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How to Clean Items After Fire in Your Business

After a fire damages your commercial building, it can be difficult to know how to proceed. After the firefighters are gone and your building is safely boarded up, one of the next steps is to clean the damaged, but salvageable, items from your building. These items can range from delicate heirloom jewelry to large pieces of modern furniture and everything in between.

Restoration of your business or commercial property can be a big ordeal. Repairing structural damage and rebuilding to get your business back to pre-fire condition is stressful both mentally and physically. When the contents of your commercial property have soot and smoke damage, you have to consider safety first. Soot and smoke particles are carcinogens, and are considered  dangerous. It’s recommended that the restoration process be left to professionals to get items back to pre-loss condition.

Restoration Cleaning Steps for Your Business’s Contents

Working with fire damage restoration professionals like Alpha Omega Pros can help your items be refurbished, instead of having to go through the painstaking process of throwing out and replacing family heirlooms or expensive pieces of furniture. Alpha Omega uses cutting edge technologies to safely remove water, soot, smoke, sewage, and other contaminants from your items quickly and effectively. The result is a clean, like-new appearance. No matter what you have that needs to be cleaned, there are quick, safe, money-saving, and environmentally friendly ways to rid your items of contaminants.

First, sort items by what can be restored and what needs to be thrown away.  A fire clean-up and restoration professional will come to your commercial property and assess all of your contents, evaluating what should be replaced and what can be restored to pre-loss condition. They take into consideration if the item is an antique, heirloom, or has sentimental value to you. If an item hasn’t been directly damaged by the fire, then it can typically be restored. A thorough record of all items should be kept by you and/or the professional for insurance purposes. Make sure to note if you had to throw the item away or if was sent out to be cleaned.

It is important to note, if your business deals with food in any capacity, that any open food item should be thrown away. Any food items in their original packaging that were not near the heat of the fire or in direct contact with the fire should be okay. If you have any doubt over an item, throw it out. It’s better to be safe. Remember to add the food items you toss to the running inventory.

Once the items are sorted, your soft goods, like bedding, upholstery, drapes, and clothes can be sent to a laundry facility that specializes in removing soot and smoke smell safely from fabric. For all other items, we conduct testing to see what ratio of product to mix needed to clean each item. Our staff use environmentally-friendly products, so you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals being used on your valuables.  

Alpha Omega Pros Cleaning and Restoration

Contact Alpha Omega Disaster Restoration. Whether your commercial fire damage is small and contained to a kitchen area, or large and has caused massive damage to the entire building, we’re on call 24/7. We are a professional disaster restoration company that employs industry experts who are seen as trusted advisers. Our team will manage the recovery of your property damage with honesty, integrity, reliability and  superior-quality service. We strive to continually challenge ourselves through learning, development, and accountability through industry relations. 

Alpha-Omega is the leading disaster restoration company serving Billings, MT and surrounding areas. Our top-notch disaster recovery team is dedicated to strong work ethics, unwavering integrity, and exceptional service. We’ll restore your home from beginning to end, and leave it looking better than ever!

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"Luckily I have never needed to use a restoration company, but as someone who has worked closely with Alpha Omega, they have treated my clients very well, and have always been honest and very transparent. Although their whole team is very professional and punctual, Carissa and Sonya have been great to work with."


"Best service in town! I had water leaking through my basement ceiling from the overflow drain in my upstairs bathtub. They showed up immediately after I called, they were super professional and helped me find the leak and even told me how I can fix it myself. I was so impressed how well the turned my problem around."

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