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Tips for Effectively Using Security Fencing After a Fire

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

A security fence is important after a fire at your North St. Paul, MN, commercial property.

When your North St. Paul, MN, business has suffered fire damage, putting up a security fence may not be the first thing you think of. After all, what do you have to lose when your building and its contents have been burned up? There are several reasons to put up this layer of protection around your property:

  • Damaged buildings tend to attract people with vandalism or theft on their minds.
  • You could be held liable if intruders are injured while in your fire-damaged building.
  • If people wander around inside your building, they could cause further damages that won't be covered by your insurance policy.
  • The insurance company could require fencing as a preventative step.

When you hire a fire damage remediation company to board up holes in the roofing, ask them to put up fencing as well.

Maintain a Secure Barrier

Once you've recognized the need for a security fence, use the following tips to make sure the barrier is effective:

  • Make sure there's a clear view of the fence. If there are bushes or trees close to the fence, trespassers will use these areas to get over the fence without being seen.
  • If your building is located in an area without streetlights, consider installing some lights around the perimeter of the fence. Position your lights inside the fence where they can't be disabled by anyone with criminal intent.
  • Keep up with maintenance on the fence. If the fence belongs to the fire damage remediation company, you won't have to worry about this step. However, you can make sure the fence is protected from pests, weeds, and other natural elements.
  • Recognize that the gate is the weakest point of the fence. Use a strong lock to keep the gate shut and make sure there's plenty of light focused on this spot.

Work closely with the professionals who are handling the fire cleanup and damage remediation to make sure the fence is an effective barrier.

Security Reduces Losses

A security fence is an important step in cleaning up and moving on after a fire at your North St. Paul, MN, commercial property. This security step can end up saving you a lot of time and money throughout the fire restoration process.

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