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Helpful Tips to Protect Your Building After a Fire

11/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage in a Bastrop,TX home

If you’ve had a fire break out in your office building, you have a great deal of stress and recovery to manage. Not only do you have to worry about the cleanup and restoration efforts left behind from fire damage, but you also want to ensure that you secure your building to prevent damage and injuries, not to mention vandalism or other crimes. If you follow some basic steps and involve an experienced team of professionals, you should be in good shape.

Overview of Building Protection

Cleaning up your building following fire damage is only part of the battle you have on your hands. It takes time to get your building back to working order, so it’s vital that in the interim, you secure the premises. A restoration company will recommend some of the following strategies and actions:

  • Board up windows, doors, gaps, and other openings.
  • Use tarps to cover the roof.
  • Hire private security to watch over the property to help deter looting and other mischief.

Board-up Services

You’ve spent enough time and money, and you’ve faced enough grief in the aftermath of the fire at your office that you don’t need to worry about suspicious activity. Boarding up openings in your Bastrop,TX, building will help keep out intruders. Restoration specialists can handle this task immediately following fire cleanup.

Tarp Services

Tarping the roof will play a key role in protecting your building from the elements. This temporary solution will secure vulnerable spots in the roof until crews can repair the damage or make necessary replacements.


If you want to be extra sure looters stay out of your office building, you can consider hiring a private security firm to keep on eye on the property. You can even request a routine police presence.

When you’ve had a fire, you can have peace of mind in a professional company not only cleaning up fire damage but also keeping the area safe. Make sure you consider these steps in the process.

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