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Know the Facts: Commercial Property Fires

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

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Know the Facts: Fires

Flames can cause the most visible damage to your property during a fire, but smoke and soot are silent and sometimes invisible hazards that could cost lives. Water is also a reason for damage after a fire. Even firefighters themselves may cause some damage before they can completely put out a fire. Here are 10 important things to know about fires.

1. In a fire, more people die from inhaling smoke than from the flames. Never think that if you avoid the flames you are safe. Always keep away from smoke

2. Soot is a coating of fine, black dust created when wood, coal, or oil-based substances are burned. These carbon particles float into the air and settle anywhere. Inhaling soot can caused severe lung deficiencies or even death

3. If soot contaminates items in your home or business, a fire restoration service provider, like SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County, must assess the damage to see if restoration is possible.

4. The worst possible effect of soot is its tendency to cause cancer and cause serious defects in newborns. Soot produces polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These hydrocarbons are responsible for gene mutation for particular groups of genes. They can cause birth defects and increase the chances of getting cancer.

Water’s Good And Bad

5. Water’s great at putting out most fires, but the water itself can cause great damage. You must make sure, after the fire is out, that your home or business is completely dried. If you don’t, mold, mildew, and other consequences will lead to further damage and loss. This is why SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County provides industrial dehumidifiers and air movers to dry saturated carpets, padding, furniture, and any other wet items.

6. Mold colonies can begin to grow just 48 hours after water damage occurs.  The combination of fire, water, and mold damage to your commercial property or home could result in a complete loss if not handled properly.

7. Use caution if you decide to do some of the cleanup after a fire. Never start your cleaning process until you’re properly attired. Wear heavy-duty gloves, safety goggles, and a face mask. Carefully cover your nose and make sure your safety glasses have no place for dust or soot to get into your eyes.

Why Firefighters Break Windows And Cut Holes In Roofs

8. Firefighters are true heroes. However, they often must break windows and cut holes in the roof of buildings on fire. As a fire burns, the fire moves up and down and across, growing very fast. Firefighters break windows and cut holes in roofs to provide ventilation that slows the fire’s growth. Ventilation also helps get rid of dark smoke that makes it hard for firefighters to see where they’re going. The holes and broken windows help firefighters fight the fire more quickly. The bottom line is that breaking windows and cutting holes in roofs help save lives and property.

9. Firefighters will also cut holes in walls at times. That’s not about ventilation. It’s done so the fire department is sure that the fire is completely out. Fire departments don’t want to risk leaving a fire that’s not visible, but is still active inside the walls or in other hidden places.

10. If you have a fire, get a copy of the fire report. In most areas, a fire report is a public document. Ask for it at the fire department or fire marshal’s office. The fire report will help you with information that your insurance company and other official offices may request.

Here To Help

The team at SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County has specialized training and experience in fire restoration services and natural disaster cleanup.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 800-293-9555

Prepare Your Business for Disaster with SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

3D scan of a room detecting mold SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County uses the best technologies to ensure that your business is disaster free!

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster in the Avon area is to Plan For it NOW.

Almost 50% of businesses will not recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that do survive, the majority had a preparedness plan in place before disaster struck.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile, ERP, for your business, you interruptions, and you can get back to business quicker.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is an approach that provides important information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. This profile is designed to serve as a reference to important building and contact information. Taking advantage of the Emergency Ready Profile helps your business receive the benefits of over 40 years of experience in handling disasters, whether they be natural or man-made. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage mitigation and restoration and can help fix any disaster as quickly as possible.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage

This is a no cost assessment that includes:

A Profile Document: This concise file only contains the critical information needed if emergency strikes. This takes a short amount of time to complete, and saves a lot of time if ever needed.

A Guide to help you get back into your building following disaster: This helps to minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by establishing an immediate plan.

Establishes SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider: A close by, industry leader.

Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin: This saves time so we can begin our mitigation work right away, which saves you money.

Our 3-D Modeling for facility details: This includes things like, shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information. This provides us with a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to contact.

Put your mind at ease before disaster strikes, and have SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County set up an Emergency Ready Profile for you today! Call (440) 597-4406