The effects of fire and smoke damage can be devastating and overwhelming to manage if it affects your commercial business. Not only are you mitigating structural damage, but you are also concerned about downtime for operations. We understand your needs at Kill Mold and our team of trained professionals will work quickly and efficiently to get you back in business.
We know that all situations are different and will create and optimize an actionable plan unique for your commercial business facility. Fire and smoke damage is complex and can penetrate much more than what the visible eye can see. When there are fires, there will most likely be water damage from extinguishing the fire, which should be mitigated for mold. In addition to smoke odors, soot, the result of fire, is highly acidic and can cause lasting damage to health and possessions if not handled thoroughly. It can discolor and corrode metal and discolor glass, plastic, vinyl and fabric if not properly addressed.
These are the steps we will take for your commercial fire and smoke restoration:
It is incredibly important to prevent further damage to your commercial structure by securing what is existing. Water can weaken structural elements from extinguishing the fire and flooring, walls and roof materials can be knocked out of place. Electrical devices and appliances may be removed and relocated to separate areas.
Where there is fire damage, there is most likely water damage from smothering the flames. Moisture and humidity in the air can cause mold and mildew and must be mitigated as quickly as possible to prevent. Standing water will be removed and the area will be ventilated to encourage thorough drying. Mold presents health risks and if left unaddressed, can deteriorate structural material as well.
Interior contents will be separated by salvageable and non-salvageable. It’s vital to be realistic regarding what can and cannot be saved, as badly contaminated contents can cause further harm if kept in the area. If materials are able to be retained, they will be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated for use again. We will then use our specialized equipment to clean ceilings, floors and walls.
Porous materials like marble and stone can be easily penetrated by soot and mildew and soft upholstery like carpet must be sanitized after being cleaned to remove stains and odors. In this final restorative step, structures will be rebuilt and equipment will be reinstalled for use again. Walls, ceilings and flooring may need to be repaired or installed. Air quality will also be examined to ensure the health of your commercial business’ employees are not compromised upon return.
If your commercial business facility and its contents are not properly restored, it can present damages that ensure the legacy of the fire lasts long after the event itself. Kill Mold offers a complete range of services to rid your business of the fire and smoke damage and allow you to become operational again.