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2 Reasons to Get Board Up Services After a Commercial Fire

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

A fire can be absolutely devastating to a business. The best thing you as a commercial property owner can do is stop the fire damage from escalating out of control. This requires you to hire professionals to board up the windows. There are various reasons to board up your business until you can repair the damage and get back on your feet.

1. Keep Out Looters and Vandals

Looting is far too common following disasters. These criminals are more likely to target buildings that are easy to get into. Therefore, if your building’s windows were busted, then looters could enter your building to take whatever property had to be left behind. Additionally, there may simply be people who want to graffiti your building. This only leads to you spending more money in addition to what you need to spend on the initial fire cleanup. Even placing a board in the open windows and doorways is enough to deter many would-be criminals from entering.

2. Retain Insurance

You need to contact your commercial insurance provider immediately following fire damage to begin the claims process. The amount of money you end up receiving will depend on a number of factors. For instance, your insurance company will expect you to take action to prevent additional damage from taking place. You may have coverage against a fire, but if a looter breaks in because you did not board up the property, then your insurance may not cover any damage that looter commits. You never want to give your insurance provider any reason to deny your claim.

Ultimately, board up services can save you money in the long run. The professionals you hire for fire damage remediation should be well-versed in installing boards on windows and doorways. Ask about this service so that you do not have to worry as much about people breaking in. Visit  http://www.SERVPROalamoranch.com for more information on commercial fire damage. 

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