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How Can a Local Water Removal Company Help My Business Recover from a Water-Related Accident?

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

water pooled on ground Call SERVPRO to mitigate all of your commercial water damage needs in Mecklenburg.

Mecklenburg County Water Removal Services by SERVPRO Generally Follow a Time-Tested Procedure for Removing Water from Your Commercial Property.

Just the other month, a Charlotte-area office building suffered the effects of a ruptured pipe in its basement.  This broken pipe rapidly filled the Mecklenburg County business’ basement maintenance rooms with feet of standing water and forced its owners to shut off the building’s electricity.  Unfortunately, this prevented the company from continuing its operations until workers effectively addressed the water issue.  The owners, without any forewarning, suddenly faced a costly problem that needed to be solved as soon as possible.  They needed to make quick decisions in order to avert an extended business closure and substantial operational losses.  In doing so, they contacted a local water removal service for assistance. SERVPRO--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Procedure Does Water Removal Services Like SERVPRO Follow to Extract Water from My Mecklenburg County Business?

The key to successfully extracting water from a commercial structure is having a proven plan of action. Our team has such a plan and our skilled technicians know what to do at each stage of the process.  Once workers find and shutoff the offending water source, they generally do the following things:  

  • Remove standing water with submersible pumps and large, commercial-strength extractors
  • Determine a drying goal, based on moisture levels in unaffected areas, and calculate the right dehumidifier-to-air mover ratio for the most efficient drying
  • Quickly and effectively dry interiors using advanced refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Inject EPA and OSHA-approved fungicides, disinfectants, and deodorants into even the most difficult-to-reach areas, using state-of-the-art foggers

Ultimately, these tools allow SERVPRO to efficiently resolve your water issue. This time-saving service enables you to get back to work sooner, reducing your overall costs and limiting your losses. Ask us about our ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan, a mobile app, that can prevent or mitigate damage to your commercial enterprise.

Accidents happen and there is not much you can do to avoid them.  When they do inevitably occur, protect your business by calling a professional water removal company as soon as possible.  If you ever need assistance, call SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County at (704) 596-9700. 

We Get You Back In Business In Mecklenburg County After A Flood

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

Our restoration equipment sitting in rows in our warehouse Our technicians have the state of the art equipment necessary to handle restoring your office building's flood damage right away.

Commercial Flood Damage Brings Mud to Mecklenburg County Office

It is no secret that commercial flood damage hits local businesses hard. Just the loss of revenue during cleanup can take a toll along with the hardship on employees who suddenly do not have a job to go to until the restoration process completes.

When SERVPRO works on commercial flood damage restoration jobs in Mecklenburg County, their goal is to save the business from having to replace as many items as possible and get the company reopened in the shortest amount of time.

Scoping the Loss Area

In a local office, the water was not the most significant issue when groundwater entered a small building. The water soaked the carpet in the reception area and ran down the hallway. SERVPRO technicians found the water receded before going very far into the offices. However, a large amount of mud got left behind, coating the floor.

Extraction and Removal of Loss Items

The glue-down carpet was a loss due to both the delamination and contamination from groundwater. SERVPRO techs extracted the flood damage water to make the carpet lighter to handle and safer to lift for disposal. The baseboards also required removal, and the sheetrock required flood cuts roughly twelve-inches above the floor joints to open up the wall cavities for drying. The use of trash pumps pulled up the thick layer of mud along with the water quickly.

Multi-Layered Drying Methods

SERVPRO techs know that concrete absorbs moisture and requires the power of air movers to release the embedded moisture. This action negates secondary issues such as foul odors or the potential for mold growth. The Injecti-Dry system is beneficial for forcing air into the wall cavities and assists with lowering the interior moisture to expedite the drying process.

Final Wipe Down and Prepping for Repairs

Once the interior confirmed as dry, the techs used their antimicrobial cleaning agents to wipe down the surfaces affected by water loss to leave it sanitized and ready for the replacement of the carpet, baseboards, and sheetrock repairs necessary to get the office reopened.

SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County at (704) 596-9700 stands ready to assist local properties with commercial flood damage cleanup and restoration to make the loss "Like it never even happened."

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How Mecklenburg County Businesses Limit Commercial Water Damage

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

Wet insulation falling from a wet drywalled ceiling. Mecklenburg County, don’t let your business go down due to water damage.

