Commercial Fire Damage: Common Forms of Smoke Damage
Common Forms of Commercial Smoke Damage
Whether from fires in the building, fires on nearby lots, smoking customers, or any other reason, smoke damage is not an uncommon problem for businesses in the United States. Smoke is long-lasting and hard to get rid of, constantly creating a foul and noticeable smell that can drive away customers and employees alike. Many businesses also inherit smoke damage from earlier times, when indoor smoking was widespread and caused common damage. Whatever the case, removing smoke from your commercial building should be a high priority.
Smoke Damage from Fires
The worst smoke damage is typically accompanied by other forms of commercial fire damage in Fort Myers. When a fire starts in a business, it often finds excellent sources of fuel and lots of open space among shelving, office cubicles, industrial spaces, or virtually anywhere else in the building. In many cases, the fire will burn strong for an extended time, but cause little in the way of direct damage. This can cause severe smoke damage, which often spreads through air ducts throughout the building. When we deal with cases of fire damage, we are always sure to apply treatments for smoke damage as needed.
Fires can also start in neighboring properties, causing limited charring and sometimes heavy smoke damage to your building. Once again, this smoke can, unfortunately, spread through air ducts across the entire building, creating a more lengthy cleanup process.
Smoke Damage from Tobacco
Tobacco smoke can also cause smoke damage to a commercial building, especially over long periods of time. Although the times of unrestricted indoor smoking are mostly at an end, tobacco smoke still proves to be a common problem for businesses, especially retail stores. Tobacco smoke drives away customers and employees alike, and will likely cause you no small amount of discomfort as well. In past decades, SERVPRO used to take many calls from businesses with tobacco smoke problems across the nation, although these calls have thankfully subsided in frequency.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
With years of experience in tackling smoke damage and other forms of fire damage in local businesses, SERVPRO of Cape Coral is ready to mask and eliminate smoke damage of any kind from your property. Just give us a call at (239) 573-5911.