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What Are Your First Steps After a Commercial Fire?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

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Fire Restoration Process

If your commercial building in Sugar Hill, GA, has been affected by a fire, the fire restoration process can be overwhelming and confusing. However, if you know the first steps to take after a fire, it can be easier to deal with. After you have called in any professional services you need and made sure that any emergencies are dealt with, you can use these tips on what to do when beginning the fire restoration process.

First Aid

After a fire has impacted your commercial building, the first thing you should always do is check to see if anyone is hurt or needs medical attention. Make sure all building occupants are accounted for and are unharmed. If necessary, get medical attention from emergency services to help treat any injuries.
In the event of a minor burn, you can begin treating it immediately by following these steps:

  • Remove any jewelry or clothing
  • Cool and moisturize the skin
  • Loosely bandage the affected area
  • Alleviate lingering pain with over the counter medication

Call Insurance

After calling in a fire and smoke restoration service, you should begin the process of filing a fire claim. Call your insurance company to begin a claim and document damages from the fire as soon as possible. When filing a fire insurance claim, be sure to thoroughly read your coverage and understand how the process will work and keep track of everything needed, including documentation and paperwork. If you're unsure, you can also get a second opinion on the extent of your damage.

Don't Touch the Damage

If your building has been damaged, it's important to stay away and leave it untouched. Trying to fix the damage without professional help can lead to more problems with your commercial building. Instead, call in a professional restoration company to help you with smoke cleaning and other restoration services. However, it's important to document all of the damage for insurance purposes before beginning repairs.

Use these tips to make the fire restoration process as painless as possible and help you get your building up and running again.

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