Commercial Water Damage

Commercial Water Damage
Flooding reeks havoc on a building. Water gets into furniture, walls, flooring, and carpet. Undetected rotting, mold, or other damage is possible. Get professional help whether water damage is a result of faulty plumbing or extreme weather.

Businesses lose money when they cannot remain open. Professionals work with a business’s schedule and minimize downtime. Working quickly not only benefits the business operation, but also insurance companies negotiate less when a completed job is timely.

A fast response minimizes damage loss. Water evaporates on its own if the clean up process is not immediate. The air absorbs the evaporation and redistributes the moisture to drywall, ceilings, and other items. The secondary damage is costly. Secondary damage includes

• Colonized mold spores
• Buckled hardwood floors
• Sagging and cracked sheetrock and plaster
• Loosened floor vinyl

If Water Damage Occurs

If water damage occurs, follow these suggestions.

• Turn off water sources
• If safety permits, turn off electric appliances and power outlets
• Remove paper products from the water source
• Move artwork to an area that is dry
• Mop up water as much as possible
• Remove everything, including rugs, from the floor
• Prop furniture cushions so they will dry evenly
• Move furniture from the affected area
• Get rid of excess moisture by wiping down furniture
• Decrease drying time by opening closet doors and drawers

How Professionals Can Help

Professionals follow strict protocols and implement them quickly. They do more than remove excess water. Specialists have equipment and knowledge to dry a facility and return it to its pre-incident condition.

Experienced technicians use procedures and state-of-the-art equipment to restore commercial buildings damaged by water. The inventory of equipment used ranges from simple extractors and dehumidifiers to those mounted on trailers. High-rise buildings and large manufacturing facilities are not a problem.

Advanced drying techniques restore soaked materials to their original condition. The equipment used inhibits harmful pathogen growth such as mold, while saving documents, electronics, flooring, and furniture.

Restoration Process

Trained technicians use special equipment to determine how severe the damage is. They get rid of standing water. Water under the property requires a different approach than water inside the property.

An ‘extractor’ vacuums water from under property so that surroundings areas are no longer soaking in water. A pipe plumber fixes any broken pipes. Professionals remove contaminated soil, spray an anti-microbial, and replace bad soil with fresh soil.

Technicians make an effort to address inside water damage with an hour. The ‘extractor’ vacuums water. Specialists remove furniture or put it on blocks. Carpet and pads in dirty water are not salvageable. If the water is clean, the restoration team dries the carpet. It is cheaper to replace padding than to dry it. Making small holes in the walls where removed baseboards were, allows air movement to dry the walls.

If you have commercial water damage, call a professional as quickly as possible. You receive a detailed evaluation and an estimate. Specialists answer any questions. They explain the cleanup and restoration process.

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