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What You Must Know About Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

Blog Summary: The experts at SERVPRO of  Lake Travis / NW Austin guide business owners in the Austin, TX, area through the essentials of the fire damage restoration process.

Fire damage is a nightmare scenario for any business owner. Storefronts, production facilities, warehouses, offices, and other commercial spaces are vital to day-to-day operations. Business owners need someone they can trust to handle the fire restoration process. 

SERVPRO is a locally owned fire damage restoration company with more than two decades of experience. Their certified, expert technicians can handle the combined threats of fire, water, mold damage, and more. They’ve helped countless companies overcome damage and get back to business with minimal delay.

What You Must Know About Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Point #1: Restoration Requires Expertise

Damage to a commercial property can be extensive after a fire and may include water damage and loss of structural integrity. Electrical systems and utilities might also be affected. Fire restoration companies must have comprehensive knowledge of not just the restoration process but electrical and HVAC systems.

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) demonstrates the highest level of expertise in cleaning and restoration. At SERVPRO, certified crews adhere to stringent IICRC professional standards.

Point #2 Time Is of the Essence

A fire can keep causing damage long after it has been put out. Water from fire crews can damage furniture and building materials. Mold can grow on damp surfaces, causing odors. Smoke residue can create health and safety risks. Waiting too long could lead to long-term damage and harm the business’s reputation.

Fire damage should be mitigated before business operations resume. SERVPRO offers 24-hour emergency service, and their trained restoration specialists work quickly to prevent costly delays, minimize loss of business, and restore customer confidence.

Point #3 Water Damage Can Present Long-Term Challenges

Even after any standing water is removed, lingering effects of water damage can remain. If all surfaces aren't fully dried, and humidity levels aren't brought down, mold and rot could develop, producing odors and worsening structural damage. 

Choosing an emergency water damage restoration company that will take the time to comprehensively address the damage is vital. SERVPRO offers trusted water damage restoration services and has the tools and experience to address the many challenges of water damage.

Point #4 Mold Remediation Is More Than Mold Removal

Even dried surfaces can continue to harbor mold if not properly treated. Mold isn’t just unsightly. It can also potentially cause health effects to employees and customers. Mold spores can also spread rapidly to other parts of the building that escaped the original fire. 

SERVPRO has years of experience with mold remediation. They do more than simply remove mold. Their comprehensive remediation process prevents spread and repairs damage. The process involves:

  • Detecting where mold has spread
  • Containing mold to prevent further spread
  • Filtering the air to eliminate mold spores
  • Restoration of materials damaged by mold


SERVPRO has served the Austin area since 1998 and cares about the community. As part of a national franchise, they also have access to a massive network of resources, allowing them to offer fast, high-quality fire damage restoration services.

For more information about fire damage restoration or commercial cleaning, contact SERVPRO at (512) 318-2202 or request help online. Business owners can also follow them on Facebook for restoration tips, news, and more. 

Contact Information: 

SERVPRO of Lake Travis / NW Austin

6500 River Place Boulevard

Building 7 – Suite 250 

Austin, TX 78730


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