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Whom Do Businesses Turn to For Flood Repair in Pensacola?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Office flooded out Don't let your business miss an opportunity to open back up as fast as you can. Call the SERVPRO team in your local Pensacola area.

SERVPRO Operates Commercial Flood Damage Restoration for Local Businesses in Need of Assistance

How do Businesses Survive Temporary Flood Closure?

Most Pensacola business owners can protect their bottom line by enacting their business insurance policy. Floods can cause excessive harm to your business property due to structural damage as well as impacting revenues through closure. If flooding is beyond your control, you may be able to secure insurance to cover losses. It is equally vital to obtain a reputable commercial restorer to mitigate further losses while repairing both structure and contents. SERVPRO has substantial business experience working with this community, and we can provide both technicians and a crew chief for you to communicate with throughout service. Our technicians hold qualifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) body that allow us to perform responsible water mitigation.

What services do I need for Flood restoration?

Performing commercial flood damage restoration in your Pensacola business premises may present several unique challenges. These could include repairing the structure, performing emergency mitigation, securing the property, and putting in place a drying strategy. You may also need personnel with the ability to mitigate against mold or other secondary harms. Our roster of technicians includes experts in water restoration (WRT), applied structural drying (ASD), and working with harmful materials like lead-based paint abatement (RRRP). Given that many business premises may date back to the twentieth century, the likelihood of finding toxic elements in your building's construction is high. Our in-house RRRP technicians can safely work around potentially harmful substances meaning you only have to deal with one point of contact throughout service. 

How do I know if lead-based paint is in my business premises?

- Find out when your building was built to discover whether lead-based paints could be used

- Inspect the paintwork in some areas. It is typically quite quick

- Do not disturb any walls where you expect there to be the presence of lead-based paint

- Contact a professional restorer if you suspect lead paint

How do you abate lead-based paint?

Lead-based paints are not harmful in the day to day environment of your premises. However, there may be significant harm to walls in a flood situation, or you may need to remove drywall to deal with water contamination. Lead becomes dangerous when it is disturbed. Disturbing lead releases fine grains into the air, which can be health hazards. Proper lead abatement requires first and foremost the correct safety equipment. This equipment includes filtered respiratory equipment to avoid the spread. We may also need to apply negative air pressure to the affected area to prevent lead dust from spreading throughout the home. If you have lead paint in your business premises, you need a qualified lead abatement specialist to solve the situation.

What are the dangers of flooding in my business premises?

- Water contamination which could include raw sewage, sewer gases, pathogens and silt

- A weakening of the structure of the building following massive amounts of water intrusion

- Electrical malfunctions both in the wiring of your building as well as any electrical equipment

- Slip and trip hazards which may be less noticeable with large amounts of water or grime in the premises

- Insecurity due to broken windows, doors or roofing

What are the essential steps in commercial flood restoration?

The most crucial step that we take in flood restoration is to limit potential losses. There is a window of opportunity during the first seventy-two-hours to contain damages efficiently. In these early three days, our technicians can rapidly reduce standing water levels. We may also perform extensive decontamination of the affected area and isolate contents that have exposure to contaminated floodwater. Following the remediation of the affected area, we can then put in place the necessary drying protocols to prevent mold growth. While drying occurs, our technicians can deploy dehumidifiers to maintain control over the psychrometry of your structure and inhibit further damage. 

What is the difference between commercial and residential flood restoration?

Many of the tools we use in restoration are the same regardless of working in a commercial or residential structure. However, one key difference is the size of the equipment we use as well as the number of human resources needed to restore a more massive structure. We may use external dehumidifiers and air movers to control the psychrometry of enormous spaces. At SERVPRO, we recognize the importance of re-opening for commercial premises and can work efficiently with the premises manager to ensure our projections are accurate and your business returns to a preloss condition.

If your business is facing temporary closure as the result of a flooding emergency, you can enlist professional assistance in as little as four hours of notification of loss. Contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 now.

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