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Smoke Damage In Your Building

10/28/2022 (Permalink)

Visible damage to a commercial building following a structure fire Commercial building fire.

Smoke Damage In Your Building

Smoke damage can be a very serious issue. When it occurs in a building, it causes both structural and cosmetic damage, forcing you to pay for expensive repairs. The good news is that many insurance companies consider smoke damage to be covered under their policies. However, make sure you know the facts about coverage before filing a claim

In the event of a fire in a commercial building, smoke and water damage is typically covered. This means that even if you have an adjacent company that is not a part of your insurance policy, their property damage may still be covered if it was caused by the fire.

What to Expect in the Cleaning Process

The cleaning process will be different for each building and each fire. The type of damage and soot that your building has suffered will impact how long the cleanup takes, but in most cases, it will take at least several weeks to fully complete. Some types of soot are more difficult to remove than others; this is why it often takes so long to clean a burnt building.

If you have been affected by smoke damage in your business or home, you may not know what to expect during this time. Here's what you can expect from us:

  • We'll come out right away and perform an initial assessment of your property with our crew on site (if possible). We'll determine whether there is any real danger present.
  • Next step is determining whether or not there was significant damage done inside the structure itself from heat exposure as well as water used during fighting fires outside their walls.

Cleaning Techniques

While wet cleaning is the most effective way to clean smoke damage, you may be forced to dry clean in a pinch. If that's the case, be aware that dry cleaning only removes soot from walls and does not remove smoke odors. Often, further remediation is necessary, so call a professional if needed!

Smoke Damage Needs To Be Cleaned Quickly 

Fire and smoke damage is a covered loss under your insurance policy. Smoke damage can be caused by several things, such as cooking appliances, unattended candles, or incense and even fireplaces.

If you have a fire in your building and it causes substantial smoke damage to your property, you should clean the area quickly using specialized cleaning methods to prevent further damage or corrosion. However, if there was no fire involved then this is considered water damage from the sprinkler system and should be handled differently according to local regulations on how long after an incident that water must be removed from a building before people can enter again so that mold does not grow inside walls, etc.

Don’t worry about your smoke damage—we got this. We have a team of experts who are ready to help you quickly and efficiently get back up and running. Contact us today for more information!

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