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How Can SERVPRO Get You Back in Business After Fire Restoration in Chicago?

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

metal sign use the stairs during a fire SERVPRO says to secure your personal safety first. Then call us for fire and smoke cleanup for your Chicago area business

SERVPRO cleaning and fire restoration services are efficient at getting Chicago commercial properties opened

Structure fires can spread fast through large commercial properties in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. As leading fire restoration experts, SERVPRO can arrive quickly with cleaning and recovery tools to overcome widespread fire concerns to make it "Like it never even happened."

Can SERVPRO Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor air quality concerns are often where fire restoration in Chicago businesses must begin because these conditions can be a health hazard for those exposed. Our professionals have personal protective equipment to safely navigate heavily impacted areas of the property to start vital air filtration efforts designed to capture carcinogenic particles, debris, ash, and other particulates. HEPA products in our inventory can trap soot and smoke particles to make the environment safer for fire restoration and reduce secondary effects like odors and soot soiling on surfaces. Some of the tools for this include:

  • HEPA Air Scrubbers
  • HEPA Vacuums
  • Hydroxyl Generators

Surface Cleaning and Soot Removal

Circulating soot particles can come to rest on desks, shelves, pallets, and other fixtures of your business space or warehouse. Advanced cleaning techniques can often prevent these soils from causing irreparable harm within the structure, but these fire restoration acts must happen immediately. We utilize solvents, detergents, and abrasive cleaning tactics to loosen and remove thick soot residues on building materials and contents, including merchandise and inventory.

Does Fire Suppression Require Special Cleaning Practices?

Many of the city's buildings feature or require fire suppression systems that provide nearly full coverage of the occupiable space that could become impacted by spreading structure fire effects. Often, this suppression system is a series of sprinkler heads strategically placed across the rooms. To douse flames and stop the spread of fires, a heavy volume of water is often necessary. Our technicians must overcome these effects in the property as well to preserve impacted contents of the office and to transition to other fire restoration needs quickly. In eateries, suppressant powders are often utilized in cooking area, further complicating the clean up.

Can We Remove Harsh Smoke Damage Odors in the Building?

Harsh and noxious odors can be among the most challenging obstacles for many returning staff. Burning and combustion can destroy materials in its path, many of which can leave overwhelming odors to contend with in the property. Our professionals can implement multiple deodorization strategies at the appropriate time, namely after much of the fire restoration process has been completed in the building. Improving IAQ can be challenging.

We have counteractant products like granules and beads that can get placed in structural openings and at designated HVAC intakes and outputs to regulate and minimize the severity of spreading odors and harsh smells. When time to remove these odors entirely, we can lean on several tools in our inventory, including:

  • Thermal Foggers
  • ULV Foggers
  • Hydroxyl Generators
  • Ozone Machines

Chicago businesses can become heavily damaged by fires. Our SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown team has advanced fire restoration practices to help. Call us today at (773) 434-9100.

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