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After a Fire, Expect Water Damage

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

Fire and strong smoke covered building. Dangerous situation Fire and water damage in a commercial building

The aftereffects of a fire in your Cameron Village, NC, building often means much more than charred walls and belongings. Depending on the size of the fire, along with the fire damage, there may be water issues you have to contend with. Since an industrial-grade fire hose has the potential to release up to 500 gallons of water per minute, putting out the flames may result in secondary damage.

Effects of Water

Water damage is just as important to address quickly as the fire losses. Since mold can start growing within 48 hours, it may mean damage spreading to unaffected areas or making things worse. After a fire, water can seep into the following areas of a building:

Drywall – A breeding ground for mold, this porous material quickly absorbs water and often needs to be replaced.
Flooring – Depending on what type, floors may be salvageable. Carpets and rugs may have too much damage, but wood and tiles can often be cleaned if quick action is taken.
Ceilings – It water is trapped above, it can mean lingering problems that could affect the integrity of the structure. The effects from the fire may make it hard to see visible signs of trouble, such as water spots.
Personal Items – While some items may have to be tossed, there are services available to salvage much more than one might think is possible.

Professional Help
A fire can be an overwhelming experience. The cost of the loss often goes beyond money. To help get your business back up and running, rely on a fire damage and water remediation company to handle the mess. Although the cleanup process takes time, they will have the equipment and skills to handle whatever damage is left behind. From restoring the restructure to providing smoke cleaning services and mold prevention, they can help you get back to “Like it never even happened.”
If a fire happens, it’s important to know that fire damage won’t be the only thing faced. Get help that is Faster to Any Size Disaster and can provide all the services need to get your business back up and running.

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