What Should I Do If the Sprinkler System in My Restaurant Goes Off During a Fire?
For Commercial Fire Damage Restoration After You Suffer From a Fire in Your Covina Restaurant Call SERVPRO
Since cooking is the most common activity that causes structural blazes, your eatery in Covina is at risk of having a kitchen mishap. Once something goes wrong, and flames ignite, your building's sprinkler system may go off and pour several gallons of water into your restaurant's structure in attempts to put out the fire.
How can I turn off my sprinkler system once it is activated?
If the sprinklers have gone off when working with your commercial fire damage restoration project in Covina, our SERVPRO technicians first ensure that no more water is coming from the sprinkler system before any work begins. Most sprinklers can only be shut off by the main valve leading to the system. In many cases, the fire department will disengage the sprinklers or instruct you on how to do so after they deem your building safe.
What happens to the burnt items in my restaurant if they get wet from the sprinklers?
Problems Associated with Soot: Sometimes, if the water is added to an item covered in soot residues, the moisture can cause the soot to soak deeper into the material, making it tougher to remove. Water can also cause bleeding stains where it pulls soot down in drips to previously unaffected places.
Structural Integrity Issues: When items like your tables and chairs get wet, the moisture can weaken their structural integrity, forcing them to be removed and replaced. If one of your items is burnt and structural components are already damaged, the addition of moisture could make the problems worse.
Secondary Damage: The addition of moisture can also increase the chances of facing secondary issues such as humidity problems and mold growth. Since mold can cause health effects, we always work towards drying out any of your organic contents or building materials in less than 48 hours.
If you ever need help with fire and water-related problems, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 24/7.