How to Succeed With Nutley Commercial Fire Damage Remediation
Hotel Benefits from Thorough Restoration Efforts After a Commercial Fire Damage Incident in Nutley
Confusion and desperation are common outcomes of fire incidents, so when SERVPRO was called in to clean up and restore a Nutley hotel after a fire incident, we knew we had to be fast and thorough to restore regular operations.
Every incident of commercial fire damage in Nutley is unique, so it is not easy to determine the precise response without a thorough evaluation of the loss site. Our customer service representative who received the call from the owner requested as much information as possible, including how long the fire burnt, what areas were affected, and what materials were in the affected areas. With all the stresses involved after a fire incident, it is possible to forget some crucial details, which is why our support staff collect as much information as possible before sending the restoration crews.
Although most of the damage happens during the blaze, secondary damages happen later on, especially if the site is left untouched. When our SERVPRO technicians arrived at the hotel, we first set out to identify areas likely to be affected by secondary damages. We could see doorknobs, bathroom taps, and other accessories made of metal or with metallic finishes, which could corrode because of soot deposits and other smoke residues, leading to unnecessary losses. We addressed this by pre-cleaning and applying a thin oil film. We also checked other issues such as water intrusion that could lead to mold.
With the fire contained in the kitchen where it started, there was minimal physical damage to the rest of the hotel. However, our SERVPRO technicians were prepared to clean the other areas too because smoke filters quickly to other areas pushed by convectional air currents. Identifying rooms with residues on the surfaces and using specialized cleaning mediums such as chemical sponges, which do not leave smudges, helped ensure thoroughness and quick turnaround.
Restoring normal operations after a loss incident is not always easy, but professional help can make a significant difference. Call SERVPRO of Nutley/ Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062 to help manage the incident, “Like it never even happened.”
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