Do you own or manage a building? If so, a lot of people depend on you to keep that building clean and safe. Water damage, however, can undermine those needs. Water damage is one of the most common problems that building owners face. Water can enter your building through the tiniest cracks in the ceilings, walls, and foundation. Water also spreads to every available space. The bigger the building, the bigger your potential for water damage. Thankfully, AFTERDISASTER-Metrolina can help you handle all kinds of water damage so that you can get back to business.
No matter where the water comes from, it can cause a huge amount of damage in a short period of time. If you notice water in your building, stay on the lookout for obvious and non-obvious signs of water damage.
Water can cause damage to your hard surfaces. Thankfully, you can spot these damages easily. On the surface, water can leave stains and warp wood. Though surface level damage isn’t dangerous, it is unsightly, and it can keep your company from putting its best foot forward. Damage below the surface, on the other hand, does bring danger. Water can run below hard surfaces. If the water sits for too long, it can rot wood and weaken the structure. This weakness comes with a risk of collapse and can cause serious injury.
Water can damage soft surfaces, too. Just like with hard surfaces, water can leave stains on soft furniture and carpets. It can also leave mold and mildew behind.
Water may seem harmless. However, when water shows up unannounced, it can be deadly. Water brings dangers that can harm everybody who uses your building. Here are just a few examples.
Like we mentioned earlier, water can cause mold growth. Mold spores can sit in your building for years with no problem, but as soon as water touches them, they start growing mold. Mold can aggravate any number of health problems, from allergies and asthma to headaches and migraines. When removing mold, you have to get rid of every last speck. Otherwise, it will just keep coming back. AFTERDISASTER-Metrolina has mold removal certification, and we know how to remove mold completely.
Water can short-circuit your electricity. Even worse, it can cause deadly electric shock if anybody touches it. If you have standing water in your building, make sure that you turn off the power in the affected area.
TOXINS & CHEMICALS
These dangers depend on the source of the water. If your water damage comes from your own pipes, you shouldn’t have to worry about toxins and chemicals. However, if the water comes from outside your building, you may face some major health hazards. Let’s say the water in your building came from a flood. In that case, the water may contain bacteria, mud, sewage, debris, and gasoline. Keep yourself, your employees, and your renters far away from the water until we let you know that the room is safe again.
Whether you rent your building to other people or use it for your own company, water damage can severely impact your ability to keep doing business. Depending on the damage, you may have to evacuate the building until it’s safe again. You could lose a lot of time and money if you wait too long to address water damage. Let us help you get rid of the damage as soon as possible. This way, you can get back to business as usual.
If you own or manage an apartment building, then water damage can cause you even more stress. When many residents call your building home, you must keep that building as safe as possible. If you don’t remove water damage in a fast and safe way, you could face sick residents and deal with legal trouble. If you don’t handle water damage quickly, former residents may mention this fact when they write reviews of your complex. We’re here to help you keep your building safe and clean so that you can provide the best living experience for your residents.
So how do we get rid of your building’s water damage? Our process includes several different steps. We take our time with each step so that we can finish the job completely. We promise that we won’t leave any damage behind.
WATER REMOVAL & DRYING
If you have standing water, then we’ll start with water removal. With top level pumps and water vacuums, we’ll get rid of the water so that it stops causing damage in your building. Next, we’ll thoroughly dry the entire area. Not only do we dry the surfaces that you can see, but we remove the moisture that you can’t see, too.
CLEANING & SANITIZING
Next, we’ll clean and sanitize the affected areas. Like me mentioned above, water can bring bacteria and other toxins into your building. We’ll clean both the hard and soft surfaces.
Usually, we don’t need to reconstruct anything after water damage. Building owners usually notice water damage in time to prevent any structural damage. However, if water damage goes unnoticed for a long time, then wooden structures may have started to rot. In that case, we can reconstruct them to prevent injuries.
Water can leave behind all sorts of scars, including the warps and stains that we mentioned earlier. We can fix those scars and get your building’s interior back into top shape.
Finally, we’ll check for mold growth. If we get to the water damage quickly enough, we may not have to get rid of any mold. However, if we do find mold growth, we’ll get rid of it.
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