Choosing a Fire Restoration Service for Your Portland Business
Despite the fact that fire safety education has become more common in recent years, accidental fires continue to be alarmingly common. The National Fire Protection agency reports that a fire requiring assistance from the local fire department occurs on average of every 24 seconds. Both residential and commercial sectors and equally affected, requiring professional commercial restoration efforts.
According to the NFPA, the annual average of structure fires affecting educational institutions between 2012 and 2016 was approximately 4900. During this period, around 2700 fires affected industrial facilities and over 6000 fires were reported to have occurred in health care and medical offices.
Although most of these fires did not result it fatalities, they did result in tens of millions of dollars in damages and loss. The financial burden is sometimes so great that is forces a business owner to close shop after a major fire disaster.
Commercial fire restoration service providers help to ensure that a fire disaster does not lead to bankruptcy.
Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Defined
Commercial fire damage restoration is a crucial service for a business that has recently suffered a fire loss. The level of service needed will reflect the size and scope of the damage left by the fire. For example, the damage left by a fire may only be cosmetic, requiring the walls to be treated and furniture replaced, but there are other unseen issues that will require addressing. Smoke can seep into the walls, woodwork and carpeting and leave a pervasive and caustic smell that will require professional equipment and processes to remove.
When a fire causes structural damage, the process is much more labor intensive. A fire can close down a business for months, or even years, depending on the severity. A commercial fire restoration service provider can greatly decrease the time a business has to close down. A good provider will work in concert with your insurance provider and adjustor, as well as make sure nothing gets missed in the restoration process.
Selecting a service provider
Regardless of the severity of fire damage your business is facing, it is crucial to find a trustworthy and reliable partner in fire restoration. SERVPRO of Northwest Portland is a full service commercial fire restoration provider with a verifiable track record. Our team of professional IICRC certified technicians are poised and ready, 27/7.
SERVPRO of Northwest Portland is locally owned and operated—so we are part of the Portland community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large-scale disasters. When your business is on the line, we will be your fire restoration heroes in green. Call us today. We are always here to help. 503-283-3658