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How Do I Keep My Building Secure After a Fire?

10/10/2022 (Permalink)

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How Can I Maintain Building Security Following a Fire?

After a fire, the last thing you want to worry about is security. Unfortunately, someone could be trying to take advantage of your situation and steal from your business or home. Because of this threat, it's important that you board up any damaged doors and windows as soon as possible after a fire so that no one can get inside. But what kind of materials should you use for boarding up? How many days will it take? And most importantly: how much money will it cost? To help answer these questions, we've created some handy tips below.

Use metal sheeting to protect the inside of your building

In addition to using a tarp over exposed areas of the building, you can also use metal sheeting to protect the inside of your building. Metal sheeting is durable and can be used to cover windows, doors, and walls. It comes in a variety of sizes and shapes which allow you to customize its fit into any space. 

Boarding up openings in the building after a fire keeps looters out. 

To prevent looting, you can board up openings to keep people out of your building. If you have a fire, it's important to have an exit plan and know where your family members are going in case there is a fire. 

Boarding up the building helps maintain security for you and your neighbors after a fire has happened. When boarding up openings in the building that were burned by flames or damaged by smoke, make sure they are covered with steel or aluminum sheets that are 2 inches thick or more. This ensures that no one can break into them easily while also providing protection against rainwater getting into them through cracks around windows as well as during high winds or heavy snowfall.

Check the weather forecast to make sure you use the right materials. 

Fire can be a terrifying experience. If you ever must evacuate your home, it’s important to pay attention to the weather forecast so that you can decide what materials are best for the job and get them before they sell out.

Weather conditions can change quickly, so check the weather forecast every day before heading out to buy supplies. If it looks like rain is on its way or if there is a chance of high winds, consider using metal sheeting over wood as an alternative material. Metal sheets provide a more secure barrier against fire than untreated wood.

Contact us so we can create schedules and put boarding up as a priority as soon as possible

If you’re the owner of a business that’s been damaged by fire, don’t wait to get in touch with us. Call our office at (865) 690-9658 and we will be there as soon as we can.

We know that your building may be in disarray after a fire, but it also needs protection from looters, vagrants and other hazards until the restoration process is complete and you are back in business. We can board up the building so no one enters without permission and make sure that you are protected from weather elements until repairs can be made.

We understand that fire is a scary thing, but you don’t have to fear the aftermath. With our help, you can keep your building secure and safe from looters. We offer free consultations and will work with you every step of the way until everything is restored properly.

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