Commercial Flood Damage in Montgomery
Preparation is Key to Minimizing the Affects of Flood Damage
Making your way to work, you wonder how bad the storm will be that is heading your way, the area is known for flooding. You have a plan in mind to limit your store's exposure. Turning to the local weather station, you hear the report, heavy rains for most of the day, no serious problems to report. When you arrive at your store, the rain is already coming down pretty hard. You are almost ready to open, when you take another look outside, it has not let up at all. You head to the back office to check the weather again. Now they are talking about torrential rains, heavy storms throughout the area, this sends up red flags and causes you to shift gears. You send some employees home and enlist others to help with preparation duties.
Don't wait for commercial flood damage to affect your Montgomery business. Being prepared in locations where flooding is common can give you a chance to get ahead of the possible losses that you experience. Even if you over-prepare, a few hours of your time costs a whole lot less than the damages that may affect your business. It is better than having to deal with massive water removal or the potential loss of inventory due to flooding. While there is still plenty that may surprise you during such an event, you have the ability to mitigate additional damages to your business and take the lead in water damage situations.
Keeping this in mind, SERVPRO technicians would like to share some valuable information concerning the different types of water that your business may become exposed to during a flood. Various types of water, cause changing circumstances. According to the IICRC, there are three categories of water pollution to consider:
Category 1 - Clean Sanitary Water: Water that doesn't require special handling, but may need special equipment to remove. Depending on the size of the flood.
Category 2 - Significantly Contaminated Water: Water that needs both special handling and disposal. Regardless of the scale of the flood.
Category 3 - Grossly Contaminated Water: Water that requires special handling by law.
The category that the water falls into will determine how SERVPRO technicians react and the types of services we offer during our initial inspection of your property for flood damage. We always provide water removal services, but some jobs require more abrasive cleaning methods than others. Every job is different, requiring our technicians to approach each situation in a unique way.
Using the proper water removal and drying techniques, in combination with specialized equipment. SERVPRO technicians provide you with a quick, efficient service that limits distractions to your customers. Enabling you to remain open during repairs and assisting you with limiting the losses you may have to endure.
Contact SERVPRO of Montgomery today, (334) 284-1612.