Water Problems At Work? Here Is What You Need To Do
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Property management is not an easy thing to carry out, especially if a property is large and there is a lot to do. One of the biggest issues San Francisco based business are having in recent years is the presence of a lot of water damage.
Helping hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops to get back on their feet
Dealing with water issues at work can be quite stressful because it may compromise your day-to-day schedule. This can, and has, resulted in businesses closing down to remodel or repair which loses customers and its generally bad for business.
Us, San Franciscans, love our local restaurants and shops, we make connections with the people there. Communities spring around them and it’s sad to see them go due to water damage related issues.
This is why dealing with them on time, with time and business hours in mind, is paramount for the continuation and health of a business venture.
GCD Restoration has, and will continue, to work hard for the bettering of South City communities. One way we contribute is by providing a quality service which gets businesses back on their feet after they’ve experienced water damage issues.
This entirely depends on the source of the damage. Is it a pipe burst – a leaky roof or is it a flooding from rain water? Depending on the size of the issue, a business can recover either quickly or it could take time.
The main concern is the expediency of the restoration of damages and the prevention of mold growth, which can occur if the problems are left untreated. Mold formation is quite common after flooding or a pipe leak, so acting quickly will safe more than money and convenience, it may save a business of losing customers.
Is there anything owners can do?
Aside from call GCD Restoration, a business owner can try to mitigate the flooding by restricting the access of water. Quickly removing it from the premise via towels, pumps and other equipment is paramount for the quick recovery of business hours.
These solutions are the first step, but take some effort and need to be done to degrease the damages. Furniture should be removed, carpets should be rolled up, documents should be saved.
Then it comes down to finding the source of the problem, if it’s natural causes like a storm, then the source of intake to the property should be fixed. This is where our Emergency Flood Repair service comes in handy.
We’ve dealt with many projects where a business has been affected by flooding from overflowing sewage, snow melts, roof collapsing and dangerous situations. Our teams are equipped to handle anything and are more than ready to assist you immediately.
We have in-house emergency response teams which are at the ready at a short notice – 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call and we’ll be on our way to assist you and mitigate any flooding damage.
Safety concerns when dealing with flooding
Flooding and water damage are very different beasts. Water damage is due to any sort of water source, whether that would be a pipe, window or sink overflow.
Flooding repairs are specifically designed to reduce the damage and react immediately, especially when it comes to a property with people inside.
One of the main concerns of flooding situations is the hazards that may be present, like exposed and live electric wires, slipping hazards and the contamination of gray or black water.
You should make sure that all electricity to the property is turned off, then you should leave the property without taking any risks. Avoid slipping scenarios such as stepping on wood or furniture.
How quickly does GCD Restoration deal with water damage?
Standard time estimations are difficult to calculate due to the particular nature of your scenario. If the damages are minor then restoration will take fewer hours. However, if your commercial building has been through a flood, then the restoration process may take days.
Is drywall affected? Are the floors need of repair and replacing? How high was the water? What time of year is it? All of those factors, and quite a lot more, are a huge determinant of the time-frame we will give you.
The full drying of your property may take up to 24 working hours, but this, again, depends on the extent of the water level. This process is quite important because it will allow the house to settle and remove any moisture found, this removes the chance of mold development.
Is your business affected by flooding, do you need water damage restoration? Call us Now!
A quick reaction is your best defense against the intrusion of toxic mold, the quicker you react, the sooner you will be able to provide a service to our community. Don’t wait, act now and give us a call, we are here to help you – contact us at (650) 835-4447.