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What Sets Us Apart From The Competition

Many business owners like yourselves have a brick-and-mortar that you highly depend upon. You and your staff have endless responsibilities to keep your business alive. The last thing you want is to lose money from doing the restoration tasks yourselves. We at The Fire Restoration Team (TFRT) are here for you during this stressful time.

Our commercial property damage restoration services are designed to not interrupt normal business operations. TFRT’s full-service technicians and crew have the necessary tools and decades of experience to return your property to its pre-damaged state. Whether you have a failed sump pump, sewage backup, mildew growth, or lingering smoke odor, we partner with local authorities to get the job done right!

A satisfied customer with the jobs we complete is our number one goal. It is our commitment. However, there are unique challenges that come with commercial properties that we need to pivot off of. Here, we delve into what TFRT’s customer-centric approach truly means and why it sets our restoration services apart.


Open Communication

TFRT’s customer support will hand-hold you through the entire restoration process.

Furthermore, from the initial assessment to project completion, TFRT informs you about progress, timelines, & developments. Our support is here to address your questions, concerns, & priorities promptly. This includes the onsite staff such as the crewmembers and technicians.


Minimizing Disruptions

Our company understands that time is money in the business world. The longer your operations are disrupted the more significant the financial impact. Our approach nearly reduces your downtime completely so that we can mitigate financial losses due to fire damage.


Peace of Mind

TFRT recognizes that the aftermath of a fire can be stressful & uncertain for business owners & managers. We ain’t just about providing quality service with the latest and greatest tools and talents.

Instead, our company strives to facilitate the entire process by providing you with peace of mind. We accomplish that through frequent face-to-face interactions with customers and perks such as free estimates or discounted add-on services, to name a couple.

Sometimes, even just knowing that a dedicated team of professionals is working tirelessly to restore your property has alleviated some of the stresses clients often have while we complete the job.

Commercial Vs Residential Restoration

Although it may seem that both types of properties follow a similar approach to how professionals like ourselves restore them to their pre-damaged conditions, there are certainly discrepancies that you ought to be aware of.

For starters, commercial properties tend to be larger in area. They are also designed in more complex ways, which requires more extensive work to fully restore them from a fire or flood, to name a couple.

Another consideration is the equipment we or other restoration experts have to use to handle the job. Certain building standards, such as those developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have strict requirements for regulating humidity in the event that situations such as floods occur within the structure.

Speaking of regulations, fire disaster cleanup also has to follow other standards. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) safety has two codes in particular that specifically address this. These are just one of many examples that enforce the distinction of fire protection for building design between commercial and residential buildings, albeit from a ventilation perspective.

Two other things that will be discussed a little bit more later are the much more stringent documentation and timelines for which commercial recovery jobs must abide.

Lastly, the people involved with the property are going to require more frequent communication. This is not just to find out how long their downtime is in order to fulfill their bottom line. Commercial properties involve more parties, such as tenants, managers, and property managers, which are just a few of the people at play.

“Very professional customer service from the Fire Restoration Team! My questions were answered and I felt like I was dealing with experts on the phone. They were fast and offered to do an estimate. Everything else was easy from there! Highly recommend.”

Jaeson W.

Initial Safety Assessment

As this photo above illustrates, our initial assessment always begins with a safety evaluation to assess the property’s smoke & fire damage. That includes checking for soot residue, water damage, or structural damage from such an event. If not for this event, TFRT has also expanded to provide services to commercial jobs that don’t originate from a fire disaster, like biohazard cleanup, basement floods, mold removal, and carpet cleaning, to name a few.

We also identify any safety hazards onsite at the same time. Our onsite staff gathers all this information to provide an estimate and timeline of the restoration (which is free). Our company does this by tailoring a full-proof restoration plan to get you and your business back on your feet ASAP. It goes as follows:


Inspecting the Property


Evaluating the Extent of the Damage


Identify Safety Hazards


Assisting with Insurance Claims

In essence, our promise or job is to make sure you are satisfied. It’s a promise to put your needs first to tailor our services to your unique situation. Our staff walks you every step of the way throughout the restoration journey. TFRT is not just in the business of rebuilding structures; we’re helping companies to recover, rebuild, & thrive after the devastating impact of fire damage.

