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Tips For Cleanup After a Building Fire

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Consider placing a security fence on the periphery of the property

Cleanup Process in Your Building After a Fire

If your business in Weston, FL, has suffered from a crippling fire, there are a few things you can do to after the smoke has cleared to begin the cleanup process. Get started by doing the following:

  • Assess the extent of interior and exterior damage
  • Do a visual check for downed power lines
  • Erect a security fence to ensure safety and prevent trespassing

Get Assistance to Handle the Aftermath

An examination of your structure is necessary so you can form an opinion on what is salvageable and what needs to be disposed of. Depending on the severity of the disaster, remediation professionals in your area will be able to help with recovery and get your company back on its feet. They will be experienced in removing heavy soot produced by a fire disaster from furniture and carpeting. If the windows or roof are casualties of the flames, the pros are skilled at sealing any openings until repairs can be made. There will more than likely be an abundance of water breaches as well. Between the fire department hoses and general plumbing breakage, there will be no shortage of water to remove. Cleanup technicians utilize industrial pumps and truck-mounted vacuums to restore rooms to working order.

Safety Measures

Consider placing a security fence on the periphery of the property. This serves two purposes. First, it will keep the public away from the possible danger of falling debris or hazardous material on the ground. Secondly, a fence will discourage entry for thieves and deter loitering. Place yellow caution tape in areas where hardhats may be necessary or for a general warning. Be wary of any electrical issues such as severed lines or receptacles that have been compromised by water. The safest method is to cut power to prevent injury. Your peace of mind will be ensured with a security fence in place and a call to specialists who can help get business up and running in a timely manner.

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