Commercial Water Damage
During the course of your life, you’ll make a number of valuable investments. These expenditures are ones you hope will pay off in some way later. However, there’s one that can certainly increase in value over time. Establishing a business can provide you with the freedom you deserve while making a living doing something you’re passionate about. Unfortunately, all too often busy business owners overlook regular maintenance of their commercial buildings, and this can lead to a number of problems.
Water Damage a Big Problem for Edmonton Business Owners
As a business owner, you likely feel a high level of autonomy in your life. While this can provide the independence you need to feel like the master of your own domain, the fact remains that, when the going gets rough, you don’t have a supervisor or manager to come to the rescue. Water damage is one of the worst problems a business owner can encounter. When left unchecked, it can even lead to bigger problems later on down the line.
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Edmonton is no stranger to Mother Nature. As recently as 2013, the city was slammed with flooding that resulted in sinkholes and thousands of dollars in commercial water damage restoration. Aside from this, there are dozens of ways you can fall victim to water damage within the walls of your business property. When this occurs, you can find yourself in a highly vulnerable position. Because of the potential health hazards, you may need to close up shop until the problem is fixed, and this can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Money can be tight, and it’s certainly understandable that you may feel that an impending flood damage assessment can wait until a more accommodating time. However, because of the nature of this type of issue, it’s crucial to realize that you risk spending far more by putting off this important task. Whether you’re sure that your business has become infiltrated or you suspect a trouble area, now’s the best time to get in touch with a professional contractor to help you get back on your feet and functioning optimally for you, your employees, and your valuable customers.
Why Choose The Remediation Experts for Your Mitigation Needs?
We live in a world where it’s simple to find a video or tutorial to perform tasks on your own. While this can prove effective in a number of circumstances, it often isn’t the best course of action when you’re facing a leak or flooding situation. That’s because of the many intricacies involved in this type of problem. The source of commercial plumbing can be elusive, and it requires special tools and experience to ensure you get to the root of the problem the first time around.
Cutting-Edge Testing Methods
When you rely on a specialist in our restoration company, you can rest assured that you’ll have access to the most cutting-edge testing methods. We understand the importance of every hour of operation in your business, and that’s why we expedite our services to get you back up and running smoothly as quickly as possible without compromising on quality.
We start by thoroughly assessing the environmental state. This allows us to pinpoint and eradicate issues. If you just need an assessment for potential problems, we make sure to check every possible area of trouble and can often dismiss the need for further action, allowing you the peace of mind you need as a business owner. Other things we do when we offer our services include:
- Take photos of the damage to help you file insurance claims
- Determine if your business is structurally sound and capable of operations while work is being done
- Help you shut off the water main and electricity if necessary
- Perform flood water extraction and make necessary repairs to get your business as close to its original condition as possible
- Post-remediation inspections to ensure our work was thorough
Qualifications You Can Rely On
Just as you wouldn’t let just anyone work on your car, it’s important that you only count on the professionals to perform your commercial flood cleanup. We are proudly registered with both Homestars and the BBB, so you can rest assured that we have the qualifications you can count on. Our specialists are also IICRC Certified, so you’ll know only the best are hard at work reestablishing the integrity of your bread and butter. When you work with us, you’re not just another customer. We understand the level of emotions you’re experiencing, so we remain on your side during every step of the process.
Commercial Flood Cleanup
Life is full of surprises. While sometimes these are welcome occurrences that invoke feeling of joy, all too often they are just the opposite. Commercial flooding situations can arise at any time, and it’s not always possible to prepare for them. From a broken water line to a devastating storm and more, there are so many events that can quickly turn your business upside down.
With every hour you are dealing with commercial flood damage, you also lose revenue and productivity. As business owners ourselves, we understand the unique set of challenges you face as you go through this process, and that’s why we offer 24 hour emergency services 365 days a year. Flooding doesn’t take off for holidays and the weekends, so we ensure there’s always a skilled contractor available to help whenever the need may arise.
Unique Challenges Faced During Commercial Flood Restoration
Unlike residential flood restoration, we understand the unique challenges faced when your business is impacted. Not only are you missing out on business deals and revenue, but you also have employees and customers to take into consideration. The health of your company is our biggest priority, and that’s why we only employ the most qualified contractors to complete the work that needs done.
