Flood Restoration Service Tips When You Experience Commercial Damage
Blog Summary: Team Shaw, the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Coppell and West Addison, discuss ways commercial property owners can remediate and restore their property after flood damage.
Flood Restoration Service Tips
Catastrophic flooding leaves behind devastating damage. Continuing operations as soon as possible plays a critical role in flood recovery for businesses and commercial properties. Before resuming business, however, owners must restore their properties to safe operating conditions.
The SERVPRO of Coppell and West Addison restoration team understands how stressful the days following a flood can be. As property remediation experts, SERVPRO is happy to provide flood restoration services for residential and commercial properties in Coppell, TX. In this blog, Team Shaw of SERVPRO offers tips to help you navigate the commercial restoration process and restore your commercial property to peak condition.
#1: Safety First
Your first and greatest priority during and after a flood event should be safety. When inspecting your property after a flood, wear safety equipment, including waterproof boots, gloves, and face masks.
Do not, under any circumstances, wade into standing water. Avoid downed electrical lines and do not handle materials that bacteria or chemicals may have contaminated.
#2: Prepare Your Property
Safety and restoration officials may recommend turning off power or water services to properties with extensive flood damage. Turning off utility services may prevent further flooding and reduce the risk of electrical shock to you and restoration workers.
#3: Call Your Insurance Company
As a commercial property owner, your next step is to contact your insurance representative. A claims adjuster will visit your property and begin inspecting the damage.
If your insurance policy covers the flood damage in question, your insurance company will work in conjunction with restoration professionals to determine an estimate of the services needed.
Remember, no matter which restoration company your insurance provider chooses, you have complete control over your property. If you don’t feel you can trust the restoration company your provider chooses, hire another.
#4: Document Damage
While claims adjusters will document damage to your property for their purposes, you can safeguard yourself by taking your own record. Photograph and record all damage you notice on your property. Use these records when speaking with your insurance company and any restoration professionals with whom you work.
#5: Work with a Dependable Restoration Company
Flood damage restoration presents many complex and hazardous challenges. For this reason, property owners should trust trained professionals to remediate and restore their properties to operational condition.
However, needing to restore your property doesn’t mean you should work with a company that overcharges you or does not listen to your needs. Get quotes from multiple providers before signing any service contracts.
What Flood Damage Restoration Companies Do
Many property owners hesitate to hire professional restoration services, citing concerns about pricing, regulation, and job duration.
In truth, flood restoration services make efficient work of property restoration. These trained technicians use knowledge and experience to safely:
- Thoroughly inspect damage to the property
- Create a timeline and cost estimate for restoration procedures
- Safely remove and dispose of hazardous flood water
- Dehumidify interior spaces
- Restore water-damaged areas
- Recommend prevention measures
Find Commercial Flood Damage Restoration in Coppell, TX
Need commercial flood restoration services? SERVPRO can help you navigate this stressful time and safely remediate your property. Locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Coppell brings expert 24-hour emergency restoration services to residents and businesses in the Coppell-West Addison area. Contact Team Shaw of SERVPRO of Coppell at 972-233-8400 today.