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How To Reduce a Business Interruption From Water Damage

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

Laundry room, blue tape on floor as an X showing where water affected Water damage in a laundry room

Water can wreak havoc for a business in the form of flooding, leaking pipes, failed appliances and sewage backups. At times, the problem is so bad that a company may need to shut down for anywhere from a day or two to a week or even much longer. That's why business interruption insurance is available, to pay for the times a business is closed down and is unable to sell a product or serve its customers. Even for those who have this type of insurance, it pays to make sure the interruption from water damage is minimized in terms of duration and expenses. A rapid response from a water remediation team can limit expenses and speed up the recovery process.

The Water Restoration Process

Though a water problem can occur from such events as a broken pipe or a major storm, a proven process led by trained technicians avoids delays and missteps. It all begins with water mitigation workers reaching the company quickly and assessing the level of water damage. From there, the following steps are taken:

  • Water removal and extraction
  • Drying out of affected areas with large fans and dehumidifiers
  • Reducing the level of moisture in the rooms with specialized techniques and equipment
  • Cleaning and sanitizing with antimicrobial agents, air scrubbers and fogging equipment
  • Restoration

Since flooding can affect flooring, walls, and furnishings, the restoration process may involve replacing certain materials. When possible, though, restoring items that can be saved will reduce expenses and speed up recovery.

The Water Restoration Philosophy

A lot hinges on a fast response for large water damage. The longer water seeps into wood floors and electrical systems, the harder it is to remedy. Flooding requires a rapid response from a crew in Friendly Hills,CA, that is trained in the latest methods and has access to the most effective equipment. It's hard to know exactly what the situation will demand, but an experienced crew is the safest bet to avoid a long business interruption.

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