According to a study done by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2019 there were 120,000 non-residential fires in the United States, causing $4.3 billion in direct property damage. Though the top causes vary by industry, based on NFPA reports, the majority of fires in commercial properties are caused by cooking equipment, electrical distribution/lighting equipment, heating equipment, and arson.
- Call in The Fire Restoration Experts
- Educating your staff and tenants on fire prevention is a smart move for any business, but education can’t guarantee that a fire will never occur. Should your commercial property experience a fire, there are two people you should call – your insurance adjuster and a professional restoration company. With over twenty years of experience in commercial restoration, Cotton GDS is equipped to rapidly respond and prevent further property damage following a fire.
After submitting your request for services, Cotton GDS will review your request and assign a project manager to your case. Teams and assets will then be deployed to your location to begin the work, which includes:
documenting the affected area(s) via photos
installing plastic containment to prevent the spread of odors and debris
removing debris and cleaning all surfaces with an approved chemical solution
manipulating contents and furnishings to prevent additional damage
extracting standing water with walk-behind floor scrubbers
cleaning HVAC system and registers
moisture mapping the affected area(s)
applying liquid odor counteractant on floors to reduce heavy smoke odor
utilizing air movers to dry carpets and porous materials
installing HEPA air filtration units containing charcoal filters to eliminate odors and soot particles
If your building also requires selective demolition and rebuilds, Cotton GDS is certified to perform these services and offers a seamless transition from restoration to reconstruction.
For a fire to start and thrive, it needs three ingredients: oxygen, fuel, and a heat source. For your commercial property to be restored to its original state after a fire, there’s only one key ingredient: Cotton Global Disaster Solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our turnkey solutions.