Fire Restoration Tips for Your Kansas City Business
Very few events in our lives are more shocking and devastating than a fire. It happens suddenly and completely disrupts our lives. If this has happened to you and your business, all is not lost.
The most important thing to know is, you are not alone. Help is available and you should be able to get your business back up and running just as it was before.
After The Fire at Your Business
Getting out of the building alive is your number one priority. Everything thing else can be restored or replaced.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Call them as soon as you can. They will handle all the necessary paperwork, inspections, and anything else that needs to be dealt with.
They will also have some recommendations for cleaning and restoration companies that will get your place of business back together. A company that works with your insurance company and complies with the terms of your insurance agreement.
Choosing a Cleaning Company
You want to choose a company that will work quickly and communicates with you clearly and in a timely manner. With a lot of fire, smoke, and water damage, it needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.
Depending on what was burnt will also depend on what type of residue is remaining. There may be toxic fumes, exposed wires, holes, fallen beams, and damaged walls.
They should be able to safely remove everything, including hazardous wastes safely. Getting everything out will allow them to assess the damage faster and set out a plan for rebuilding.
It’s much better if you can find a company that will take care of all the damage and restores the building or space that was damaged. It makes it much easier for you and the insurance company to put the trust in one team, rather than trying to find several.
If they can handle all the damages that occur from a fire, that is a bonus. If they are also able to make the repairs, replace the carpet, drywall, and paint, then you are cutting the time and the job in half.
Ideally, you want a company to be able to come in and handle the entire process from the assessment to the final consultation. When you have the same team throughout, you can be assured that they are familiar with the place, the process, and what the terms of your insurance are.
Prevention and Education
The company you choose for the cleaning and restoration should also be able to consult with you on why the fire happened and what you can do in the future to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Even if you were not directly responsible, having regular inspections, fire drills, and being aware of what the most frequent causes of fires are will ensure you don’t have another one too soon.
Prevention is key. Make sure you have working detectors in your place of business, clearly defined fire exits, and what to do if there is a fire. Have your fire extinguishers checked regularly, as per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
Count on Professionals
If you need help after a business fire, contact SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown. We can take care of everything from after the fire to your grand re-opening. With 9 project managers on staff for all of our claims you will be well taken care of, from start to finish we will be your one point for all of your questions. We communicate with the insurance company, property manager and anyone else you want looped into our daily updates.
Contact us for business restoration after a fire. We are a trusted leader in the restoration business and can offer 24-hour emergency service.