Board Up: Chicago, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, and Skokie, IL

Posted on: February 19th, 2015

Board up is an important safety aspect in fire damage cleanup

A fire can leave behind a real royal mess that needs to be cleaned up. A Emergency offers fire damage clean up services in Chicago, Niles, Morton Grove, Skokie and Lincolnwood.  You need to act quickly because if you want to avoid additional losses due to business closure or additional deterioration of building and structures as well as furniture and equipment.

A great deal of the fire damage will be visible but there are secondary effects due to smoke, soot, odor and water. Apart from corrosive damage these secondary effects can also lead to health issues. Effective fire damage clean-up will limit additional losses due to both primary and secondary causes.

Smoke and soot will quickly penetrate porous surfaces and remain inside releasing odors and toxins.  Since smoke is airborne it can affect areas far from the original fire.An expert disaster recovery uses specialised equipment and methods such as eco-blasting to remove coatings and materials from surfaces.  These processes will remove the visual parts of fire damage as well as odors, smoke and soot. Products such as soda contain deodorizing properties that will eliminate odors caused by smoke, soot, water and mold.

Board up is another important aspect of fire damage restoration.  Emergency board up will help protect you property y as well as your personal effects. With board ups you can seal openings caused by fire or some other disaster. This way they protect your property from the elements as well as from vagrants and potential burglars. They also help to prevent unsafe entry especially if the building is condemned.

As the owner of a damaged property you can be held liable if someone is injured because you did not have proper warning signs and board up in place.

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