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3 Things To Do After a Fire Occurs in Your Company's Building

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

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Things To Do After A Fire Building

If a fire ever occurs in your company's Concord, MO, building, you'll want to be prepared. Other than creating a fire escape plan, it's essential to know what to do afterward. Quick action can keep everyone safe, as well as help the fire restoration process get completed sooner. If you're looking for information on this topic, here are three things to do after a fire occurs in your company's building.

1. Find a Temporary Workspace
One of the most important things to keep in mind after a fire is that the building should be avoided. Even if the building seemingly has minimal damage, it isn't safe to enter it until doing so has been approved. You may not be able to fully reinhabit it until the fire damage restoration process has occurred. If you're unsure about where to hold work, here are some temporary office spaces you can try:

  • Virtual spaces
  • Your home
  • A rented space
  • Community meeting areas

2. Contact Your Insurance Agency
Once everyone's safety has been ensured, you'll need to contact your fire insurance agency. Be sure to thoroughly explain the situation and ask for information on the next steps. If you can get a detailed report of the damage, that may be helpful in this process. Don't delay at any point. Restoration procedures like smoke cleaning can get started sooner if you take quick action.

3. Hire a Board-Up Service
While you may not return to your building any time soon, it still needs to be taken care of. This is especially important if the fire created holes that would let in the elements. Therefore, you may want to hire a board-up service. Doing so lessens the chance that you'll need to deal with more than fire damage during the fire restoration process.
While you can't ensure that your building won't experience a fire, you can be prepared. Stay informed and be ready to get the fire restoration process started.

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