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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Commercial Fire Restoration for Your West Somerset County Business

10/13/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage can wreak havoc on a business, causing not only physical and structural damage and destruction but also significant destruction to daily operations. The aftermath of a fire can be a daunting and overwhelming situation for business owners, as it can lead to financial losses, loss of valuable assets, and the potential for a tarnished reputation.

However, commercial fire restoration plays a vital role in helping businesses recover from such disasters. It is a comprehensive and specialized process that not only restores the physical structure but also helps businesses get back on their feet by minimizing downtime, salvaging assets, and ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.

Let's talk about how SERVPRO of West Somerset County can deal with fire damage restoration services.

SERVPRO and Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur.

Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we'll respond immediately to get you back to business.

We are:

  • A 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A trust leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 2170 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

Commercial fire restoration presents a set of unique challenges that distinguish it from residential fire restoration. These challenges stem from the larger scale and complexity of commercial properties, as well as the critical need to minimize downtime and expedite the recovery process. Some of the notable challenges include:

  • Size and Complexity: Commercial properties are often larger and more intricate than residential homes, with multiple floors, extensive electrical systems, and specialized equipment. Restoring such complex structures requires a higher level of expertise and resources.
  • Business Continuity: Unlike residential properties, businesses must continue their operations to maintain revenue streams and customer relationships. Minimizing downtime during the restoration process is a top priority, and this can be a significant logistical challenge.
  • Asset Recovery: Commercial properties often house valuable assets like machinery, inventory, and sensitive documents. Restoration efforts must prioritize salvaging and protecting these assets to minimize financial losses.
  • Insurance Company & Claims: Navigating the insurance claims process for commercial properties can be complex, with larger policy limits and more extensive documentation required. Effective communication between restoration professionals, business owners, and insurers is crucial.

SERVPRO of West Somerset County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies.

Whether your fire emergency occurs in a house fire, a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. We will come fully prepared and ready with:

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians
  • Odor Control Technicians
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians
  • Water Damage Restoration Technicians

How Our Fire Damage Restoration Process Works

After the fire trucks leave, your home or business likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage. SERVPRO has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your business to pre-fire condition. Here's how our fire damage restoration process works:

  • Emergency Contact: The fire damage restoration process begins when you call us. Our rep will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources.
  • Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment: We carefully inspect and test the building to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.
  • Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service: Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.
  • Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present): The water removal process begins almost right away and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.
  • Removal of Smoke Damage and Soot Damage from All Surfaces: We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing: We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We're also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
  • Restoration: Restoration is the final step. Getting your business to its pre loss condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a business.

Areas We Provide Restoration Services in West Somerset County

We're locally owned and managed, as well as a part of a national network of over 2170 franchises with special disaster recovery teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

We're proud to serve these local communities:

Hillsborough, Bedminster, Branchburg, Raritan, Belle Mead, Somerville, Far Hills, Manville, Neshanic Station, and Skillman.

SERVPRO of West Somerset County Certifications

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration services. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes:

  • IICRC Training: The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our professionals study these standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration services.
  • Employee Certification Training: The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after a successful completion of course materials and an examination.
  • Initial Franchise Training: A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program.
  • e-Learnings: All of our staff have access to web-based training. This program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for franchise employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our techs and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.
  • Continuing Education Classes: SERVPRO of West Somerset County offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation.


SERVPRO is faster to any size disaster. We're here day or night, at any time of the day because storms and other disasters don't wait for a convenient time to come, and we understand that.

Not only do we have the right professionals to do the job, but we will walk you through the entire process, discuss anything with your insurance company, and make sure that your home or business is back up and running as fast as possible.

We will help you with cleaning services, storm damage, specialty restoration services, commercial restoration, mold removal, smoke odors, smoke damage, fire cleanup, soot removal, duct cleaning, and all of the fire damage restoration services that you need.

So, if your home or business falls victim to water damage, fire and smoke damage, mold damage, or anything else, we're the fire damage restoration company you should call. We're trained and skilled in taking on fire damage repairs, smoke damage restoration, and much more.

About SERVPRO Team Harvey

SERVPRO of West Somerset County 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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