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Why Should I Install a Temporary Fence After a Commercial Fire?

5/30/2022 (Permalink)

Fence Installing a temporary security fence around your commercial building post-fire can protect your business.

Why Do You Need To Fence Your Property After a Fire?

Sustaining damage from a major fire at your business in Kenmore, WA can cause many problems other than those related directly to the flames. The time between extinguishing the conflagration and completing the restoration process can be precarious because you may not be on the property for most of it. However, you must ensure that your building and contents are protected. Although not 100%, a security fence can help prevent these four issues.

1. Destruction by Animals
Wild animals are always seeking food and shelter, and an abandoned fire-damaged building can look inviting. With easy access, they will come in and are likely to cause more damage. Some animals will probably still be able to get in even with a fence, but it will go a long way to avert intrusion.

2. Theft and Vandalism by Trespassers
Some people may enter your property simply out of curiosity. However, others have bad intentions. Many times it is not even a planned crime but one of convenience. Without a security fence, owners of damaged property will often have issues with people vandalizing and stealing their property.

3. Injury to an Individual
One of the biggest problems for any business owner is someone getting hurt on their abandoned property, particularly a child. This occurrence could lead not only to severe injury but also to liability issues and costly medical payments for your business.

4. Trouble With the Insurance Claim
After a disaster, most insurance policies require you to do everything possible to avoid additional damage. Security fencing, roof tarping and window boarding are a few ways to mitigate loss until the fire damage restoration professionals complete their work. Otherwise, your insurer could refuse to pay part or all of the claim.
Installing a temporary security fence around your commercial building post-fire can protect your business and others from further disaster. It is a simple, inexpensive way to stay safe until your property is fully restored.

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