Repairing fire damage is not an easy task. Think about the theater in Bedford, NH. Fire trucks came to put out the fire. After the firefighters put out the fire, the theater needed repairs for the structural damage to the building, as well as soft contents restoration for all the costumes and props that were covered in soot and smoke. On top of this, the theater needed air duct cleaning because of soot and smoke making its way into the HVAC units, and during the extinguishing of the fire, areas now experienced water damage due to exposure from the fire hoses.
That’s a long list that one disaster restoration company will have to accommodate when they come to observe and repair the damage, right? To think that all of these tasks could simply be avoided… it would have saved the theater so much time, money, and allowed for theater production if the fire had been prevented in the first place, and there was no need for repairing fire damage.
Not all fires occur naturally. Some may assume that many fires occur naturally, but most occur due to human error. Fires generally happen when people aren’t paying attention while cooking, smoking, or working in the office. In the case of the theater in Bedford, NH, a theater worker left one of the unsteady lights unattended. The hot light fell to the floor, causing a fire to occur backstage. The fire spread to consume parts of the theater, and many lives had been threatened just because a stage worker had been careless when handling electrical fixtures.
Human carelessness and unawareness are mostly responsible for fires. The National Fire Protection Association lists several incidents where fires are caused by human carelessness, ranked in order from most common to least:
If people simply paid attention to the task at hand, none of these incidents would have caused a fire. Now, because a fire has happened, the theater staff must seek a disaster restoration company for repairing fire damage.
Disaster restoration companies will always be there for repairing fire damage, but they cannot repair human lives. When handling fire, keep in mind who and what is at stake if a fire is not properly taken care of. Just as much as it is important to seek out a company for cleaning up the fire and smoke damage, it is just as essential to develop a fire safety program to prevent such occurrences in the future.
Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services, LLC is no stranger when it comes to fire damage repairs. Not only will the fire damage restoration company take care of making the repairs, they will provide construction services, soft contents cleaning, water damage and mold remediation, as well as air duct cleaning. The staff and technicians at Soil-Away are reliable and efficient, and they are truly there to get your business back up and running again. If you need a disaster restoration company for repairing fire damage or any other kind of disaster, don’t hesitate to call Soil-Away at (603) 641-6555. We promise you’ll be taken care of.
By A. Phelps