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What To Do After a Fire

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

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How Do You Deal With The Aftermath Of A Fire

If your commercial building in Charleston, SC, experiences a fire, undergoing the fire restoration process can be an overwhelming and tedious event. However, it is important to start the process immediately to get your building back to normal as quickly as possible. Knowing the first steps to take will help you get a headstart on restoration. After calling in any medical professionals or emergency services and ensuring everyone is safe and accounted for, you can begin to restore your building.

First Aid
After your commercial building has been affected by a fire, check to see if anyone is hurt or needs medical attention before you do anything else. Even small burns or injuries can lead to complications down the road, so it's important to treat them immediately to stop them from worsening. Make sure all occupants of your building are safe and accounted for and alert rescue services if anyone is missing.
If someone has experienced a minor burn, you can help treat the wound using these first aid steps:

  • Remove any outer items, such as jewelry or watches
  • Cool the affected skin and moisturize the area
  • Loosely bandage the injury
  • Use over the counter medicine to address lingering pain

File a Claim
After you've address injuries and called in a fire restoration service, you should begin to file a fire insurance claim. Before you call your insurance company to begin your claim, be sure to understand your policies and read through your coverage thoroughly. During any emergency, you should always document any damages your building has suffered for insurance purposes.

Restore Damages
If your commercial building has had any damages, it's important to keep yourself and your employees away from them. If you attempt to fix damages without professional help and expertise, it can lead to more damages to your commercial building. A professional fire restoration company will have professional equipment to help you with a restoration such as smoke cleaning.
Although the fire restoration process isn't fun, it's straight-forward and can be done quickly if you start right away. Use these tips to get your building back after a fire.

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