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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Smoke Damage Can Impact a Raleigh Office Building

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

flames on laptop and phone in office Raleigh offices rely on SERVPRO to mitigate fire and smoke damage in their buildings

Fire and smoke damage happens in many ways for Raleigh businesses

Because of how many ways a fire can occur in businesses and commercial properties, it is important to recognize how these events can impact the structure. Fire and smoke damage both spread quickly after extinguishing the blaze, making it critical to have experienced professionals get started with mitigation as soon as possible to prevent greater harm to the structure.

Air Quality Threats

One of the first ways fire and smoke in Raleigh businesses can damage the structure is by compromising the environment. Circulating soot and smoke solids are carcinogenic and hazardous to the health of those exposed, making it vital to begin air filtration efforts early. We have several HEPA products to trap and contain particles and microbes after a fire, improving indoor air quality.

Soot and Smoke Residues

Soot residues and smoke solids present challenging obstacles as well. We can evaluate what materials have become impacted by soils and residue deposits. By removing loose debris with vacuums and mechanical actions, we can often eliminate soot and smoke damage on the surface without ruining the underlying substrates. When the material is too heavily damaged, controlled demolition might be required.

Harsh Odors in Open Areas

Odors are another way that smoke can damage an office building. Malodors make comfortable working conditions impossible, so we determine early what tools and deodorization products are needed to help and eliminate offensive smells. We must also address materials likely to absorb smoke odors like:

  • Drywall
  • Carpeting
  • Wood construction materials
  • Ceiling tiles

Fires are a violent and destructive situation for businesses and can sweep through office buildings fast. We appreciate the urgency of mitigation and restoration of these disasters, so our SERVPRO of South Cary / Apex team works fast to get qualified professionals to your doorstep to help. Our experienced and certified team is available 24/7 at (919) 615-1160. 

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