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The Best Commercial Restoration For The Denver Community

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO community is important to us and that’s why we go the extra mile to ensure that every business in the Denver area has restoration services they can count on.

We keep up our training and employ the best possible techniques and equipment to provide quality restoration for all commercial properties, from large companies to small businesses.

With Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) certification our technicians have the training to handle water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning and other cleaning and restoration techniques.

We can specifically address the removal of sewage and biohazards, treat fabrics and upholstery including drapes and carpets, and remove any signs of vandalism on your property and we’ll pay special attention to your HVAC system and air ducts to prevent mold infestation.

Because being clean has taken on a whole new meaning these days, we’ve also instituted the “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” program which is designed specifically to provide deep cleaning that prevents the spread of viral pathogens and other hazardous agents.

With the “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” shield affixed to your building, customers, visitors and employees will all be able to enter your property with confidence knowing that it is completely safe.

When disaster strikes your business, don’t settle for second best

Call on the company that many Denver area businesses have come to count on for all of their restoration needs. With SERVPRO you’ll know that you’re in good hands and that’s a feeling that you can’t get anywhere else.

Best Water Damage Clean Up Company For Businesses

7/23/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Damage?  Call The Pros!

A burst pipe, a broken water heater, a heavy rain storm…all can cause sudden, unexpected water damage to your business. There’s nothing worse than finding yourself bailing out a flooded office or ripping up soggy carpeting. At times like these you can easily become overwhelmed, not knowing where to turn and trying to find a water damage clean up company that can help.

If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you are not alone. Water damage is a very common problem that strikes both businesses and homeowners every day. It may be possible to avoid some water related emergencies with regular maintenance but more often than not, an emergency strikes without warning and you’re suddenly underwater…literally! 

As bad as the immediate water damage may be, the longer you take to address it the worse it can actually become.

Water that accumulates can seep into floorboards and walls and cause structural damage. Worse, it can quickly lead to mold infestation, causing a severe health hazard for everyone in the home or building. Before you know it, you could be paying thousands of dollars for repair and remediation.

Let SERVPRO Bail You Out    

Fortunately, there is an answer for residents of the Denver area. SERVPRO is the trusted water damage clean up company that can handle all of your restoration and remediation needs. We’re ready to respond 24/7 with trained technicians and industrial grade equipment that can remove all standing water, ensure all surfaces are thoroughly dried and even perform a complete mold remediation so you can breathe easier.

Don’t let a water related emergency get the best of you. Call the water damage clean up company that responds faster to any disaster. 

SERVPRO is the name you can count on to make it look “Like it never even happened”.

The First Name In Commercial Water Damage Cleanup

6/26/2022 (Permalink)

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As one of the largest metro areas in the U.S., Denver has a bustling economy that includes everything from large corporations such as United Airlines to smaller shops.

It’s an exciting place to live but it’s not without its hazards, including sudden and potentially devastating water damage from storm flooding, burst pipes, broken appliances, and other emergencies.

When water damage strikes, you need the commercial water damage cleanup Denver North has come to trust and that means relying on SERVPRO.

Our technicians are ready to take your call 24/7 and guaranteed to help make your property look “Like it never even happened”.

We understand how costly water damage can be for any business and that’s why we’ll do everything we can to get you back on your feet as fast as possible.

When Water Damage Strikes Trust The Pros

Water damage can strike out of the blue and it can leave you feeling overwhelmed, but you don’t have to face it alone.

At SERVPRO we’re prepared to respond faster to any disaster and with professional certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we’re prepared to handle any commercial cleanup and restoration job, no matter how large or small.

Our restoration process is comprehensive, starting with a complete walkthrough and assessment of the damage to removing all standing water, removing all moisture from the air, and sanitizing everything so that your property is fully restored.

We use industrial-grade equipment such as pumps, air movers, vacuums, and dehumidifiers and have specialized training in treating commercial spaces so you know you’re in good hands.

Because we’re a local business ourselves, we understand the importance of treating you right

It’s what we would want for our property, so we’ll go out of our way to make sure that you’re treated with the same care.

Our ultimate goal is to get you back up and running so that you can get back to the business of caring for your customers as soon as possible.

The Company That Cares

For commercial water damage cleanup, Denver North can trust you need to rely on the company that cares.

