Tackling Difficult Restoration Tasks after Fire Damage in a Morristown Hardware Store
Fire Damage Restoration
A fire incident of any magnitude can disrupt your business operations. A big fire can consume all your stock in a hardware store and bring down parts of the structure. Though not catastrophic, a small fire can leave most materials in your hardware caked with smoke residues like soot. Restoring your Morristown hardware store to its preloss state to resume normal business operations is essential, but it takes effort.
Removing Residues from Surfaces
The expansive wall or roof surfaces in a hardware store complicate the restoration of fire damage incidents in Morristown because of the volume of residues they collect. Some materials are also predisposed to collect more residues. For example, a corrugated tin roof sprayed with foam or sound-absorbing paper coating would absorb significant amounts of smoke residues. There is a need to remove the entire layer without damaging the tin roof when restoring such an area. Unfortunately, for such jobs, there are no automated solutions. Our SERVPRO technicians use everything from simple tools such as putty knives to more advanced implements such as pressure washers that help remove the coating and smoke residues, restoring an area to its preloss condition.
Accessing High Points
Smoke naturally drifts upwards during a fire. It also moves through currents to colder areas within the facility. Smoke residues, therefore, tend to concentrate in elevated areas and other hard to reach places. Having the right resources to improve access can reduce the effort needed and improve the turnaround time. Our SERVPRO teams use lift platforms, including self-propelled ones, to improve access to walls, ceilings, and other elevated areas when cleaning residues, tearing down damaged materials, and performing refinishing steps such as painting.
Cleaning Structural Supports
Structural supports are difficult to clean not only because they are hidden behind other materials such as wall panels but also because, in most cases, they are made from unfinished wood. Our SERVPRO technicians help clean soot and remove charred residues from structure supports conveniently using specialized techniques such as soda blasting. In case we cannot clean the areas thoroughly, we can apply sealers to manage odor.
Dealing with fire incidents in commercial establishments presents many challenges. Call SERVPRO of Hamblen County at (423) 318-6733 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.