Fire Solutions – Step One, Securing the Scene
One of the ways we provide assistance to our local fire departments and first responders is being able to provide them with immediate help with services like Board-ups to secure a scene where fire or an accident has occurred. Here at SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston and Dorchester County we pride ourselves on our ability to provide relief and support during the immediate aftermath of a house or business fire.
Fire is one of the worst disasters that can befall a homeowner or business owner. It destroys everything it touches and requires a lot of water at times to put it out. Which means you are left with a sometimes burnt out and sopping wet environment that you have to figure out what to do with. The first thing we do is help secure the scene from intrusion or further damage.
Board-ups are a service that we provide to fire and police departments, and to the community in general, as it shores up the devastation that might have been caused by the fire. Where you may no longer have windows or doors, or even walls or ceiling, we provide either plywood or tarps to cover and secure the spaces from intrusion by people, animals or weather. It can take some time for insurance companies or the fire or police departments to conclude their investigations before any restoration and construction work can begin. Board-ups provide temporary security until our teams can come in and start putting things back together.
We can also have fencing provided and put up around a location for extreme cases where people need to be kept away for their own safety, and the security of the scene. Standalone chain link fence is an option for situations where you may have a community to keep safe from a building that may be at risk of collapse or poses direct danger to anyone venturing close to it.
It’s a good idea to keep our number handy for moments like these when disaster strikes and you need the location secured before the restoration process can begin. Call us today to inquire more about the services provided for fire damage and securing a scene – 843.552.1226