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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

The Link Between Fire Damage and Water Damage

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire in a Veyo, UT office

A large fire in your Veyo, UT, office building can cause terrible problems. Even smaller or more moderate fires can be costly and destroy valuable materials and affect the structure’s integrity. Emergency crews come on the scene to eliminate the fire, mitigate fire damage and make sure everyone is safe. In the process of putting out the fire, however, additional damage from water can occur.

The Effects of the Fire

The thought of a fire starting in your office would probably be one of your biggest nightmares. This event would have the potential to bring your business to a halt. Consider the possible fire damage in.

  • Structural damage
  • Loss of electronic equipment
  • Ruined furniture, carpets and decor
  • Destroyed documents such as books, files and photographs

Firefighters’ Response

While witnessing a fire in your office can be agonizing, you can rely on the professional skill of fire crews to get things under control. Unfortunately, a fire hose sprays so much water to put out the fire that water damage can occur. This creates a whole new set of issues and may require the services of a professional restoration company. Excessive water can compromise flooring, walls and ceilings. You’ll have to keep an eye out for mold growth as well.

Other Concerns

Sometimes it is the flames you have to worry about but the smoke damage that can result. Smoke will leave a nasty layer of black soot in the area, which could ruin materials. It also leaves behind a strong odor that can linger for years if you don’t use effective remedies to get rid of it.
Fire damage and water issues may not sound like common culprits in the same incident, but they can work hand in hand to wreak havoc in your building. Be prepared to call a disaster cleanup team immediately so you can resume your day-to-day work as soon as possible.

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