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What Should I Do After a Commercial Fire?

Any fire can be potentially devastating and costly. But a fire in a commercial property can be doubly so – leading to major loss of earnings if the damage is not rectified quickly.

Where to begin?

Once the fire has been put out, the first step is to ensure the premises are made safe. Fire Damage Repair cannot be carried out, until this has been completed. ‘Making safe’ will involve damage assessment and a thorough safety check of all gas and electricity supplies. Specialist  Fire Damage Cleaning Companies will be able to assess the damage and provide a free (delete free) report on the damage.


You should contact your insurance company to notify them of the incident. They will advise you what you need to do next.


Who is responsible?

This will depend on:

  • • (If you lease the premises) whether your landlord is responsible for the building and its insurance.   If this is the case, you will need to get in touch with them to discuss how to proceed.
  • • The nature of the fire and what caused it
  • • The level of your insurance cover.  It is worth noting that contents-only policies will only cover restoration of the contents, rather than to the fabric of the building.

After the initial assessment of the damage has been completed, in many cases the insurance company or loss adjusters will instruct a specialist company concerned (delete concerned) to continue cleaning up after fire damage.  Going down this route will ensure the clean up and restoration is done as quickly as possible; and get the business back on its feet again as soon as possible.

How to select a specialist for your clean up

Smoke Damage Repair and repair to fire damage can be done faster than you might think; but to ensure the job is done well, you should bear the following factors in mind when selecting the company you bring in to help you.
  • • What experience have they had?
  • • Do they perform work on behalf of the insurance industry
  • • Can others recommend them?
  • • Can they provide a fast and timely service?
  • • How much disruption will there be?
  • • How much will it cost?


Take prompt action now

If your business is in need of a Fire Damage Restoration service, call Rainbow today to speak to an experienced member of staff on 01623 422488. They will guide you through the process and take the worry out of Fire Restoration.


Alternatively visit Rainbow’s website for more about Fire Restoration and how the process works, and how they can get your premises back in business again quicker than you think.
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