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Reviving Your Facility – Emergency Deep Cleaning For Fire And Smoke Damage

An estimated 3,340 office properties annually experience fires, causing around $112 million in direct property damage!

Even a small fire can leave behind stubborn smoke, fire damage, soot, and strong odors in your commercial property that require the expertise of specialists to remove effectively.

As a facility manager, you are responsible for the safety and functionality of your corporate facility. When faced with the aftermath of a fire, it is crucial to engage the services of a professional fire and smoke damage remediation company.

At Corporate Care, we understand your challenges during the fire damage restoration process. This comprehensive guide will provide expert advice on handling the fire and smoke damage cleanup and what to expect from your fire damage restoration partner.

Three Things To Do Immediately

Here are three things you can do immediately to minimize these costs by reacting quickly and efficiently.

1. Ensure Safety & Evacuation

The safety of your employees and visitors is of utmost importance. As a facility manager, your first priority is to evacuate the affected areas and ensure everyone's safety.

Follow established safety protocols, activate fire alarms, and assist individuals in leaving the premises. By taking swift action, you can minimize risks and prevent further harm.

2. Contact Emergency Services & Call Our Emergency Hotline

Immediately notify the appropriate authorities, such as the local fire department, to report the incident and seek their assistance in extinguishing the fire.

After addressing immediate safety concerns, contact Corporate Care on our 24/7 emergency hotline to inform us about the situation.

Our team of IICRC®-certified surface specialists and emergency remediation responders are well-versed in handling emergency deep cleaning for fire and smoke damage. We will arrive promptly to start remediation and guide you through the next steps.

3. Call Insurance Providers

Contact your insurance company and provide them with detailed information about the damage incurred. Document the damage by taking photographs and videos, as this evidence will be invaluable when filing an insurance claim. Promptly initiating these communication channels will establish a smoother restoration process.

Our Emergency Fire & Smoke Remediation Process

Once we’ve deployed our specialist emergency response team to your facility, it’s time to assess the damage and prepare for emergency fire and smoke remediation.

Step 1: Detailed Assessment

Our team will then carry out a detailed assessment, take moisture readings and photos, and document the extent of the fire and smoke damage. We will meticulously assess the affected areas, including surfaces, furniture, fixtures, air quality, and ventilation systems.

Step 2: Recovery Protocol

Based on the inspection results, we will create a customized cleaning plan or “recovery protocol” specific to your facility's needs and aligned with your business priorities. Our plan will outline the step-by-step actions required for the restoration process.

We will clearly define the cleaning techniques and equipment we will use and the estimated timeline for completion. Along with this recovery protocol, you will receive an estimated quote.

Step 3: Preparing the Workspace

Once we get approval from you and your insurance provider, our team will prepare the workspace by removing any debris, furniture, or belongings that may obstruct access to the affected areas. In doing so, this allows us to focus on thorough cleaning and restoration without any obstacles in our way.

Step 4: Water Removal

The fire itself and putting out the fire may have caused leaks, pools of water, and flooding in affected areas of your commercial property. Don’t worry – our water damage remediation experts have the skills, specialized equipment, and experience to remove the water, dry out your building, and help you recover and start the build-back process.

Step 5: Hard Surface Cleaning & Decontamination

Our skilled technicians will meticulously clean and decontaminate all affected surfaces. We use specialized cleaning solutions and techniques tailored to the type of damage incurred.

The cleaning and decontamination process includes the removal of soot, smoke residue, and other contaminants, leaving the surfaces clean and sanitized.

Step 6: HVAC System Cleaning

Smoke and soot particles can infiltrate your facility's ventilation and HVAC systems, leading to lingering odors and potential health risks.

As part of our deep cleaning process, we will thoroughly clean and deodorize these systems to ensure the removal of all contaminants. This step is vital in restoring a healthy indoor environment for your employees and visitors.

Step 7: Odor Removal & Air Purification

Fire and smoke damage often leaves behind a persistent smoke odor that can permeate your facility. Our team will employ advanced odor removal techniques, such as thermal fogging and ozone treatment, to eliminate these odors at their source.

We utilize specialized equipment, including HEPA filters and air purifiers, to restore the air quality to a safe and pleasant state, minimizing the harmful impact of smoke and soot damage to the building’s environment.

Once we’ve performed emergency deep cleaning of your floors, fabrics, and surfaces, our work doesn’t stop there!

Step 8: Soft Surface Smoke Damage Restoration

Corporate Care is committed to restoring both your facility's hard surfaces and soft surfaces. Our skilled technicians will clean and restore furniture, upholstery, carpets, and drapes affected by fire and smoke damage.

We use specialized techniques and cleaning solutions to remove stains, smoke odors, and contaminants, returning these items to their pre-damage condition whenever possible.

Step 9: Final Inspection & Verification

After completing the emergency deep cleaning and fire restoration process, our team will conduct a comprehensive post-cleaning inspection. We will assess the cleaned areas, ensuring all residue, soot, and smoke odor from the fire damage have been removed.

This final evaluation allows us to verify the success of the restoration and address any remaining concerns or areas that may require further attention.

Step 10: Ongoing Maintenance & Support

At Corporate Care, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy facility, even providing fire damage restoration services. We offer tailored maintenance programs to prevent future damage and address recurring issues.

Our team provides ongoing support and guidance, offering valuable insights into effective cleaning practices and strategies. By partnering with us for your facility's ongoing maintenance, you can ensure a clean, healthy, and inviting environment for years to come.

Need a Trusted Deep Cleaning Partner Ready for Any Emergency?

As a facility manager, you are critical in responding to fire damage.

But by following the immediate response steps, understanding what’s involved in the fire damage restoration process, and collaborating with fire damage restoration professionals, you can confidently navigate this challenging situation.

Our emergency smoke and fire damage restoration team offers nationwide 24/7 coverage, providing the rapid response you need to deep clean, restore, and revitalize the smoke and fire-affected areas, get you back in business, and look as good as new!

Call us @ 800-728-8508 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to discuss your specific needs, and let us be your trusted partner in fire and smoke damage remediation and restoration services.


About Corporate Care – A sustainability company

Corporate Care exists to improve the appearance, performance, and longevity of every surface in the commercial buildings you manage – reducing capital expenditures, stress, and management burden on facility managers from coast to coast.

As true surface care experts, we understand the unique properties and cleaning protocols every surface needs (or doesn’t) to look amazing and comply with manufacturer warranties. We’re here to support your existing janitorial crew with cadenced deep restorative cleaning and tailored maintenance protocols – performed by IICRC®-certified cleaning technicians.

We are firm believers in restoration over replacement. Let’s reduce waste together!