During a recent emergency fire that our team responded to, we were speaking with the Fire Chief about how important the initial board up procedure is to the building structure. It made us think how often this important service goes unnoticed amidst the chaos of an emergency event like a fire. After all, the first part of repairing the problem is to first eliminate any other potential problems from taking place.
Emergency board up, when done correctly, involves so much more than just nailing some wood over windows, or tacking down tarp to a damaged roof. We hope this article helps you understand the importance of calling an experienced board up company, and the critical steps that are involved in the board up process.
The phrase “Board Up” can mean a lot of things in the disaster restoration industry. In simple terms, it means securing and protecting the property quickly after an emergency has occurred. At RESCON, this is a serious matter, and we pride ourselves on responding to these situations in under an hour.
Here are the main types of board ups that we get called into perform:
You can imagine the problems that could occur if your home or business were left wide open after an emergency. Unless the damage ruined the entire building, there are usually a lot of valuables still inside the structure. Keeping the building secure is critical.
We have been called out to tarp off roofs at every hour of the day and night. They tend to be caused from fires or heavy rains. They can also be necessary due to large hail events, heavy winds and in some cases even lightning damage.
In many cases, a board up can also require a barricade. We often have to install fencing around a building to keep people out of the emergency area. The barricades provide that extra level of protection when extra precautions are required.
You can imagine the debris left over after an emergency. A big part of our job involves removing all debris inside and outside of the building. This keeps everyone in the community safe, and allows adjusters, estimators and restoration professionals to move around the area without suffering any injuries.
In many cases, the building loses all electricity during a disaster situation. Our company makes sure that our clients have the proper power source, if needed, to continue everyday services to the building. This also gives the restoration team the needed power to put your home or business back together.
One of the major benefits that RESCON provides our clients is a comprehensive inspection of the total damage to the building. Having assisted clients in thousands of emergency situations, our team knows exactly what to look for, and can provide you with a complete assessment of the total damage.
We make it easy on our clients by directly billing their insurance company for services performed. Our business is built on relationships with the top insurers in the industry. We know how to exceed their expectations, and understand what they need to make your claim go through their specific process without snags or problems.
Because most emergency calls for board up services come from clients where there has not been a total loss of the building, a board up can provide an extra level of protection. An emergency situation causes enough stress on our clients, and securing the home from criminal activity prevents them from experiencing further loss. This peace of mind is important.
Also, boarding up a property after an emergency protects the entire community. Imagine the dangers that lurk inside a damaged building. A proper board up prevents access from children, curiosity seekers and other people in the surrounding area. This procedure can protect you and your family from any liability that may arise from an unsecured structure, and makes sense for overall public safety.
Finally, in many cities, board ups are a required part of the repair process by the local authorities. For the reasons mentioned above, many clients are required to hire a board up professional to get the job done in a timely and professional manner.
At RESCON, we strive to deliver an unparalleled customer experience. It would be impossible to achieve this standard on thousands of clients without a great process. We train our people constantly on emergency response procedures, and here is how we handle your job when you call our office.
There you have it – the entire process from start to finish. Remember, there is a proper way to perform board up services. We take great pride in helping members of our community when they need help the most. Don’t underestimate the importance of hiring the right team of professionals to board up your home or business when disaster strikes.
RESCON is our name, and it comes from the combination of restoration and construction. Being one of the most successful residential and commercial restoration contractors in the state of Colorado is something that we are all very proud of. Let us show you why our customers love us.
If you are looking for fair prices, great service and amazing quality – give us a call. Let the team at RESCON get you back on track while remaining stress-free. We provide FREE estimates. Call us at 1-866-699-WATER (9283), or reach us online at www.callrescon.com.