An emergency water cleanup situation requires immediate action. If a property has sustained water damage, professional mitigation services may be advisable. Effective water cleanup services will help eliminate additional problems. These issues may include personal property damage, mold contamination and structural rot. If your home or business needs flood damage restoration, make sure to act with a sense of urgency. This case study of a Concord, New Hampshire (NH) business owner, is a great example of how to handle an emergency water cleanup situation correctly.
A Concord, NH auto dealership was renovating their showroom and sales area. The owner went in early one Saturday morning to inspect the progress of the construction. When she arrived she immediately noticed a mess. Puddles of water were everywhere. Wet ceiling tiles were smashed on the floor. Walls were dripping with moisture. Her showroom had flooded and needed immediate water cleanup services. She called the construction company to figure out the problem and fix the damages.
The problem that caused the water damage was a roof leak. The roof construction was not yet completed. It was vulnerable to heavy rains. Over the course of the previous night, a storm passed through Concord. The tarps on the roof blew off and rain water poured into the showroom. The construction company got right to work on the roof. They called in Soil-Away to take care of the water cleanup on the inside of the building. Emergency flood restoration crews from Soil-Away arrived on a Saturday within a short period of time.
The water cleanup process went very smoothly. Soil-Away inspected the damages and got right to work. They removed the wet debris from the floor and extracted the water. Any additional wet ceiling tiles were disposed of. Water had wicked up a couple of walls. The crew did a one-foot “flood cut” in the affected areas. The vinyl cove base was removed and they cut out the soaking drywall one foot from the ground. They cleaned and sanitized the structure. This primarily consisted of wiping down walls and floors with green anti-microbial products. The showroom looked and smelled great. The final step in the water cleanup was to dry the structure. Commercial fans and dehumidifiers were installed to ensure the remaining structure dried out. After two days of utilizing the drying equipment, the construction company was able to put the walls and ceilings back together.
The early morning inspection and quick actions of the auto dealership owner helped save her property from significant damages. When she saw the flood in her showroom she did not panic. She made the right calls to ensure the water cleanup was handled immediately. Dealing with water damage is not convenient, but having the right company on your side will help things go a lot smoother.
Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services, LLC is one of New Hampshire’s premier flood, fire and mold damage restoration contractors. Soil-Away specializes in emergency water cleanup projects in the Concord region. The company has offices in Hooksett and Bristol, which conveniently service all of south and central NH. Soil-Away is IICRC master-certified and has been in business since 1990. When it comes to water damage cleanup and restoration, your satisfaction is guaranteed.