We Get You Back To Business In Advance After A Water Damage Disaster
What Can SERVPRO Do for My Water-Damaged Advance Store?
Our experienced restoration professionals can offer fast extraction and drying solutions to get your doors back open as soon as possible.
With the conveniences and pace of online shopping, it can feel at times that your small Advance shop is losing ground to a virtual marketplace at everyone’s fingertips. Brick and mortar locations like yours are also susceptible to disasters like water loss incidents with situations like pipes breaking, sprinkler system malfunctions, or leaks in exposed pipes. Any of these scenarios can lead to substantial complications for your business without a fast and confident response by professionals like our SERVPRO team.
How Long Should I Expect to Wait for Help?
- Fast response
- First notice of loss
- Contact within hours
When disasters strike your shop, and you find that you need water removal for your Advance business, time is of the essence to get this process started as soon as possible. Many property management professionals have trusted our SERVPRO firm over the years because of our prompt response to these emergencies with the personnel and equipment to make a positive difference.
The first notice of loss (FNOL) is one of the crucial points of communication between the business owner and representatives of our SERVPRO team. With staffed emergency lines available 24/7, when you call about a disaster, you are getting through to a real person on the other end. The benefit in this is that we can begin to compile pertinent details about the loss situation to ensure that the appropriate equipment and trained professionals are getting dispatched to help when you need it most.
From this FNOL, we have professionals mobilizing as quickly as possible to get our Green Fleet out to your water damaged building. We know how quickly water emergencies can get out of control, and that is why we strive to reach every loss incident within hours of your initial call. Every minute that passes is precious, so we waste no time in getting mitigation started to protect the structural elements of your shop and your stock.
What Efficient Strategies Exist for Water Removal?
- Electric submersible pumps
- Truck-mount extractors
- Wet vacuums
Among the chief actions that our mitigation team must address when we first arrive at your Advance shop are extraction and water removal. Standing water can be destructive to the wares that you sell in the store as well as structural elements like flooring, fixtures like shelves and counters, and other exposed areas and contents. The right equipment used at the right times can dramatically reduce the presence of surface water to make water losses more manageable.
Submersible pumps can help when pooling water is more than two inches in depth. In these situations, the volume of water can absorb into flooring, wallboard, wood trim, and structural fixtures in your shop without fast actions. Submersible pumps offer continuous removal of standing water to a manageable depth where other extraction options are necessary.
Wet vacuums complete the final stages of removing surface water. In addition to their direct suction on surfaces and accessories that can help to reach into otherwise inaccessible areas, wet vacuums also utilize attachments like squeegee wands for hard surface flooring and carpet wands for removing moisture from carpets in the damaged areas.
Can SERVPRO Protect the Wares in My Store?
- Content management
- On-site solutions
- Off-site recovery
Protecting the wares that you sell in your store must also be a priority of our responding technicians when we arrive. Standing water primarily produces risks for situations like mold growth and deterioration, so we must carefully choose what must occur with individually affected items. These determinations happen during the job scoping process, where we determine what wares in your Advance shop can get relocated on-site and cleaned and which might require more involved approaches off-site.
Many of the lightly damaged or unaffected goods in your shop do not require in-depth cleaning and restoration approaches. The best solution for many of these items is to relocate them to an area of the shop where they can get less impacted by increased moisture contents and changing environmental conditions that occur during the restoration process.
We have a nearby SERVPRO facility capable of receiving a high volume of relocated wares from your water-damaged shop temporarily. This solution can be a benefit when there is nowhere on-site to store mostly undamaged goods. For damaged items, our in-house content management team can meet the demands of these individual objects with effective drying and cleaning solutions to prepare them for a return to your shop if possible.
How Thorough is the Drying Process?
- Evaporative drying solutions
- Specialty drying tools
- Moisture detection
Effective drying is undeniably vital to the restoration and recovery of your Advance shop after a water loss situation. Water migration can affect many materials beyond the surface, so we must maintain a constant awareness of dampness and moisture pockets beyond what we can easily see. We have efficient drying solutions to quickly manage water losses, including air movers and portable electric heaters that can maximize evaporation.
Depending on the materials affected by the water emergency, it can be necessary to utilize some of our more advanced tools and technologies to help make these losses “Like it never even happened.” Specialty drying tools like drying mats and our SERVPRO Injecti-Dry System can help to address water trapped in flooring materials and dampness in structural cavities. Despite the effectiveness of air movers, there are many practical applications for these advanced approaches to maximize drying efficiency.
We can double-check the production of our drying approaches utilizing many advanced technologies for moisture detection, including surface moisture meters and thermal imagery. Not only can these approaches showcase where drying is necessary, but also determine the migration of water damage to ensure the proper placement of air movers and dehumidifiers.
Protecting your shop and its wares can be a significant challenge with water loss emergencies. Our SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties team can help with efficient drying and recovery solutions. Give us a call anytime at (336) 677-1415.
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