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Flood Damage at a Business

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A flood can devastate a business, from the extensive structural damage to the loss of sales.  In the event of a flood, whether from a burst pipe or an act of nature, it is important that you evacuate the area and shut off the power immediately.  After identifying and shutting down the source of the flood, you can begin the process of removing the water and assessing the damage to your property and its contents.

With a Flood, Time is Critical

A quick response is important to prevent more extensive damage in the event of a flood at your business.  To prevent any risk of electrical shock, particularly in the event of standing water, the power to the building should be inspected by a licensed electrician and potentially shut off.  You can then begin the process of removing the water and drying out the area.  The faster that this can be done, the best chance of reducing damage and preventing any mold problems in the future.

If there is standing water, this can be removed with a pump, wet-shop-vac, or old-fashioned buckets.  Even after the water has been removed, the moisture levels will likely be very high.  This creates a breeding ground for mold and should be immediately addressed.  Ventilate the area as much as possible to speed up the drying process, enlisting fans and dehumidifiers. 

Assessing the Damage and Restoring the Property After a Flood

Even after the water is extracted from the area, the damage may be extensive.  Water can damage the structure in the property and walls.  You will need to evaluate if there is any hidden moisture or structural damage to the building, while also dealing with cosmetic concerns.  All of this will need to be addressed before you are ready to reopen for business. 

The flooring, and any padding underneath, may need to be replaced to further remove any excess moisture and allow the area to fully dry out.  Being diligent and proactive can help to prevent any problems, ensuring that your business is once again a safe place for your employees and customers.

The professionals at Soil-Away can help to assess the damage to your business after a flood, restoring the area and allowing you to reopen your doors as quickly as possible.  After a flood, contact the Soil-Away team at 603-641-6555.

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Jay KorsenJay Korsen
00:51 04 Aug 22
All I have to say is WOW and FANTASTIC. I just got done building out my new professional office with Soil-Away’s construction division and they went ABOVE and BEYOND. Scott and Mike, the carpenters are skilled artisans. The project got done on time and the project came in on budget! The finished results have been blowing people away. Much better than I could have anticipated. Anyone is welcome to come to our office, Bright Light Chiropractic in Hooksett to check out the fine work they did. Simply can’t sing enough praises for them. Sorry that the picture doesn’t do the job justice. Thank you Jack and your team. -Dr. Jay
Asian BreezeAsian Breeze
04:28 15 Jul 22
Since day one, I’ve known the owner, Jack, to be a hard-working and selfless leader. Through the efforts of him and his team, he was able to restore my flooded restaurant to tip-top shape. I was amazed with Jack’s orderliness throughout the entire process. Jack has proven to me that he is trustworthy, as both a friend and an individual in the work environment.
Breton LangendorferBreton Langendorfer
21:17 07 Jul 22
Highly recommend Soil-Away. A pipe in our upstairs bathroom gave and sent water down through a wall for at least a day before we noticed water dripping through our kitchen ceiling. Our insurance put us in touch with Soil-Away and they were at our house the next morning to assess the damage and dry things out. Joe, Ray and Tom were phenomenal to work with. They explained every part of the process to us and were very professional and friendly. If you have to deal with similar issues call Soil-Away, you won’t regret it.
Maureen CidzikMaureen Cidzik
13:49 15 May 22
Superior service from start to finish. Highly responsive. The entire team is dedicated to quality and customer care and it shows in everything they do – from first call, to estimate, to job completion.
Sarah GrugnaleSarah Grugnale
16:02 14 Jan 22
Joe and Tommy were amazing to deal with, they kept us updated every step of the process. They were punctual and hard working, answering all of our questions that we had. Everything was done as promised and even above and beyond. A great experience from start to finish.