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Has Your Business Experienced a Water Loss?

8/4/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage can wreak havoc on a commercial structure, disrupting operations and causing significant financial losses. The damage can be brought on by burst pipes, roof leaks, water heaters, and more depending on the situation. When a commercial establishment experiences a water loss, a quick response, and an efficient mitigation process is important in order to prevent further damage and restore the business to operating conditions.

Swift Action

As soon as a water loss is discovered, contacting a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO is the first step that should be taken. In a situation that involves water damage, time is of the essence in mitigating the damages, as standing water can cause plenty of secondary issues. Some of those issues may lead to mold growth, which can slowly cause structural deterioration over time. Our experts will arrive quickly and begin to determine the plan of action.

Mitigating Process

Before mitigation efforts are fully on their way, the safety of all the occupants and restoration personnel is a main priority. The team will identify any hazards and take precautions to secure the affected area. Next, the standing water will be removed from all the affected areas. Submersible pumps and wet vacuums will be used to extract the water efficiently. Once the standing water is removed, air movers and dehumidifiers will be used to accelerate the drying process along with controlling the moisture within the affected areas. By drying out the affected rooms, it will decrease the chances of mold growth.

Materials will also be determined as either salvageable or non-salvageable. The items that can be saved will be taken back to our facility to be cleaned a restored, while the items and building materials that can’t be saved will be properly disposed of.  All the items will be documented and provided to your insurance.

Moisture that is left behind during a water loss event can lead to mold. As part of the mitigation process, the restoration team will take a proactive approach in order to prevent mold spores from forming. We will perform thorough cleaning and sanitization to ensure the affected areas are free of contaminants.

Throughout the mitigation process, the restoration team monitors the progress and makes adjustments when needed. Documentation of the process, including damage assessments, and action taken, is an essential step that is recorded for your insurance agency.

Like It Never Even Happened

Here at SERVPRO of Bridgewater, we understand how much of a challenge it is for a business owner to deal with a water loss, but with the swift effort from our mitigation team and process, businesses can minimize downtime and financial losses. When you put your trust in our restoration teams, we will complete the job to your satisfaction.

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