What would you do if your business suffers a fire?
If a fire strikes your business or commercial property in the Western Montana region, knowing what steps to take can help reduce some of the obvious stress and anxiety associated with not just the obvious property destruction, but also the economic turmoil business disruption that a fire can cause. Being prepared can save you time and money, and help ensure your business’s continued success.
- Call your Insurance Company Immediately
Be sure that you call your insurance company as soon as it is safe for you to do so. This step is important because your insurance agent will work with you to file a claim and determine how much coverage you'll attain for the commercial damages.
- Contact A Fire Remediation Expert
Once the fire department has doused all of the flames, call a fire remediation expert. SERVPRO of Missoula will be able to provide you with a thorough assessment indicating the extent of the damages. Don't ever attempt to handle any of the cleanups, drying, or restoration processes on your own. Doing so could put you in danger of injury and/or illness.
- Assemble Essential Records
In addition to contacting a fire remediation expert, make sure that you assemble your business's insurance company. To guarantee that you can have all of your files ready in a safe place, make sure to store your important documents in a fireproof safe, and when possible have access electronically to the critical information, because you don’t know how long it may be until you can access your files.
- Get Permission to Re-enter the Building
Always ask the fire department or another local authority when and if you can reenter your building. In some cases, fires can weaken the structural integrity of the commercial property and make it subject to collapse. This is why you need to assure that reentry is safe for you and your employees.
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If your business caught on fire, don't worry. Instead, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Missoula and let us start cleaning up immediately. Acting quickly is the key to limiting damages and expediting the restoration process. Our highly trained technicians and top of the line equipment are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to respond quickly to your Western Montana commercial fire emergency event. When damage occurs, we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today at (406) 327-9500.