’s electrical system, including the fuse box and wireless components, can be badly damaged during a fire. Intense heat can warp or melt fuse relays, and the protective coating on wires and cables can melt away, leaving the insides exposed. Since these conditions can cause a secondary fire, it is wise to have an electrician inspect the building so repairs can be made. 

2. Flooding 

You may not think of flooding in connection with a fire, but the water that comes from a fire hose is under pressure and sprays out in great amounts as firefighters battle the blaze. Afterward, damaged areas may be flooded with this water. Consider calling in a fire damage and restoration service to have any water drained away before it causes other problems, such as mold growth. 

3. Smoke

After a fire, smoke smells and soot usually permeate the walls and furniture inside your building. This can be especially problematic for any inventory you had stored in an area affected by the fire. Rooms suffering from both water damage and smoke odors may smell especially strong because of high humidity levels. You can ask your cleanup and restoration technicians about different cleaning techniques they have available and if any structures will have to be replaced. 

Assessing fire damage at your Sun City/ Sun City West/ SE Surprise, AZ business after a blaze can be difficult. However, when you know what to look for, you may feel more confident about the restoration process and the eventual recovery of your company. 

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