What Types of Buildings Can We Restore?


Office buildings


Mixed Use


Corporate Headquarters




Strip Malls




Shared Worked Spaces (e.g., WeWork Spaces)


Storage Units

Our Non-Residential Restoration Approach

TFRT provides a myriad of services to address every facet of commercial restoration. We aim to revitalize your property to its pre-damage condition so your business can swiftly resume normal operations. Our motto is to make it as if your property was untouched by the disaster.

So you understand what is involved throughout the process, we’ve laid out the steps to do the job right. This way, you can make the most out of our services. All of these procedures have little to no impact on your operating hours. Partly, it’s because we often work during off-hours. They are as follows:


Emergency Response and Assessment:

  • Crew and technicians onsite right away.
  • Phone support you can approach right away during or after a disaster.
  • Fire damage restoration experts assess the extent of the damage & safety risks.
  • Technicians also inspect the source of the fire.
  • Specialists determine the type of materials burned, as different materials produce different types of smoke and soot, which require specific cleaning methods.

Secure the Property:

  • Our crew secures the property by boarding, then tarping damaged areas to prevent unauthorized access or further damage from vandalism or weather, respectively.

Hardwood Floor Restoration:

  • In addition to including a lifetime percent warranty, our technicians screen process or remove the floor’s varnish. We also sand the floor, stain, and finish your flooring, to name a few.
  • This service is commonly done for restaurants or commercial buildings where there is hardwood with lots of foot traffic.

Water Removal & Drying:

  • When the firefighters come to hose down the disaster, they use highly pressurized hosed water. That often can damage structural components of your building if nothing is done about it.
  • We extract standing water with industrial-grade pumps and dehumidifiers. Then, our crew thoroughly dry the affected areas with blower fans and water extractors, to name a couple.

Cleaning Up Soot and Smoke:

  • Smoke & soot residues can corrode on walls and surfaces throughout the property if left untreated.
  • Specialized equipment/cleaning agents are used to clean. Later, we remove soot & smoke residues from walls, ceilings, and surfaces.
  • Air purification & ventilation systems are deployed to remove lingering particles.

Structural Assessment & Repairs:

  • TFRT’s technicians come in to pinpoint the repairs in order to determine the structural integrity of the building.
  • During this stage, we will undergo roof reconstruction, wall or floor repairs, & reinforcement of weakened structures such as floor slabs or columns.

Content Restoration:

  • Salvageable contents within the commercial property are inventoried, then, carefully cleaned, deodorized, & restored.
  • Items that cannot be restored may need to be replaced. Moreover, the restoration team can help with inventory & documentation for insurance claims.


  • Pungent smoke odors can be the after-effect that outlasts the rest. We utilize ozone treatments & thermal fogging to eradicate the smells.
  • Much of this procedure is no different to deodorization for residential properties.

Mold Remediation:

  • Inevitably, firefighting will lead to moisture buildup in a burnt building. That leads to mold growth. That is where we come in.

Cleaning & Sanitization:

  • Although TFRT has been following the CDC (Center for Disease Control) guidelines to the letter when implementing sanitation jobs, the pandemic only emphasized the importance of thoroughly sanitizing every crevice, fixture, floor, and wall surface of a building in order to stop pathogens from coming back.
  • We also have had our staff professionally trained to equip EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) approved products such as the quaternary ammonium disinfectant, especially for a commercial setting.


  • A typical crew begins this phase once the property is cleaned, dried, & assessed.
  • Our crewmembers will rebuild damaged areas, replace structural elements, & restore the property.

Insurance Assistance:

  • As mentioned before, TFRT will assist the property owner in dealing with insurance claims, providing documentation, and liaising with insurance adjusters to provide fair compensation.

Building Code Compliance Updates:

  • City ordinances, occupancy regulations, and sustainability targets are just some of the hoops many non-residential properties must fulfill to be open to the public or businesses. Fortunately, we keep you in the loop with this rapidly dynamic world so that your building satisfies all prerequisites and allows you to stay in business.

