If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (513) 561-7378

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Do I Keep My Building Secure After a Fire?

10/10/2022 (Permalink)

Board up windows and doors of a commercial building Board up services in a commercial building.

How Can I Maintain Building Security Following a Fire?

A fire can be a disaster for your East Central Cincinnati business, but the possibility of looting or vandalism after the fire only makes matters worse. Having someone break into your building and steal property while you're dealing with insurance and fire damage is not only frustrating, but it can also cost you time and money.

A fire can be a disaster for your business, but the possibility of looting or vandalism after the fire only makes matters worse. Looting and vandalism can cause additional damage to your property and cost you money. Here are some tips on how to keep looters out of your building, so you can focus on what matters most: rebuilding your business.

How To Board Up After a Disaster

Boarding up openings in the building after a fire keeps looters out. To board up windows and doors, use plywood or other materials that are strong enough to keep out any looters but still let air circulate in and out of the building.

  • Board up any openings in the exterior walls of your building.
  • Make sure to secure the boards so that they cannot be removed by someone who may want to get into your building—so don't leave them open!
  • Don't leave them like this until you are ready to begin repairs on the building; if they are left up too long, bugs and rodents can make nests inside of them and break down structural integrity (which is bad).

Who Can Secure My Business or Home?

If you are looking to secure your building as soon as possible, there are a few different options for doing so:

  • Hire a company. This is probably the most expensive option, but it's also one of the easiest ways to make sure that you keep your building secure. Many fire restoration companies offer boarding services as part of their packages and will send someone out immediately after the fire to board up windows, doors, and other openings in your building so that there is less risk of theft or vandalism. The downside is that this can be quite expensive—but if you need help immediately after losing everything in a fire and want some peace of mind when leaving town for a while, this could be an excellent option worth considering!
  • Plywood or metal panels. If you want something more economical than hiring someone else do board up all your openings after your home has been damaged by smoke damage or water damage due to a burst pipe (which happens often), then using plywood or metal panels might suit your needs better than hiring an outside contractor to come out every day until everything gets fixed up again!

In conclusion, it is important to keep your building secure after a fire. Board up any openings in the walls of your property and make sure that no one can easily get inside. This will help prevent looting and vandalism while you work on getting everything fixed up again.

Other News

View Recent Posts