Weathering a Winter Business Flood
The holiday season is upon us, and it is hands down the most inconvenient time of year for an unexpected commercial water damage disaster. However, winter in Cleveland is known to shell out its fair share of havoc, especially when conditions are especially cold and snowy. It’s nothing short of a nightmare for a business owner to walk in on Monday morning and discover their business flooded sometime during the weekend, and there is water everywhere. We understand the stress, the need to find and repair the source quickly, and then the urgency to restore the property so the business can get back to work as soon as possible. After all, time is money!
The good news is, professional restoration companies like Water Extraction Team (WET) utilize the latest restoration techniques, machines, solutions, and training to make sure your business is back to its pre-loss condition in no time.
Here’s how we make it happen!
Traditionally, drywall will be removed and replaced depending on the level of saturation. If you’re concerned about dust entering non-affected parts of the building, there are ways to contain the dust and debris, and control noise as much as possible, during the entire remediation process.
Once the ruined drywall is out, new drywall is put in, painted, and good as new.
If water has seeped into a wall cavity, technicians will be able to use special thermal imaging cameras to see temperature differences below the surface, offering an indication of where water might be present. When the drying is complete, they can show you on that camera again the new temperature, which should match that of the rest of the wall. Restoration companies use a variety of technological tools like this to ensure a space is completely dry before packing up for the next job.
Has water seeped through the carpet padding and into the subfloor? Does any of the subfloor need to be replaced?
Once possible foundational issues are addressed, the flooring will either be removed for replacement, or effectively dried and cleaned to pre-loss condition.
Whether it is carpet, vinyl, tile, or wood, there are a variety of drying technologies available to dry out flooring in a matter of days or sometimes even hours. In many cases, water can be extracted right out of the flooring. Finally, large fans and other drying equipment will be placed strategically throughout the space to effectively finish the drying process as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Choosing a Restoration Company for Your Business
Bottom line here, when you are choosing a restoration contractor, be sure you do your due diligence. Look at industry certifications, proof of insurance, customer testimonials, online reviews, and ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable with the contractor you choose.
Of course, we hope you go with WET. We will be with you every step of the way, keeping you updated on the progress of the job, and giving you an accurate project timeline.