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How Fire Damage Can Disturb Your Somerset County Office Building

1/25/2023 (Permalink)

Fire can cause devastation in any environment, but especially to commercial establishments like office buildings. The effects of smoke and fire damage can vary depending on the size of the fire, the type of damage, and how quickly it is handled. For your own peace of mind, please read on and learn about how fire damage can disturb your Somerset County office building.

Your Employees
If a fire broke out during business hours while your staff is in the building, their safety is your number one priority. Smoke is made up of toxic materials. It can cause skin and eye irritation, leading to rashes or more severe eye issues in the future. The toxicity can also cause issues to your respiratory system, aggravating the lungs, and more.

Business Operation
If a fire breaks out in your office building, the productivity slows detrimentally. It causes the employees to have to leave their desks and leave the building, halting a day (or more) of work. Not only does this affect your employees, but your business as a whole. This will then lead to financial losses.

Financial Losses
Larger corporations that have multiple branches or headquarters suffer less of a risk if a fire breaks out in one of the locations. However, if you own a smaller-than-corporate business, your revenue, productivity, data, and technology is at risk.

Loss of Data
Today, we depend on computers and the internet to get us to where we need to be. We store data in our computers that contain hard drives, operating systems, databases, and more that could be lost if the fire destroys our technology. It’s always a good idea to have your important information backed up somewhere that you can access from any computer and not only save everything on one.

How to Prevent Fire Damage in Office Buildings
The first step in protecting your business from fire damage is to have great insurance coverage. Insurance carriers differ widely when it comes to their dependability and some are frustrating to deal with. You’ll need to show evidence of the damage and the goods that were destroyed.

The second step is to operate in buildings which have natural resistance to fire and have at least one working fire extinguisher on site at all times. Annually inspect wiring or other sources that could cause a fire and store critical company documents and files in a safe that is fireproof. Using laptops rather than desktop computers allow staff on site to rapidly unplug and carry them outdoors during an emergency.

About SERVPRO Team Harvey
SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan is proudly owned by Lance and Jennifer Harvey - a husband and wife duo that owns three other SERVPRO locations, including SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan, SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City, and SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel.

We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “like it never even happened.”

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