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Why Fire Cleanup Often Requires Water Cleanup

5/27/2022 (Permalink)

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Why Does Water Cleanup Often Follow Fire Cleanup?

The aftermath of a business fire, even a relatively small one, leaves an impressive path of destruction. Some of it is invisible, such as smoke odors that penetrate walls and porous objects, while much of it is blatantly visible: blackened surfaces, sooty walls and dirty water. Though perhaps unexpected, one of the priorities after a fire is often a water cleanup. That is because either a fire sprinkler system or the actions of the fire department used gallons of water to put out the fire.

Water Removal

Any standing water should be removed as quickly as possible from the fire scene. The longer water remains in a building the more damage it can do to objects and the more likely it is to promote mold growth. A local fire restoration company in Brookhill, NC, can arrive quickly and use vacuums, blowers and dryers to remove water and other forms of moisture. Water cleanup sets the stage for the process that follows.

Smoke Cleanup

A restoration project manager oversees the cleanup process and develops a plan for what items must be cleaned, deodorized and sanitized. This highly-trained individual will determine the correct chemicals, cleaning methods and equipment to rid the building of smoke and fire odors.

Fire Cleanup

Other aspects of the cleanup process include debris removal, which is accomplished early on in the cleanup. This eliminates safety hazards, allows a clearer view of damage and provides a better environment for workers. After the cleaning of individual objects, the final stage moves on to reconstruction, where a team rebuilds any portion of the commercial building that was damaged. The ultimate goal of all services is to restore the facility to its original condition.

Water cleanup is an important part of a fire restoration project. When done professionally it prevents further damage to a commercial building.

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