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SERVPRO Tips: Commercial Flooding Events Can Be Complex
Flooding and water damage events in North Vernon/Seymour commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
SERVPRO of Jackson & Jennings Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPROs corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your propertyOur professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.
The Things You Need To Know About The SERVPRO Ready Plan Tool
The SERVPRO® Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your home or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your home or business.
SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals have restoration experts available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold mitigation and removal. Our Large Loss Division has the expertise to manage the cost and operations of large commercial disaster recovery projects.
SERVPRO is IICRC Certified, and Here Is What That Means To You
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The IICRC is a certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associates, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries.
The IICRC works with other organizations to increase awareness of certified firms – from companies like Shaw, which requires warranty work be done by an IICRC Certified Firm, to associations, to government officials. Additionally, the IICRC also partners with the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) to include a suggestion for use of IICRC Certified Firms that specialize in upholstery cleaning in its Furniture Care Codes.
When you see an IICRC logo, you can be confident that an IICRC-certified experienced, qualified professional is caring for your valuable property.
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Broken Pipes and Water Damage Are Serious Concerns
Regardless of your building’s age, broken pipes and water damage may be serious concerns. Because excessive moisture can cause secondary mold contamination, it’s essential to respond to leaks and flooding quickly. To help ensure a timely and efficient water cleanup, you may want to consider consulting a professional restoration service, like SERVPRO of Jackson and Jennings Counties. To safeguard your facility’s integrity, the team you hire should complete four key steps during the process.
1. Document Damage
Most commercial property insurance policies cover damage resulting from leaking pipes. To file a complete claim, you may need to provide evidence of destruction. For this reason, you should ensure someone takes photographs or videos before cleanup efforts commence.
2. Remove Saturated Items
Any standing or pooled liquid should be promptly drained from the premise. It’s also essential to remove every saturated item from your building. This includes office equipment, upholstered furnishings and carpets. Water can also seep behind walls and soak insulation. For this reason, you should also remove and discard wet drywall.
3. Dry Affected Space
Water damage can result in substantial microbial growth, known as mold. To help reduce this risk, it’s important to thoroughly dry the affected area as quickly as possible. Your water clean up team may open windows and employ fans and dehumidifiers to expedite the process.
4. Verify Absence of Moisture
Depending on the severity of flooding, it may take several days before the site is dry. Because mold is adept at growing within hidden areas, it’s critical to verify the absence of moisture before replacing destroyed flooring and drywall. Your restoration crew can utilize moisture meters to ensure the site is adequately dry and ready for the final phase of reconstruction.
Recovering from broken pipes and extensive water damage can be a daunting experience for any business in Seymour or North Vernon, Indiana. By completing these four critical steps, a professional cleanup team can help you efficiently evaluate and address the situation, allowing you to focus on vital business operations.
If You Fail To Plan, You Plan To Fail! Call SERVPRO and Let Us Help You Make A Plan!
SERVPRO of Jackson and Jennings Counties offers a no-cost Emergency Ready Profile for your business. This will help minimize business interruption by having a plan of action. Being prepared is key for getting through any type of disaster, big or small. Having a plan in effect prior to a disaster saves time and money. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is designed to provide a quick reference of important building and contact information. This plan is available to you anywhere, anytime with an easy to operate mobile application. Identifying the line of command for authorizing work allows the mitigation process to begin helping you to get your business operating as quickly as possible. With many years of experience, SERVPRO is here for you! We can handle any size disaster...from big to small! We are faster to any disaster and we will make things "Like it never even happened."
Sprinklers Can Help and Hurt
Sprinkler systems are commonly installed in commercial and industrial buildings. They save life and structure when a fire occurs. They do cause water damage though when putting out the fire or when the system malfunctions. This is when SERVPRO is here to help. We come in and dry the structure when a system malfunctions. Fire sprinklers are activated when the mercury liquid-filled bulb bursts between 135 and 165 degrees. It is thought by many that they are triggered by smoke. They are actually activated by heat. Failures occur with sprinkler heads commonly when the line freezes from cold weather or the head gets hit or pulled on by something. We are here to help when you need it most and want to help prevent issues before they arise. It is always a good idea to know where your sprinkler line shut off valves are located in case you have a malfunctioning system and know who services these systems for your facility.
Give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and we will make things "Like it never even happened."