For small business owners, the company we run is our livelihood. When disaster strikes, it’s not just a professional problem, it’s a personal problem. If you live in a flood or hurricane zone, you know just how serious water damage can be.
Disaster recovery services exist precisely for this reason. They can swoop in before during, and after a disaster to help you protect as much of your business as humanly possible. But what do all of their flood services entail?
Keep reading for the top considerations.
Water is key to the survival of almost all living things. However, it can be the most destructive element when it comes to property, equipment, and other materials, especially when it contains other contaminants.
One of the key functions of flood services is to promptly remove any standing water after a flood or hurricane. Speed is vital in water removal, as the longer it sits, the more damage it does.
However, simply the removal of water isn’t enough to get your business back in action. Flood services also include structural drying and dehumidification, a necessary aspect to prevent mold, mildew, and all forms of water damage.
URI has state-of-the-art dehumidifying equipment designed specifically to rapidly suck the moisture out of any area. Additionally, URI knows the science behind the varying levels of moisture and how they affect different types of materials, including how best to treat it.
Intense weather, fire, flooding, and other disasters often bring susceptibility to future inclement conditions. After a disaster, if your building has been damaged or left exposed, flood services can perform emergency weatherproofing operations to encourage business continuity.
URI can board and tarp any exposed areas and even shrink wrap entire buildings, up to 14 stories high.
Sometimes, to minimize damage, immediate action must be taken to stabilize the environment. Flood services offer emergency stabilization efforts to come in, assess the current situation, and act in accordance to protect as much of your building, equipment, and other assets as possible.
URI flood services can also include content restoration. It’s easy to assume all is lost when your possessions are exposed to water. However, documents, electronics, and vital equipment and machinery can be salvaged with the right techniques.
Nothing is ever guaranteed, but with advanced restoration services and the right approach, you’ve got a good chance.
Finally, water exposure comes with a high likelihood of mold and mildew. Mold is unsightly, odorous, and even harmful to your health. After a flood or hurricane, it’s vital to ensure you’re not exposing yourself or your staff to hazardous working conditions, including an environment with mold spores in the air.
Mold grows quickly and destroys whatever surfaces it’s on. Taking away all moisture is key to killing and remediating mold.
If you need emergency flood services, contact us today! We know how valuable your business is to you both personally and professionally. The sooner you act, the more damage you can prevent!
Good luck, and remember to keep us on file in the event of an emergency. We will come to your location free of cost to assess the damage and let you know what you’re looking at.