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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fires Often Cause Water and Fire Damage Especially In Commercial Properties

5/5/2023 (Permalink)

Water in carpet by filing cabinets in office A fire in a Grand Prairie commercial office causes water and fire damage

No one ever wants to fire damage but water damage is not often thought of in the same breath.  When a fire or even just a fire alarm occurs in a commercial building, procedures may require the fire department to be called. If an actual fire is in play, the fire team will typically spray water and punch holes in the ceiling.  

A second source of water can actually before the firefighters even arrive.  Most commercial buildings are outfitted with sprinkler systems.  Depending on age and working condition, these can keep the water distribution confined to a room or soak a whole floor or building with water.

One recent example SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas had was a small electrical fire in a commercial office space that also had an adjoining warehouse.  The sprinkler heads went off thankfully just in the affected area with the firefighters adding a second layer of water to make sure the fire was out.  

Before attacking the fire issue, the water damage must first be addressed.  Especially after a fire, electrical can be a problem so things must proceed cautiously.  As much extraction is done as possible and drying equipment place strategically in hopes of drying things quickly so the next step, fire restoration can begin.

It can be long process depending on the size of the property and amount of contents involved.  

At SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, we are here to make it "Like it never even happened."

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