At SERVPRO we have the backing of a national company with the personal touch of a local franchise. That means we’re uniquely qualified to provide the care you need and the professional quality service you expect.

Mold Outbreak in Welton Business?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is growing by a baseboard. We are leaders in commercial mold damage restoration in Denver.

SERVPRO® of Denver North has been mitigating and remediating mold damage for Welton businesses for years. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. We have the equipment and experience to remove mold infestations, no matter how big the job is. Here are some tips from our website on things you can do while waiting for help to arrive:

If you have a mold problem in your business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to72 hours
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems

What to Do

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of Denver North for mold remediation services

What Not to Do

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

Call Us Today!

When your Welton commercial business or home has a mold problem, SERVPRO® of Denver North has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 720-408-9313. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooded Floor in Denver Business?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A fire sprinkler is shown mounted on a ceiling. We are leaders in commercial water restoration in Downtown Denver.

We were having a routine inspection of our building and offices. Everything was going as expected until one of the overhead sprinklers activated and began dumping water all over the desks and equipment directly below it. Yikes! The water was eventually shut off, but in the short time it took to locate and close the water shut-off valve, the malfunctioning sprinkler released about two hundred gallons of water into the room.

We called SERVPRO® of Denver North, and they sent out a team right away. They moved and dried all of the office furniture and used industrial-grade water extraction equipment to remove the water quickly. After that, they set up powerful air movers and blowers to dry the area. The drying process was monitored and documented. The drying process was followed by cleaning and deodorizing. Now our office looks and smells great!

Our technicians are trained and certified to handle any size of commercial water loss.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business or home has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Denver North has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 720-408-9313. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Biohazard Contamination in Berkeley?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A chemical substance is shown covering a floor. We clean and restore biohazards in Denver.

Berkeley Businesses Need to Know

Do you know what to do in the event of a biohazard spill or contamination? SERVPRO® of Denver North’s technicians have the experience, equipment, and protective gear required to clean and restore dangerous biohazard conditions.

Commercial Biohazard Services

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Here are some tips from our website on what to do and NOT do while waiting for help to arrive:

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) system if there is sewage damage

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don’t use your vacuum to remove water
  • Don’t use television or other electrical appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Denver North technicians are on call 24-hours a day to respond to commercial biohazard emergencies. Call us today at 720-408-9313. We’ll clean and restore your biohazard in Berkeley, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Storm Restoration in Downtown Denver?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Downtown Denver, Colorado is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Denver.

No storm is too big for SERVPRO

SERVPRO® of Denver North responds to storm damage emergencies every year in Downtown Denver, and as part of a national network of over 1700 franchises, we can respond to any size emergency and mitigate it quickly and efficiently. The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is comprised of large-loss specialists that are prequalified and can handle any size disaster in the United States. These large loss restorations are supervised by a commercial operations manager to coordinate communication and ensure timely mitigation.

The Commercial Large Loss Division supports clients in the flowing industries:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Our Disaster Recovery Team is part of a national network of resources that is strategically positioned throughout the United States and can be mobilized quickly to respond to catastrophic events like tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and floods. Catastrophic Storm Response Teams have responded to:

  • 2020 California Wildfires
  • 2019 Wildfires
  • 2018 Wildfires
  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Call Us Today!

When your Downton Denver commercial business or home needs emergency storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Denver North is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-408-9313.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Tornado-damaged Townhouse development in Highland?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

An apartment complex is shown with tornado damage. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Denver.

SERVPRO® of Denver North responds to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Highland area. Tornadoes and thunderstorms are common in the Denver area and can cause property damage when they occur. Our commercial restoration technicians have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore any size property damage emergency you have quickly and efficiently. We work on all kinds of commercial buildings, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Although we are better known for commercial fire and water damage cleanup and restoration, we also provide a full range of specialized cleaning services that exceed the scope of a routine janitorial service:

  • Certified SERVPRO Cleaned
  • Commercial Restoration
  • Commercial Water Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events
  • Disaster Recovery Team
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Building Services

Our specialty cleaning services include:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Call Us Today!

Call SERVPRO® of Denver North today at 720-408-9313. We’ll clean and restore your commercial property damage in Highland, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Crime Scene Cleaning in Downtown Denver?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

The chalk outline of a body is seen at a crime scene investigation. We clean and restore crime scenes 24-hours a day in Denver.

