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5 Factors That Contribute to a Fire Remediation Estimate

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Image of a burned down buidling. Fire damage to your commercial property in Blackfoot, ID, can be devastating.

When you call a commercial fire restoration company out to your property, you likely only have one thing in mind: how much is this going to cost? Unfortunately, there is no straight answer for a quick estimate with fire damage. The extent of the damage plays a significant role in the price, but there are at least five other factors to consider.

Factors That Contribute To An Estimate For Fire Reemediation

1. Board Up and Tarp Services

Mitigation is one of the earliest expenses to a fire restoration effort. The mitigation company from Blackfoot, ID, will come out immediately to your site and help you determine what is necessary. Plywood is used to cover most vertical holes in your structure, and tarps are used to cover large holes in your roof. Depending on the extent of the damage, minimal mitigation work may be required.

2. Security and Fencing

Another aspect of the mitigation process is the protection of your property from potential vagrants or wildlife. In many fire remediations, property owners feel better if a fence is at least put around their facility. However, for added security, the remediation company you hire may provide surveillance or in-person security for a price.

3. Waste and Damage Removal

The next expense to consider in the estimate is the removal of waste and damage. Crews will get to work pulling out water-damaged carpeting, smoke damaged walls and insulation. Beyond the removal, an extensive cleaning effort will commence after the debris is removed.

4. Reconstruction

Rebuilding your property is the final expense. The company you hire will inspect and assess the structure and integrity of the building. Everything will be reinforced, and the crew will replace all that needs to be. When complete, your property will look as it did before the fire.

5. Insurance

Your insurance policy will inevitably help to reduce the expense of the fire restoration, but there are too many variables to consider to specify how much the insurer will cover. The best thing is to contact your insurance agent.

If you are dealing with the aftermath of a fire, contact a remediation crew as soon as possible. They will provide a real-time estimate.

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