Where There's Fire, There's Water...
You've probably heard the saying, "Where's the smoke, there's fire." In the case of a commercial building fire, you might say, "Where's the fire, there's water." Experiencing a fire can be a very scary event. Even small blazes can cause extensive fire damage, especially in multi-story buildings Thankfully, our dedicated first responders have the skills and equipment to extinguish the flame. However, this can introduce a new set of problems….
How Fires Start
If there is fire damage in your business, there are a few likely culprits for the incident. Commercial building fires commonly start in the following ways:
- Electrical system problems
- Improper disposal of flammable materials
- People smoking cigarettes on the premises
A fire can rage through your property quickly and destroy building materials, furniture, documents, and electronics. The smoke damage can be just as harmful. Smoke leaves soot and ash on the floor, equipment, and other surfaces.
Water: A Help and a Hindrance
Thankfully, firefighting crews in and around Bay County, are well trained, equipped, and prepared to take care of the blaze. However, while the water they use to put out the fire is effective at extinguishing the blaze, it also can cause further damage to your building. The water left behind can destroy computers, printers, carpets, and documents. Furthermore, if the water is not quickly cleaned up, it can lead to additional damages, including microbial growth.
A Professional Touch
When fire, and water, damages strike, the highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Bay County have the equipment, experience, and expertise to respond quickly and begin the mitigation process. Following guidelines set forth by the IICRC, we will work diligently to make your damage “Like it never even happened.” To learn more about the services we offer, or request assistance, give our office a call: 850-466-3089. SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County: “We’re Here to Help!”