How SERVPRO Takes Care Of Your Business After Water Damage
If a business is shut down due to water damage, it's nearly impossible to keep up with your bottom line. SERVPRO of North Central Austin understands this situation and has the experience to help your business get back on track as quickly as possible. We'll take care of the cleanup while you focus on getting back in business.
The Impact Water Damage has on Your Business
Water damage can be extremely costly to repair. Not only do you have to pay for the actual repairs, but you also need to factor in lost time and productivity while your business is closed.
Water damage can cause structural damage that goes beyond just the immediate area where it occurred, as well as business interruption due to temporary relocation or other factors related to repairing water-damaged areas of your building.
The SERVPRO water damage restoration process
SERVPRO is an industry leader in water damage restoration. We use a four-step process to ensure your business is back up and running as soon as possible:
- Inspect and assess the damage
- Remove the source of water or moisture
- Clean and sanitize
- Repair or restore your property
Contacting Your Local SERVPRO
The first step is to contact SERVPRO. Our team is locally owned and operated and services the greater Austin area. If your business has been affected by water damage, don't hesitate--our local offices are open 24/7 for emergencies like this one.
You can reach us by phone or email (or both!) at any time of day or night; we'll respond immediately and get started on your home or business restoration as soon as possible.
Inspection and Damage Assessment
When you call SERVPRO, we'll begin by sending a team of trained professionals to your home or business. They'll take an extensive look at the damage and document it with photographs and extensive documentation. This helps us understand exactly how much water is present, where it's going, and what areas are most affected--all important factors when determining how much time and effort will be needed to restore your property back to normal functioning condition.
We also need this information so we can give you an accurate estimate for repairs later on down the line as well as provide this information to your insurance company when assisting with the claims process.
Removing the Water
Removing the water is the first step in the restoration process. Our team will remove any standing water and then begin removing any materials or belongings affected by the water loss. Our team uses powerful extraction pumps to extract as much moisture from your property as possible so it can be dried out properly.
Drying Out the Property
Drying out the property is an important part of the restoration process. The longer you wait to begin drying, the harder it will be to restore your business to pre-damage condition and you may even have to replace some of your equipment or furnisher.
Drying out can take days, weeks, or even months depending on how severe the damage is. This is why it's important to call a restoration professional as quickly as possible after discovering a water damage event. The quicker the response, the less damage will occur on your property!
Cleaning and Sanitizing the Affected Area
After the water has been removed, it's time to clean the affected area. This process can be messy and requires special cleaning equipment, but it is essential for removing any remaining contaminants from your property that could cause mold or bacteria growth. Depending on the type of water damage you experienced, SERVPRO professionals may use different methods for cleaning and sanitizing your business.
Repair or Reconstruction
The last step is to repair or reconstruct the affected areas. This can be a time-consuming process depending on the extent of the damage, so it's important that you know what your options are.
If the damage is too extensive, a business owner may need to reconstruct a room or an entire building. Our SERVPRO of North Central Austin team offers reconstruction services, no matter the extent of the damage. So our team can take care of this process for you.
If your water damage was relatively minor, our team can handle the minor repairs for you. Minor repairs involve repairing any missing drywall or installing new flooring.
We hope this article has helped you to understand the process of commercial water damage restoration. If you're a business owner, we encourage you to contact our SERVPRO team as soon as possible after a flood or leak occurs. We will be able to assess the damage and determine the best course of action for restoring your property back to its original state.