A Music Store Owners Swan Song
International Music store was the victim of a fire on Monday, but it was water
damage that was the final nail in the coffin for the legendary music
Fire broke out
on the first floor of the Chandler House Monday evening, resulting in severe
smoke and water damage and preventing him from being able to re-enter his store
to assess the damage until late Wednesday afternoon. Staff and friends were helping Mr. Ray
salvage as much of his stock as possible.
Engineers had been concerned over the structural integrity of the
building following the fire.
Mr. Ray and his
staff were able to salvage musical instrument, books, and musical records. The stock was taken to a local warehouse to
be examined by insurance assessors.
crews had braced the roof of the structure to prevent any possible collapse,
and fire investigators finished their on scene investigations by Tuesday
afternoon. Officials have yet to list an
official cause for the blaze.
scenario is one of the worst that any property owner could imagine. The damage done by a fire is bad enough, but
the water damage that follows, be it the result of a sprinkler system or
efforts by firefighters to extinguish the blaze, may result in much more
extensive property damage. In whatever
form, water has the potential to do as much, if not more, damage than fire. Worse yet, water continues to cause damage
and wreak havoc until it has been properly remediated.
Many times, the
fire itself may only cause minor damage, but the sprinkler system, if
activated, could cause major water damage.
It really does become a darned if you don’t, danged if you do
Of course the
combination of fire, smoke, and water can make for an overwhelming and
traumatizing mess, no doubt leaving most property owners wondering if their
home or business will ever be the same again.
The cleanup process is also quite a bit beyond the abilities of the
average homeowner, no matter how handy they may consider themselves to be.
restoration is a process consisting of a number of steps, to be taken in a
predetermined order, and preferably done right the first time, and it may take
a period of days or even weeks to complete correctly. In short, there are numerous reasons why
property owners would not wish to undertake such a massive project on their
there is an answer. Your local, IICRC
certified water damage professionals.
They are in every community, and can handle all aspects of your water or
flood damage restoration needs. From
water extraction and drying, to carpet cleaning and mold removal, and
structural repair and restoration, they will be able to take care of your water
damage problem from start to finish, and all work is guaranteed for one year
from date of completion.
settle for calling the first listing that pops up on your Google search, or the
first one in the Yellow Pages (does anyone actually use phone books
anymore?). Take your time and do your homework,
and make sure you are hiring a company that is IICRC certified, licensed,
bonded, and insured. Making the right
choice out of the box will save you time, effort, and money.
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