We are aware of the various problems that stem from flooding, and that’s why we treat all jobs the same. No issue is too big or small, and you will receive the same quality service whether you have a small leak in the restroom or a completely flooded production room. We take control of the situation as we manage the restoration project from start to finish, and we’re here to answer questions and address potential concerns even after our work is complete. Just a few of the areas we are sure to address during the course of the project include:
- Water damage restoration
- Applied structural drying to prevent the development of mold and fungus
- Odor control
- Upholstery and fabric cleaning
Time is of the essence, and you can rely on our staff during every stage of the process.
What to Do If You Have Commercial Water Damage
When you suspect or realize you have water damage in your business, you can quickly find yourself not knowing what to do next. While you likely understand the sense of urgency this type of issue requires, it can be difficult to determine the proper protocol.
Our staff makes it a priority to quickly get to your location and begin the remediation process. However, there are things you can get started on to minimize damage and make our job quicker. You likely don’t have the tools necessary to complete the job effectively, but the following checklist can serve as a helpful guide for you to follow as you wait for our skilled staff to arrive at your site:
- Turn off the water main and electricity.
- Remove any valuables that could be in danger of sustaining damage only if you can safely do so.
- If you have access to a sump pump, you can begin extracting water now to give us a head start.
- Wear protective gear such as gloves and waterproof boots.
- Get in contact with your insurance provider to inform them of the problem so they can begin the paperwork. This is especially important if you’re in a disaster area as your agent will likely be dealing with a large number of claims. Calling sooner rather than later can help you access the financial help you need more quickly.
The most important tip is to keep calm. We understand how serious leaks and flooding can be, but it’s crucial that you stay level-headed and complete as many of these actions as possible in order to get your business back to normal. When properly addressed, you can easily overcome, and this will be just one more challenge in life in which you overcame. Of course, the first step to take is to call our office. We respond quickly to each and every client who asks for our help, and we make it a priority to expedite a skilled team to help you as you face this all-too-common Edmonton problem.
How to Prevent Flooding in the Future
Don’t get us wrong. We enjoy doing business with each of our clients, and we take pride in the ability to help them get through such a trying time. However, it would be preferred if a your business was never impacted to begin with. Whether you have just overcome a commercial flooding situation or are just ready to implement preventive measures to best ensure you don’t encounter problems in the future, there are proactive steps you can take to best ensure your business is protected. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and a few tips you should be sure to employ include:
- If renovating the office, invest in a stud finder so you don’t run the risk of putting a nail in a gas or water pipe.
- Have a copy of the International Plumbing Code nearby as it contains health and safety guidelines.
- Schedule an annual plumbing check to best ensure the intricate components of your company’s plumbing system is intact. If repairs need made, they can be done before they present potential flooding issues.
- Keep gutters around the business free of leaves and debris.
- If you have trees with aggressive rooting systems, consider having them removed if they are growing within 15 feet of your building.
- Check your roof for leaks as well as your attic insulation.
Even the most thorough checklist can be made in vain when it comes to water leaks and flooding. After all, there are so many different ways in which your business can become infiltrated. That’s why our staff offers assessments. We are skilled in locating environmental issues of all types, and we can help you identify and get to the bottom of things that could be putting your business in danger. Together, we can help protect you from the many problems that can and do stem from commercial water damage.
Even if your company only suffered with a minor leak, you and your employees and customers could be at risk if mold, fungus, and spores were able to develop. The trouble is that these problems are often hidden from plain sight. When left unchecked, the problem can quickly get out of control. Just some areas where mold is known to develop include:
- Under or behind the break room refrigerator
- Under bathroom sinks
- Behind the walls that house plumbing
- Under carpeting that may have sustained water damage in the past
- Around the central air unit
- On, under, or around stacks of wet newspaper or cardboard boxes
Our staff is skilled at locating and removing even the most elusive molds, and we can provide a thorough inspection to ensure you and your staff doesn’t face the various health risks associated with this type of development.
Guarantee You Can Count On
As a business owner, you face challenges on a daily basis. From increasingly complicated marketing campaigns to accounting issues and so much more, we understand there often aren’t enough hours in a day to get everything done. When you add a flooding situation in the mix, it can feel as though the situation is hopeless. That’s why we’re here to offer our services. We have helped dozens of commercial clients just like you get back on their feet and maintain normal company operations in the process. When you work with us, you’ll quickly realize we strive not only to make you feel like a valued customer but also to develop a working relationship in which you can feel comfortable asking questions to better understand the steps we’re taking to protect your business.
Locally owned, we respect your efforts in maintaining the local Edmonton economy, and we understand that we all work together to make our community one to be proud of. When you acquire our services, you can rely on our five year guarantee, and we even offer senior discounts and free inspections. Best of all, we are there in 45 minutes for emergency flood within city limits, so call today to get back on track.