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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What Elements Slow Fire Damage Cleaning in Upper West Side Shops?

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

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Factors Can Deter Fire Restoration in Upper West Side Properties

As with all restoration needs that a property might have, these cleaning and recovery steps must happen as soon as possible. However, there are often obstacles and hurdles to overcome with fire loss incidents to reach the needed mitigation phase. Without addressing pressing issues, it is not easy to complete processes like:

  • Surface cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Water restoration
  • Smoke damage remediation

Structural Damage 

Structural damage is one of the most considerable factors slowing the restoration of fire damage in Upper West Side shops and stores. Broken fixtures, heaps of bulk materials, and weakened installed elements must be addressed before the typical recovery actions can begin. Our management conducts a thorough examination to determine which materials fall under this heading, and we implement our focused, controlled demolition practices to manage the threat.

Water Damage 

Water is a very beneficial element when extinguishing a structure fire, but it can also hinder the restoration necessary after it does its job. SERVPRO can catalog damage to contents and building materials directly impacted by the high volume of water needed to extinguish the blaze with the fire out. Extraction and drying become critical elements of the emergency services we offer to allow the usual fire restoration steps to start soon.

Unapproved Claims

Another potential slowing factor that can influence how readily a shop or business can be cleaned and restored after a fire is the oversight of the insurance policy provider. Damage claim approval is an intricate process that requires documentation, estimates, and thorough inspections. Many projects remain in a lengthy limbo waiting for approvals to start necessary mitigation and restoration services without beginning this process early.

Several factors can influence how quickly your shop's fire damage restoration and recovery services can get underway. Trust our SERVPRO of Upper West Side team to work with you to get this process started as soon as possible. Give us a call now at (917) 498-1362.

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