Step-by-Step Guide To Fire Damage At Your Business
Discovering that a fire has started at your business is something that many business owners do not
expect to ever be faced with, and it can create quite an overwhelming time as you begin the
recovery process. While many losses from a commercial fire should be covered by your business’
insurance policy, there are far more considerations involved in recovery than simply filing a claim.
Knowing what to do is key to being able to quickly take action and start the recovery process, so
here is a step-by-step guide to get you started so you can get your doors reopened more quickly.
What to Do After a Fire Impacts Your Business
After a fire, it is important to never re-enter your building until the local fire department deems it safe
to do so. Always check with local officials to ensure you are in the clear to take action, and when
you are, here are the steps to take:
Prevent Any Further Damage to Your Building
Secondary damage is a major concern after a fire. Not only will there be damage from the fire
itself, but you will also have smoke and soot odors and water damage to contend with in the event
that your sprinkler system was activated. If it is safe to do so, put tarps over any holes in the ceiling
or walls to reduce the chance that any further issues will arise.
Contact Your Commercial Restoration Company
Having a commercial restoration company on your side can make a huge difference in the overall
recovery process. Contact the company you would like to work with as soon as possible after the
damages so you can set the restoration process in motion and get your doors reopened quickly.
Contact Your Insurance Company
The faster you can file a claim, the faster you will receive a payout to help cover the cost of the
damages and any loss of income, if applicable. Get in touch with your insurance company quickly so
you can begin the process of documenting and filing a claim for the damage. In many cases, your
restoration company will be able to work with your insurance company on your behalf to ease some
of the burden of recovery.
If your business has been damaged due to a fire, you can depend on us to help. No matter the
hour, you can get in touch to report your damage and receive a rapid response from our expert fire
restoration technicians. Contact us today.