When you deal with a leaky faucet, a broken pipe, or a hole in the wall, you know that those damages can be easily repaired with DIY fixes, but when it comes to facing commercial restoration situations that are impossible to fix like mold infestations, flooded basements, and smoke infiltration, it’s time to pick up the phone and call CPR24 Restoration. When looking for commercial restoration companies, you must remind yourself that you are allowing workers into your space to fix the damage.
Everyone wants workers that are highly trained professionals with years of experience and are fully equipped with the latest cleaning tools to solve your damage. When a flood or even a small water leak in plumbing happens, the restoration process can be daunting in commercial spaces. It is never a good thing when it occurs in your business or home, but putting buildings back together can ve challenging when having to keep commercial services running.
Choosing CPR24 Restoration is the right commercial restoration services company for you. The first step in the commercial restoration process is an assessment of the damage by an IICRC Certified technician. IICRC is the institute of inspection cleaning and restoration certification organization. The IICRC regulates water damage restoration companies and ensures that they maintain the highest standards.
Once the IICRC certified team is on-site, they can assess the type of water damage and determine one of the water damage categories.
Category 1 of water damage is often called clean water. Clean water usually comes from freshwater sources such as fixtures, water lines, toilet tanks, fire sprinklers, and natural water damage sources such as rainwater. Clean water does not typically pose health risks, however, it can quickly change if left unchecked as it mixes with possible soils and contaminants.
Category 2 water damage is also known as dangerous “grey” water. It can carry chemicals and microorganisms, and temperature and time can affect it significantly. Category 2 water sources can be from broken drain lines and washing machines. Greywater is potentially harmful as it can cause sickness if ingested and can quickly become a category 3 loss.
This category of water damage is the most serious and commonly called “black” water. Blackwater contains pathogenic agents and is unsanitary water coming from sources such as medical waste and raw sewage. Blackwater category includes all forms of sea and groundwater flowing into structures from natural floods, due to contaminants in the ground.
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IICRC professional technicians assess the damage through a few different methods such as penetration and non-penetration techniques, thermal imaging. It is important to determine exactly how much moisture is present, especially in areas that cannot be seen such as inside cabinets, inside walls, underneath the flooring.
Commercial restoration services process
Once a plan is created, the restoration service team communicates with business owners, property managers, and tenants to create a plan to allow continued operations and begin structural drying processes. During this process, the team utilizes equipment like air movers, dehumidifiers, and heated air technology. The proper frying method will vary depending on the building materials.
The scope of the drying process can change between high rise steel structures versus wood-framed buildings. During the commercial restoration processes, the restoration service team will determine if the customer will be filing insurance claims and help communicate with the adjuster to determine levels of coverage.
Common causes of commercial building water damage are burst shut-offs, drain overflows, HVAC equipment leaks. They can be caught in time with diligence and even some can be prevented with maintenance. Maintaining all plumbing and HVAC equipment up to date can save thousands in flood damage.
CPR24 Restoration is a full-service mold remediation company. What it means is that we offer the full scale of solutions needed for complete removal and prevention of mold. From identifying the cause of mold to fixing any design flaws or tubing associated with it to repairing or replacing the affected areas, and the prevention of further mold by removal and sealing to rigorous testing to detect any traces of new mold, we strive to be a leader in the mold solutions industry.
By following our team tips, you easily will remove mold in areas such as bathroom walls and floors, however, if you have a significant mold issue, please call CPR24 Restoration here.