We Get You Back In Business After A Flood
Common Issues with Commercial Flood Damage in Your Businesses
Commercial flood damage has the potential to shut down a business if it is not correctly cleaned up. Numerous factors affect the outcome of the restoration and how rapidly it can reopen.
When SERVPRO technicians help local businesses experiencing commercial flood damage, the technicians work to not only get the company reopened as quickly as possible but also to save the property owners from the cost of replacement and repair through their restoration methods.
Saving Stock From Cross-Contamination
In almost any business, stock and equipment are significant investments. When they are on-site during flood water cleanup, SERVPRO technicians take careful measures to protect unaffected areas on the premises from cross-contamination from pollutants in the groundwater. This may include actions such as sealing off the loss area with plastic, coving HVAC vents, and in some cases, pack-out of undamaged items to a secure location until mitigation efforts complete.
Mold is a Threat
The high humidity of a flood loss structure makes an ideal breeding ground for mold colonies, and airborne spores can germinate and begin to spread as fast as 24-hours. SERVPRO technicians have a mold remediation certification and know the early warning signs of a mold infestation as well as proactive treatments to inhibit growth.
Common Losses Seen with Groundwater Damage
Even half-an-inch of groundwater leaves behind significant flood damage. Industrial carpet and tiles tend to be adhesive-backed and often delaminate in the presence of extended exposure to water. SERVPRO technicians remove items with too much damage for restoration and carefully note the condition along with photos. This attention to detail is part of a report created to assist property owners in filing insurance claims to expedite reimbursement.
Sheetrock wicks water rapidly, and once it has warped or buckled, it requires removal. Technicians measure to the water-line and cleanly cut several inches above it to halt any further damage and open up the wall cavities for complete drying.