Although SERVPRO® of Denver North is better known for fire and water cleanup and restoration, we are also highly trained and certified to clean and restore crime scenes, trauma scenes, and accidents.

Our technicians follow national Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols to safely restore your business or home back to a safe and clean environment. Crime scenes and accidents often involve bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. After the police finish processing the scene of a crime or accident, our job begins.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

In many cases, crime and accident scenes have blood and or other biohazard contaminants that can become a serious health risk. Our technicians have the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes quickly and efficiently.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Denver North has the advanced training, equipment, and experience to restore crime scenes and other trauma events quickly and efficiently. Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-408-9313. We clean and restore crime scenes in Downtown Denver, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Denver North is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage in Welton?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

A man is standing in water. We respond to commercial damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Denver.

Welton water woes.

Did you know that SERVPRO® of Denver North has a team of commercial restoration technicians on call and ready to respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Welton? This is important because water can become a costly and time-consuming repair if left unmitigated for too long. Our technicians have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to restore water damage quickly and get your business operational again as soon as possible.

Our technicians are certified in water restoration and we use advanced technology and specialized equipment to locate the source of the water damage quickly and to measure and monitor the moisture saturation in the area, allowing us to document the drying process and return the areas back to normal humidity levels.

Water Restoration Certifications

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

If there is damage to the structure, we can supervise a full range of building and reconstruction services and manage the entire job from start to finish, giving you one convenient point of contact and eliminating the headaches that come with managing multiple vendors and trades.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Denver North has a team of highly trained commercial restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day to property damage emergencies in Welton. Call us today at 720-408-9313. We’ll restore your damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Denver North is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Fire Damage in Denver?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

Urban buildings are shown in Denver, Colorado. We are a premier commercial restoration company in the Denver area.

Fire!

I was amazed at how quickly SERVPRO® of Denver North arrived when I called in my fire damage emergency. The electrical panel in my utility room failed, and the back of my office complex caught on fire. Fortunately, the Denver Fire Department contained the damage to the back portion of the building and extinguished the fire pretty fast.  After the fire department left, there was a mess to deal with. There was water from the firefighting efforts and there was soot and smoke damage left to deal with as well. 

When SERVPRO® of Denver North arrived, they immediately conducted a thorough assessment of the damage and contacted my insurance company. They immediately began the cleanup and restoration process and supervised the repairs to the electrical panel and the back of the building. We were able to keep the office open while they worked, and they worked with minimal disruption to my employees.

By the time they completed the repairs, you would never know there had been a fire in the back of my building!

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Denver North has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day to commercial fire damage emergencies of any size in the Denver area. Call us today at 720-408-9313.

SERVPRO® of Denver North is Independently Owned and Operated.

Vandalism-Damaged Property in Denver?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Windowpane Pain in Denver

When I came into work, it felt chillier than usual, but it wasn’t until I felt heard the wind whistling through the room that I noticed the vandalism. Two windowpanes had holes in them and I found rocks on the office floor – the proof! I couldn’t leave the window in this damaged condition, I and needed someone to repair the damage quickly.

I called SERVPRO® of Denver North, and they came out quickly, assessed the damage, and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. They removed the broken glass from the floor and the sidewalk outside and boarded up the damaged window to secure the building. Later they came back with the glass for the damaged windowpanes and replaced it on site. By the time they were through, my building was returned to preloss condition. They also told me that their technicians were specialty-trained to clean:

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Denver North is on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day to commercial property damage emergencies in Denver and the surrounding areas. Call us today at 720-408-9313.

SERVPRO® of Denver North is Independently Owned and Operated.

Unrentable Office Space in Downtown Denver?

1/17/2021 (Permalink)

As office floor is shown with unsightly paint splatters dotting the floor. We offer a full range of deep cleaning services to businesses in the Denver area.

Walkthrough Dilemma

The date for the final walkthrough with my new tenant for the commercial office space in Downtown Denver was a couple of days away. When I went to preview the offices to make sure the offices were clean, and the painters had completed their job; I discovered my nice hardwood floors and some of the carpeted areas were covered in paint spots leftover from the painters. The painting company could not be reached, and I needed to act fast, so I called SERVPRO® of Denver North.

