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Restoring Your Business Property After a Flood

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Restoring Your Business Property After a Flood

The frequency and intensity of extreme storms are trending upward, which means homes and businesses are at increased risk of property damage from flooding. If you have experienced flood-related damage to your Mead, CO, business, you are undoubtedly concerned about how your equipment, supplies and documents will be handled in the cleanup. Consulting a water damage expert is the first step in the content cleaning and restoration process.

Why You Need an Expert

When property damage is caused by floodwater, the result is a high level of contamination. Floodwater is termed black water and is classified as Category 3, the highest level. This type of cleanup requires swift action by flood damage specialists. Here’s why:

  • Category 3 water may be contaminated with toxic chemicals, sewage or other hazardous materials, which require the specialized safety procedures used by experts.
  • Restoration professionals can move quickly, preventing secondary damage that may develop as time progresses.
  • Serious contamination can be invisible and easy to overlook by an inexperienced eye.

If it feels uncomfortable to turn over your company property to strangers, no matter how skilled, you are not alone. It may help to have an idea of what to expect as crews begin the content cleaning process.

How Your Property Will Be Restored

After the floodwater is extracted, structural teams will begin ventilating and restoring your building. Meanwhile, cleanup teams will work on the contents.
Furnishings such as carpets and upholstery will be professionally cleaned and sanitized, where possible. Hardwood furniture will be refinished, though veneered pieces may need to be discarded. Electronics, such as computers, will be restored using specialized drying and dehumidifying processes.
Documents and other paper items are challenging; they quickly deteriorate when wet. Document restoration involves specialized methods for disinfecting, drying and pressing items to restore their visual clarity. Content cleaning services will generally provide HIPAA-level confidentiality standards for your documents.
Flood damage to your business can be stressful and time-consuming. An emergency remediation service can provide the timely, safe cleanup procedures your property deserves, so you'll be back to business as usual before you know it.

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