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3 Post-Fire Security Solutions

4/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Three Ways To Secure A Damaged Building

Fires cause costly damage and inconvenience the owners of commercial properties. While general property insurance policies cover most of the expenses associated with cleaning and restoring fire damage, this coverage may not extend to secondary damage that can be prevented by securing the premises. Here are three ways to secure a damaged building in Homer Glen, IL.

1. Board Up Entry Points
Trespassers pose the greatest security risk to a building following a fire. Whether these individuals are looting or simply want to survey the damage, their presence poses a liability risk to owners and may increase damage and losses. The best way to restrict entry is to arrange for mitigation professionals to board up doors, broken windows and damaged walls after a fire has been extinguished.

2. Install Security Fencing
Fencing off the location of a fire is another way to restrict access. Security fencing should be installed in a timely manner and remain in place until fire cleanup and restoration are complete. A general commercial property insurance policy may be able to assist property owners with mitigation measures intended to enhance the security of a structure that has fire damage.

3. Tarp Over a Damaged Roof
Animals, debris and precipitation can all enter the site of a recent fire through holes in the roof. A mitigation service can install durable tarping over roof damage that will last until repairs take place. Tarps can also keep out additional water damage that insurance may not cover and which can intensify fire and smoke damage.
Prevent unauthorized entry into the location of a fire by arranging for boarding up, tarping and fencing services. Any access or exposure can intensify damage and may not be covered by insurance. Taking appropriate mitigation measures in a timely fashion may make it easier to settle a fire damage claim for a commercial property in Homer Glen, IL.

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