Commercial Water & Flood Damage Restoration
Water may be essential to life, but it can also be highly destructive. When water is present in a commercial building for even a short period of damage, factors such as warping, rotting and staining may occur. In addition, mold growth may develop if an area remains moist for even a short period of time. Water must be contained in specified areas of the building, such as through the plumbing system, in order to prevent damage from occurring. In some cases, the presence of water damage may be visible, but some affected areas may be hidden from view. Both visible and hidden damage are common, and this damage often must be addressed by a professional remediation and restoration company.
Causes and Signs of Water Damage
In a commercial building, there are several common causes of water damage. These may include a natural weather event that causes flooding, a broken sprinkler, fire-related water damage, a leaking or burst pipe, hot water heater issues and an overflowing toilet. Some of these may be immediately identifiable, but others may result in moisture and high humidity levels developing in inaccessible areas of the building, such as inside the walls or in the attic. While the water itself can cause damage associated with warping and rotting, areas that remain moist for at least 36 hours may be susceptible to the development of mold growth. Furthermore, it is a common misconception that mold growth only occurs in warm spaces. In fact, mold may begin growing when the temperature is as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
What Will We Do For Your Water Damaged Building
If you are aware that your property has been exposed to water through flooding or another event or if you suspect that water damage may be present in a hidden area of your commercial building, you should contact us for immediate service. We will immediately begin to extract as much water from the building and the furnishings inside the building as possible to minimize the risk of mold growth. If the flooring has been affected, we will raise the furniture on blocks to hasten the drying process, and carpeting and padding may be peeled away from the floor. The baseboards may be removed as well, and holes may be drilled into the drywall to encourage drying inside the walls. Some items may be removed from the building altogether, such as computer equipment, to prevent them from being damaged or further damaged. Industrial speed dryers and dehumidifiers will be brought into the space to remove additional moisture and to decrease the humidity level. We will also use moisture meters to monitor the humidity level in the building, including inside the walls, to ensure the best results. Furthermore, we can work with your insurance company if you need to file a claim on your property insurance policy.
The fact is that the sooner water damage is dealt with, the less damage may occur as a result. Because of this, you want to contact a water damage remediation and restoration company that can provide you with the best results in the most expedited time frame. As a full-service company, we provide water extraction, damage clean-up, air drying and other related services that may be beneficial to your specific property. Each property has unique water damage restoration needs, so it is important to contact us for a customized quote and to begin the process quickly. We offer 24-hour emergency service every day of the week, and our experienced technicians can arrive at your location within 30 minutes of your call. Because we can arrive at your location without delay, we can begin working to extract water to minimize the possibility of additional damage being caused by mold growth.
Our procedure for most water damage restoration cases will include:
- Assessment of the affected areas
- Planning a course of action with the property owner / manager
- Water extraction
- The use of drying equipment
- Removal of non-salvageable materials
- Clean-up and sanitizing
- Daily moisture inspection and monitoring
- Detailed report and certificate of the water mitigation service
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