Although they are better known for fire and water damage restoration, they also offer a full range of deep cleaning services that exceed what a routine cleaning service can do. They came out that day and removed the paint from the floors and the carpets, and by the time they completed the job, you would never know that there had been a paint disaster! They also told me about additional specialized cleaning services they offer:

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Denver North offers deep cleaning services to keep your commercial property in Downtown Denver looking its best. Call us today at 720-408-9313.

SERVPRO® of Denver North is Independently Owned and Operated.

Minimizing the Risk of Water Damage During Construction

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

Group of construction engineer team in standard safety uniform work planning in construction site As a construction professional in Denver, CO, you know the damage that water can do to an unfinished project

Minimizing the Risk of Water Damage During Construction

As a construction professional in Denver, CO, you know the damage that water can do to an unfinished project. Fortunately, a few basic precautions can prevent the need for mid-project water pipe repair and other damage control measures.

Potential Problems
Unfortunately, there are a multitude of ways water damage can occur during the construction process. The following are some common causes:

  • Improper scheduling
  • Plumbing issues such as a broken pipe
  • Loose building envelope

The above issues and other sources of water damage can generally be prevented by devising a construction plan that includes proper scheduling and excellent quality control at every step of the process.

Proper Scheduling
The construction schedule should take into account the order in which individual tasks are to be completed and the timeline for completing the entire job. If you complete building tasks out of order, you will likely run into water problems and delay the entire project. Although a professional restoration service can assist with cleaning up and repairing water damage, such delays can prevent your company from completing the job on time and on budget.
Install and test water pipes early in the construction process. If they are installed properly, there will likely be no need for water pipe repair later. Additionally, do not install water-sensitive materials before the building envelope is complete. Make sure you know which materials can handle exposure to the elements and which cannot.

Stringent Quality Control
No matter where you are in the building process, it is important to have rigorous quality checks in place. All plans and specifications should be peer-reviewed before beginning. Large projects may require a full team devoted to quality control. Smaller projects may only need one or two people doing quality checks. Regardless of who oversees quality control, make sure that every task is done properly and in-full before moving forward.
A flooded job site is a nightmare. However, making sure projects are completed in the right order and with attention to detail can minimize the need for water pipe repair and other damage-restoration procedures.

How To Banish Mold

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

Technician in PPE removing mold from wall Mold can grow in as little as 48 hours after water damage.

Mold is a persistent fungus that can form and spread with surprising speed. Mold growth can occur when a surface is exposed to moisture, such as with water damage. Mold will cause your Denver, CO business to look unkempt and unwelcoming. Here are some helpful tips for dealing with mold, wherever you are in the remediation process.

Keep Things Dry and Well-Monitored

Mold forms in conditions when water or humidity is present. Keeping a space well-ventilated with fans and open windows is key to preventing fungal growth. Mold is also attracted to dirt, so good housekeeping goes a long way.

Consistent monitoring is another important factor. Regularly inspect the property for any precursors to water damage and unwanted moisture, such as leaky pipes, plumbing issues, and improper drainage.

Work Quickly in the Mold Window

In the event of a flood or burst pipe, mold can start to grow within 24-48 hours. This window is a crucial time for mold prevention. Once it forms, it starts feeding off of organic matter and shooting off spores that cause rapid mold growth. You’ll want to remove the foothold that mold depends on, starting with extracting any water completely and quickly. A dehumidifier should be used, as open windows won’t cut it when there’s already excess moisture. Immediately toss out any carpet or insulation that has been soaked. Even if the building appears to be dry, it helps to enlist professionals who can locate inconspicuous areas of standing water.

Enlist the Pros for Cleanup

If mold is already present on a surface, it needs to be removed in order to prevent it from spreading. This is a task best left to professionals, as mold is tricky to get rid of. A professional mold remediation service can locate every affected area, and the pros can quickly and safely eradicate mold from your property.

Mold is a stubborn substance that is living and very active. You don’t want it anywhere near your place of business, and neither do your customers. By taking the necessary precautions in the wake of water damage, you’ll keep your property in tip-top shape.

Situations That Warrant Protection Against Flood Damage

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

Large flood seen from the sky Floods can cover acres of land

You take good care of your commercial property in Denver, CO so that weather and other problems don't damage your building. You properly insulate your pipes and you make sure that gutters are clean and your roof is in good condition. Certain events, however, can flood your building despite even the best preparations. When these situations occur, you may need to have flood insurance to cover the cost of recovery.

