There are all kinds of things that have to be done after a fire is extinguished at a business. The first is, obviously, a headcount to make sure that everybody who may have been in the building is safe. This is usually the primary concern of the company owner. So, when the SERVPRO team arrives on site, our aim is to get repairs started as quickly and as easily as possible.
We will talk to you about the accident, establish what needs to be done to make the building safe, and then advise you on how to proceed. In short, our job is to begin repairs, but also to allow you to get on with calling insurers, handling employees, and making sure that everybody is safe. Keep reading this guide for more important fire damage information for Chicago businesses.
How We Handle Your Items
A big part of taking the stress and responsibility for repairs away from you is proving that you can trust us. At SERVPRO, we have been dealing with fire damage repairs for many years, and we have tackled everything from the smallest kitchen accidents to the severest house blazes. Our focus is always on keeping your possessions safe and saving as many items from the building as possible.
Sometimes, there are pieces of furniture, equipment, technology, and parts of the décor that simply cannot be fixed. However, even after extensive damage, most items can be salvaged. So, when the team arrives, they will carry out a full inspection of the building and make a preliminary report. They will then begin to inventory the contents and determine which items can stay and which need to be taken to our special restoration center.
The Inventory Process
Everything that is removed from the building it allocated with a special barcode and an inventory number. This is so that all items can be tracked and traced if anything appears to go missing. We understand that you may feel uneasy about the process, which is why we will talk you through it and help you understand what is happening. Most of the time, we also take photos.
This ensures that all items that leave the building are returned in either the same (undamaged) condition or a restored condition (after cleaning).
The inventory process helps to protect the SERVPRO team from being liable for damage that they have not caused, but it is also designed to keep your valuables secure. It is an integral part of fire damage repairs, and we aim to carry it out as efficiently as possible.
If you are currently dealing with the aftermath of a fire at your business, get in touch with our team at SERVPRO of Hyde Park/E. Bridgeport/ Bronzeville.
We are based in your area and can respond to calls fast. Call us 24/7 at (312) 509-5000 for fire damage repairs and restoration.