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Mitigate Damages From a Fire With Tarps and Board Ups

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

A fire at your business can be a devastating experience. Even if you have good insurance coverage, dealing with the fire cleanup, roof repair and content cleaning may seem overwhelming. However, it is important to act quickly to protect your property and avoid further damage.

Building Protection

When dealing with damage from a fire, your commercial building may be left in ill repair. Holes in the roof and elsewhere in the building can lead to trouble. It is important to use tarps and boards to protect your property while fire cleanup is taking place for several reasons:

• Damage: Holes in the roof and walls open your building to weather and invaders. Covering these openings can prevent further damage and could save you in repair costs in the long run.
• Insurance: Many insurance carriers require that you take measures to protect your property after fire damage. The insurance company may request proof that damages didn’t occur sometime after the fire if you fail to take precautions.
• Looters: If you leave your property opened and unprotected, invaders may more easily gain access to your building. They could steal or vandalize your property, causing you additional loss.
• Liability: You may be held liable if someone enters your damaged building and gets hurt. It is your duty to board up your commercial building against access.

Tarps or Board Ups

While repairs and fire cleanup are being done on your office building, you may need to use tarps or boards. Tarps are more appropriate for roof damage. Even if you can’t see the damage, there may be leaks or other structural issues. Boards are typically used on windows, doors and walls.

Fire restoration specialists in Rutledge, Maryland, can help make sure your building is secure, offering board up and tarp services. Whether you decide to protect your property on your own or hire a professional, make sure you take the necessary steps to mitigate damages. It could save you a significant amount of money in the long run.

Visit http://www.SERVPRObelair.com for more commercial restoration information. 

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