Let SERVPRO help you through your Mecklenburg County business water damage.

Property owners can make preparations against harm to a structure or contents, but some things cannot be 100% prepared for such as commercial water damage. 

It does not matter how the commercial water damage occurred in a Mecklenburg County structure, and it needs fast addressing to limit the loss. That is why SERVPRO emergency response teams are available 24/7 and arrive within an hour of the initial call. 

First Actions On-Site

When SERVPRO techs arrive, they immediately scope the loss area to determine the scale of the water loss inside. This attention to detail enables them to find areas of water migration that might otherwise get missed. At this time, essential items, papers, and stock may get removed to a secure area or location. 

Drying Without Disruptions

When working on a commercial property, the goal is to limit the disruption to the people and daily activities. In many cases, the techs work around the staff going about their work. Large furnishings can be raised on blocks and dried in place while other air movers dry carpet. 

There's an App for That

SERVPRO has an easy-to-use downloadable app for both Android and IoS devices that allows business owners to set up profiles for each property. If you have multiple locations, no problem. The Ready Plan app takes care of them all. In each profile, the chain of contact for emergencies gets established. Valuable information such as the location of electrical panels and water shut off valves for the business. Also, the site of essential items to protect or move off-site to a secure location such as important papers, equipment, or stock. 

Restorative Cleaning

SERVPRO techs have a host of cleaning agents to address various issues post-water loss. It is essential to use antibacterial and antimicrobial to ensure that surfaces are left both sanitized and disinfected for reuse by the employees and customers.

When commercial water damage is the problem, SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County at (704) 596-9700 is the solution. The certified techs arrive fast and make the water loss to the structure and contents, "Like it never even happened."

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Some things are meant to be long term, especially when growing a business- just not MOLD!

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

Mold behind wall panel before restoration Once we peeled back the affected area, mold was discovered at this commercial property.

Okay we get it, not everyday can you see leaks that may cause long term damage. In this case, the leak was not noticeable at first. Water has a mind of its own in which the leak was not significant enough to come through the fiberglass reinforced plastic wall panel. Once the water started to come out, SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenberg County was contacted for a professional eye. 

Our technicians handled this quickly, as we could tell it had been building up for a while behind the wall. We removed all the bad stuff and replaced it with correct restoration as well as gave some pointers for future issues that they may have.

Call us today if your unsure if your commercial property has suspected mold! 

Restoring YOUR Lake Norman Commercial Property After Water Damage

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO box truck with logo We are always on call and ready to go!

Flooding and water damage events at Charlotte or Lake Norman commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environment concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in YOUR business, give us a call at 704-596-9700 and we'll be there fast with the help that you need!

Have a Business that needs a little bit of love? SERVPRO has the answer to your dreams!

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

Technician cleaning office carpet with SERVPRO equipment Our tech proudly cleaning a commercial property

To some, it doesn't matter on how good the service is or how friendly employees are when entering a business. Studies show 9 out 10 people recognize cleanliness immediately when entering an establishment. That means they can quickly determine if your services are wanted.

SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenberg County is here to help you keep your business clean and professional for all of your clientele needs!

Whether its needing carpets cleaned, upholstery steamed, or even just a fresh coat of paint on walls- we are the guys you need! Our technicians are always on call and are always ready to help restore or upgrade your property. Please call us at 704-596-9700 to discuss how we can keep your business look like nothings ever happened!   

UH-OH! There's water at my property! What do I do?

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

When these types of situations occur, it is possible that your commercial property will suffer from commercial flood damage, requiring you to call in a professional restoration company like SERVPRO. The combination of water and damage can create many problems with your company's building. Once a hole, flood, or leak happens in your business' structure, it is likely that commercial flood damage took place inside your property.

When water enters a area in the building, problems can get caused that are best treated by a professional and highly trained team like our SERVPRO technicians. We know how to mitigate many types of commercial flood damage here at North Central Mecklenburg County. Being that we are local, we have experience in dealing with issues created by leaks, burst pipes, & storms.

Flood Damage and moisture can then create several issues with substances that make up the structural components of your commercial property. Saturated building materials can lose their structural integrity and deteriorate. Also, then if organic substances stay wet for more than 48 hours, fungal growth can occur.

Whenever any H2O enters your home even if it is in the form of snow, it can cause your place of structural business issues. If you ever notice water inside your commercial property, call SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County at (704) 596-9700 24/7.