What to Expect with Flood Restoration Services

A flood can be devastating to any business, and the sooner you take action to remedy the damage with flood restoration services, the better. Unfortunately, floods are more of a common occurrence than you may think, but it is important to know that not all floods are created equal. Flood restoration services vary depending on the severity of your flooding situation and how quickly you need to get your business back up and running.

Flood water damage is a serious issue that must be dealt with right away before it becomes an even larger problem for your company. It is because of this that our team wants to discuss everything you need to know about flood restoration services and why Professional Building Maintenance is the premier choice for any and all of your restoration needs.

An In-depth Look at Flood Restoration Services

Before diving into all things flood restoration it is important to understand exactly what flood restoration services are. To put it simply, flood restoration is the process of restoring a property that has been damaged by water to its previous condition. And while it may seem pretty simple, the process of drying out a property is actually pretty complex and it can take several days to weeks to dry depending on the size of the flood area and the amount of damage that has occurred.

Typically when it comes to flood restoration services, many property owners think that all they need to do is dry the surface but that isn’t necessarily true. Restoring water damage encompasses quite a bit. While it may start with water mitigation and extraction it then moves to the process of drying the property with humidifiers and air movers. After that, the restoration process moves to the next steps which include content recovery, material removal, and restoration, as well as treating any mold damage that may have taken place.

Damaged wall exposing burst water pipes after flood

Our Flood Restoration Process

At Professional Building Maintenance Inc, our flood restoration services begin with what we like to call our “restoration first responders.” These professionals will come to your building to assess the property and damage while also working to contain and prevent further damage. However, it is after the first assessment is when the restoration process really begins.

Step 1: Water Extraction

The first step in our restoration process focuses on water extraction. We use powerful pumps and vacuums to extract as much water from your property as we can. Sometimes this means using portable extractors to remove excess water that may be soaking carpet if the carpet is considered to be salvageable.

Step 2: Demolition and Debris Removal

The next step in the restoration process is the demolition and debris removal. Flood water can be extremely dangerous to any building materials, which include drywall, wood floors, carpeting, and more. It is for this reason that we take great care when removing anything wet or damp from your property. Our team will begin by salvaging what they can before removing any wet or damp materials from your property.

Step 3: Final Dry Out

After removing your belongings from the property, we will begin strategically arranging air movers around the space to help dry everything out. While we are doing this we will also use dehumidifiers to help remove moisture from the air as well. When flood restoration services are completed by professionals like our team at Public Building Maintenance Inc. your property should be completely dry in just a few days.

Step 4: Antimicrobial Application

In some flooding cases, mold and fungal growth may be a concern. And it’s for a good reason! When the circumstances are right, it can take as little as 24 hours for mold to begin growing which is why this step of our flood restoration services is important. Applying an antimicrobial solution to the property will kill any mold spores that may have been introduced to your space during flooding and help prevent them from spreading.

Step 5: Content Restoration

The next step of our flood restoration process is known as content restoration. Of course, whenever there is damage to a property there is the possibility for belongings and the contents of the building to be damaged. Flood water can ruin drywall, wood floors, carpeting, and even has the ability to destroy furniture too. This is why early in the process we will remove any items that are salvageable such as clothes, textiles, electronics, photos, and more, and take them offsite to restore. While not every item is always able to be saved there are quite a few that can be!

Step 6: Reconstruction and Building Back

The last step of our flood restoration services revolves around moisture testing in order to verify that everything is dry. After that, any construction services that are needed to build back what was removed will begin. This can include electrical wires and outlets, plumbing, drywall, and any other finishing materials.

Choosing a Team for Flood Restoration Services

Typically when you are searching for someone to provide flood restoration services it is because there is an emergency. And deciding who can best help you with your water damage can be difficult. These projects are extremely complex and not every company out there is able to fully eradicate and fix the problems that a flood can leave behind. Because of this, it is important to look for a team that is,

Let our PBM Clean Team Help!

Flood restoration services are an arduous process but with the right team of professionals, your building should be back to normal in no time at all. We hope this blog post answered any questions you may have had about Flood Restoration Services!

If you would like more information about PBM’s flood restoration services or if there is anything else we can do for you please give us a call today! Our team is here for you 24/7, 365 days a year in the case of an emergency, and is dedicated to providing you with the best service possible in order to get you back up and running quickly!