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3 Types of Water Damage That May Occur at Your Business After a Fire

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Firefighters putting out a fire in a big building Fire damage in a business in Pleasant Ridge, TN.

What May Cause Flooding In Your Business After a Fire

Cleaning up after a fire at your Pleasant Ridge, TN, business can mean much more than removing damaged items from the property and trying to remove soot from the walls. You may also have to deal with water cleanup issues related to the fire, and there are several ways this type of secondary damage can affect your property.

1. Fire Hose Water
One aspect of fire damage you may not consider once a fire occurs at your business is the amount of water emitted by fire hoses as firemen fight the blaze. The water pressure is considerable and this can leave large amounts of standing water inside your building once the fire is out. Planning for fire cleanup right away can be important because the moisture can cause problems such as mold and foul odors when it is left for more than 24-48 hours.

2. Sprinkler System Water
In the event of a fire, your building's sprinkler systems go off on each floor and may not shut off until the fire is out. In the aftermath of the fire, water cleanup will likely be necessary due to mild or moderate flooding from the sprinkler system. You can ask your fire mitigation and restoration company representative whether you can plan for fire and water repairs at the same time.

3. Water Cleanup From Burst Water Line
During a fire, the heat may cause your building's water lines to burst and cause additional flooding throughout your commercial building. Swift flood mitigation in this case can reduce the risk of damage to electronics and other items at floor level.
Water cleanup at your Pleasant Ridge, TN, business, along with soot and smoke cleanup, may feel like an overwhelming task in the aftermath of a fire. However, when you understand what may cause flooding during such an event, you may feel more confident about when to call in professional help for the cleaning process.

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