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Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services

There are many reasons why water damage can be devastating for your business. One of the main reasons is that even a small amount of water damage can force you to close your doors for an extended period. Left untreated this situation can turn to long term damages. You obviously cannot run a business that is underwater. Until the standing water is cleaned, the source is repaired, and mold is prevented or removed, your business is put on hold. At Restoration 1 we know that for every day you are closed that is another day of lost revenue. That's why you need your local Restoration 1 on the job. We are nationwide and can quickly scale to handle any size of water damage to your business. We are one call away and are equipped and trained to help local companies reopen their doors to the public sooner after any disaster.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration & Cleanup

The commercial water damage you experience as a business owner is extremely similar to what you would encounter as a homeowner. You may endure flooding, plumbing leaks, a burst pipe, sewage backups, or an appliance leak in the breakroom. Whatever the type of commercial water damage you face, the restoration process is key in reversing the problem and restoring your property to normal. At Restoration 1, we only use current equipment and approved processes for resolving your commercial water damage.

The Restoration 1 Approach to Commercial Water Damage

Despite the uniqueness of each water damage scenario, the commercial water damage cleanup process remains the same. We have a straightforward and thorough process designed to help you. Firstly, give us a call, and we'll come over to assess and inspect the damage. We will then work through mitigation, cleanup, and sanitization, and, finally, we get on to restoration and repair. We'll remove standing water, eliminate contamination or mold, and bring back your business from the brink. We're just one call away and stand ready 24/7.

We recognize that any type of water damage can be devastating to your business. And, there are, in fact, three levels of water contamination. For those customers who are more interested in the technical details of water damage, we have listed some facts below.

The 3 Types of Contaminated Water Are:

Category 1:

This category carries with it a low risk of contamination. Examples of this type of category would include but are not limited to, broken water lines, sink overflow, and melting snow or ice.

Our approach:

We do not need to set up barriers from the other areas of your property. There is always the potential for a Category 1 to deteriorate into a category 2 or 3 if left untreated. A telltale sign if your water issue has migrated into the next category is if there is a foul odor involved. This is why it is of utmost importance that a business owner contacts the local Restoration 1 company upon finding this type of water situation.

Category 2:

This category moves into the 'contamination' phase of a water emergency. This could also include sickness if the business owner or customers come into contact with the water source. These could include but are not limited to toilet overflow or water heater drain pan overflow.

Category 3:

This category moves into the 'severely contaminated' water phase. This can be extremely dangerous and toxic to both humans and animals. These include but are not limited to sewage, flooding from rainwater or seawater, rising waters from rivers or streams, and weather-related water issues such as hurricanes or tropical storms.

Our approach:

Categories 2 and 3 will need a contamination barrier set up before work can begin. Our technicians will also be dressed in protective clothing.

The 4 Classes of Water Intrusion

One of the first steps our technicians will do when assessing the commercial water damage is to determine not only the category of water damage but all the classes of water intrusion. What this means to the customer is that we will look at humidity and how it affects the drying process. To do this, we determine the amount of water intrusion.

Class 1

This is generally a small area of your business property in relation to the total square footage of the area and has a low evaporation property based on the type of material that was affected.

Class 2

This is a larger area of your property, up to 40%, and again has a low evaporation property based on the type of material that was affected.

Class 3

In this category, we are looking at a great amount of water damage, well over 40%, of the area, and it also has low evaporation properties.

Class 4

This, unfortunately, would be the worst-case situation for a business owner. We are talking about significant water damage covering an extensive area. An example of this would be a flood where your first floor is underwater by a foot of water and debris. You can expect longer cleanup and drying times with this type of water intrusion.

Some of the equipment that we use is listed below:

  • Air Movers
  • Hygrometers
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air Scrubbers
  • Moisture Detectors
  • Gas Detectors
  • And Many More!

The 4 Mechanisms of Moisture Movement

It is critical that your restoration company knows the mechanisms of moisture movement so they can properly devise an effective drying plan for your situation. Rest assured that the owners of your local Restoration 1 company consider this in every restoration job that they do. The four ways that moisture flows are:

Liquid Flow: This is what causes the most amount of moisture to enter an area in the shortest amount of time. Some examples of this are a broken main water supply, rain, melting snow, and overflowing large appliances.

Air Transport: This is where the movement of air will carry the moisture through openings.

Vapor Diffusion: In this situation, you must know that moisture will move in a way that always tries to equalize pressure. Water vapor pressure will then cause moisture to move through airspaces. This could be in a room or voids within certain materials.

Capillary Suction: This is the absorption of water through capillary walls. Examples of this are concrete or wood, to name a few.

At Restoration 1, we want to educate you on the commercial water damage cleanup process. Feel free to ask us about what class of water intrusion your property reflects and what level of contamination you have. We take pride in clearly spelling out the steps to having your home back to normal. Let us guide you through the commercial water damage restoration process and give you peace of mind.

Commercial Water Damage Experts

Your local Restoration 1 technician has a complete understanding of how moisture moves into, through, and out of or even accumulates in buildings. This knowledge is critical to handle your commercial water damage cleanup successfully. Our team is professionally trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our cleanup and restoration services are not only thorough, but they will allow you to get your business back to normal as soon as possible. Our crew can mobilize quickly – and we're available anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When your business is facing a shutdown due to water damage, we'll be there to help you reclaim your property.

Services vary by Location. Contact your local Restoration 1 for more details.

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