Prolonged Storms

If a hurricane hits your area, it doesn't really matter whether your gutters are clean. The storm and the continual rainfall that probably follows may cause certain problems for your property:

• Standing, contaminated water, especially on lower levels
• Damaged equipment and furniture
• Weakened walls, floors or ceilings

Your building may flood and sustain water damage when storms arise. If you have flood insurance, you have a way to pay for remediation services, even if the damage turns out to be extensive.

Melted Snow

Some storms don't cause damage at the time they occur but rather after their effects start to dissipate. When heavy snows start to melt, the runoff has to go somewhere. If there is too much of it or if it melts too quickly, it can flood your building. Your commercial insurance portfolio should contain policies that take this possibility into account.

Busted Dams

Some disasters have little to do with the weather and more to do with the weakening of structures made by humans. Levees and dams are built to control the flow of water and keep it from overtaking an area. When such a structure breaks, the water it releases goes everywhere, including your commercial building. Documenting the event as well as the damage it causes can help your insurance adjuster determine how much your policy should cover.

If you live in an area that floods regularly, regional law may require you to have flood insurance. Even if you don't, however, it's a good idea to have extra coverage just in case you need it.

Getting Standing Water Out of Your Building

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

Flood waters outside with sandbags setup to prevent flood from spreading Floods can cause serious damage

When a storm passes through Denver, CO, you never know what to expect. Your commercial building could be left untouched, or you may have to deal with standing water in your lower levels. When the damage is more severe, you have to know what to do next. Calling in a storm restoration professional can help you react quickly and smartly. Removing standing water from a building requires the use of special equipment and fast actions.

Know What To Use

Standing water can lead to major structural problems and mold growth if allowed to linger in your building for too long. Because the issues can be huge, you need to know what equipment to use. Often, this type of remediation requires the following:

• Truck mounts
• Trash pump
• Dehumidifiers

This commercial-grade machinery can pump out liquids, sludges and solids, which means you don't have to worry about sifting through the dirty water to let the machine run smoothly. Instead, the professionals come in, hook up the hoses and start pumping out your unwanted water.

Know How To Prepare

Once the water has been drained out of your building, you likely don't want to repeat the process ever again. While the professionals can do a good job of helping you dry out the space, it requires a lot of work and can cause your business to lose production time. You can reduce the chances of standing water filling up your building after a storm by installing a sump pump. This pump sits in a hole and works to remove water as it starts to fill up a space. In other words, it works to stop flooding before it leads to standing water.

Storms can often leave you surprised. No one expects to find two feet of standing water in his or her building, but it does happen. If you ever find this unpleasant surprise on your property, you need to hire someone who has the equipment needed to remediate it.

3 Steps for Reducing Water Damage After a Flood at Your Business

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

When your Denver, CO, commercial building is damaged by flooding, it can be difficult to know where to begin with cleanup efforts. Waterlogged drywall, ruined carpeting and damaged machinery may only be a few issues you have to deal with. However, there are a few steps you can take to begin the recovery process, and knowing some helpful damage tips may give you peace of mind as you work to restore your business.

1. Reduce Humidity Levels

After a flood, the humidity levels in your building may spike due to increased water vapor in the air. This may accelerate mold growth, especially in the case of black mold. Because this type of fungus can spread quickly, it is wise to lower humidity any way you can. Open the windows, run fans and turn on your building’s air conditioner if you have been told it is safe to do so. These damage tips may help you keep the threat of mold at bay until help arrives.

2. Call for Professional Flood Mitigation

If a pipe burst in your employee restroom and caused a flood, you may believe there is no hurry in calling for cleanup because the damage has already been done. However, calling in a flood damage and restoration company as soon as you can may reduce the risk of long-term problems, such as mold growth and structural weakness. Flood technicians might also be able to prevent the spread of flood waters to other areas of your building and prevent them from reaching major systems, such as electrical fuse panels.

3. Sort and Set Aside Items for Restoration

Flood technicians may be able to offer you cleaning tips and restoration options for your inventory or office equipment. While not all items may be salvageable, having assistance during this process can help you feel more confident about recovery.

Facing a flood at your Denver, CO, business can be a stressful experience. However, being aware of a few helpful damage tips can give you the peace of mind you need to begin cleanup and restoration efforts.