How Can I Prevent Water Damage Restoration At The Office?
As a business owner or manager, your list of responsibilities is unending. While your aim is always on the bottom line, you can’t take your eye off of safely. You have managed the risks of COVID, protect against cyber attacks, and even schedule fire drills. By also taking measures to prevent water damage, you can lessen or eliminate business interruptions (and costly repairs ) in the future.
Since water damage can come from a variety of sources. Create a corporate culture of caring for the facility:
Have the building inspected regularly to prevent leaks and related issues.
Keep the maintenance team on a predictable schedule. For example, doors, windows, and gates should be checked each year for weariness while the roof can be coated every five years or so to prevent damage.
Create efficient procedures in place for reporting problems.
Inspect, Monitor, Respond
Small leaks add up to big losses. To prevent existing water damage from getting worse, have outside professionals inspect your property at least once a year. They will use specialized equipment like spot sensors.
And expect the unexpected. Regardless of whether your business is located in a flood-prone area, make sure you have an efficient flood warning system in place. Flooding can result from other causes, including plumbing failures, overflowing rivers, and melting snow. Create a monitoring system with sensors to alert the maintenance staff (including humidity monitoring sensors.) Consider tying it to your security system for additional layers of protection.
Get Enough Coverage
Manage your risks– insurance is not a place to skimp. Have an accurate assessment of your property and ensure that the insurance coverage is high enough to cover lost productivity in case of water damage.
Another unpredictable risk comes from natural flooding and hurricanes, which is seldom included in property insurance policies. Check out the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) at floodsmart.gov to learn more about an additional policy specifically for flooding.
Watch Out For Mold
Water damage and mold go hand in hand. One of the most common effects of water damage in commercial buildings is mold and mildew build-up. It only takes 24-48 hours of exposure to water damage before these dangerous microorganisms start growing.
Mold can affect the building materials, your inventory, raw materials and most important– indoor air quality for your employees and customers. Be proactive about mold after water damage. In Charlotte, Restoration 1 is a full service water restoration and mold removal service.
In House Or OutSource Repairs?
Water damage services can be expensive. You’ll need additional labor directed at the problem while you supplement with your existing staff. If your facility is large enough, you can buy water damage restoration equipment like air movers, commercial dehumidifiers, air scrubbers and more. You’ll need to run the numbers for your situation.
Contact Restoration 1 to create an individualised plan that takes advantage of your existing equipment and staff. However, move quickly and get a professional on property to inspect it. Iif the water damage is caused by structural issues like the ones discussed above, you have no choice but to hire professionals to have those problems repaired.
Contact The Experts
Water damage in commercial buildings is a serious problem that should be addressed as soon as possible. There are many causes of water damage, like damaged windows, roof leaks, damaged pipes, sewer clogs, HVAC leaks, and sprinkler system leaks. Let Restoration 1 be your trusted business partner in protecting your facility. When not addressed immediately, mold and mildew can form. You need to get the professionals involved right away; Restoration 1 provides certified water damage restoration services in Greater Charlotte.
After a water emergency, the Restoration 1 will design a plan for your business to get up and running ASAP. They ensure your property is 100% dry by using the best equipment in the industry. As soon as you discover a leak or water damage, call Restoration 1.
“Our Restoration 1 Promise”
Our promise is that we will use the best materials and above code quality craftsmanship to restore your damaged property.
Restoration 1, in my experience, is a terrific company! An old dishwasher was, I thought, the cause of a flood of water on the kitchen floor, so I bought a new appliance. The culprit turned out to be a mouse who’d bitten a hole in the outflow tube! To repair the damage to the flooring underneath I was referred to a company who gave me a huge estimate (which they refused to reduce), so I looked online and, thank goodness, decided on Restoration 1. They came the next day, studied the situation, gave me a reasonable assessment saving me several hundred dollars, and began the drying and repair work, ending with much nicer flooring. They were professional, were on time, nice to deal with, and I highly recommend them.
- ASHLEYT M.
November 22 2018
Had a burst pipe in the attic that leaked into a couple bedrooms, the hallway and into part of the kitchen and living room. When I called Todd at Restoration 1 he answered the phone promptly, was very polite and professional, and answered all my questions. It was a Sunday and he said he’d be there in about 90min but made it in closer to an hour. He and a co-worker worked until nearly 10pm on Sun night to take care of the worst of the water. He came back daily for several days to some minor final clean up and to check the progress of the fans and dry out of our house. He was always very professional and very easy to work with. He contacted our insurance and dealt directly with them for the billing. The only downside is that they only do the cleaning/drying…not the repairs. However, if I had water damage in the future I would not hesitate to use them again.
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