Steps To Take After a Workplace Fire
We bet you have a lot on your mind with your daily routine at work. You probably haven’t had time to think about what you’d do in case of a fire. If it were to happen it would be terrible, but would you know what steps to follow to ensure recovery and safety? Developing a fire restoration plan is important so an untimely fire wouldn’t stop your business.
What’s Your Initial Consideration?
Of course, your first response should be the safety and well-being of your employees. Then, reach out to a professional team of people who can help you put out the fire and take care of the damage in the aftermath.
Next, Contact 911
You’ve implemented your emergency plan – you got everyone out of the building. Now you need to call your insurance company and report the damage. Then you need to contact a restoration company, like SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids, who handles fire damage and can get your office back to working condition.
Please Stay Away
As much as you’d like to be there, you should never re-enter your business during or after a fire. There’s nothing in the business that’s more important than your own life. Fire crews will try to salvage many items, and you can replace office equipment with insurance monies, but you’re not replaceable. And, touching damaged materials can cause more damage or cause yourself harm or injury.
Work With Your Insurance Company
Your business probably has professional insurance to cover fire damage. The coverage should take care of the damage, even if the fire started in a neighboring office space. Your insurance company contact should walk through the area, make notes of the damage and also note what losses the business has incurred.
Bring the Experts in the Office Quickly
A professional, experienced restoration company such as SERVPRO can ensure you can safely return to work. Their professional team will use state of the art equipment to do smoke cleaning and sanitize affected areas. Stay in touch with them so you know what the timeline to completion is.
Fire restoration is a thorough process, it take time. So, make sure you work with a reputable group of professionals. Call SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids and let our training and knowledge handle your fire restoration needs.