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Fire Damages 3 Commercial Businesses in Salem, Oregon

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

When a fire strikes your neighboring business and yours suffers damage, what do you do?

One Froday night three different businesses located in Salem, Oregon had a severe fire that originated in the middle retail space.

The fire crept up the back wall and into the attic space of the middle business and then it spread from there. While the middle business suffered the majority of the structure damage, the adjacent businesses suffered from water, smoke and soot damage.

Beauty School Suffers Fire Damage.

One of the businesse is a long established beauty school, were 40 students take classes everyday to earn their licensing to practice their craft in beauty care. Water spread throughout the entire buidling, affecting each classroom. With an important class session scheduled for the following Monday which was to be taught be an industry expert, it was important tthey could open their doors bright on-time on Monday. Emergency Services started as soon as approvals were obtained and the SERVPRO crew worked deligiently. The results? Classes proceeded as schedled.

Italian Restaurant sustains smoke, soot and odor damage.

This local iconic Italian Restaurant, which has operated for 40 years was now having to temporarily close it's doors.

But the story continues. The owners are meticulous and they care about their customers and employees. They were emphatic about cleanliness and detail because afterall, the customer experience and food quality should not be sacrified just to open the doors a few days sooner.

When mattresses sustain major smoke and odor damage, they're discarded.

This local mattress store was the center of it all with others mentioned above. The fire started at the rear of the building, crept up the wall, into the attic and smoked out the entire buidling. All items from mattresses, sheets, pillows, floor models and computers sustained damaged. It was all deemed non-salvageable by the insurance adjuster. 

Here's the Take-Away

  • Have a disaster recovery plan. You can start one for free by clicking Emergency Ready Profile
  • Speak with your insurance agent to make sure you're properly covered.
  • Communicate your plan to your staff so when the unimgineable happens, you'll what to do.

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