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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Emergency Fire Damage Restoration Services at a St. Augustine Medical Office

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage in an employee bathroom after a fire Fire and smoke damage last a lot longer than flames do and can be devastating to your commercial property.

Over the weekend we got an emergency call from an eye clinic that suffered from a fire. The initial flames started and were confined to the employee restroom, but as we often see with fire damage, the damage spreads beyond just the source site. A fire needs oxygen-fuel-heat to exist, so when an item burns, it gives off gases, small particles of suspended matter, and aerosols. The particles and aerosols are visible smoke, smoke follows the airflow of the structure, depositing soot and smoke damage throughout the property. 

Because of this, there were multiple areas of the facility that needed fire damage restoration services. Our technicians started by removing any debris and completing any necessary demolition, they then clean and wipe down all surfaces that were covered with smoke or soot residues. That means all walls, floors, contents, medical equipment and the 300+ pairs of eyeglasses. Since the smoke traveled through the air duct system, a duct cleaning was needed to restore proper and clean air flow to the facility. Wiping down all surfaces can be a timely process as different surfaces require different techniques and cleaning methods, and may require several passes. 

Since this loss occurred on a Saturday, our team worked through the day and night Saturday and Sunday so that the office would be able to open and see scheduled patients that Monday morning. At SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach, we strive to minimize business disruption when it comes to navigating commercial water and fire damage because we know that lost time or down time means a loss in business and income. Our crews will work around your business hours and needs to complete the work, in this case it was working through the weekend to get the facility ready to open on Monday, cease work for the work week, then pick up again over the weekend. 

Fire damage restoration can help restore your commercial property to pre-fire condition, but it’s important to act fast to get fire remediation specialists out as quickly as possible to address the damage. If you find yourself dealing with commercial property fire damages, trust SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine/ St. Augustine Beach, and our professional fire remediation services that we’re known for. With immediate emergency service 24/7, call us at 904-429-4457 and our trained fire technicians will be there to restore your commercial property damaged by fire.

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