How do I Minimize Water Loss at my Business?
SERVPRO Commercial Water Restoration Helps Paramus Businesses Recover from Water Losses with a Minimum Loss of Revenue.
When should I use professional restoration services for my business?
Water can impact the structure, equipment, and viability of your Paramus business. Small businesses like retail outlets or supermarkets can be at particular risk of water-related losses because of the temporary closure. If you or your staff notice damp spots in your business premises or odors in some areas of the structure, these can be a sign of a slow leak or water issue. Water-incidents can make your business unsafe for staff and customers, so you should use a commercial restoration specialist to identify and repair the problem as quickly as possible. SERVPRO can mobilize water restoration technicians (WRT) quickly to dry out and decontaminate your property.
What qualifications should I look for when arranging commercial restoration?
When choosing a commercial water restoration provider in Paramus, it can be tough to decide which is the most reliable. Independently awarded qualifications can re-assure you of the expertise of a restoration firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) body is an excellent place to start when looking for commercial restorers. SERVPRO has a roster of technicians that have the expertise to recover losses in your business as well as many essential IICRC qualifications. Our focus is on water restoration with additional knowledge in textile cleaning, floor care, and general construction.
What constitutes urgent water damage?
- Unpleasant odors emanating from particular regions of your business
- Visible signs of dampness, mold, or moisture
- Leaking and dripping
- Loud plumbing systems or rattling inside walls
- Discoloration of paintwork, cracking, and markings on the structure of the property
- High humidity levels- you can measure these using a thermal hygrometer
Do I need to close my business during water restoration?
Closure of your business may be necessary for extreme Paramus water damage situations. SERVPRO communicates closely with premises managers and business owners throughout the restoration project. In some circumstances, it may be possible to work around your needs during commercial restoration. We can set up signage and barriers to warn staff or customers of areas that are restricted access. By confining the water emergency to a single space, we hope to cause minimum disruption to your business while still preventing foot-traffic from causing further harm. If water is in the central region of your business, it may be more efficient to dry the area by closing your business temporarily.
How do I dry out commercial premises?
The core methods of drying water damage are to control the temperature, humidity, and airflow within the area. The surest way to maintain control over these metrics is to establish a closed system drying method. Closed-system drying uses air-moving equipment, dehumidifiers, and portable furnaces to create ideal conditions for drying. Air movement helps to ensure that water can evaporate properly, while dehumidification draws evaporated moisture from the air. A closed system drying procedure, on average, takes between two and five days, although the size of your business premises and the extent of damage can influence the timeframe.
How do I measure the effectiveness of the drying procedure in my business?
- Use a thermal hygrometer to measure the relative humidity of an unaffected area of the premises
- Use combination dehumidifiers and air movers to encourage drying
- Measure the exhaust output of the dehumidifiers and water level to assess the effectiveness
- Compare the humidity of the unaffected area with the affected area until the results are the same
Is commercial water damage likely to return?
Recurring water issues are usually the result of insufficient restoration. Sometimes, a property may appear dry, but the root causes of your water issue remain. When water issues are recurring, it could be due to plumbing issues in the building or leakages. Although these issues can stack and result in secondary damages like mold growth, SERVPRO technicians undergo training to identify water issue sources. You may need to enlist the assistance of a plumber or roofer to remedy the cause of damage rather than remediate the symptoms. We can contact trusted professionals on your behalf for specialized restoration to ensure that a water issue returns once the premises return to a preloss condition.
If your business suffers from a water issue, it is vital to us a commercial restorer to stop it at the source. Contact SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 now.