DMV Fire and Flood

Recovering from Commercial Fire Damage

Recovering from a commercial fire can be a complex process requiring assessment, clean up, and restoration. Smoke, soot, water, and structural damage are all common occurrences after a fire. Choosing a professional restoration company such as Rainbow Restoration® can help limit losses and accelerate a timely return to normal business operation.

Evaluating the damage

Proper assessment of damage is crucial after a fire occurs. Fire damage includes destruction from fire, smoke, soot, and damage caused by water or chemicals used in firefighting efforts. Structural damage could make areas of a property unstable, making it important to get clearance from the fire department before entering. DMV Fire and Flood can perform a thorough and complete damage assessment as our restoration specialists are trained to recognize all forms of fire and smoke damage. After the assessment, our restoration specialists will provide a comprehensive overview and plan of action to restore the property.

Assessing Water damage

The water used during fire suppression efforts can cause structural damage if not properly addressed. Fire hoses use an average of 250 gallons of water per minute. Standing water should be extracted and the affected areas thoroughly dried, dehumidified, and sanitized. Water can cause mold growth within 24 to 48 hours, making it critical to address water damage immediately. The longer mold is neglected, the more extensive the damage. Depending on the severity of the mold infestation, it could extend to reconstruction of the property, to ensure it is returned to its best possible condition.

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

Smoke and soot can permeate various materials and leave a lingering smell. It can also corrode metals and break down paint, walls, and furnishings. Removing smoke and soot requires industry knowledge, proven techniques, and specialized equipment. Our certified professionals can ensure that restoration services are performed with a standard of excellence.