Water damage cleanup can be a chaotic experience for business owners who aren’t prepared to deal with commercial property damage. For some, water damage can be stressful, but with Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services, the job becomes less taxing. Business owners can rest assured knowing that their commercial property is in good hands. This was the case for a Biddeford, Maine resident who’s independently owned bookstore was affected by water loss when a toilet supply line busted, causing gallons of water to spill on the floors.
A country club needed major flood cleanup repairs after a large rainstorm swept through the area. The owner of the New Hampshire establishment was upset when he opened the basement door and uncovered an ankle-deep pool of water. He called a few of his friends to help him remove the valuable items from the basement to store them in a dry, safe room within the building.
A young Auburn, New Hampshire man was devastated when the toilet water supply line busted in the bathroom. The cold winter months proved to be a challenge for his home and his bathroom floor—the restroom was flooded with water. He didn’t know what to do, and he didn’t have much time, so he mopped up the floor using as many towels as he could find and headed off to work. When he came back home many hours later, the situation was much worse. The water filled the restroom, seeped through the base of the walls, and infiltrated other rooms of the home. It was evident that he should’ve taken the day off to call a flood damage restoration specialist to come out and mitigate the water damage. Now the damage was severe.
While Maine offers beautiful landscapes and scenery, houses and commercial properties throughout York, County are susceptible to water damage from natural causes. Issues such as flooding, nor’easters, freezing temperatures and rainstorms are a real threat. The residents of these properties will look to seek out a water damage mitigation company if their home or business has been damaged.
Water damage – the mere thought of it is enough to cause that sinking feeling in your heart. Water damage can create all kinds of harm. It is disheartening to see your home in such a state. Water can damage electronics, wood furniture and carpets to name a few. It can cause structural damage to your home and is a breeding ground for mold. It can also make quite a dent in your pocketbook. There’s no guarantee that your home will never be affected by water – residents of Kennebunk Maine; be warned. If your home has been invaded by water, you need to call a water damaged house repair specialist, pronto.
Employees returned to their office in Merrimack, NH, Monday morning to find that the kitchen area was flooded. Water had been left running over the weekend, which caused the flooding. Upon further inspection, the sink was clogged. Due to an employee’s negligence, the office building had water damage, which became an immediate concern for the employees who came into the office Monday morning ready to work. In a state of panic, the staff sought immediate water cleanup restoration.
Sewage backups in your property are not pleasant to deal with. Depending on the size and scope of the damage, some people consider cleaning it themselves. DIY sewer backup cleanup is not typically recommended and for major spills a professional should be called in. The sewage water needs to be removed as soon as possible, using a pump to remove excess water and shoveling dirt, soil and other debris into heavy duty plastic bags. Any affected carpet, insulation, drywall, and baseboards should be discarded. These building materials are porous and cannot be fully sanitized and therefore should be replaced. You can then begin the process of washing down the area with hot water and disinfectant.
After a large storm late at night, the employees were uneasy when they woke up and found a flood in basement of their hotel in Wells, ME. Apparently, the storm caused the waves to crash ashore and flood into the five-star hotel that is adjacent to the ocean. Now furniture, food supplies, office materials, and several other objects are damaged from the intruding water. The employees feared that the infrastructure of the building may also be damaged, such as the floors and walls becoming warped from the moisture of the flood.
When a flood has damaged your home or business, time is of the essence. It is important that the contractor you choose responds immediately to begin the restoration process. The company should be certified, carry adequate insurance and have the necessary training and experience to address the situation quickly. An experienced restoration company can help you to navigate the process of filing an insurance claim as well.
When living in a hurricane prone area, you must always be prepared. If you own a business you need to be doubly prepared. Many businesses, especially small businesses, might not recover after a disaster. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 40% of small businesses never reopen after a natural disaster. While this seems like a large number, you can take stock in the fact that it is not the majority; 60% of small businesses do recover. It is crucial to prepare ahead for a disaster, especially if you’re in the path of a hurricane.