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How Each Type of Fire Damage Affects Your Restoration Costs

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

Fully burned and sooty window frame One thing that is present after a lot of fires is soot.

Different Types Of Fire Damage

The average cost to have a fire remediation company cleanup your business after fire damage varies greatly. Business owners can expect to pay for thousands of dollars in damage. However, several different types of damage can affect each estimate.

Soot Removal
One thing that is present after a lot of fires is soot. It is basically organic matter that was not completely burned by the fire. There are two different types of soot, and they affect your estimate differently.

Dry soot results from high-oxygen fires and will only add a couple of thousand dollars to your bill.
Oily soot results from low-oxygen fires and will be significantly more expensive to clean.

Water Restoration
Extinguishing the fire will require the use of water or chemical suppressants. You should expect to pay a few thousand dollars to remedy the water damage from extinguishing the flames. If the firefighters used a chemical extinguisher, you could expect to pay less. All of your carpeting or other floorings will be thoroughly dried and cleaned during this process to prevent further damage to your business.

Smoke Cleanup
Once the water and soot have been cleaned, any smoke odors will need to be removed. This step will involve getting rid of the odors' source so that no lingering smoke smell returns to your business. You will often pay less than a thousand dollars for this, although the exact price will be based on your chosen remediation method.

Rebuilding Costs
When you add up these costs, you get the amount necessary to clean your business in San Diego, CA. You also need to add rebuilding costs to your estimate to understand the amount necessary to restore your building to its pre-disaster condition.
A commercial fire can do a lot of damage. To get the most accurate forecast of your restoration costs, you need to understand more about each type of damage and the cost to repair it.

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