Final Inspection & Certification:

  • A final inspection ensures that all restoration work meets industry standards.
  • The property is certified as safe.
  • The commercial property owner is provided with the necessary documentation.

Dealing with damages on commercial properties isn’t easy. To fully restore a building to its original state, TFRT has a highly specialized process that demands decades of industry experience, attention to detail, and technical expertise. Working with a seasoned restoration company capable of handling commercial fire damage can do nothing but wonders for you.

Our staff, both in person and over the phone, will streamline the process. We will make it as painless as possible to get your business back on its feet quickly.

Fire Safety Tips

Before contacting professionals like ourselves, it’s critical to know what needs to be done to avoid disasters like this happening again. Experts often don’t educate the general public because they want repeated business.

TFRT does not do that. Instead, we have guided you on fire safety in commercial properties. Several nuances set commercial settings apart from residential ones. Let’s highlight the unique considerations that business owners, managers, and employees should keep in mind.


Develop a Holistic Fire Safety Plan:

Plans are more urgent to have in places like offices or stores where there is typically a larger occupancy than residential buildings. As such, we suggest to have evacuation routes, assembly points, & designated roles for employees during a fire emergency. Regular drills exercises can be safeguarded when disaster strikes.


Maintain Fire Suppression Systems:

Commercial settings often rely on advanced fire suppression systems like sprinklers. We recommend regularly maintaining these systems to full-proof their function if they are ever needed. Unlike residential properties, the responsibility for maintaining these systems may fall on you the property managers or business owners.


Educate Employees:

More people, including employees and customers, are typically on-site in a commercial property. You must have a fire safety education for everyone who works there. Setup safety training sessions for your employees. This can be something as simple as teaching them how to use fire extinguishers, activating alarm systems, or assisting in evacuating customers and coworkers.


Address Hazardous Materials:

Commercial buildings are more difficult to fix after a fire because they are not meant to be lived in. Furthermore, features such as high ceilings make it hard to reach when resurfacing it. Professionals taking those jobs must follow specific protocols for safely handling these materials. Additionally, our technicians suggest fire-resistant storage solutions and proper ventilation systems to mitigate the risks associated with such hazardous materials.


Emergency Lighting & Exit Signage:

Some buildings often will need clear exit signs. These elements are necessary in guiding occupants to safety during power outages or, worse, during smoke-filled conditions. Contractors like us will regularly test emergency lighting to confirm it functions correctly.


Fire-Resistant Building Materials:

Commercial properties may benefit from using fire-resistant building materials in their construction. These materials can slow the spread of fires; in addition, they can provide more time for evacuation efforts. Regularly inspect these materials to ensure their integrity.


High-Occupancy Challenges:

Large numbers of people in commercial properties can present unique challenges during evacuations. We urge you to develop strategies to manage crowds safely, including designated assembly areas and crowd control measures.


Access for First Responders:

Commercial building developers should verify that fire department access is unobstructed. You should maintain clear access roads, fire hydrants, and connections to fire department water supplies to facilitate rapid response.


Fire-Resistant Storage:

Commercial buildings often house valuable assets. Consider fire-resistant storage solutions to protect these assets in case of a fire. Also, documents are concealed in these insulated storage compartments that we can provide.


Stay Compliant with Codes and Regulations:

Because commercial buildings have more fire prevention codes and standards than residential properties, we make sure that your property complies with all those regulations. Additionally, we regularly review your fire prevention standards to ensure that they remain compliant.

To summarize, even though commercial properties require much of the same attention as residences like homes after experiencing destruction, commercial ones require a slightly more tailored approach. That is because many of these types of buildings require the following codes: Businesses often require higher occupancy rates, complex layouts, and unique hazards that most homes usually do not.

If there had to be one takeaway from this, it would not only be to contact us, but to also to be prepared in case a disaster occurs. No matter what building your business is in, your business can succumb to sudden disasters like fires or floods. You are in safe hands. Check out this blog to find out more about how you can help reverse the damage done to your commercial property from fire disasters.

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