Commercial Water Damage Restoration
Quick Response Water Damage Restoration
A flooded building can be devastating. Water seeps into carpets, flooring, walls and furniture. And this can cause mold, rotting or other damage that may go undetected until it’s too late.
Guaranteed services by knowledgeable professionals who care
Whether your water damage has been created by extreme weather or through faulty plumbing, Fire & Water Damage Recovery can help. We understand you want to stay open and we will work around your schedule to help you keep your downtime to a minimum. We guarantee all of our services. If one of our water damage recovery services is not done right for whatever reason, we will come back and fix it, guaranteed.
Getting the job done quickly
The emergency phase is not the time to be moving slow. Insurance companies are more likely to pay if the job is done by-the-numbers in a timely manner. If you check your policy you will see that it is the responsibility of the property owner to take action when there is an emergency.
Fast response is the key to minimizing the loss in water damage jobs. Water starts to evaporate on its own if the cleanup process doesn’t start immediately. The air absorbs the evaporated water and redistributes the moisture to other items like ceiling tiles and drywall. The result is secondary damage that can dramatically increase the claims cost. Some examples of secondary damage include:
Mold spores start to colonize
Hardwood floors start to buckle
Plaster and sheetrock sag and crack
Vinyl loosens from the floor
How Commercial Water Damage Restoration works
The first thing our IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)-trained technicians will do is use special equipment to find out just how severe your water damage problem actually is. Once they’ve evaluated the damage, they’ll get rid of the standing water. The process differs depending upon whether the water is under the property or inside the property.
Under Property: We vacuum up water using an ‘extractor’ so that everything is no longer soaking wet. If the cause was a broken pipe, we make that pipe plumber accessible. Once the pipe is fixed we get rid of contaminated soil, spray anti-microbial and then replace the bad soil with new, fresh soil.
Inside Property: We try to get there within an hour when the water damage is inside your business. We vacuum up water using an ‘extractor’. We’ll remove furniture from the affected area or put furniture on blocks. If the water is dirty we throw carpeting and padding away. If the water is clean, we dry the carpet if we can. Carpet pads are thrown away because it is cheaper to replace than dry them. If water damage is at a wall we will make small holes in the wall where the (removed) base board was. This will allow air movement to dry the wall.
We accommodate businesses
From estimation to completion, our experienced team is ready to handle all your restoration needs.
Let FWDR remove the water and dry your property so that your operations will experience the least possible amount of downtime. We’ll be onsite at your property within an hour to an hour-and-a-half. If you prefer, we will dry your property after hours and remove our equipment in the morning so you can reopen.
There are very strict protocols that must be followed and implemented quickly when it comes to water damage. Otherwise, your total loss will be a lot higher than necessary. We have a proven track record since 1997 for efficiently removing water from businesses and saving wet items ranging from electronics to furniture, to vital paper documents.
The expertise to do it right
Fire & Water Damage Recovery has the highest industry certifications in Water Loss Management. More than just removing excess water, our IICRC-certified technicians have the knowledge and equipment to dry your facility (including substructure materials) completely back to pre-incident conditions.
Our experienced technicians have used our state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to restore hundreds of water damaged commercial buildings in Northern California since 1997. Our large inventory of modern drying and dehumidification equipment includes simple water extractors and dehumidifiers all the way to trailer mounted Desiccant 9000 dehumidifiers, which we use to dry out large manufacturing facilities and high-rise buildings.
Our friendly technicians can handle any sized job using advanced drying techniques to restore soaked structural materials to their original state. These same drying techniques can be utilized to inhibit the growth of harmful pathogens like mold while saving furniture, flooring, electronics and documents.
Water Damage Tips
Here are some things you should do immediately once water damage has occured:
Make sure that the water source is turned off
Turn off power outlets and electric appliances in or near flooded areas if it is safe to do so, otherwise stay clear of the area
Remove paper products from the source of water right away
Move paintings to a dry area
Mop up as much water as possible
Remove anything on the floor, including wet rugs
Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying
Move furniture out of the affected areas
Wipe down furniture to get rid of excess moisture
Open drawers and closet doors to decrease drying time