What to Do After a Commercial Fire

What to Do After a Commercial Fire

Nobody wants to experience a fire at their place of business, but it happens on occasion. When it does, the safety of your employees should always be foremost in your mind. But once the fire is out and employees are safe, your next concern is getting your business back up and running.

While it is tempting to feel overwhelmed, there are ways to reduce the downtime involved with a commercial fire. By following these steps, you can get your business back to full speed sooner rather than later:

  • Get in touch with your insurance provider – As soon as firefighters declare the fire is out, don’t let anyone into the building just yet. You should first contact your insurance company to let them know what happened. This is to get the ball rolling on your fire damage insurance claim.
  • Get in touch with a restoration company – The next thing you need to do is contact a restoration company that can help you assess the damage. They will tell you the amount of work needed to restore your business and which of the damaged items can still be restored with the help of content restoration. They can also help you come up with the amount needed by your insurance company for restoration and repair needs.
  • Document everything – You will need to provide your insurance adjuster with documentation to help with the claims process. This can be done by taking pictures of everything and having your restoration company provide written estimates for repairs and restoration needs. Avoid starting the clean-up process until the damages are fully assessed because this can create problems with your insurance claim.

Once these initial steps are complete, wait for your insurance adjuster to visit the site and to check the documentation. When funds are released for your restoration and repair needs, you can start collecting your personal effects and items that can be salvaged. If your insurance adjuster does not arrive soon after you contact your insurance company, you can have the place sealed off to avoid theft and further damage.

If your business in Worland, Cody or Powell is in need of restoration and repair work due to a fire, your best choice to get things back to normal is Varney Clean Care. Aside from being a well-known cleaning company, we also specialize in restoration and repair. We can handle your fire damage restoration and water damage restoration needs. We can also help you with your insurance claims and content restoration.

Don’t hesitate to contact us when disaster strikes. We will be there to help you pick up the pieces and get things back in order. Call us at 307-347-6161 and our friendly staffers will be happy to set up an appointment or provide more information.