In scenarios where fire damage is also accompanied by water damage to the property, it is best to get in touch with a full emergency restoration professional who can provide both fire and water damage restoration services together. For businesses in the metro Atlanta area, Tidal Wave Response can help cater both types of services and help restore your business site to its original working condition.
A fire can be a devastating event, whether it occurs at home or at business. Not only does a fire cause damage due to the heat and flames itself, its after effects can include debris, soot, odor and ash throughout the building site and can cause surface discoloration and damage to equipment if not treated immediately. In addition, there can also be substantial water damage caused by firefighting efforts when suppressing the fire.
The Hidden Dangers of Post-Fire Water Damage
Even though the flames may have been extinguished, there are usually a number of other issues at hand that need to be dealt with after a fire. Since fire fighters use large amounts of water to fight the flames, the aftermath of water damage to property can often include sogginess, saturation and even hazardous mold growth.
Professional water damage cleanup services include preventing sogginess and saturation from setting in. Both these problems can easily impact businesses by posing a serious threat to building structures, interior furnishings, important documents, records and other office equipment. At the same time, extensive water damage after a fire can also compromise the structural integrity of the building.
The other big concern after water damage to property is mold growth. Mold can start growing on water damaged premises within 24 hours and needs to be treated immediately. While not all types of mold are particularly noxious, the type known as black mold releases spores into the air that are highly hazardous to health. These spores can trigger nausea, headaches and severe respiratory concerns in individuals working on properties affected by extensive mold growth.
Mold can also generate structural damage to a building while affecting building materials due to chronic moisture exposure.
In addition, commercial buildings with many floors of office space can easily suffer from water damage after a fire as well. For instance, excess water can run over and find an escape route that can lead to ventilation units, staircases, elevators and floors. Running water emptying into ventilation ducts can pour out over all sorts of office equipment. Water flowing into elevators can short circuit elevator buttons.
Fire and Water Damage Restoration with Tidal Wave Response
To prevent the effects of water damage after a fire from impacting your business site, get in touch with Atlanta fire and water damage restoration professionals at Tidal Wave Response. Our staff knows that when water enters an office space which houses supplies, furniture, equipment and computers, the consequent damage can be costly.
We are also aware that failure to thoroughly dry out the area and eliminate contamination in a water damaged office building presents the potential for long term problems such as warping, splitting and discoloration of structural materials. It is also equally important to address bacterial or mold growth in the walls and other areas of a water damaged office.
At Tidal Wave Response, we offer a complete range of water damage restoration services that take care of remediating all physical damage along with any cosmetic restorations as well. When a commercial fire and water emergency strikes, contact us at Tidal Wave Response to help get you back in business in a prompt and timely manner.